Monday, March 19, 2012

What the heck is 'rewiring the brain' anyways?

This is a very good story. It gives a lot of people with brain injuries hope. Those people wonder, though, how did he do it? "I want to do that." Well you are, sort of.

I saw something about me, "...a testament to the immense amount of plasticity that the brain is capable of."
My brain did it! How?

"What is neuroplasticity, though? It has to be easy so I can understand."

The words "neuroplasticity" and "rewiring the brain" are the same.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I saved this definition, but the source is no longer there. Many programs operate under this. Some diagnoses I've seen make me wonder, because they are developmental in nature and I know the injury did not occur before age 18.

The condition must have begun prior to
age 18. The purpose of this criterion is to emphasize that
mental retardation is a developmental disability (the word
"retard" means to slow or delay). Therefore, a person who
suffers a stroke or a serious head injury during adulthood
would probably be considered to have a traumatic brain injury
and not mental retardation.

The right diagnosis is needed for financial and programming purposes.