ERIC Number: EJ897079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Ben's Plastic Brain
Kaplan, Susan L.
Exceptional Parent, v40 n8 p48-49 Aug 2010
This article shares a story of Ben who as a result of his premature birth, suffered a brain hemorrhage resulting in cerebral palsy, which affected his left side (left hemiparesis) and caused learning disabilities. Despite these challenges, he graduated from college and currently works doing information management for a local biotech start-up company. The author describes how a therapeutic work that is based on the theory of neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to grow and change as a result of experience, has helped Ben.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Premature Infants, Brain, Profiles, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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