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Author Pape, Karen E., 1944- author.

Title The boy who could run but not walk : understanding neuroplasticity in the child's brain / Karen Pape ; with Jonathan Webb.

Publication Info. Toronto : Barlow Books, [2016].
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  612.8 PAP    AVAILABLE
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Description 342 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Karen Pape tells the story of how some children with early brain damage astounded everyone around them. The brain injury they suffered at or near birth had led to motor problems such as the awkward gait we associate with cerebral palsy. Yet they were able to run, kick a soccer ball, tap dance, and play tennis. This was not supposed to happen. It ran counter to the prevailing belief that the brain is hardwired and fixed. When Dr. Pape first shared her remarkable findings, she ran into fierce opposition from mainstream medicine. Yet this courageous neonatologist didnt back down. In her clinical practice, Pape helped many young brain-damaged children to significantly improve their movement. It led her to ask why some of them could run but not walk with the same ease. Her answer was astounding: By the time they learned to run, their brains had healed. The awkward walking gait was actually a bad habit acquired while the brain was still damaged.
Subject Neuroplasticity.
Brain -- Diseases.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries.
Newborn infants -- Wounds and injuries.
Fetal brain -- Growth.
Added Author Webb, Jonathan, 1950- author.
ISBN 9781988025056
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