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Angela Ronson
Works at http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/
Attended San Francisco State University
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writer
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  • http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/
    writer, 2010 - present
  • http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/
    writer, 2010 - present
  • Sierra County Mental Health
    Behavior Specialist
  • United Cerebal Palsy
    Early Intervention Program Manager
  • Valley Mountain Regional Center
    Client Program Coordinator & Service Coordinator
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the famous vegetable brain
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I was diagnosed vegetative, PVS, and I am not anymore. Nobody will change that. https://youtu.be/ltGRQJJ5WiU

I have a BA in Psychology, and an MA in Special Education. I worked in disability, early  childhood disability, and for mental health prior to my incident. (For some reason I knew what to do, but couldn't move. I now have limited movement. All of this is typed with one finger.)

I'm a "vegetable", or PVS. I now have 1 finger I use.


My local newspaper did a story which a friend scanned into here, http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2012/02/angela.html


Keep doing your exercises, http://braininjuryknow. blogspot.com/2010/12/rehab-at- home.html. Even if it's years since your brain injury occurred.
 
 
 
Bragging rights
Vice President, Sierra Co. First Five, 2002
Education
  • San Francisco State University
    MA - Special Education
  • CSU, Stanislaus
    BA - Psychology
  • Merced College
    AA - Business Administration

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Turn Off the Light
I have one way to start using that bad hand,  http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/2016/03/using-that-hand-again.html Piano wasn't for me, though. I wanted to turn my light off when I left
my bedroom. My good arm is the left. The light switch is the right. ...
I have one way to start using that bad hand, http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/2016/03/using-that-hand-again.html Piano wasn't for me, though. I wanted to turn my light off when I left my bedroom. My good arm is the left. ...
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Exercises/stretches for bad arm #braininjury #stroke  
http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/2016/04/stretchesfrom-baseball.html
That last 1 is like giving yourself a massage.
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The story is 37min. My stroke was also cerebellum. My heart stopped but medical records don't say how long. I was initially placed with not to recover. There are problems now that I am. I compulsively write? Oh gosh! This is now related. +Clay Steiner 
Jon Sarkin was working as a chiropractor when he suffered a massive stroke. Afterwards, he became an obsessive visual artist whose work was as fragmented and cluttered as his mind had become. Sarkin is the subject of a new book, Shadows Bright as Glass, by science writer Amy Nutt.
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New laws in 35 states will allow more than 5 million Americans with disabilities to begin setting aside money for disability-related expenses without being penalized. Right now, many lose health and other public benefits if they save too much money, which is one of the main reasons for the high poverty rate among those with disabilities.
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The following is an e-mail a friend did. The article is at http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2012/02/04/2217293/mike-tharp-they-thought-she-would.html (Correction, the article is now only here because the newspaper changed ownersh...
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Although I don't type with my rt hand, I do use it. I would categorize it as greatly delayed, NOT paralyzed. This was wrong. U can see that my lt hand is coming along nicely.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05fsMzn7sqo
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This is just 1 way to start using that bad hand,  http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/2016/03/using-that-hand-again.html Piano wasn't for me. I wanted to turn my light off when I left my room. My good arm is the left. The light switch is the right.

No need to restrain the good hand. Either retrain the bad, or turn around to use the good. So I put my arm up n let gravity take over. It wasn't pretty, but it got the job done. It looks better now. The point is that I was using it.

So what if it didn't look good? It felt good. #braininjury #stroke  
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Stretches...from Baseball
After
moving that arm again, I could really use some stretches! I thought
back to when I was 15. I was in softball back then. We did stretches that were
specifically for the arm. I looked at this video. These stretches can also be arm exercises after a s...
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The following is an e-mail a friend did. The article is at http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2012/02/04/2217293/mike-tharp-they-thought-she-would.html (Correction, the article is now only here because the newspaper changed ownersh...
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Patterns
Do some of you remember you or your children using pattern blocs in school? These are the beginnings of learning geometric shapes in patterns.   http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2014/07/not-my-game.html is something that I wrote explaining why I played Mah...
Do some of you remember you or your children using pattern blocs in school? These are the beginnings of learning geometric shapes in patterns. http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2014/07/not-my-game.html is som...
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I have an idea +Erik Driscoll   It involves http://echo4.bluehornet.com/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=34360340491&ch=2631DA56FD9304D07100FC5A52543EF8&h=5a7164922b4530abf4a237617a2134a3&ei=78hLNjYcN&schema=echo4
The videos I've seen submitted in the past don't involve a neuro concept applied to a real person. I think I have something. The concept is neuroplasticity. If u or a friend on here is a member, I don't have to search. Whether or not if I win anything doesn't matter. I win by entering. It says something that a person with a brain injury can go that far.
I'll take suggestions, suggestions, suggestions! +Dana Foundation 
If something does happen, +Clay Steiner  u can go to San Diego for me. I'll write an acceptance speech that u can read. It's like the Golden Globes.
Participate in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest. Create an educational video about the brain for the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest. Demonstrate a neuroscience concept through animation, song, skit, or any other creative approach. Get your community excited about neuroscience and put ...
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Mahjong would teach patterns, a basic concept. A math game would teach math-a higher skill. Think about what u had in kinde4rgarten. That's where u want to start.  #braininjury  
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Enhancing Sleep After Brain Injury Reduces Brain Damage and Cognitive De...
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Enhancing sleep after a head injury may help prevent some damage to brain cells, according to a study in rats published March 23 in the Jour

Memory and Movies: Explaining the Psychology of Memory Through Films - W...
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Memory and Movies: Explaining the Psychology of Memory Through Films from Wesleyan University. Welcome to Memory and Movies. Someone once sa

Physical Activity Leaves Brain More Open to Change
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Learning, memory, and brain repair depend on the ability of our neurons to change with experience. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Pr

Reset
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Funny, I used to say this EXACT thing for years and the universe answered. After becoming an‪#‎avmstrokesurvivor‬ and the reality of how muc

Do Vegetative People Recognize Loved Ones?
thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com

Yes. An article asks. http://neurosciencenews.com/vegetative-state-patients-recognition-682/ I can say yes because I am still "semi-vegetati

Michael Merzenich on re-wiring the brain | Video on TED.com
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TED Talks Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich looks at one of the secrets of the brain's incredible power: its ability to actively re-wire itse