- http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/writer, 2010 - present
- http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/writer, 2010 - present
- Sierra County Mental HealthBehavior Specialist
- United Cerebal PalsyEarly Intervention Program Manager
- Valley Mountain Regional CenterClient Program Coordinator & Service Coordinator
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
- San Francisco State UniversityMA - Special Education
- CSU, StanislausBA - Psychology
- Merced CollegeAA - Business Administration
Music has happened throughout my life.@darold if I could play, I prolly would. I grew up playing piano. I did my 1st recital at 5. I taught myself guitar. I even did a yr of trumpet in gradeschool. Maybe I will find some ingenious computer program. In the meantime I listen n make playlists.
piano lessons is not a covered therapy. It never was. (Music therapy is seen as a luxury.) It's common to see music cut from programs. (Schools are notorious for cutting music.)
Here's a big problem...all services cut off before a brain injury victim
is done recovering.(This is my take and not anybody's quote.) "Throw
'em in a box and forget about 'em." Loved ones find out about HBOT. The
brain injury survivor isn't getting anyt...
Music therapy can do this part, as the whole therapy is taking a long time to approve, http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/2016/03/using-that-hand-again.html
I recommend singing for speech problems. "Breath from the diaphragm." I didn't get that advice from speech therapy, but yrs ago from grade school music (Hint: if ur not producing sound when trying to speak, it MIGHT be breathing. It's not always.)
SOCIAL SKILLS come as well. "Recent research documents that musical exposure can increase verbal memory, and with it, language acquisition. With that increased language skill comes increased social skills as well" https://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/professional/savant-syndrome/resources/articles/musical-genius-blindness-and-mental-handicap-an-intriguing-triad/
provides all my medical supplies- Medicare n Medi-Cal (Medicaid) pay for what I receive, They even do the actual feeding tube that is considered medical equipment.
I see music as having a big impact. Music As a Healer The music of the savant is delightful in its own right, and we are
its beneficiaries. But it has a healing aspect to it also for the savant
himself or herself. The 60 Minutes program title “Musically ...
Add this to your arsenal. It clearly shows rewiring more than 1 yr later. My injury was 2002. Rewiring did NOT happen in the 1st yr. The pics are 12/12/2014 n 12/12/2015.
Her incident was recent. She was dying from cancer, went into a coma, had an NDE, came out of coma, n her cancer disappeared.
I follow this same pattern...I'm dying from an AVM stroke, coma, then NDE, came out of coma, I slowly recover. (She quickly recovered.) My AVM disappeared, since it's no longer in records.
I explain what happened to the AVM. I leave slowly getting better to
Adult neurogenesis n stem cells.
The NDE is left to personal interpretation. I have no recollection of mine due to my injury. I can only repeat what I have read. I have had 1 as seen by my behavior.
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