That should not happen. It contradicted the prevailing opinion that the brain festival is wired and repaired. As Dr. Pape shared her remarkable results for the first time, bumping into fierce opposition from conventional medicine. But this brave neonatologist did not give up.
In her clinical practice, Pape helped many young brain-damaged children to significantly improve their movement. It made them wonder why some of them could run but not walk with the same ease. Her response warfare was amazing: when she learned to run, her brain was healed. The awkward gait was actually a bad habit that was acquired while the brain was still damaged.
This is the power and beauty of neuroplasticity, the amazing ability of the brain to change and heal itself. It has revolutionized the treatment of adults who have a stroke. Now this remarkable book shows for the first time that even children with a brain injury can get better at or shortly after birth. These stories of recovering and improving children are a revelation – surprising, inspiring and enlightening. They offer some of the most vulnerable children in the world real hope and a better understanding of how the baby brain is growing and recovering.