Squeaky Shoes Change Habits

Novelty stimulates neuroplasticity. This delightful story was sent in by a terrific mother willing to challenge her son to overcome his tiptoe walking habit. see Luke’s action video below… Her Story: […]

FAQ – How Do You Change Habits?

Brains and bodies learn experientially – that means that if we do a movement with bad form, bad form is what we learn. Athletes know that it is all too […]

FAQ – How Are Habits Made?

Brains are not judgmental. The child’s brain is not able to distinguish between a normal movement and an abnormal movement. This means that if a child always moves in a […]

Is This Good Enough? GMFCS Level III to V

Many parents, therapists and physicians would consider this boy’s function a therapeutic success. I do not! For children in GMFCS III to V, the long term studies have documented that […]

A Surprising Outlier from the 1930s

From time to time, I receive heart-warming stories of Outliers and their parents. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I believe their stories encourage us all […]

Body Growth Increases Spasticity

Spasticity in cerebral palsy becomes worse with body growth, BUT if you are prepared, the damage can be lessened. Birth to 4 years – The First Critical Period Between 2 […]

Real Hope after Baby Brain Damage

  In a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics in 2008, 86% of neonates with a Grade III hemorrhage had a normal outcome at age 2 years corrected age. […]

Neuroplasticity in Action

Habits are formed by repetition, whether it is learning the ABCs or walking, whatever you do, you learn to do better. If you walk badly, over time you will learn […]