Building Ben's Brain is a blog documenting the trials and victories experienced with a comprehensive neurological program for a teenager with severe autism.
Hi. I’m Dr. Barry Gillespie. I practice in the King of Prussia Medical Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. Today I’m going to talk about Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy and brain-injured children.
A girl with severe learning difficulties may one day be able to speak thanks to pioneering brain training.
My daughter’s story begins at home, where she was born breech, frank , and posterior after a short but arduous natural labor and delivery.
It was the day that time stood still. When our precious little girl was born, one of the happiest days of our lives rapidly descended into feelings of deep grief, despair, and trepidation for the future.
Our daughter was born with a chromosomal defect called Ring 18. During her first year, she was very hypotonic (low tone), and had poor eyesight, hearing, and sense of touch.
When our daughter was 20 days old, hospital doctors diagnosed her with monosomy 18q [Chromosome 18 Ring], a very rare chromosomal disorder.