Thursday, 19 July 2012

HOMO IMITANS! -Locked-in patient walks and talks again after copying baby daughter - Telegraph

Locked-in patient walks and talks again after copying baby daughter - Telegraph

Medical staff suggested that if he attempted to copy his daughter – who had since begun babbling and making basic sounds – it may help him learn to speak again.

He soon began to make the same sounds, and later progressed to forming meaningful words. By March 2011 he was able to leave hospital using a walking frame.

Mrs Ellis said reading books with his daughter had helped her husband's speech and that playing games and using her toys had improved his co-ordination.