The Importance of Visual Pursuits and Convergence
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Robert J. Doman, M.D. Visual Pursuits refers to the coordination of eye movement as eyes move while reading or following an object. Each eye is controlled by three sets of two muscles that work by one muscle opposing the pull of its antagonist muscle. They include: 1) the superior rectus muscle (which pulls the eye up) opposing 2) the inferior … Read More

DAD KEEPS PLEDGE: GIRL WALKS
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Reprinted with permission from the St. Louis Post Dispatch Last winter, little Stephanie Bridgeman stood helplessly by as her father built a snowman for her. But Clyde Bridgeman turned to his crippled daughter and said “I promise that I’m going to help you B and next year, you will build a snowman.” He then guided Stephanie, now 5 years old, … Read More

TRICIA GARRETT – A VERY SPECIAL GIFT
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Susan Garrett Tricia is a petite eight year old girl who is sure that everyone is her friend. She has Williams Syndrome, but she has no idea that she is any different from anyone in her first grade class. Symptoms of Williams Syndrome include a mild cardiac problem, poor muscle development, a small stature, and pixyish features. With the help … Read More

Child Management
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Robert J. Doman Jr. Children often don’t behave as parents would like. Most parents suspect that if they reacted differently toward their children, their behavior would improve, but parents don’t know where to start. The first step is to identify the factors causing the problems. There are three major causes of behavior problems to watch for and eliminate: A negative … Read More

Dominance and Emotionality
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Robert J. Doman, Jr. The final stage in developing neurological organization-neurological efficiency is the establishment of cortical hemispheric dominance. Cortical hemisphere dominance refers to the establishment of a controlling hemisphere of the brain, separation of, or specialization of neurological function. This separation of function is possible when dominance has been achieved. Dominance, that factor which permits cortical specialization, exists at … Read More

Coma: A State of Profound Unconsciousness
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Robert J. Doman, M.D. Might it be possible to arouse a person from deep coma? The Medical World has historically answered with a loud “NO” to that question. During a lecture on Neurological Disorders, a student nurse asked me a question which sparked a small ray of hope in my mind. Perhaps it might be possible to bring a person … Read More

Sensory Stimulation
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Robert J. Doman Jr. The level of function achieved by an individual is a reflection of the stimulation and opportunities afforded the individual by his environment. Injury to the brain disrupts the brain’s ability to receive, process, store, and utilize information, leading to neurological dysorganization. Our ability to stimulate a dysorganized child is reflected in the child’s growth and development, … Read More

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