If you don't use it, you lose it
Pagliano, Paul (2009) If you don't use it, you lose it. In: Proceedings of 2009 South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment Biennial Conference, pp. 1-5. From: 2009 South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment Biennial Conference, 5 - 9 January 2009, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
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In this paper we learn about neuroplastic rehabilitation and how this new science might be used to present sensory stimulation in more accessible, relevant and meaningful ways. Neuroplasticity is an incredibly complex process but a simplistic view is the idea that the brain can change itself in response to the level and type of sensory stimulation it processes, hence the title: 'If you don't use it you lose it'. Educators who work with individuals with sensory issues therefore need to be much more alert to the interface between sensory stimulation and brain development. This paper introduces the basic principles of neuroplastic rehabilitation and investigates how these principles might be used to better inform practice.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Presentation)|
|Keywords:||humour; profound multiple disabilities|
|Date Deposited:||20 May 2010 05:59|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939907 Special Needs Education @ 100%|