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Man Who Suffered Head Trauma Turns His Struggles to Helping Children with Autism

Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 08:50


Greg Marischen, who suffered a severe head injury, returned from his therapy determined to use the same therapy methods for children with autism. Robert Melillo, a NY doctor improved on those cognitive and physical therapies to create Hemispheric Integration Therapy (HIT), which lead to the growth of Brain Balance Achievement Centers. Marishen now directs a center in Ohio that helps not only his two sons, but other kids with developmental delays. “The program is all about the plasticity of the brain. After aggressive therapy focused on the weak areas of the brain, it has the ability to rewire itself and make those connections,” said Marischen.

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