Our children lacking communication skills and often deprived of significant motor skills are too often seen as objects of curiosity. Lacking the means of expression and no valid tools to measure their thoughts, the conclusion is too often drawn that there are none. Those of us who know otherwise see the richness of their thoughts. This is often difficult to convey to clinicians, educators and ever harder to researchers.
As many of you know who follow Chatting with Haley and Poppy we started down a new road; the goal is to put our children at the forefront of neuroscience. Currently, research and its clinical applications lean almost entirely to diagnostic tools that tell us what is wrong with our children. Applications that allow clinicians to tell you what is right with your child are nonexistent. Unfortunately our review of neuroscience literature confirms that neglect.
Fortunately, there is an exception. Hopefully it bears fruit, it is Insension Project funded by the European Union.