chapter  11
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Dance/Movement erapy and Acquired Brain Trauma Rehabilitation

ByCYNTHIA BERROL

Imagine, if you will, a young adult male (Ted) speeding along the highway one evening at 65 or 70 miles an hour when he suddenly loses control of his vehicle, careens o the road, and smashes head-on into a tree. As the car is stilled, the youth’s head bangs forcefully against the windshield. Like a jelled pudding, his brain, enclosed in a rigid container, sloshes back and forth, hitting the anterior and posterior portions of his skull in a coup (direct) and contre coup (rebound) assault. In addition, the temporal lobes are jabbed by the contiguous bony projections along the lateral aspect of his skull.