28th May 2024

Reply To: Christina’s case (Year 1 Thur.)

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I’m sorry that “She wasn’t able to look at it, because nobody is (maybe a mirror could help her). She also couldn’t “look at her voice” ” sentences were not clear.
This is what I meant by that: People can’t look at their faces with their own eyes. The only way to see your face is to look at the mirror or at a thing that is able to reflect it. We can look at our hand, for example, because it can be placed in front of our eyes. So I was wondering how Christina could control her facial expressions while she couldn’t look at her face the same as she could look at her arm/hand while she was moving. Looking at a body part was helpful for her to control her movement.
“She wasn’t able to look at it (the face), because nobody is (able to look at their faces too, because of what I typed above)”. So I was wondering how Christina managed to control her facial expressions – smiling, being sad etc.
Secondly, the sentence: “She also couldn’t “look at her voice””. People can’t see their voices, they can only hear them. Maybe instead of using a method that looking at a body part helps her to control it she swapped it with hearing, when it comes to voice. So maybe hearing her voice could help her to stabilize it, adjust it to the situation.
I thought that her face and her voice remained lifeless (from my first reply: “That’s why I think it remained kind of lifeless.”), because she couldn’t look at them, so she couldn’t control them and bring them to life the same as she did with her legs, arms.
I am always incomprehensible when it comes to comment on a topic. I hope it’s more clear now. If it’s not I will try to explain it more and more.

Also, thank you for your answer. I forgot about their “lack of good head control”. Now I understand.