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Soul music: how 'unresponsive' patients learned to communicate

Geovany Gonzalez with cerebral palsy, interacts with Fiona, a therapeutically trained dog, as it tries to lick his face during a therapy session at the Colitas Foundation in Panama City September 22, 2012. The Colitas Foundation, run by Mario Chang, sponsors a programme using trained dogs for therapeutic practice and to help improve the quality of life of children and teenagers with mental and physical disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and autism. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso (PANAMA - Tags: ANIMALS HEALTH SOCIETY) - RTR38AOC

Scientists have found a way into the inner worlds of patients who can't move or speak Image: REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Stefanie Blain-Moraes
Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
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