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Poppy's neuropsychological assessment

Really interesting discussion at BCH today - Poppy was tested back in October to see how she has been affected intellectually by her tumour & 10 years of treatment. Amazingly, in most areas she is well above average - her 'ability to learn' was at the 99th centile!! WOW!! Her barriers are an inability to process visual information (e.g. graphs) - so she will always need a verbal or written explanation to help her with this. Also, she struggles with retaining new information - however as her actual memory is well above average, this can be solved by repeating information or instructions 2 or 3 times. There were no other issues!!!! Considering she has had 4 brain surgeries - 3 of which were 6-8 hour risky debulking surgeries & radiotherapy at only 5-years-old, it is phenomenal. Poppy's brain has developed new pathways to combat some of the damage she has suffered & Poppy's determination & stubbornness has helped tremendously xxx we are really relieved & incredibly proud xxx 

'Poppies grow in an environment of wind, rain and the worst nature can throw at them. Despite this they grow up strong and hardy, yet delicate and beautiful.'

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