NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 25, 2014
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(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Rehema Ellis) The story of Owen Suskind, the autistic son of journalist/author Ron Suskind, and how he learned to speak again after his parents learned to communicate through the Disney characters that he loved presented; Disney film clips and family photos & home movies shown. [R. SUSKIND, O. SUSKIND – recount Owen losing his speech and beginning to talk again.] [Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dr. John GABRIELI- says maybe a child’s focused interest can be used to get into the child’s mind.] R. Suskind’s book about Owen, “Life, Animated,” shown.
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