Tests revealed something was wrong. Scary words filled a report with my name on it: Memory, low average. Executive functioning, low average. Verbal fluency, reduced ability. Impairment. Below expectation. Below average.
They were all ways of saying I was brain damaged.
At work, I got taken off the air. The thing I was great at was gone.
“Kim’s work is characterised by misuse of vocabulary, unclear grammar, difficulties with logic and structure, lack of sentence cohesion,” is something mentioned in a later report.
report and picture (below) from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/
I spent my late 20s and early 30s learning how to talk and write again. It spanned years.
I had tests using what looked like children’s picture books, and failed.
One of the puzzles Kim Baker Wilson was given while re-learning to speak and write.
I had to learn to say 10 vegetables, or 10 things starting with…