Stephanie Duesing discovered, documented, and diagnosed the first known case of neuroplastic verbal visual processing in her genius artist son, Sebastian. A music teacher with many years of experience teaching people of all ages to sing, Stephanie's hobbies include stress eating, cooking, and sneaking animals into the house when her husband isn't looking. So far, she's managed one Pomeranian, nine guinea pigs, two parakeets, a dusky conure named Mimi, and a goldfish that was too big to flush. She is not divorced.
When she's not cleaning cages, Stephanie is a self-taught expert in the science of visual neuroplasticity, and also homemade marshmallows. By necessity, she is bringing awareness to the public health crisis surrounding the diagnosis, education, and habilitation of people with neurological visual impairments. She hopes to do so with some much-needed laughter. Through her writing and speaking, Stephanie brings hope to the thousands of parents of children affected by CVI that they too can take steps to improve outcomes for their children.
Stephanie is the previous author of thousands of worksheets on the quarter note. She dedicated many minutes of her life to clearing up the conundrum of rhythmic subdivision, mostly for her own sake, and then graduated to writing sincere but unloved children's church choir newsletters. There, she solicited money for the spring musical T-shirts and reminded everyone to please take their kindergarteners to the bathroom. From there, she advanced to a position writing magazine-length newsletters for her Musikgarten families extolling the neuroscience of music in early childhood. Knowing that her newsletters were immediately stuffed into diaper bags with juice boxes and dirty nappies only encouraged her.
Stephanie is also the author of hundreds of pages of emails documenting her son’s unique verbal visual processing with the best vision and brain specialists and low vision professionals in the world. These conversations are an important part of the history of understanding the only known case of verbal visual processing in the world, and are historically important in scientific, medical, and educational communities that interact with people with neurological visual impairments.
Stephanie lives at home with her beloved husband and her favorite child. A survivor of life-threatening child abuse, she is an unapologetic advocate for all victims of abuse, animal and human.