Jarrod’s abilities would be substantially hampered as a result of the removal of his left
hemisphere. The following developmental deficits are present in him: thinking, language,
math/science ability, logic and timing awareness, and control of the right side of the body. In
addition, he suffers developmental impairments in other areas. Furthermore, he would fall behind
other adolescents in his age group in these areas as well.
1. Would Jerrod’s later years need him to live in assisted living?
2. Would he still be capable of performing some tasks?
I would strongly suggest Jarrod to have the operation done as soon as possible to alleviate his
epileptic symptoms. His brain appeared to be on the verge of being severely damaged if he didn’t
have surgery, according to what his doctor had told him and the findings of the tests. He made
the decision to proceed with the surgery regardless of the outcome. Despite the fact that the
thought of having parts of your brain removed is horrifying, the surgery has the potential to
greatly improve the quality of life for the guy who is undergoing the procedure in question. It is
true that he may lose some of his abilities as a result of his disability, but this does not rule out
the chance that he will discover new callings in life as an adult. A considerable deal of effort and
determination would be required to restore it to a state where it could be used once more.