Monday, June 25, 2007
Medical Reports: Toddler Talk
Before they learn to talk, our kids can't always tell us what they want or need, but a Scottish man claims they can tell him and he says his gift is helping troubled children and families. Here's Seven's Richard Lemus with Toddler Talk.
WSVN -- Do you ever look at your child's face and wonder what they're thinking?
Well, this Scottish man believes he has the ability to read toddlers' minds.
Derek Ogilvie, Baby mind-reader?: "I understand that I am the only person in the world who can communicate with children telepathically."
Ogilvie believes we're all born psychic and that children can choose whether or not they want to use their abilities.
Derek Ogilvie: "I get three forms of communication. I get pictures, I get feelings and I get a movie played to me as if I'm in the child's head, looking at it from the child's eyes."
He usually works with children between the ages two and three and focuses on helping problem toddlers.
Derek Ogilvie: "The whole point of communicating with children is to allow me to be the child's voice but also to allow the child to express their wants and needs and fears."
And, believe it or not, he says toddlers pick up on their parents' past even before they're born.
Derek Ogilvie: "When the child is picking up nutrients, I also believe the child is picking up memory from the mother."
Ogilvie was recently in Miami and agreed to do readings for two families that he had never met before.
Derek Ogilvie: "Do you know about dad having trouble with his knee, um, a mark on his knee?"
Cece: "Yeah, he had surgery on his knee."
Derek: "His right knee."
Cece: "Um, hm."
With the first child, Ogilvie revealed a few things that the little girl's mom said he couldn't have known, but there were also non-specific items that could be true with any toddler.
Derek Ogilvie: "Putting her to bed at night, can often be an issue, putting her down and leaving her. Do you understand this?"
Cece: "Last night, yeah."
With the second family, things became more dramatic. Keep in mind he knew nothing about them or their past.
Derek Ogilvie: "First thing I'm getting is a lot of emotions. She's very scared, and she is wanting to cry out to me."
Ogilvie says little Amelia told him why she clings to her father so much. He claims it's because she worries about her dad, and the impact of his parents' divorce.
Derek Ogilvie: "She fears the break of the family, she fears the emotions and the hurt that was felt with you when your mom and dad separated."
He even says Amelia gave him a mental picture of when her big sister broke her leg.
Derek Ogilvie: "She said, 'look, my sister can't walk'. There's a problem with the right leg, then she showed me it had been broken."
Kerri, Amelia's Mother: "I have no way to explain what he knew."
This mom believes her little girl obviously has lots to talk about, and that Ogilvie was able to connect with her.
Kerri , Amelia's Mother: "I thought it was a very neat experience, being able to have him communicate with Amelia in a way maybe that we don't have the ability to do."
Richard Lemus: "Ogilvie knows he has a lot of skeptics. He's been meeting with independent scientists here in Miami and undergoing brain scans. He promises the test results are very exciting and will prove skeptics wrong."
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