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By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:59 AM on 29th April 2010

A blind boy has learnt how ‘to see’ again – after being taught a language used by DOLPHINS.

Young Jamie Aspland utters tiny high-pitch clicks to rebound the sound off surfaces – and guide him round obstacles.

The four-year-old – who was born without his sight – was taught the ‘echo location’ technique as part of an exciting technique pioneered in the U.S to help the blind.

His mother Deborah hailed the treatment after her son was able to walk unaided to the park for the first time and even steered himself around a fence.

She said: ‘It’s changed our lives. The therapy has been a revelation.

‘Since learning the skill we can walk to the park and Jamie no longer has to hold my hand.

‘He even clicks to find out where the handrails are on our staircase before walking down unaided – it’s amazing.’

His mother, 39, added she watched nervously after tiny Jamie’s first session when he approached a fence – but was able to round it.

She said: ‘We thought he was going to go straight into it. But he just went round it – I didn’t think it would be possible.

‘He was born blind but this therapy has given him a new lease of life.’

Jamie, from Ashford in Kent, has just completed his third session with echo location guru Daniel Kish – who lost his sight when he was just 13 months old.

As president of World Access for the Blind, Kish has developed bio-acoustics based on animal sonar to help humans form ‘mental maps’ of their surroundings.

Read in Full:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1269717/Dolphin-boy-Meet-incredible-4-year-old-learnt-navigate-using-sonar-clicks.html?ITO=1490



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