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Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Aaron 11/5/20140
Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Aaron 11/5/2014
Published: November 5, 2014 | 2 minute read

Cerebral Palsy Success Story Aaron was delivered prematurely by emergency cesarean section. He was not breathing and needed the help of a respirator to survive his first day. He weighed less than four pounds. At four months of age, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Before his first birthday, Aaron had his first seizure and was started on anti-convulsant medication. Before his second birthday, Aaron had already been hospitalized for pneumonia twice, and a tube was inserted for his feeding.

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Trisomy 21 Success: Maria and Anna 6/18/20140
Trisomy 21 Success: Maria and Anna 6/18/2014
Published: June 18, 2014 | 1 minute read

Maria, and her twin sister, Anna, were diagnosed with Trisomy 21 at birth. Both Mother and Father attended the What to Do About Your Brain Injured Child course when they were 11 months old. At sixteen months of age, Maria was diagnosed with leukemia, and was immediately hospitalized. During Maria’s long hospital stay, her parents made certain she had the opportunity to creep. As a result, Maria walked for the first time while still in the hospital.

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Hurt Kids Success Story - Emilio0
Hurt Kids Success Story - Emilio
Published: April 1, 2014 | 1 minute read

Hurt Kids Success Story Emilio The Institutes is happy to share the story of Emilio, who is three years old, and lives in Spain. Emilio’s parents attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child course in January 2012, and immediately began a program with Emilio. At that point, he could only move his arms and legs when laying down. Gradually, Emilio learned to crawl, and now he can creep indepently in a cross pattern, and has begun to stand on his knees.

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Newborns—Right-Side Up or Upside Down0
Newborns—Right-Side Up or Upside Down
Published: March 20, 2014 | 8 minute read

All newborn and tiny babies spend most of their time lying on some surface. For most of them this is a baby carriage, an infant seat, a crib, a walker, a swinging seat, a stroller, or a playpen; all of these are restrictive and prison-like. They either prevent the baby from moving at all (in the case of the carriage or the crib) or vastly restrict his movement (in the case of the playpen).

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Reading and Vision in Brain-Injured Kids0
Reading and Vision in Brain-Injured Kids
Published: February 1, 2014 | 4 minute read

Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. When a parent of a child with a learning problem contacts The Institutes, the questions he or she asks are usually the same ones that are asked over and over again. We have chosen some of the most common questions and their answers in the hope that the parents of theses children can learn more about the brain and the most effective means of treating the brain.

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