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Trisomy 21 Success Story: Sara0
Trisomy 21 Success Story: Sara
Published: August 14, 2014 | 4 minute read

“We began to see that we have a child, not a problem - we had increasing hope.” On the day of Sara’s birth, her parents were told that she had Trisomy 21. This began the family on a search to find answers for Sara, leading them to The Institutes. After graduating from The Institutes’ Intensive Treatment Program, parents wrote about their family’s experience on the program and Sara’s inspirational story:

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Hurt Kids Success Story: Kira 6/18/20140
Hurt Kids Success Story: Kira 6/18/2014
Published: July 18, 2014 | 1 minute read

Hurt Kids Success Story Kira Kira was born with a congenital malformation of her nose. She was not breathing or sucking by herself. She had two surgeries on her nose, the first 16 days after birth and the second just after her first birthday. Before starting The Institutes’ program at home, Kira was not yet able to crawl or creep. When the staff saw Kira for the first time, she had just turned two years old and was creeping about 300 meters a day.

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Why You Should Teach Your Child to Run, Part 10
Why You Should Teach Your Child to Run, Part 1
Published: May 21, 2014 | 2 minute read

There are six excellent reasons why you should teach your children to run. We will discuss each of these in our blog. Reason One—Brain Growth and Development Running is not just a sport or a means of staying fit and healthy. Running is a function of the human brain. Between birth and six years of age, the brain grows at an enormous pace that will never be equaled in one’s lifetime.

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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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