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  • Dx Cerebral Palsy: Sara Success Story

    Thu, Apr 2, 2020 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    After 12 years in a wheel chair Sara fights to be free Every time that Sara arrives at The Institutes she works out on the overhead ladder The beginning of Sara’s life Our daughter was born 25 years ago in Empoli, Italy. It was a difficult birth, I had a preeclampsia with an internal haemorrhage. We knew that our little daughter was in trouble. Shortly after birth, Sara was diagnosed with “Spastic Cerebral Palsy”.

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  • Nutrition What To Do Part 1

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    1. Breastfeed your infant for as long as possible. There is no replacement for breastfeeding. Human breast milk is unique. There is no commercial formula that duplicates this natural formula. Human breast milk helps to protect the baby in many ways. Mother’s milk provides unique beneficial bacteria that the baby cannot obtain in any other way. Good bacteria will help the baby to break down food in the gut and strengthen the immune system of the baby.

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  • What Makes Us Different?

    Wed, Feb 19, 2020 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Sometimes the very first question our parents ask is “What makes us different?” There are so many ways to answer this question that it sometimes stops us in our tracks. What _does_ make us different? A Real Diagnosis Makes Us Different When brain-injured children come to us they have often been almost everywhere. Although they have had many assessments and tests, they seldom arrive here with a real diagnosis. Instead, the child has been given symptomatic labels.

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  • The Pathway to Excellence: Mobility

    Fri, Feb 14, 2020 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    What You Need to Know Movement is basic to life For all creatures, movement is fundamental and basic to survival. The newborn baby has been moving in utero for the better part of nine months. Once the baby arrives it is vital to provide an environment in which the baby can continue on this mobility journey. Babies and young children need to move as much as possible A mobile baby is a happy baby and a healthy baby The average newborn baby has less than five minutes a day to move independently before birth he had 24 hours a day to move whenever he wanted to do so.

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  • Dx Trisomy 21: Manuela Success Story

    Thu, Feb 13, 2020 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    One little girl with an extra chromosome and no mother or father finds the family she deserves Manuela today Manuela is my adopted daughter, and I realized she had a problem at birth. The lawyer for the adoption process reported that she was born with a genetic problem and that we were free to retract the process. I already felt Manuela was my daughter. Although I felt scared, it seemed to me that my daughter was the same, she just had an extra chromosome.

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  • Goldbrick Hill

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 | Reading Time: 16 Minute Read
    A Memoir by Glenn Doman K Company, 346th Infantry Regiment Company Commander Glenn Doman This week marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The liberation of many other concentration camps followed with the successful conclusion of The Battle of the Bulge and the destruction of the Siegfried Line. Glenn was be part of that liberation. As part of the centennial celebration of his life and in tribute to those who lost their lives by his side we reprint his own account of one battle from early March 1945.

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  • Dx Hydrocephalus: George Success Story

    Thu, Jan 23, 2020 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Little George had a rough start but he is making up for lost time Mother tells his story A handsome little boy with a big mountain to climb George was born full term after a normal pregnancy. He was delivered by C-section after medication failed to begin labor. He tested 9 and 9 on his Apgar Tests. He fed relatively well and he was sent home as normal. Baby George needed to have brain surgery three times in the first seven months of his life But, his head was growing too fast and at 3 weeks old he had an ultrasound.

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  • Hope and Help for Parents in Brazil

    Tue, Dec 31, 2019 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Brasilia gives a warm welcome to the staff of The Institutes The iconic Congresso Nacional of Brazil The staff of The Institutes was invited to present lectures to parents in Brasilia, Brazil last week. Pregnant mothers and parents of newborns and young children attended a full day of lectures on enriching brain growth in the first twelve months of life. Mothers and Fathers learn how to evaluate their baby on The Institutes Developmental Profile

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  • Cerebral Palsy Paralyzed and Speechless

    Thu, Dec 19, 2019 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Hope for parents help for Hana. Hana at birth not an easy beginning to her life. Hana was born 72 days prematurely. At first, she did not have any problems, but after a month, her ultrasound showed abnormalities and she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to bilateral periventricular leukomalacia. Prognosis: Hana would never walk or talk The doctor’s explanation was superficial and impersonal. Basically, we were told that she would probably never breathe and swallow on her own, let alone talk and walk.

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  • Our First School in Brasilia

    Sat, Dec 14, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Our First School in Brasilia National Treasure: Oscar Niemeyer’s masterpiece, The National Cathedral in Brasilia The staff of The Institutes was invited to present lectures to parents in Brasília, Brazil in November. Pregnant mothers and parents of newborns and young children attended a full day of lectures on enriching brain growth in the first twelve months of life. The Senior Class offers a warm welcome soon three of them will be forced to graduate and go to first grade!

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  • Dx Trisomy 21: Alice Success StoryPathway to Wellness

    Wed, Nov 20, 2019 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Parents choose stimulation and opportunity as their philosophy Mother and Alice today Alice was born at 37.5 weeks weighing 2 kg after a swift and normal delivery. It was the first of April and we were told for the first time that our only daughter had Down Syndrome. Shocked and unprepared, we went home with our tiny baby to face the difficulties of the many symptoms. As a result of her low muscle tone, Alice had very little movement of arms and legs, she didn’t cry, made a big effort to nurse and would sleep most of the time.

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  • Halloween 2019

    Thu, Nov 7, 2019 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    It does not have to be all about ghosts and goblins and glucose Parents from around the world are gathered in The Children’s Center to learn what celebrities have arrived from The Evan Thomas Institute to celebrate Halloween Halloween has traveled around the world. In the United States it is celebrated by more Americans than almost any other cultural event except the 4th of July. It used to be kids only but now baby boomers have decided they do not want to grow up and Halloween has become a good excuse for a party with costumes and a lot of beloved junk food for adults of all ages.

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  • The Brothers and Sisters of Our Hurt Kids Make Great Parents

    Fri, Oct 18, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Baby Sarah at five months with Mom and Dad One of the common, and sadly, enduring myths is that when a family has a child with a serious neurological problem the well children in the family will suffer because the hurt child will get all the attention. Over sixty years of living night and day with the families of hurt children has taught us that the truth is exactly the opposite.

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  • Dx Language Developmental Delay

    Fri, Oct 4, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Sebastian proves that the brain really does grow by use Sebastian at eight, hitting his stride and ready to attend school with his peers Beautiful baby Sebastian, propped up with pillows so he could sit he also needed a monitor for his breathing Sebastian was born in Brussels, Belgium. His Father is Colombian, and I am Mexican. He was born by caesarean section. At the precise moment of his birth, the paediatrician told us that Sebastian had noisy breathing.

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  • Dx Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jonathon says really?

    Fri, Sep 20, 2019 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    After a good start as a baby, little Jonathon’s development is seriously derailed. Can he find the help he needs to get back on track? Mother tells his story. Jonathon today – bright, capable and determined Jonathan was born after a full term pregnancy seven years ago. Initially he developed as a normal child. He was crawling and moving around at roughly the same age as his older sister and showed good eye contact.

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  • Learning Problems and Developmental Delay: German [UPDATE]

    Fri, Sep 6, 2019 | Reading Time: 10 Minute Read
    German today with Dad taking a summer internship in at a prestigious financial consulting firm in New York City. His Early Years German at The Institutes as a little boy After losing her first baby, mother learned that she had a severe thyroid problem, and a blood incompatibility. Eighteen months later, a second baby was conceived. Ultrasounds were planned monthly to monitor the baby’s progress. Although doing her best to maintain her health, Mother contracted a viral infection in the first trimester.

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  • What To Do About Your Brain-injured Child: Singapore August 2019

    Fri, Aug 16, 2019 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    “Our New Journey Starts Now” Some members of the Class of 2019 The Institutes has been presenting the What To About Your Brain-injured Child course in Singapore since 2003. What a pleasure it was to return there once again this year to teach our parents who came not only from Singapore but Australia, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates. Staff members from Brasil, Japan, and the United States traveled to Singapore to present the course.

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  • Demonstrations and Parent Interviews

    Fri, Jul 19, 2019 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Demonstrations Parent Interviews

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