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  • How Much Does Early Development Really Matter?

    Fri, Apr 12, 2019 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Can a small ad in a magazine be the beginning of a future that exceeds your wildest dreams? Inception One night my five-month old, Priscilla, was tossing, turning, and crying so I decided to get her up and play a game with her. I put a small object in my hand and threw it back and forth. After a while I began to notice her reaction to the object– she was able to follow the pattern simply with her eyes.

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  • Dx: Cerebral Palsy - Ferruccio Success Story

    Thu, Mar 28, 2019 | Reading Time: 10 Minute Read
    Ferruccio – The boy who was on our program for a million years Ferruccio still returns to The Institutes campus to update his program ###Ferruccio’s Early Life Ferruccio was born in Venice, Italy. His parents were both physicians. He was a premature baby and by the third month of life his arms and legs started to become rigid. By his second birthday, Ferruccio’s parents knew their little boy was in trouble and they learned about the work of The Institutes.

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  • Tiny Babies Need to Move

    Fri, Mar 22, 2019 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    A baby who lives on his belly on the floor is a mobile, happy baby Let’s take a look at the typical environment of the newborn baby and ask this question: Is it set up for his benefit or ours? After being delivered he is usually taken away from his mother, wrapped up, and put on his back, and often placed, if mother permits, in a nursery with many other babies.

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  • Parents are able to create a home treatment program for their child after the course.

    Wed, Mar 20, 2019 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Once parents have attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course, they are able to design a home program for their child. The Home Program Consultation enables parents to receive a review of their program by The Institutes staff. This consultation helps parents to be certain that the program they designed is appropriate for their child. The Home Program Consultation has two objectives: To prepare parents for the more advanced treatment program by helping them to achieve an effective and appropriate basic home treatment program.

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  • The first step for any parent interested in putting their child on a treatment program is to read the book “What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child.” by Glenn Doman

    Wed, Mar 20, 2019 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The first step for any parent interested in putting their child on a treatment program is to read the book “What To Do About Your Brain Injured Child.” What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child by Glenn Doman is essential reading for parents. A prime objective of The Institutes is to make the unique knowledge gained over the last half-century available to all parents. The Institutes has published many books in the field of child brain development.

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  • What Is The Intensive Treatment Program?

    Wed, Mar 20, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    The Intensive Treatment Program is the oldest and most successful program of The Institutes. This is a pioneering program to develop better and more effective treatment programs. The Intensive Treatment Program enables parents to bring their child to The Institutes to be evaluated and to receive a treatment program on a regular basis. In addition, parents receive extensive lectures and training in child brain development. Parents return home and carry out an intensive treatment program with their child and are supported in their efforts by close contact with the staff during the home treatment periods between visits to The Institutes.

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  • Language Development

    Thu, Mar 14, 2019 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Results: The only thing that matters in the world of hurt kids In the world of brain-injured children language is a critical issue. It can be a life and death issue. When the world sees a hurt child, if he cannot speak or speaks poorly, it is often assumed that the child is not intelligent. His fate is often based upon that assumption. Once he is assigned this lower condition, he is seen as less deserving and less worthwhile.

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  • A Gentle Revolution in Our Own Home

    Thu, Feb 28, 2019 | Reading Time: 10 Minute Read
    A mother of six shares her adventures in early development at home. Our parents often ask can you do the program with more than one child? These six kids prove that you can! A very new and exciting part of my work with my own children came as a result of my opportunity to study at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia in 1987, when my two youngest were 11 months and 2½ years old.

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  • What Causes Brain Injury? Read An Excerpt From Our Founder’s Ground-Breaking Book "What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child"

    Sat, Feb 23, 2019 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Brain injury is due to forces from outside the brain itself rather than to any inherent, pre-conceptual, built-in deficiency. We know of at least a hundred factors that can hurt a good brain subsequent to that instant of conception. There may be a thousand. In point of fact, it is not terribly important how a brain got injured–what counts is how badly and where. Nevertheless, a brain can get hurt in so many ways that it may be worthwhile to review some of them, if only to show that it can happen to anybody.

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  • Dx: Deaf and Developmentally Delayed: Henry Success Story

    Wed, Feb 13, 2019 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Henry fights for an ordinary life and gets an extraordinary one. Henry at age four, after surgery. A little more than 13 years ago, our son Henry was 7 weeks old and he had an appointment at the Portland Hospital to have a hearing test. He had failed what was called an echo-response test, a hearing test that all babies have in the first few days of their lives. I was told not to worry, as this test was notoriously unreliable, but that I would have to take him to a hospital to do another more definitive test just to be sure.

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  • What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child in Tokyo

    Fri, Feb 8, 2019 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Parents Come From Four Nations To Tokyo For more than a half century parents have been making their way from around the world to The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia to find answers for their brain-injured children and for almost that long, the staff of The Institutes have been traveling around the world to provide those answers closer to home whenever they could do so.

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  • Dx Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Hydrocephaly: Brody Success Story

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Little Brody is born 17 weeks early and given a 5% chance of survival Brody - Unexpected Blessing Born at 23 weeks of gestation, his parents were told he had only a 5% chance of survival. This pregnancy was a huge surprise to Mother and Father. Mother was told by her doctors that she would never conceive. Brody was conceived three months after the loss of father’s youngest brother due to a tragic car accident.

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  • Dx Post Natal Hypoxia: Matias Success Story

    Wed, Jan 2, 2019 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Poor Health and Language Development make the life of little Matias very difficult Father tells the story of his son’s journey from birth to the present Matias at the Institutes Matias, our second child, was born beautiful and perfect in our eyes. Despite being a month premature, his APGAR score was 9 and 9. When he was three weeks old, he suffered a hypoxic accident. We don’t know, if it was that he had a terrible pneumonia, or that he aspirated.

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  • Dx Trisomy 21: Floyd Success Story

    Fri, Nov 16, 2018 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Highly Intelligent and Socially Excellent, Little Floyd Inspires Others to help Hurt Kids in Australia Floyd sporting his Grow Foundation T-shirt with Dad at the event celebrating his selection as the recipient of a major grant from the foundation Floyd’s growth was picture-perfect, no hint of problems until 32nd week of life when his growth began slowing down slightly. However, the growth check confirmed that he was very healthy and of average size.

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  • The Course: A Life Changing Week

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    One Family’s Story Mom says, “Swimming as an infant, like the Australian water babies.” Nearly 30 years ago, a friend recommended a book to Marilyn, a young mother. The book, How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence by Glenn and Janet Doman, and its philosophy of early learning, inspired Marilyn to travel to Philadelphia to attend the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course. She says it was “a life-changing week” for her – and ultimately her family.

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  • What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child In Mexico City

    Wed, Sep 5, 2018 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Parents come from Seven Nations to Mexico City For more than a half century parents have been making their way from around the world to The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia to find answers for their brain-injured children and for almost that long, the staff of The Institutes have been traveling around the world to provide those answers closer to home whenever they could do so.

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  • A Tribute to Glenn J. Doman

    Fri, Aug 24, 2018 | Reading Time: 18 Minute Read
    GLENN J. DOMAN Glenn had enormous energy and contagious enthusiasm. He understood how ugly and violent and insane the world could be but his optimism never wavered. He was determined to create a better world for parents and their children. Glenn was a pioneer in everything he did – a leader in his field, an innovator, and an iconoclast. He was prepared to fight for what he believed was right for brain-injured children and well children.

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  • Victories: Immobility to Creeping

    Thu, Aug 9, 2018 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Results: The only thing that matters in the world of hurt kids At birth a newborn baby is immobile: the baby can move his arms and legs freely but cannot move forward. This is the first stage and at this point the baby is essentially immobile. A baby needs a user-friendly floor environment that makes it easy and safe to creep As the baby has more opportunity on his belly on the floor the baby moves his arms and legs more.

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