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  • The Foundation for the Lives of My Children

    Fri, Jun 13, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    I am a Registered Nurse who has worked in NYC Emergency Rooms for nearly 30 years. Shortly after having my second daughter in 1979, I heard about the How To Teach Your Baby to Read program and ordered a kit. I soaked up all the info and used it with 2 of my daughters. One of my daughters, Christina, breezed through school all her life and was the youngest person ever to graduate from Fordham University at age 18.

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  • Can a Working Mom do the Program?

    Sun, Jun 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    I attended the How to Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course in October 2008 when my son was 5.5 months old and my husband attended the following spring in 2009. The course was really life-changing. I will never look at my children (or parents) the same way again. I learned so much about how to learn and teach which was fascinating and enlightening. The week I spent at The Institutes was exhausting and exhilarating at the same time.

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  • Autism Success Story Alex

    Fri, May 30, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Autism Success Story Alex Alex was diagnosed as autistic at 18 months of age. When he was 2 years and 9 months of age, his mother attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child course. After starting the program with Alex, his mother wrote to us: “I’m writing you to let you know that my son Alex is doing so great! I quit my job to do the program at home and it’s been really the most wonderful days of my life.

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  • An Intrinsic Part of Our Lives

    Mon, May 26, 2014 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    My daughter, Clementine is now almost two and a half, and not a day goes by that the learning program is not an intrinsic part of our lives.Three weeks after Clementine’s birth, we began with the physical, reading (English and Chinese) and swimming program as outlined in the books on those respective subjects, followed by our math program at three months and then our encyclopedic program at around four months. At such a young age, I wasn’t able to gauge the effectiveness of the reading, math, or encyclopedic programs, but at 3 months Clementine was able to hold onto a dowel off the ground for 30 seconds as illustrated in the book and she enjoyed swimming and could swim underwater.

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  • Why You Should Teach Your Child to Run, Part 1

    Wed, May 21, 2014 | Reading Time: 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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  • Thoughts on “The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder”

    Thu, May 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Attention Deficit Disorder Symptoms In the New York Times article, The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder 15 December 2013, it was pointed out that the number of children on medication for this disorder had soared to 3.5 million children in the last twenty years. The rising rate of diagnosis was termed a “national disaster of dangerous proportions”, by Dr. Keith Conners, psychologist and professor emeritus at Duke University. “The numbers make it look like an epidemic.

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  • Why do we stop at 12 x 12 when we teach kids multiplication?

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    In India, people are known to be very skilled in mathematics. The idea of “zero” was first conceived by an Indian mathematician “Aryabhatta”. Indian people have dominated the world of commerce for centuries in the west of India. A few years ago one of my colleagues told me a story about an Indian teenager who came to the United States. In the math class, the multiplication of two digit numbers had been taught.

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  • The Pathway To Wellness: Intelligence 12/4/2014

    Sat, Apr 12, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    In the world of hurt children, there are many myths. There is no myth more ancient and enduring than the myth that if the brain is injured then the child is automatically unintelligent. Parents know that their hurt children are smart, but they often do not know what to do to provide appropriate and effective stimulation and opportunity. For this reason, it is very important to know what to do and what not to do to insure that your hurt child is getting the maximum opportunity to learn and progress.

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  • New programs help teach kids to code

    Thu, Apr 10, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Since the late 1970s, The International School has taught kids to code at the K-8 grade level. Back in those days the Apple II, a monochrome screen, and the Logo programming language were the tools of choice. Kids enjoy learning computer science and today our computer science course is a part of our core curriculum for all children in K-8 grade. It is great to see new organizations and tools being created to help teachers, parents and schools.

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  • Hurt Kids Success Story - Emilio

    Tue, Apr 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 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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  • Here’s what some parents are saying about The Pathway To Wellness

    Thu, Mar 27, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Pathway to Wellness Helps Brain Injured Children The Pathway to Wellness Course offered by The Institutes is a program designed to set brain injured or hurt children on a pathway to wellness. Each child is an individual with his or her unique issues but all of them are helped to achieve optimal wellness for them. The Pathway To Wellness Helps Parents Be Better Parents Father, The United States “Great job on the layout of the site.

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  • Hurt Kids Success Story: Blanca 03/27/2014

    Thu, Mar 27, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The Institutes would like to share the story of one of our children who we just saw again last week. Her name is Blanca. Blanca was born in Spain in August 2008. The umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck twice. At only eight hours of age she began to have seizures and was immediately placed on Phenobarbitol and Valium. At 18 months of age, Blanca was functionally blind, deaf, and immobile.

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  • Newborns—Right-Side Up or Upside Down

    Thu, Mar 20, 2014 | Reading Time: 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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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Benedetta 3/14/2014

    Fri, Mar 14, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Benedetta was born 3 months prematurely after a long and difficult labor. At birth, Benedetta had respiratory distress and was administered oxygen immediately. She was kept in the Intensive Care Unit to be monitored and tube fed. She spent the first 3 months of her life in the hospital. When Benedetta was 10 months old, doctors saw that she was not developing like other children. She could not crawl or creep.

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  • Developmental Delay Success Story: Reagan 12/00/2014

    Sun, Mar 9, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Developmental Delay Success Story: Reagan is 6 years old. When Reagan was born, she did not have a birth cry and had difficulty breathing. Within the first week of life, Reagan had difficulty eating and at 6 days old she began having seizures. As she grew, she did not make her milestones and slept too much. Her muscle tone was very abnormal. After being diagnosed with global developmental delay, doctors told parents that they did not know why she was the way she was, but the sooner parents accepted it the better.

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  • Brain-Injured Kids and Labels part 2

    Thu, Mar 6, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 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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  • Brain-Injured Kids and Labels part 1

    Fri, Feb 28, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 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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  • Laterality Problems in Brain-Injured Children part 2

    Mon, Feb 24, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 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 these children can learn more about the brain and the most effective means of treating the brain.

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