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  • Physical Activity can Help a Child’s Writing

    Mon, Jan 20, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Physical Activity Helps Child’s Writing Skills The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching their children to write. Physical activity helps child’s writing skills and especially creeping, crawling and braciation. It’s important to start your child immediately on all of these activities. Q: What physical activities can my son do to enhance his ability to write? A: What a good question! There are several physical activities that promote the neurological organization necessary for writing and you are wise to encourage those in your son at this time.

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  • Is Your Child Frustrated with Writing?

    Wed, Jan 15, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching thier children to write. Q: My three-year-old can become quite frustrated in trying to write. What can I do to make her attempts more successful? A: You have observed in your little girl the natural great effort involved in manual writing. We consider writing to be the most sophisticated of all neurological functions. It combines the need for good visual convergence, with fine manual coordination, both tasks requiring lots of oxygen to the brain.

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  • Storytelling With Your Child

    Wed, Jan 8, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Child Storytelling - Encourages Creative Thinking The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching their children to write. Child storytelling is a very important area to encourage in your child; in fact, any area of creative expression will benefit your children’s growth in a myriad of ways. Q: My two-year-old, Adam, loves to tell stories but is not yet interested in manual writing. Do you have any suggestions?

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  • 300+ Labels Describe Brain-Injured Children Symptoms.

    Wed, Jan 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    What is Brain Injury? When the brain is injured, the child will either have a problem with the incoming sensory pathways or the outgoing motor pathways or both. When a child cannot see, hear or feel properly, he cannot respond to the world around him appropriately. This may be a severe problem, as it is with the child who is functionally blind, deaf, insensate, paralyzed and speechless. This may be a moderate problem, as it is with a child who can not use both eyes together properly, lacks the fine tuning to handle the common sounds in the environment, or is too sensitive or not sensitive enough to touch and may not yet be able to move or talk or use his hands at age level.

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  • Child Autism

    Wed, Jan 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Parents from all over the world have helped their children diagnosed with autism move along the path to wellness. Using the programs developed by The Institutes, children diagnosed with autism have been able to significantly improve their ability to learn, to communicate, to solve problems and, in some cases, to perform at age level or above. “Autism” or “autistic” or “autism spectrum disorders (ASD)” are words to describe children who exhibit a wide variety of symptoms, including problems with communication and social interaction.

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  • Childrens Cerebral Palsy

    Wed, Jan 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Parents from around the world have helped their children with cerebral palsy move along the path to wellness. Using the programs developed by The Institutes, children diagnosed with cerebral palsy have been able to improve function and, in some cases, perform at peer level or above. The most common term used to describe children with mobility problems is “cerebral palsy.” “Cerebral palsy” is a symptomatic diagnosis. The children who are labeled as having cerebral palsy are primarily injured in the subcortical areas of the brain.

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  • Developmental Delay – Pervasive Developmental Disorder

    Wed, Jan 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Parents from around the world have helped their children with Developmental Delay or Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) to move along the path to wellness. Using the programs developed by The Institutes, children diagnosed with Developmental Delay or PDD have been able to significantly improve their ability to learn, to communicate, to solve problems and, in some cases, to perform at age level or above. “Developmental Delay” and “Pervasive Developmental Disorder” (PDD) are symptomatic labels, not a diagnosis.

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Wed, Jan 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Parents from around the world have helped their children with traumatic brain injury move along the path to wellness. A traumatic brain injury is any injury to the brain which is sustained after birth. Such injuries include blows to the head, lack of oxygen from suffocation, smoke inhalation or near drowning, hemorrhages, brain tumors, infections and penetrating wounds. While our primary focus is children, The Institutes began it’s work with adults who had had strokes or young adults with traumatic brain injuries.

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  • Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome)

    Wed, Jan 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Parents from around the world have helped their children with Trisomy 21, commonly referred to as Down syndrome, to move along the pathway to wellness. Using the programs developed by The Institutes, children diagnosed with Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome, have been able to significantly improve their ability to learn, to communicate, to solve problems and, in some cases, to perform at age level or above. Children with Trisomy 21, labeled as having Down syndrome, have a pattern of malformations that are pathogenetically related.

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