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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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  • DX Hypogenesis of the Corpus Callosum

    Thu, Jul 26, 2018 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    The Incredible Story of Wei Xuan Wei Xuan at 7 months of age: He still needs nasogastric tube feeding, his muscle tone is poor, and he cannot roll over. As the baby has more opportunity on his belly on the floor the baby moves his arms and legs more. The more he does so, the better he gets. He is makes many experiments to discover what he needs to do in order to move forward.

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  • Immobile to Crawling

    Wed, Jun 27, 2018 | Reading Time: 4 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 newborn baby needs a user-friendly floor environment that makes it easy to move. As the baby has more opportunity on his belly on the floor the baby moves his arms and legs more.

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  • Dx Trisomy 21: How can you turn a grim diagnosis into a great life? Ask Julia

    Wed, Jun 13, 2018 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Julia: Determined with a strong will to accomplish her goals. Is Down Syndrome an incurable disease? Week after week, our parents who have children diagnosed with Trisomy 21 come to The Institutes and tell us their story. Many of them have been advised by health care professionals to terminate their pregnancy before the 12th week. This is because it is generally believe that since Trisomy 21 is a genetic problem, it automatically means that these children cannot be helped.

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  • Cerebral Ataxia: Jay’s Story

    Thu, May 31, 2018 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Jay, a handsome little boy with large problems but so much potential My name is Jay. I read the story about Zac and his fight with Cerebellar Ataxia in The Institutes newsletter. I have the same neurological disorder as Zac. I just wanted to say that I went through the same program as Zac from 1964-1967. The story about Zac is a heart-warming story that hit “home” with me. I hope and pray that The Institutes keep helping these children who have Cerebellar Ataxia.

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  • The 63rd Annual World Organization for Human Potential May 9-11, 2018

    Thu, May 17, 2018 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Search and Discovery Spring finally arrived on The Institutes campus. The vibrant trees and flowers erupted in bloom in anticipation of the 63rd Annual World Organization for Human Potential, held May 9-11, 2018. The speakers varied from scientists, to musicians, to chiropractic specialists. Dr. Leland Green and Dr. Dimancescu open the 63rd annual meeting. On Wednesday, May 9, Dr. Leland Green, president of The World Organization for Human Potential, gave the keynote address.

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  • Our Family's Journey

    Fri, May 4, 2018 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    A Moment of Insight and Realization Changed Our Lives Clara learned to read very early and it has changed her life. When my wife was pregnant with our third child, our obstetrician recommended a study that she considered “routine,” called nuchal translucency. Basically this is an ultrasound that measures the amount of liquid in the back of the neck of the growing baby. An average fetus should be within a certain “normal” range.

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  • Diagnosis: Autism, Prognosis: Poor, End Result: Excellent

    Wed, Apr 25, 2018 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Yuya gets a fighting chance and he takes it - update on his adventures and accomplishments Two years ago we checked in on Yuya as he entered High School. Now he is graduating from High School and choosing his career for the future. When Yuya was a baby he was very quiet and developed at a slow rate. As a toddler, he could walk but he could not talk. When he finally did begin to speak, he only imitated what others said to him.

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  • We Are The Home of "The Doman Method"

    Thu, Apr 12, 2018 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    We Are The Home of “The Doman Method” GLENN DOMAN founded The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential to which parents from every continent have been finding their way for more than a half-century. Glenn’s daughter, Janet Doman, became director of The Institutes in 1980. Since Glenn’s passing in 2013, the staff of The Institutes proudly continue to teach parents and to expand the mission of The Institutes around the world.

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  • I Loved Every Minute of Teaching My Girls

    Thu, Apr 5, 2018 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    One professional mother tells the story of teaching and learning with her four girls. Chenee, Janelle, Ariel and Tamara I just want to start by saying that some of the best memories I have with my children were when we were doing The Institutes Program together. I have four daughters, Janelle and Tamara (who are twins), Chenee, and Ariel. I started the program with the twins when they were one and a half years old.

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  • Dx Trisomy 21: Ana Sofia Story As Told By Mother

    Fri, Mar 23, 2018 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    One mother takes the road less taken and finds it does make all the difference Mother knew that Ana Sofia had problems When you notice something unusual about your newborn what do you do? Ana Sofia’s mother realized her daughter had slightly flattened facial features and poor muscle tone. “It was as if I had been told that my daughter had just died.” Then her doctor has told her that Ana Sofia had Trisomy 21.

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  • Baking for Love: A Brainy Idea

    Thu, Mar 15, 2018 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    The Cake Boss and Chef Leah complete a delicate operation but will the operation be successful? We’ve seen plenty of festive cakes, especially coming from the popular television show Cake Boss, but this may be the only cake ever topped with a bright pink brain. So why, you may ask, is there a brain on top of a cake? Chef Leah with a basket full of her famous cupcakes so beautiful that, as delicious as they are, some think they are just too pretty to eat!

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  • How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence

    Mon, Feb 26, 2018 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Increase Your Child’s Intelligence With Home Course for Parents Our home course to increase your child’s intelligence is derived from the beloved course of the same name that has been inspiring parents from all over the world since 1978. Thousands of parents have graduated from this course and returned home to create a new world for their children and themselves. The principle lecturer in the Home Course is Glenn Doman, the author of The Gentle Revolution Series of books for parents.

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  • Dx Autism Spectrum: Mateo and His Family Choose a Pathway to Wellness

    Thu, Feb 8, 2018 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Mother tells the story of her son Mateo was born vía C-Section at 37 weeks. The baby developed normally reaching milestones until the age of nine months. But then, Mateo lost all meaningful sounds and made no eye contact. Assuming every kid develops at a different pace, and getting no feedback regarding this from his pediatrician, my husband and I decided to let time do its job. By the age of 18 months, crowds overwhelmed Mateo, he had no words of speech, he did not respond to his name, he made no eye contact and he developed repetitive movements.

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