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  • Autistic or Artistic?

    Fri, Sep 22, 2017 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Siao displays amazing talent and creativity Siao Siang – the artist at work Siao was born via an emergency C-section. The newborn was found to have the umbilical cord around his neck, and he was born with cyanotic hands and feet. The next day, he was severely jaundiced. First signs of a problem Parents recall “We noticed that Siao Siang had a problem when his speech was diminishing and he was also no longer making as much eye contact when he was 13 months old.

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  • Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think

    Thu, Aug 24, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Smarter Babies and Baby Geniuses Five Tips To Help You Catch Up 1. Provide stimulation and opportunity on purpose not by accident Smarter babies and baby geniuses. A birth a newborn baby is functionally blind, deaf, and insensate. These sensory pathways grow and develop based upon stimulation. The sensory pathways grow when appropriate visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation is given with the proper frequency, intensity, and duration. As an example, the newborn baby usually has a less than perfect light reflex.

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  • Epilepsy: A Life-long Disease or Merely a Symptom?

    Tue, Aug 22, 2017 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Ray’s Inspirational Journey With Epilepsy When Ray was born, his parents had no reason to believe he had a problem. An ultrasound during pregnancy had shown a low amount of amniotic fluid. After 20 hours of labor, a C-section was performed. At first, doctors noted he was a bit pale and lethargic, but felt he was well enough to be sent home. They had no idea he had epilepsy.

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  • Learning Problems and Developmental Delay: German [UPDATE]

    Thu, Aug 3, 2017 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    The tall young man with the engaging smile stepped forth in the Valentine Auditorium to speak with the parents attending the What To do About Your Brain-Injured Child course. German and his parents had arrived on a hot June day to visit the staff and see the families. Fifteen year-old German lights up when describing his life and his love of math, languages, athletics and spending time with his friends.

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  • Why Dairy Products are Harmful for Your Child

    Wed, Jul 26, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Some of our favorite “comfort foods” turn out to be very uncomfortable for the human body. When mothers come to us for nutritional help, the very first thing we do is eliminate all dairy products. This rarely makes us popular, but the reasons for so doing are compelling. The evidence that this is sound advice is clearly seen in the results with our children. We don’t mind being unpopular at the start because we know it won’t last long.

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  • Myths About Reading

    Thu, Jul 20, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Myth # 1 Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school This is not a myth. Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school. But so will the kids who did not learn to read before they went to school. All kids are bored when they get to school.

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  • Trisomy 21 Twins

    Wed, Jul 19, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Our twin daughters Maria and Anna were born with Trisomy 21. We did not want to accept many “wont’s” that the doctors promised us for the girls’ future. We wanted to improve the life of our daughters for the better. We found out about The Institutes of the Achievement of Human Potential and attended the What to Do About your Brain Injured Child course when the girls were 11 month old, and we returned back to the Institute for an appointment to be prescribed a program.

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  • First Kids in the Forest

    Fri, Jul 14, 2017 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    We live in a time where children no longer live in bare feet from April to September, climb trees, build forts, or play capture the flag until their parents order them in at night. Many children now live in a virtual world. Alan, a Senior Naturalist, armed with his camera and megaphone, welcomes visitors to The Pioneer Institute Does it have to be that way? Can our children get mud on their feet, have the thrill of climbing a tree and the joy of finding a nest with four little bluebirds?

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  • Premature Babies: Are They Destined To Have Problems or Can We Make a Difference with Stimulation and Opportunity? (UPDATED 2017)

    Thu, Jul 6, 2017 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    One father updates us about the challenges that he and his wife faced when their son was born 14 weeks before his due date. The developmental delay that was experienced with their premature baby is now almost non-existent! Now Koa finally comes home! One day at a time. We did this 122 times as this is how many days it took for Koa to finally come home to us from the NICU.

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  • Learning Disabled No More

    Wed, Jul 5, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    His mother explains, “From the beginning I was mentally making excuses for Adam without even realizing it; Maybe he was a little busier than other three-year-olds, his speech is just a little immature, all kids are destructive from time to time.” One day, while observing Adam in day care his mother realized that there were obvious differences between Adam and the other children. He didn’t draw on paper, answer questions, or seem to be paying attention to the teacher.

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  • The Good Thing About Fathers

    Fri, Jun 30, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Douglas and Noah take a dip in the pool Another reason that father is wonderful is that he has not altogether lost his concept of time. Mother lives between the adult world of “there is never enough time” and the kid world of “there is all the time in the world”. When these two worlds meet, chaos ensues. This is the universe in which mother tries to marry “no time” with “all the time in the world”.

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  • Thought for Food

    Thu, Jun 22, 2017 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    There are few things in life dearer to us than the food we eat. Few, if any of us have ever experienced starvation or been forced to live for long periods with little or no food. Instead we have been born into a world where food is plentiful. Vegetables are easy to prepare and very nutritious Our supermarkets provide a variety of food that is simply astonishing to those who come from countries where there are no such markets.

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  • Autism and Epilepsy: Matilde’s Amazing Journey Toward Wellness

    Thu, Jun 22, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    During her pregnancy, Matilde’s mother found it difficult to eat because she was often nauseated. She needed frequent bed rest. In the seventh month, an ultrasound showed that the baby’s weight was low. Mother noted that during her pregnancy with Matilde’s older sister, the baby had kicked and responded more to sounds. After a painful labor, Matilde was born. During the first month, she was too quiet and rarely cried.

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  • Viral Encephalitis Then Coma: Little Kirin Loses Almost Everything -UPDATE

    Wed, Jun 7, 2017 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Against the odds, can she fight her way back? How is she doing today? Kirin lost almost all her function – and her prognosis was poor. Kirin was a well child until the age of fifteen months, when she suddenly became ill and began to have one seizure after another. She was rushed to the hospital, and following a spinal tap and a CT scan she was diagnosed with viral encephalitis.

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  • Prematurity and Developmental Delay

    Thu, May 25, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Reo Embraces a Brighter Future Reo’s mother had a difficult pregnancy, and at sixth months the baby was born by emergency C-section. With a birth weight of one kilogram, the baby was cyanotic, jaundiced, and in respiratory distress. Reo in traditional kimono and hakama celebrating the New Year’s holiday. Here he is holding a cat figure that customarily welcomes visitors to the home. Reo’s mother had a difficult pregnancy, and at sixth months the baby was born by emergency C-section.

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  • Learning Problems Success Story: Haylie

    Thu, May 11, 2017 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    A Letter from Haylie A young woman recalls her experience on The Institutes Program and how it changed her life Haylie writes a letter to her family. Dear Family and Friends, I am writing to thank you for all of your help with overcoming my brain injury. For the last couple of years I have made a lot of progress and I don’t think of myself as brain-injured anymore.

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  • The Creation of Ability

    Thu, May 4, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Is a baby born with certain abilities or can the intelligence and ability of the baby be increased significantly? The most dynamic learning team on earth: Best teacher, best student – Mother and baby It has long been believed that the key milestones in a child’s development are achieved automatically as a result of the child’s growing older over time and or the baby’s genetic make-up. This theory dictates that the child walks at age one due to a built-in mechanism—rather like an alarm clock set to ring at twelve months and triggers the ability to walk.

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  • Success Story: Autism and Global Developmental Delay

    Thu, Apr 27, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Malcolm’s mother recalls how far he’s come in just nine months When Malcolm was young, we started to notice that he was not developing like other children. While he passed his hearing tests, he did not respond to sounds often or when we called his name. He walked late, at 18 months old, and was very unstable and lost his balance frequently and fell. He did not speak, and he did not respond even to very loud sounds.

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