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  • Trisomy 21: Sofia’s Story – A real life, not a life sentence

    Wed, Mar 16, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) Children Can Be Helped When Sofia was born, the doctor noted that her facial features resembled traits for Downs syndrome (Trisomy 21). She was 2 weeks premature, and had a low birth weight, and required incubation and monitoring. The diagnosis of Trisomy 21 was confirmed soon after. The first days of life were difficult for Sofia. Parents started immediately to look for answers. They found Glenn Doman’s book What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child and learned about The Institutes work with brain-injured children.

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  • One Mother’s Story: Why She Chose To Fix Haylie Rather Than Create A Special World For Her To Live In

    Wed, Mar 9, 2016 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Disabled Kids - Why I Never Labeled My Daughter Since publishing my blog with the story about my daughter Haylie overcoming her brain injury, I have been approached by readers for all sorts of reasons - people looking for more information, people seeking hope and inspiration for their effective work with their own hurt kids, people congratulating us, people wondering how on earth that could really be possible and people who seek to bond on the basis of “Ain’t it tough being the mom of a disabled kid and aren’t our disabled kids still wonderful in their own unique ways.

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  • Five Swimming Tips for Your Baby

    Thu, Mar 3, 2016 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Swimming Tips For Baby Douglas Doman, Author of How To Teach Your Baby To Swim, Offers Five Tips For Parents Start as Young as Possible. It is much, much easier to teach a new born to swim than a one-year-old. It is much easier to teach a one-year-old to swim than a two-year-old. It is easier to teach a two-year-old than a three-year-old to swim. The younger the child is the better.

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  • How To Train for a Swimathon

    Thu, Mar 3, 2016 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Swimathon Training Parents can design their own swimathon for their child, setting goals that fit that family and child. The Evan Thomas Institute Swimathon has two timed periods. Swimathon Training can be fun and exciting for your child. 30-Minute Swim For young swimmers, they must be able to swim independently one length of a 25-yard pool They may swim on their back (with flutter kick and sculling) or using a front crawl with rhythmic breathing.

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  • A Cardiac Arrest, Brain Injury and a Poor Prognosis Didn’t Stop Greta from Walking

    Wed, Mar 2, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Brain Injury Diagnosis Proves Incorrect Greta was born by emergency C-section. After she was born, it was noted she had aspirated the amniotic fluid, and she needed a blood transfusion. The baby lost a great deal of blood, and her organs nearly failed. She went into cardiac arrest and required cardiac massage to revive her. She had no birth cry and breathed poorly. A diagnosis of brain injury was given to Greta.

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  • Cerebral Palsy: Super Carla makes a super effort–and triumphs.

    Wed, Feb 17, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    After Carla was born, her parents could only hold her in their arms for a few moments before she was rushed to the pediatric intensive care unit. She was born 10 weeks prematurely and needed full medical support to survive. She spent two very difficult and trying months in the hospital, where parents could only view her through a window. The first eight weeks of life: Baby Carla in intensive care on her belly, which is the best position for the brain-injured child.

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  • When is it too late for the brain to recover?

    Wed, Feb 3, 2016 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Mental Retardation — Joshua’s Success Story At age 25, Joshua starts the journey that will change his life — can his diagnosis of mental retardation be overcome? Joshua and Mother Following a difficult birth, with no detectable heartbeat prior to delivery, Joshua was incubated and given oxygen to survive. Mom stays in close communications with baby Joshua to encourage him to keep fighting Parents were told there was little hope their baby would ever develop normally.

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  • Tokyo University Medical School Presentation

    Thu, Jan 28, 2016 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Brain Injured Kids, Adults Presentation The Institutes has been pioneering in the area of brain-injured kids, adults for over 60 years and whenever we get the opportunity to share our success in the field, we do! We recently had the honor of attending a Tokyo University Medical School Presentation. We always welcome such occasions to spread our knowledge with peers in the worldwide community. Professor Kobayashi Dir. Dept Public Health, Tokyo University, Janet Doman, Dir.

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  • Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Brain Injury

    Wed, Jan 20, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Alikhan: Charming, intelligent, and pretty much unstoppable Alikhan Alikhan was born 12 weeks premature after a long and difficult labor. Parents learned in the intensive care unit that Alikhan had suffered a Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage. Oxygen was administered, and he was incubated, medicated, and monitored. He had seizures shortly after birth and was started on anticonvulsant medications. Parents were told that Alikhan had a brain injury and that they could not give a prognosis.

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  • Cerebral Palsy: Twin boys are stricken

    Wed, Jan 6, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy Causes Many Challenges to Overcome Matvey and Timofey crawl, creep and walk their way to wellness. The boys love reading homemade books together. Matvey and Timofey are twin brothers. They were born two months premature and both weighed less than 2 kilos. Immediately after they were born, they were placed in incubators, monitored and tube fed for two weeks. Doctors told their parents that both boys had suffered severe hypoxia during delivery.

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  • Developmental Delay Success Story: Krishna

    Thu, Nov 19, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Krishna began far behind his peers but today he is one of the top students in his class! As a baby, Krishna developed slowly. Mother noticed that by the age of 9 months, he wasn’t yet creeping on his hands and knees like other babies were. He was generally slower than other children in meeting milestones. When he was four years old, his language was significantly behind age level and physically he was more cautious than his peers.

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  • Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy – Blanca’s Pathway to Wellness

    Wed, Aug 12, 2015 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Palsy — Blanca’s Story An MRI done on her first day of life showed massive brain edema and palsy When Blanca was born, her umbilical cord was wrapped twice around her neck, causing asphyxia. She needed to have oxygen administered immediately. She began having seizures shorty after birth, and was given two different anticonvulsant medications. An MRI done on her first day of life showed a massive brain edema. She was kept in the hospital for 12 days.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story: Kosei 7/22/2015

    Wed, Jul 22, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Trisomy 21 success story. Trisomy 21 vs. Stimulation and Opportunity Trisomy 21 success story. Kosei makes his own path to success – genes may not change but lives do. Kosei struggled to be born through a prolonged labor that ended in a Caesarean section delivery. He was unable to nurse and needed to be fed intravenously for the first week. After testing, Kosei was diagnosed with Trisomy 21, and it seemed he was destined to develop slowly and poorly.

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  • What About Your Baby’s First Foreign Language?

    Thu, Jul 16, 2015 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    To a baby born in London tonight English is a foreign language no more or less foreign than French, Chinese or Swahili. And yet, the baby will master that first (and most important) foreign language in a few short years. How do our babies do that and how can we make an environment for the baby to enrich his language and his ability to communicate? Very young babies are geniuses at cause and effect.

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  • Genetic Abnormality and Brain Injury: Joshua’s Journey to Wellness 7/15/2015

    Wed, Jul 15, 2015 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Genetic Abnormality — Brain Injury Responds To Help The following story was written by Ariana, the older sister of Joshua, who is on The Institutes Intensive Treatment Program. Ariana, 12 years old, is an important part of her brother’s team and a strong proof that for genetic abnormality – brain-injury children the family is the answer. My name is Ariana and I am very grateful for the opportunity to share the story of an exceptional boy named Joshua and his journey to wellness.

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  • Announcing The Arrival Of The Pathway to Excellence 7/10/2015

    Fri, Jul 10, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The Pathway to Excellence is here! For many years the staff of The Institutes dreamed of creating a summary of critical points to help brain-injured children who might never be able to come to The Institutes. Parents would be able to follow these points and help their brain-injured children at home. In 2006 work began, and the end result was the The Pathway to Wellness. Now the Pathway to Wellness is in ten languages, with more on the way.

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  • Developmental Delay: Elisa Conquers All 6/22/2015

    Mon, Jun 22, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Learning Difficulties & How Elsa Conquers Them Elisa was a healthy baby at birth. As far as her parents knew, she was a well child who was developing normally. But when Elisa was four years old, she had her first seizure. Her development was slowing in comparison to other children her age, and her parents realized that something was wrong. During the next four years she had about a half-dozen seizures.

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  • Professional Fatherhood: The Duty, Battle, and Joy

    Sun, Jun 21, 2015 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Professional Fatherhood: The Duty, Battle, and Joy - By Bob Moses One of my favorite parables is the story of three men to whom a different amount of talents were given. One man was given five talents, another man two talents, and the third man one talent. The man who received five talents courageously and wisely invested them. He doubled the amount of talents with which he was entrusted. He grew his gift!

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