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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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  • Caelum Tells His Story 6/19/2015

    Fri, Jun 19, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Brain Injury — Intensive Treatment Program We have the privilege of featuring the story of Caelum. Caelum has done the Intensive Treatment Program at The Institutes. After many years of hard work and dedication, Caelum has reached levels that were never though possible. Caelum is not just smart, he is brilliant! This week, the staff asked Caelum to write his own post for the Facebook page. Here’s his story in his own words:

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  • Mother vs. iPad

    Fri, Jun 12, 2015 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    I don’t think iPads are better than mothers. I don’t think iPhones are better than mothers either. I love my iPhone. I doubt that there are many people on Planet Earth who love and appreciate the genius of the iPhone any more than I do. When it’s bad boy little brother arrived –the iPad – I knew the minute I saw him that he would change everything, and he has.

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  • The Foundation for Success

    Thu, May 28, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    35 years ago, Elane Scott attended our early development parenting course, How to Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence. 35 years later, Elane’s daughter and son-in-law attended the same course and learned how to give their child a strong foundation. Mother’s comments about her experience: “That one week at the How to Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence course, 35 years ago, made me realize how important my role was as a mother. I learned that the decisions I made to meet the earliest needs of my infant daughter would affect her forever.

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  • Autism Success Story: Sean 5/21/2015

    Thu, May 21, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Symptomatic Label “Autism” Outcome: The Dean’s List _ Sean Carves His Own Pathway To Wellness Sean was diagnosed as autistic and as having a “non-verbal learning disorder.” Along with these diagnoses his parents were given a frightening prognosis. When Sean was 11 years old, his parents first learned about the work of The Institutes. When Sean was born, he was pale and had respiratory problems immediately after birth. Doctors found that his lungs were filled with fluid, and he had difficulty breathing for the first hour of life as his doctors worked to clear his lungs.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story Francesco 5/15/2015

    Fri, May 15, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Trisomy 21 Success Story Francesco Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21 or the Amazing Francesco? Proving that a diagnosis of Down syndrome does not define a life. Francesco, diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome, defied his diagnosis many years ago. When Francesco was born, in Italy, his parents were told that he would walk, but very late, that he would talk, but with extreme difficulty and that he probably would not learn to read or write.

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  • 60 Years of Search & Discovery

    Thu, May 14, 2015 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Child Brain Development — Celebrating 60 Years of Research On the 6th of May The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential began the celebration of six decades of work in the field of child brain development. Banners were hung on the campus of The Institutes celebrating the staff that helped to establish The Institutes as we know it today. The Flag Ceremony marks the commencement of the World Organization Meeting.

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  • Shakira Is Teaching Her Baby To Read And He Loves It 4/29/2015

    Wed, Apr 29, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Fifty years ago Glenn Doman wrote How to Teach Your Baby to Read. When Random House published the book there were basically two reactions: “This is a brilliant and wonderful idea” or “What planet did this man fly in from?” And so it has been for 5 decades. Millions of mothers have read the book and used it to teach their babies to read. There are probably hundreds of thousands of Teach Your Baby To Read babies around the world.

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  • ETI Graduate Tells Her Story: Chenee 4/24/2015

    Fri, Apr 24, 2015 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    IAHP ETI Graduate Chenee “We had just finished a performance in Tokyo, and I was off to watch a colleague perform on the aerial lyra. This was the first time I had ever seen an aerial performance outside of Cirque du Soleil and immediately had to try it. Soon after, I moved back to the States for the purpose of studying how to manipulate these beautiful apparatuses. Unfortunately, starting a career in the aerial arts at the age of 26 is typically not done.

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  • ETI Graduate Tells Her Story: Victoria 4/22/2015

    Wed, Apr 22, 2015 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Victoria in a hammer throw competition “Hammer throw is a discipline that requires extreme coordination, balance, strength, and even endurance, both mental and physical. Looking back, I am certain that without the early mental and physical training I received thanks to The Institutes’ Early Development Program and International School I would not be where I am today. The International School students are trained to be physically, socially, and intellectually excellent individuals, well balanced across all three areas.

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  • ETI Graduate Tells Her Story: Janelle 4/21/2015

    Tue, Apr 21, 2015 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    IAHP ETI Graduate Janelle Janelle with her twin sister “My time in The Evan Thomas Institute had a huge effect on my attention to physical fitness and my performance as an athletic artist. One of the biggest assets I think I gained was the habit of cross-training. As a professional dancer and acrobat, the discipline to cross-train is invaluable for many reasons, most important of these being the prevention of injury.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about “The Doman Method”

    Wed, Apr 15, 2015 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Who was Glenn Doman? 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. It is difficult to know if Glenn and The Institutes are better known for their pioneering work in the treatment of brain-injured children, or for their work in the early development of well children. Glenn dealt intimately with more than twenty-five thousand families over the last fifty years and strongly influenced millions of families through the book What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child, and the creation of the groundbreaking Gentle Revolution Series of books and materials that teach parents how to teach their babies at home.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Caleb 4/9/2015

    Thu, Apr 9, 2015 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy: Don’t tell Caleb he can’t get better – he won’t believe you. Caleb and his mom. When Caleb’s parents were told that their son had Cerebral Palsy, doctors told them that his prognosis was poor and his future looked bleak. His mother, who works in the health care industry, was stunned by the diagnosis and the prognosis she had been given. Despite being given such tragic news, his parents refused to accept that Caleb could not improve and progress, and they made plans to attend the _What To Do About Your Brain- Injured Child_ course.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Diego 3/25/2015

    Wed, Mar 25, 2015 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy Prognosis: Very Poor Outcome: Wow A Hero’s Welcome Just a few months after finding out she was pregnant, Diego’s mother was told that the baby had a genetic abnormality. Soon after delivery, it was found that the baby had a mitral valve prolapse. As a result of the prolapse, the baby would often lose consciousness. Little Diego spent the first month of his life in the hospital.

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