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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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  • Important Information About the Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Children 2/28/2015

    Sat, Feb 28, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    “This Forbes Magazine article provides important information that will be of concern to parents. The electromagnetic fields created by commonly used electronic devices might pose a substantial risk to the health of children and adults alike. However, evidence is showing that children are especially vulnerable for the following reasons: Their bodies are smaller in relative size. Their skulls are thinner, allowing these frequencies to more easily reach the brain. Their brain tissue is more absorbent, making it easier for these frequencies to reach the brain.

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  • Birth Trauma: The Astonishing Story of Pierre 2/11/2015

    Wed, Feb 11, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Recently, a mother in South Africa wrote to us about her son—a young man whom we never met but whose life was greatly influenced by The Institutes. At birth, the umbilical cord was wrapped around Pierre’s neck and he was almost delivered by caesarean section. All seemed well, at first. A few hours later, however, Pierre stopped breathing and had his first seizure. Mother says, “Later that day our baby did not even remotely resemble the one delivered earlier that day.

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  • A Boy Takes His First Steps 1/20/2015

    Tue, Jan 20, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Brain Injured Child Walks We are so proud of this Russian family – a brain injured child walks for the first time! Their son, Nikolay, just began to walk. Here is a note from his mother and a video of his first steps. “A bit more than two years ago we heard about Mr. Doman and his work with brain-injured children. You can’t imagine how glad we were to get the invitation to Pisa.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Kira

    Thu, Jan 8, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Her parents report she understands at a level higher than other children her age. Kira was born 30 days premature and was delivered via emergency C-section, as the doctors saw there was fetal distress. They had to deliver her as soon as possible. Upon delivery, Kira was cyanotic and could not breathe well and she was put on a ventilator and given medications. She was also tube fed. While in the hospital, she had a severe upper respiratory infection that lasted 2 months.

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  • Happy New Year to all our wonderful families 1/1/2015

    Thu, Jan 1, 2015 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Hurt kids have taught us so much. Among the many things they have taught us is to pay attention to wellness. They have forced us to ask the question is average normal? When our hurt children could do things that average children could not do, they forced us to face the fact that average is decidedly not normal. Perhaps most importantly, they have taught us to dream big dreams. Is there a bigger dream than the dream of seeing a blind child see or a deaf child hear?

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  • A Reassessment of the SIDS Back to Sleep Campaign 12/23/2014

    Tue, Dec 23, 2014 | Reading Time: 20 Minute Read
    Review The Scientific World JOURNAL (2005) 5, 550–557 ISSN 1537-744X; DOI 10.1100/tsw.2005.71 Corresponding author. The opinions expressed are solely those of the authors. ©2005 with author. A Reassessment of the SIDS Back to Sleep Campaign Ralph Pelligra1,*, Glenn Doman2, and Gerry Leisman3 1Ames Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Moffett Field, CA 94035; 2The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, Wyndmoor, PA 19038; and 3Carrick Institute for Clinical Ergonomics, Rehabilitation and Applied Neuroscience, School of Engineering Technologies, State University of New York, College at Farmingdale, Lupton Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

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  • Developmental Delay Success Story: Ana Isabel 12/18/2014

    Thu, Dec 18, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Severe Brain-injury: Ana Isabel’s Story Developmental Delay Success Story Ana Isabel’s story is written by her parents. Ana and her parents achieved all of these results at home through hard work and determination while on The Intensive Treatment Program. Ana Isabel was born in March 1999 and due to complications during labor she suffered a severe brain injury that affected her development. With sadness we saw that our baby’s development wasn’t normal.

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  • Duke University Study Confirms Babies Can Differentiate Quantity

    Thu, Dec 18, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Teaching Babies Math: Babies Innate Number Sense Predicts Future Math Skill Michael may be a baby but he is ready to learn the language of math New research from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences supports the math ability of infants. “The use of Arabic numerals to represent different values is a characteristic unique to humans, not seen outside our species. But we aren’t born with this skill. Infants don’t have the words to count to 10.

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  • Developmental Delay Success Story: Alessio 12/15/2014

    Mon, Dec 15, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Developmental Delay Success Story Developmental Delay Success Story: Alessio (In His Own Words) “I started to do The Institutes program in 1992; at that time I had problems in many areas. When I went to The Institutes in Philadelphia for the first time, my chronological age did not correspond to my neurological age. My function was below average in different areas of the brain. In particular, the right side of the body was very stiff, and slow in doing things, since I had a severe bilateral midbrain injury.

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  • Glenn Doman – A Lifetime of Service and Valor 12/10/2014

    Wed, Dec 10, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Child Brain Development — Glenn Doman, A Hero For thousands of parents around the world, Glenn Doman is remembered as a hero for his lifetime of search and discovery in the field of child brain development and the gentle revolution he created to provide intellectual, physical, and social excellence for all children. Glenn Doman, Founder of The Institutes However, seventy years ago, Glenn was a leader and hero to the men that fought with him on the battlefields of Europe, during the Second World War.

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  • The Pathway To Wellness: Intelligence 12/4/2014

    Thu, Dec 4, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    In the world of hurt children, there are many myths. There is no myth more ancient and enduring than the myth that if the brain is injured then the child is automatically unintelligent. Parents know that their hurt children are smart, but they often do not know what to do to provide appropriate and effective stimulation and opportunity. For this reason, it is very important to know what to do and what not to do to insure that your hurt child is getting the maximum opportunity to learn and progress.

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  • Developmental Delay Success Story: Aissa

    Tue, Dec 2, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Autism Symptoms & How Aissa Overcame Them Developmental Delay Success Story: As a young child, Aissa had frequent fevers, and often she would faint. She had her first seizure when she was two years of age, and later was put on anti-convulsant medication. She had severe recurring eczema and asthma, and took additional medications, including many courses of antibiotics. Once in school, Aissa struggled to keep up with her peers, and each year fell further behind.

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  • Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think

    Fri, Nov 21, 2014 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Five Tips To Help You Catch Up 1. Provide stimulation and opportunity on purpose not by accident 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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