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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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  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Child’s Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 11/20/2014

    Thu, Nov 20, 2014 | Reading Time: 10 Minute Read
    By Mihai Dimancescu, M.D. Glossary of Terms Traumatic Brain Injury Any injury to the brain sustained after birth. Such injuries include blows to the head, lack of oxygen from suffocation, smoke inhalation or near drowning, hemorrhages, brain tumors, infections and penetrating wounds. Cerebral Concussion A person who receives a blow to the head that is sufficiently firm to cause brief loss of consciousness (minutes, not hours) and/or amnesia (loss of memory for the event).

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury Success Story: Ana

    Thu, Nov 20, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    A newspaper article documents Ana’s accident Ana soon after the fall Traumatic Brain Injury Success Story At birth, Ana was a beautiful and healthy baby girl. In the first two years of her life, she developed normally and was a happy child. However, soon after her second birthday, a terrible accident occurred that changed Ana’s life. While on vacation with her parents, Ana fell headfirst from a second-story balcony onto a marble floor.

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  • Pain Reduction: Dr. Wally Schmitt & Dr. Jerold Morantz Teach at The Institutes Annual Conference 11/6/2014

    Thu, Nov 6, 2014 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Each year at this time The Institutes invites members of its research team to present a seminar on a specific topic or to present case histories for problem solving. Dr. Schmitt teaches pain relief techniques Dr. Schmitt and Dr. Morantz, long-standing members of The Academy for Child Brain Development, have instructed The Institutes staff in the Applied Kinesiology techniques of fascial flushing and Golgi tendon organ and muscle spindle cell stimulation to improve hip dysplagia in brain-injured children.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Aaron 11/5/2014

    Wed, Nov 5, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy Success Story Aaron was delivered prematurely by emergency cesarean section. He was not breathing and needed the help of a respirator to survive his first day. He weighed less than four pounds. At four months of age, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Before his first birthday, Aaron had his first seizure and was started on anti-convulsant medication. Before his second birthday, Aaron had already been hospitalized for pneumonia twice, and a tube was inserted for his feeding.

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  • Latest Press Release 10/31/2014

    Fri, Oct 31, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential Launches The Pathway to Wellness: A New Online Community for Parents of Children with Special Needs The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, announced today the launch of The Pathway to Wellness, a new online resource and community for parents of children with special needs. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential (The Institutes), a leading group of expert nonprofits and pioneers specializing in child development search and discovery, today announced the launch of The Pathway to Wellness, an innovative new online resource and community.

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  • Hydrocephaly and Hyperactivity: The Story of Twins 10/30/2014

    Thu, Oct 30, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Yoshiki and Yuuki holding their personal donation to The Founder’s Fund. They were the first contributors to The Founder’s Fund when it was created to celebrate Glenn Doman’s 90th birthday. Yoshiki and Yuuki were born ten years ago but these twins could not be more different. They were born two months premature and they were given oxygen at birth to survive. Yoshiki, who was born first, struggled the most. A few days after birth, he was diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage, an hemangioma covering one eye, and hydrocephaly.

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  • Shinichi Suzuki: A Treasure 10/29/2014

    Wed, Oct 29, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Shinichi Suzuki is alive and well in 2014 in Philadelphia, Pa. and around the world. I dare say that his “Twinkle Variations” are being played some where in the world 24 hours a day every day of the week. Well, they had better be. Dr. Suzuki always said “the only day you do not practice is the day you do not eat!” In his lifetime he and his superb teachers taught well over 40,000 tiny Japanese children how to play the violin.

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  • Celebrating the life of Dr. Raymundo Veras 10/22/2014

    Wed, Oct 22, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Today is Dr. Raymundo Veras Day at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential. Dr. Raymundo Veras, a prominent Brazilian ophthalmologist, first came to The Institutes in 1956 with his young brain-injured son, José Carlos. The young boy had injured his spinal cord in a diving accident and was totally paralyzed. The Veras family brought José Carlos to the most famous rehabilitation center in New York, but no one could help him.

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  • What Parents Say About The Course

    Wed, Oct 8, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child — A Course For Parents The Institutes has many course offerings for parents of both brain injured children as well as children who are bright but need direction. The What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course helps parents help their children rise to a level of wellness no believed possible by practitioners in the field of special needs children. Here is the Founder, Glenn Doman, speaking with parents around the world as part of the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course.

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