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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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  • Six Questions: Why the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course is the Answer

    Mon, Feb 23, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    The How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence course Can’t I learn what I need to know to start teaching my child from the books or the DVDs? Well, of course you can! Almost every mother or father who attends the course has read How To Teach Your Baby to Read or How Smart Is Your Baby? or all of the books. Many parents have viewed all of the DVD’s as well.

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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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  • 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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