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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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  • Physical Excellence: Why does it matter so much?

    Thu, Oct 2, 2014 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Physical Excellence: Why does it matter so much? Physical excellence is the ability to handle any physical problem that comes along in a lifetime. This is our ultimate objective – one that we keep in mind in everything we do with our children and one that we hope will bring them great pleasure and, if need be, even save their lives. To achieve physical excellence we must keep our attention on the development of coordination, strength, endurance, fitness and the product of all of these are confidence.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story: Yuuki 9/26/2014

    Fri, Sep 26, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Yuuki with her brother Yuuki was diagnosed with Trisomy 21 as an infant, and as her mother wrote, “Since then we began searching for the best solution we could find to help her develop fully.” Her mother read the book How To Teach Your Baby To Read, and began to show big red reading words to her baby. As a result, she felt that her little girl’s vision and hearing developed very well.

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  • Sanity, Kids and Terrorists

    Wed, Sep 24, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Sanity Kids and Terrorists One day I received a letter from a brilliant mother. The address read: Glenn Doman, Fort Sanity, Philadelphia, PA, U.S. I guess The Institutes does look a little like a fort, being situated behind our 900-foot-long, high stone wall. But beyond the great compliment in that address and the Post Office’s brilliance in figuring out who it was intended for, there is one vital fact concerning sanity – that if we are ever going to have a sane world, the children offer us the best chance for the achievement of that sanity.

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  • Children Have a Rage to Learn

    Fri, Sep 12, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    What is a three-year-old really like as opposed to the way we adults believe him to be? Babies are born with a rage to learn. They want to learn about everything and they want to learn about it right now. Tiny kids think that learning is the greatest ting that ever happened. The world spends the first six years of life trying to tell them that learning isn’t the greatest thing in life and that playing is.

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  • You Are a Great Math Teacher

    Thu, Sep 11, 2014 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    What is the essential ingredient in successfully teaching your child mathematics? Special knowledge of the subject? An advanced degree? Tremendous facility in mathematical calculations? Not really any of the above. In fact, often parents are far better teachers for their young children than someone else with great knowledge of math. Parents are more likely to begin at the beginning. They teach one step at a time. They keep it simple and clear.

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  • Autism Success Story: Alex

    Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    “He has been healthy – before going to The Institutes he was sick all the time.” Alex was diagnosed as autistic at 18 months of age. When he was 33 months of age, his mother attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course, and began a treatment program with Alex at home. Alex and his parents have since joined the Intensive Treatment Program, and through their hard work and dedication have achieved amazing results.

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