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What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course

What to about your brain injured child course

More Than a Half-Century of Experience

Parents come from all over the world to The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential to learn how to significantly increase their child’s mobility, intelligence, and social growth, and to improve their health and physical growth. What To Do about Your Brain-Injured Child is a comprehensive course that provides parents with vital information to place their child on the pathway to wellness.

Parents Are The Best Therapists

The Institutes strongly believes that children do best at the home with their mothers and fathers. When parents know how to provide an ideal environment for brain growth, they are the best teachers for their child. When family is the answer- not the problem.

Is Your Child a Candidate

Children may have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, developmental delay, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, or learning problems. The Institutes treats the full spectrum of brain-injured children. Children range from those who are blind, deaf, paralyzed, insensate, and speechless to children who may have learning problems in school- and every king of brain-injured child in between. No child is ever turned down because of the severity of the brain injury. The Institutes provides help for all brain-injured children.

brain injured child program

This is an intensive course conducted at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential. It consists of more than fifty hours of lectures, demonstrations and practical teaching concerning child brain development in the brain injured child.


The objective of the brain-injured child program is to teach parents about the growth and development of the brain so that they have the tools they need to put their child firmly on a pathway to improvement as quickly as possible.


Only parents of brain injured children or immediate adult family members of brain-injured adults may attend the brain injured child program.


brain injured child program

Parents who have enrolled in the course should read all the course information carefully so that they arrive well prepared and ready to learn. This is an exciting week and it is carefully organized to enable each parent to learn a tremendous amount about human brain function. The single most important preparation for a parent who attends this course is to read the book What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child by Glenn Doman. The course covers every aspect of brain injury, from the mildest to the most profound. This course is designed to answer a vast number of questions that parents have regarding their child. The staff will endeavor to answer every question for which they believe they have an answer. The course consists of lectures, demonstrations and opportunities to practice techniques and covers the subjects listed below.

Please note:

If only one parent can attend the course initially, it should be the parent who will be doing the program at home. To enroll in the Aspirant Program both parents must complete The What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course.

Children should remain at home.


Years of preparation and experience have gone into the course. Every moment is used to give those attending the greatest opportunity to learn. This course contains a vast amount of information that must be presented in a short period of time. To accomplish this, parents must be able to attend the course without any outside distractions. It is not possible to attend part of the course or to come and go from the lectures. The course must be completed from start to finish in the proper sequence. It is not possible for children to attend the course. The Institutes have no childcare facilities. Parents must be able to leave their children at home or elsewhere in loving and competent hands. Children cannot be cared for on the campus. This is a course designed solely for parents. Successful completion of the course certifies parents to use this information with their own children only. It does not qualify parents or professionals to instruct anyone else in the work of The Institutes. The Institutes clinical staff members are available to answer questions in the lecture breaks that occur every hour. These question sessions are extremely helpful to parents. It is vital that parents understand that the staff cannot answer specific questions about a specific child. The staff will never have seen or evaluated the children whose parents attend this course. Therefore, it is impossible for staff members to offer parents specific advice about an individual child during the course.

For Families Who Require Translation

Over the last half-century, over twenty thousand families have come from all over the world to attend courses at The Institutes. During this time, The Institutes have developed a team of translators who are experienced in child brain development. There are translators for every major language. We do our best to arrange translation for our parents who need it at the earliest possible course. The Institutes uses translators who are thoroughly trained at The Institutes. Families are not permitted to bring their own translators. Sometimes it takes time to arrange for translation. There is also a considerable cost for simultaneous translation. The more parents attending, the less the translation cost will be for any one parent. Because of this, the staff schedules at least three parents who need the same language in the same course. This course is presented several times throughout the year in Philadelphia. A team of staff members also presents a full video presentation of the course in Japan, Latin America, Singapore, and other locations. The entire course and the written material have been translated into Italian, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Polish and Russian.


This is a certification course. All parents who have attended every session of the course will receive the Certificate of Human Development at the Initial Parent Level. This certificate is awarded by The Temple Fay Institute for Academics of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential.

Vital Information

  1. Please fill out the application form for each parent who will attend the course.
  2. Carefully fill out the application about your brain-injured child.
  3. Return the application with your tuition deposit to The Institutes.

Content of the Course

Brain-Injured Child Program

The course consists of lectures, demonstrations and opportunities to practice techniques and covers the following subjects:

  • What is Brain Injury?
  • The Causes of Brain Injury
  • The Range of Brain Injury
  • Treating the Brain
  • How the Brain Grows
  • Neurophysiological Evidence
  • The Institutes Developmental Profile™
  • Evaluating Your Child
  • Understanding Diagnosis
  • Demonstration of Mobility Program
  • Mobility Growth
  • Mobility Programs
  • How To Teach Your Baby To Read
  • Demonstration of Reading Program
  • Patterning
  • How To Pattern
  • The Sensory Stimulation Program
  • Nutrition and Liquid Balance
  • Oxygen and the Brain
  • Signs of Intracranial Pressure
  • Fundamental Treatment Principles
  • What are the Chances for Wellness?
  • What are the Results?
  • Psychological Problems and the World of Brain-Injured Children
  • The Family as the Answer
  • How To Begin Your Program
  • Summary
  • Certification
  • Questions

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