The Evaluation and Program Visit
The Evaluation and Program Visit is for parents who may or may not wish to be accepted onto the Intensive Treatment Program.
The Evaluation and Program Visit enables parents to bring their child to The Institutes for an evaluation and an individually designed treatment program. Parents then return home and carry out that treatment program at whatever level of intensity they determine is best for their child and family.
The objective of the Evaluation and Program Visit is to achieve physical, intellectual, and social growth in as many children as possible. The Evaluation and Program Visit provides a treatment program for parents who may or may not wish to be accepted onto the Intensive Treatment Program sometime in the future but who do want to receive a treatment program designed by The Institutes.
To enroll for the Evaluation and Program Visit, at least one parent must have earned the Certificate in Human Development at the Initial Parent Level in the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course. If one parent has not yet attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course, that parent must have read the book and be in complete agreement with the goals and philosophy of the program. Both parents must attend the Evaluation and Program Visit appointment.
To prepare for an appointment, parents should review all of The Institutes books, especially What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child by Glenn Doman. Parents should also review all notes and documents from the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course. Those parents who have made this careful review invariably learn more from their visit to The Institutes as a result.
The visit lasts three full days. A full initial developmental history of the child is done and carefully reviewed. Each child is thoroughly evaluated. This evaluation includes a functional neurological evaluation that is reviewed with the parents, and an Institutes Developmental Profile is made for each child. A child’s neurological growth rate is determined, as well as a complete functional diagnosis of the areas of brain injury. Each child receives a program that addresses the child’s physical, intellectual, social, and physiological needs. The primary area of injury determines the focus of the program being designed. This treatment program allows the child to receive the benefit of a home program created by the staff of The Institutes. Each program is very carefully taught to the parents. Every detail is reviewed thoroughly so that the parents are confident that they understand the principles of their child’s program and the technical details of how to carry it out. Parents are encouraged to ask whatever questions they have. The parents receive a full intensive treatment program. However, when the parents return home they will determine how much or how little of that program they wish to do.
Please Note: Parents who later decide they wish to return in the future for the Intensive Treatment Program are required to do a full intensive program in order to be considered for that program. Those families who decide to do a full intensive program at home and who wish in the future to be considered for the Intensive Treatment Program are given special consideration to do so.