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  • Dx West Syndrome: Lucas Success Story

    Fri, Apr 24, 2020 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Can Lucas Have A Second Chance? Lucas before he started on the program Lucas was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a chromosomal abnormality, and developmental delay in the first few months of his life. At two years of age, he was blind, deaf, paralyzed, speechless, and he could not use his hands. Lucas’s parents attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course and began working intensively with him at home.

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  • Dx Cerebral Palsy: Sara Success Story

    Thu, Apr 2, 2020 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    After 12 years in a wheel chair Sara fights to be free Every time that Sara arrives at The Institutes she works out on the overhead ladder The beginning of Sara’s life Our daughter was born 25 years ago in Empoli, Italy. It was a difficult birth, I had a preeclampsia with an internal haemorrhage. We knew that our little daughter was in trouble. Shortly after birth, Sara was diagnosed with “Spastic Cerebral Palsy”.

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  • Dx Trisomy 21: Manuela Success Story

    Thu, Feb 13, 2020 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    One little girl with an extra chromosome and no mother or father finds the family she deserves Manuela today Manuela is my adopted daughter, and I realized she had a problem at birth. The lawyer for the adoption process reported that she was born with a genetic problem and that we were free to retract the process. I already felt Manuela was my daughter. Although I felt scared, it seemed to me that my daughter was the same, she just had an extra chromosome.

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  • Dx Hydrocephalus: George Success Story

    Thu, Jan 23, 2020 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Little George had a rough start but he is making up for lost time Mother tells his story A handsome little boy with a big mountain to climb George was born full term after a normal pregnancy. He was delivered by C-section after medication failed to begin labor. He tested 9 and 9 on his Apgar Tests. He fed relatively well and he was sent home as normal. Baby George needed to have brain surgery three times in the first seven months of his life But, his head was growing too fast and at 3 weeks old he had an ultrasound.

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  • The Brothers and Sisters of Our Hurt Kids Make Great Parents

    Fri, Oct 18, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Baby Sarah at five months with Mom and Dad One of the common, and sadly, enduring myths is that when a family has a child with a serious neurological problem the well children in the family will suffer because the hurt child will get all the attention. Over sixty years of living night and day with the families of hurt children has taught us that the truth is exactly the opposite.

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  • Dx Language Developmental Delay

    Fri, Oct 4, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Sebastian proves that the brain really does grow by use Sebastian at eight, hitting his stride and ready to attend school with his peers Beautiful baby Sebastian, propped up with pillows so he could sit he also needed a monitor for his breathing Sebastian was born in Brussels, Belgium. His Father is Colombian, and I am Mexican. He was born by caesarean section. At the precise moment of his birth, the paediatrician told us that Sebastian had noisy breathing.

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  • Learning Problems and Developmental Delay: German [UPDATE]

    Fri, Sep 6, 2019 | Reading Time: 10 Minute Read
    German today with Dad taking a summer internship in at a prestigious financial consulting firm in New York City. His Early Years German at The Institutes as a little boy After losing her first baby, mother learned that she had a severe thyroid problem, and a blood incompatibility. Eighteen months later, a second baby was conceived. Ultrasounds were planned monthly to monitor the baby’s progress. Although doing her best to maintain her health, Mother contracted a viral infection in the first trimester.

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  • Dx: Deaf and Developmentally Delayed: Henry Success Story

    Wed, Feb 13, 2019 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Henry fights for an ordinary life and gets an extraordinary one. Henry at age four, after surgery. A little more than 13 years ago, our son Henry was 7 weeks old and he had an appointment at the Portland Hospital to have a hearing test. He had failed what was called an echo-response test, a hearing test that all babies have in the first few days of their lives. I was told not to worry, as this test was notoriously unreliable, but that I would have to take him to a hospital to do another more definitive test just to be sure.

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  • Premature Babies: Are They Destined To Have Problems or Can We Make a Difference with Stimulation and Opportunity? (UPDATED 2017)

    Thu, Jul 6, 2017 | Reading Time: 28 Minute Read
    One father updates us about the challenges that he and his wife faced when their son was born 14 weeks before his due date. The developmental delay that was experienced with their premature baby is now almost non-existent! Now Koa finally comes home! About 18 weeks ago our world, as we knew it, got turned upside down. Our second son, Koa, was born at 26 weeks gestation, weighing 1030 grams.

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  • Prematurity and Developmental Delay

    Thu, May 25, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Reo Embraces a Brighter Future Reo’s mother had a difficult pregnancy, and at sixth months the baby was born by emergency C-section. With a birth weight of one kilogram, the baby was cyanotic, jaundiced, and in respiratory distress. Reo in traditional kimono and hakama celebrating the New Year’s holiday. Here he is holding a cat figure that customarily welcomes visitors to the home. Reo’s mother had a difficult pregnancy, and at sixth months the baby was born by emergency C-section.

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  • Success Story: Autism and Global Developmental Delay

    Thu, Apr 27, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Malcolm’s mother recalls how far he’s come in just nine months When Malcolm was young, we started to notice that he was not developing like other children. While he passed his hearing tests, he did not respond to sounds often or when we called his name. He walked late, at 18 months old, and was very unstable and lost his balance frequently and fell. He did not speak, and he did not respond even to very loud sounds.

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  • Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay and Epilepsy: Dennis defies all those Labels

    Wed, Mar 29, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Dennis’s parents realized he first had a problem when he was 6 months old. He was not able to hold up his head on his own, and was not gaining weight. At 11 months of age he started having grand mal seizures. Then multiple anticonvulsant medications were prescribed for him. Looking for ways to help him, his parents consulted various doctors and therapists. He was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy, severe developmental delay and epilepsy.

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  • Developmental Delay: Victoria and Mother Write Their Own Success Story

    Wed, Jan 18, 2017 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Victoria with her mother, father, and baby brother. Mother experienced a challenging pregnancy with early hemorrhaging, followed by numerous ultrasounds performed monthly. The air quality of their home in Mexico City was poor and parents worried about the ill effect on the baby. When it is was learned that the baby had the umbilical cord around her neck, a Caesarean delivery was scheduled. The baby’s birth cry was delayed and she was placed in an incubator at once.

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  • Developmental Delay : John is Leading the Pack Now, Not Struggling in the Back

    Wed, Oct 12, 2016 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Developmental Delay aka Mentally Retarded Children Can Recover Fully John’s life began in the African Congo. His mother had a difficult pregnancy because she suffered from asthma and bronchitis which was complicated by a bacterial infection and high blood pressure. After a prolonged labor, an emergency c-section was performed. Within a few hours of birth the baby began having tremors and was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with sepsis, and given antibiotics.

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  • ADD and Developmental Delay: A Story of Success

    Fri, Aug 26, 2016 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    A Label of ADD & Developmental Delay is Overcome! Andres proves that the brain does grow by use and that a label of ADD doesn’t have to be devastating. Life was tough for baby Andres. **His parents sensed that something was ** very wrong, but doctors told them not to worry. When Andres was born, he was cyanotic and could not breathe. It had been a prolonged and difficult labor for mother, and he had no birth cry; doctors immediately had to revive him.

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  • Microcephaly: A Success Story

    Wed, Jun 29, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Brain Injury - Microcephaly Can Be Helped! Tim is No Longer Blind, Deaf and Immobile When Tim was born, he was cyanotic and had trouble breathing. After his birth, he had difficulty feeding and seemed sluggish compared to most newborns. By 9 months of age Tim was delayed compared to other babies. Doctors recommended therapies to speed up his development, which did not yield results. At one year of age, after a vaccination, parents noticed a substantial regression in his abilities.

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  • Developmentally Delayed with Mobility Problems

    Tue, May 10, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    A Child Who is Developmentally Delayed Can Be Helped. Ignacio carves his own pathway to wellness Everything appeared to be normal when Ignacio was born, but when he was five months old his parents noticed that he was too quiet and did not make sounds like other babies did. Tests showed that he had an ear duct obstruction and that his cochleae were malformed, a condition they were told had no remedy.

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  • Developmental Delay Success Story

    Thu, Mar 31, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Developmental Delay Label Doesn’t Stop Tae “Tae will never be like the average child” - they were right she is much better! Here Tae is fighting the good fight and getting better every day. Tae did not have the easiest start to life. During the pregnancy, there was a threat of miscarriage in the sixth month, but fortunately the baby was born full term. However, at birth Tae’s cry was not immediate, she was blue and began having seizures.

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