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  • Dx Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jonathon says really?

    Fri, Sep 20, 2019 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    After a good start as a baby, little Jonathon’s development is seriously derailed. Can he find the help he needs to get back on track? Mother tells his story. Jonathon today – bright, capable and determined Jonathan was born after a full term pregnancy seven years ago. Initially he developed as a normal child. He was crawling and moving around at roughly the same age as his older sister and showed good eye contact.

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  • Dx Epilepsy and Developmental Delay: Anwar Success Story

    Thu, Jun 13, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    The Grateful Parents of Anwar Tell His Story Baby Anwar with his Teddy and his tubes – not a happy boy When Anwar was born we knew almost immediately something was different. At first, it was just a few small difficulties and a feeling that kept growing with each passing day. Then months passed and milestones were being missed and the signs just kept piling up. It couldn’t be ignored anymore, even with the doctors telling us there was nothing to be worried about we knew deep down that there was.

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  • The New Pathway To Wellness

    Tue, May 28, 2019 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Where To Begin Parents come from all over the world to The Institutes with their children who need help. Some children are blind and deaf and immobile while others have moderate problems of learning or speech. Some are chronically ill or have serious feeding problems or seizures. Some may be wildly hyperactive or have unpredictable behavior while others barely move or make sounds. Some will have genetic abnormalities such as Trisomy 21.

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  • Developmental Delay: Diego Success Story

    Wed, May 1, 2019 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    After eight years treading water, Mother tells us what her little boy accomplished in five short months Deep in my heart, I always knew something was wrong with Diego. However, it was not until he was two years old when I started asking myself “Why can’t my son say any words?” At that time, Diego could only say the letter “e”. It was then when we started looking for answers and doing all kinds of studies and therapies to try to help Diego to talk.

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  • Dx: Cerebral Palsy - Ferruccio Success Story

    Thu, Mar 28, 2019 | Reading Time: 10 Minute Read
    Ferruccio – The boy who was on our program for a million years Ferruccio still returns to The Institutes campus to update his program ###Ferruccio’s Early Life Ferruccio was born in Venice, Italy. His parents were both physicians. He was a premature baby and by the third month of life his arms and legs started to become rigid. By his second birthday, Ferruccio’s parents knew their little boy was in trouble and they learned about the work of The Institutes.

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  • Language Development

    Thu, Mar 14, 2019 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Results: The only thing that matters in the world of hurt kids In the world of brain-injured children language is a critical issue. It can be a life and death issue. When the world sees a hurt child, if he cannot speak or speaks poorly, it is often assumed that the child is not intelligent. His fate is often based upon that assumption. Once he is assigned this lower condition, he is seen as less deserving and less worthwhile.

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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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  • What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child in Tokyo

    Fri, Feb 8, 2019 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Parents Come From Four Nations To Tokyo For more than a half century parents have been making their way from around the world to The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia to find answers for their brain-injured children and for almost that long, the staff of The Institutes have been traveling around the world to provide those answers closer to home whenever they could do so.

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  • Dx Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Hydrocephaly: Brody Success Story

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Little Brody is born 17 weeks early and given a 5% chance of survival Brody - Unexpected Blessing Born at 23 weeks of gestation, his parents were told he had only a 5% chance of survival. This pregnancy was a huge surprise to Mother and Father. Mother was told by her doctors that she would never conceive. Brody was conceived three months after the loss of father’s youngest brother due to a tragic car accident.

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  • Dx Post Natal Hypoxia: Matias Success Story

    Wed, Jan 2, 2019 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Poor Health and Language Development make the life of little Matias very difficult Father tells the story of his son’s journey from birth to the present Matias at the Institutes Matias, our second child, was born beautiful and perfect in our eyes. Despite being a month premature, his APGAR score was 9 and 9. When he was three weeks old, he suffered a hypoxic accident. We don’t know, if it was that he had a terrible pneumonia, or that he aspirated.

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  • Holiday Greetings from The Institutes

    Thu, Dec 27, 2018 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Our beautiful tree welcomes family and friends to the festivities in our Board Room Robert Diamond decorates the tree with a beautiful handmade ornament from Poland Food, food, food - Van and her industrious staff create an incredibly delicious array of appetizers and a wonderful dinner that follows. Fathers make the best fathers: Aaron and Jonah And Mothers make the best Mothers: Amanda and Zelick And Grandparents make the best Grandparents: Institutes Administrator Tammy Cadden greets proud grandmother Dr.

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  • Dx Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum and Developmental Delay: Jaden Success Story

    Wed, Dec 12, 2018 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Mother Tells the Story of Jaden’s Pathway to Wellness Philadelphia – Here I am! Jaden had a natural birth at 37 weeks. He appeared normal, and was very quiet as a baby. With our other two older kids, we were busy juggling between home and work, and we didn’t pay much attention to his physical growth and development, assuming time would do its job. It was not until his new pediatrician noticed that he could not roll over or reach for an object in front of him, that he was extensively evaluated by the paediatric neurology team.

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  • Dx Trisomy 21: Floyd Success Story

    Fri, Nov 16, 2018 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Highly Intelligent and Socially Excellent, Little Floyd Inspires Others to help Hurt Kids in Australia Floyd sporting his Grow Foundation T-shirt with Dad at the event celebrating his selection as the recipient of a major grant from the foundation Floyd’s growth was picture-perfect, no hint of problems until 32nd week of life when his growth began slowing down slightly. However, the growth check confirmed that he was very healthy and of average size.

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  • We Are The Home of "The Doman Method"

    Thu, Apr 12, 2018 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    We Are The Home of “The Doman Method” GLENN DOMAN founded The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential to which parents from every continent have been finding their way for more than a half-century. Glenn’s daughter, Janet Doman, became director of The Institutes in 1980. Since Glenn’s passing in 2013, the staff of The Institutes proudly continue to teach parents and to expand the mission of The Institutes around the world.

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  • Learning Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Fri, Feb 28, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. When a parent of a child with a learning problem contacts The Institutes, the questions he or she asks are usually the same ones that are asked over and over again. We have chosen some of the most common questions and their answers in the hope that the parents of theses children can learn more about the brain and the most effective means of treating the brain.

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