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  • What Makes Us Different?

    Wed, Feb 19, 2020 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Sometimes the very first question our parents ask is “What makes us different?” There are so many ways to answer this question that it sometimes stops us in our tracks. What _does_ make us different? A Real Diagnosis Makes Us Different When brain-injured children come to us they have often been almost everywhere. Although they have had many assessments and tests, they seldom arrive here with a real diagnosis. Instead, the child has been given symptomatic labels.

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  • The Pathway to Excellence: Mobility

    Fri, Feb 14, 2020 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    What You Need to Know Movement is basic to life For all creatures, movement is fundamental and basic to survival. The newborn baby has been moving in utero for the better part of nine months. Once the baby arrives it is vital to provide an environment in which the baby can continue on this mobility journey. Babies and young children need to move as much as possible A mobile baby is a happy baby and a healthy baby The average newborn baby has less than five minutes a day to move independently before birth he had 24 hours a day to move whenever he wanted to do so.

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  • Goldbrick Hill

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 | Reading Time: 16 Minute Read
    A Memoir by Glenn Doman K Company, 346th Infantry Regiment Company Commander Glenn Doman This week marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The liberation of many other concentration camps followed with the successful conclusion of The Battle of the Bulge and the destruction of the Siegfried Line. Glenn was be part of that liberation. As part of the centennial celebration of his life and in tribute to those who lost their lives by his side we reprint his own account of one battle from early March 1945.

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  • Dx Trisomy 21: Alice Success StoryPathway to Wellness

    Wed, Nov 20, 2019 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Parents choose stimulation and opportunity as their philosophy Mother and Alice today Alice was born at 37.5 weeks weighing 2 kg after a swift and normal delivery. It was the first of April and we were told for the first time that our only daughter had Down Syndrome. Shocked and unprepared, we went home with our tiny baby to face the difficulties of the many symptoms. As a result of her low muscle tone, Alice had very little movement of arms and legs, she didn’t cry, made a big effort to nurse and would sleep most of the time.

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  • Halloween 2019

    Thu, Nov 7, 2019 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    It does not have to be all about ghosts and goblins and glucose Parents from around the world are gathered in The Children’s Center to learn what celebrities have arrived from The Evan Thomas Institute to celebrate Halloween Halloween has traveled around the world. In the United States it is celebrated by more Americans than almost any other cultural event except the 4th of July. It used to be kids only but now baby boomers have decided they do not want to grow up and Halloween has become a good excuse for a party with costumes and a lot of beloved junk food for adults of all ages.

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  • What To Do About Your Brain-injured Child: Singapore August 2019

    Fri, Aug 16, 2019 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    “Our New Journey Starts Now” Some members of the Class of 2019 The Institutes has been presenting the What To About Your Brain-injured Child course in Singapore since 2003. What a pleasure it was to return there once again this year to teach our parents who came not only from Singapore but Australia, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates. Staff members from Brasil, Japan, and the United States traveled to Singapore to present the course.

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  • Demonstrations and Parent Interviews

    Fri, Jul 19, 2019 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Demonstrations Parent Interviews

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  • Lovers, Attackers, and Counterfeiters

    Fri, Jun 21, 2019 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Reprinted from The In-Report The Institutes Founder, Glenn Doman, often remarked wryly that the people who know about The Institutes all fall into one of three groups. The parents who love The Institutes (there are a hundred thousand of them from every profession, business, trade and industry). The professionals who have studied nothing about us and who are consequently attack us (there are hundreds of them). The professionals and amateurs who know nothing about us and who pretend to be us.

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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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  • The World Organization for Human Potential 2019

    Sat, May 18, 2019 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    We celebrate our 64th birthday After a tame winter, spring finally arrived to welcome the 64th Annual World Organization for Human Potential, held May 8-10 on The Institutes campus. The speakers included members from Brasil, Dubai, Japan, Mexico and the United States. The scientists and educators included child brain developmentalists, chiropractors, dentists, teachers, and physicians. Dr. Denise Malkowicz, President of the World Organization for Human Potential On Wednesday, May 8, Dr.

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  • How Much Does Early Development Really Matter?

    Fri, Apr 12, 2019 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Can a small ad in a magazine be the beginning of a future that exceeds your wildest dreams? Inception One night my five-month old, Priscilla, was tossing, turning, and crying so I decided to get her up and play a game with her. I put a small object in my hand and threw it back and forth. After a while I began to notice her reaction to the object– she was able to follow the pattern simply with her eyes.

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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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  • A Gentle Revolution in Our Own Home

    Thu, Feb 28, 2019 | Reading Time: 10 Minute Read
    A mother of six shares her adventures in early development at home. Our parents often ask can you do the program with more than one child? These six kids prove that you can! A very new and exciting part of my work with my own children came as a result of my opportunity to study at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia in 1987, when my two youngest were 11 months and 2½ years old.

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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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