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  • Dx Autism Spectrum: Mateo and His Family Choose a Pathway to Wellness

    Thu, Feb 8, 2018 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Mother tells the story of her son Mateo was born vía C-Section at 37 weeks. The baby developed normally reaching milestones until the age of nine months. But then, Mateo lost all meaningful sounds and made no eye contact. Assuming every kid develops at a different pace, and getting no feedback regarding this from his pediatrician, my husband and I decided to let time do its job. By the age of 18 months, crowds overwhelmed Mateo, he had no words of speech, he did not respond to his name, he made no eye contact and he developed repetitive movements.

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  • Learning Disabled No More

    Wed, Jul 5, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    His mother explains, “From the beginning I was mentally making excuses for Adam without even realizing it; Maybe he was a little busier than other three-year-olds, his speech is just a little immature, all kids are destructive from time to time.” One day, while observing Adam in day care his mother realized that there were obvious differences between Adam and the other children. He didn’t draw on paper, answer questions, or seem to be paying attention to the teacher.

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  • Birth Trauma: The Astonishing Story of Pierre Updated – 11/30/2016

    Thu, Dec 1, 2016 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Learning Disabilities Can Be Overcome More than a year ago we reported on the wonderful story of Pierre. We recently had an update from his family. His extraordinary story just keeps getting better. One of our mothers in South Africa wrote to us about her son—a young man whom we never met but whose life was greatly influenced by The Institutes. At birth the umbilical cord was wrapped around Pierre’s neck and he was almost delivered by caesarean section.

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  • From Hemiplegia and Learning Problems to Running a Marathon and School

    Wed, May 25, 2016 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Hemiplegia and Learning Problems Nihad crosses the finish line Nihad was born a well child. At 5 months of age, he suddenly became very ill. He became very irritable and lethargic, developed a fever and began projectile vomiting. At first, doctors thought it might just be a product of teething, but it became obvious that Nihad was suffering from something far more serious. When he was finally admitted to the hospital, it was discovered that he was suffering from tuberculous meningitis, which had caused increased intracranial pressure and hydrocephalus.

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  • One Mother’s Story: Why She Chose To Fix Haylie Rather Than Create A Special World For Her To Live In

    Wed, Mar 9, 2016 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Disabled Kids - Why I Never Labeled My Daughter Since publishing my blog with the story about my daughter Haylie overcoming her brain injury, I have been approached by readers for all sorts of reasons - people looking for more information, people seeking hope and inspiration for their effective work with their own hurt kids, people congratulating us, people wondering how on earth that could really be possible and people who seek to bond on the basis of “Ain’t it tough being the mom of a disabled kid and aren’t our disabled kids still wonderful in their own unique ways.

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  • Hydrocephaly and Hyperactivity: The Story of Twins 10/30/2014

    Thu, Oct 30, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Yoshiki and Yuuki holding their personal donation to The Founder’s Fund. They were the first contributors to The Founder’s Fund when it was created to celebrate Glenn Doman’s 90th birthday. Yoshiki and Yuuki were born ten years ago but these twins could not be more different. They were born two months premature and they were given oxygen at birth to survive. Yoshiki, who was born first, struggled the most. A few days after birth, he was diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage, an hemangioma covering one eye, and hydrocephaly.

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  • Thoughts on “The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder”

    Thu, May 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Attention Deficit Disorder Symptoms In the New York Times article, The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder 15 December 2013, it was pointed out that the number of children on medication for this disorder had soared to 3.5 million children in the last twenty years. The rising rate of diagnosis was termed a “national disaster of dangerous proportions”, by Dr. Keith Conners, psychologist and professor emeritus at Duke University. “The numbers make it look like an epidemic.

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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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