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Dx Autism Spectrum: Mateo and His Family Choose a Pathway to Wellness0
Dx Autism Spectrum: Mateo and His Family Choose a Pathway to Wellness
Published: February 8, 2018 | 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 More0
Learning Disabled No More
Published: July 5, 2017 | 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 – 11/30/20160
Birth Trauma: The Astonishing Story of Pierre Updated – 11/30/2016
Published: December 1, 2016 | 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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Premature Babies: Are They Destined To Have Problems or Can We Make a Difference with Stimulation and Opportunity?0
Premature Babies: Are They Destined To Have Problems or Can We Make a Difference with Stimulation and Opportunity?
Published: November 10, 2016 | 12 minute read

One father writes about the challenges that he and his wife faced when their son was born 14 weeks before his due date. Many additional steps have to be taken when a child is born premature so as to stimulate the child and help them overcome learning problems. 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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From Hemiplegia and Learning Problems to Running a Marathon and School0
From Hemiplegia and Learning Problems to Running a Marathon and School
Published: May 25, 2016 | 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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