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  • Cerebral Ataxia: Zac’s Story of Hope and Hard Work

    Fri, Nov 17, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Zac today – handsome, smart and determined Zac, a little boy with a lot of challenges What do parents expect after attending the “What To Do About Your Brain-Injured” course? A program to help their brain-injured child? Mutual support from other parents? Guidance from staff members of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential? Knowledge and deep understanding of how the brain works? Yes, all the above. However, many parents report the most important thing they take home from the course is hope or a strong renewal of the hope they were in danger of losing.

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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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  • Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Brain Injury

    Wed, Jan 20, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Alikhan: Charming, intelligent, and pretty much unstoppable Alikhan Alikhan was born 12 weeks premature after a long and difficult labor. Parents learned in the intensive care unit that Alikhan had suffered a Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage. Oxygen was administered, and he was incubated, medicated, and monitored. He had seizures shortly after birth and was started on anticonvulsant medications. Parents were told that Alikhan had a brain injury and that they could not give a prognosis.

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  • The Ability to Excel

    Sat, Jun 28, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    I am a graduate of the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course from 1979. I had originally sought the help of the Institutes because my daughter, Tarea, was born 6 weeks premature and seemed developmentally delayed (both physically and mentally) compared to her 2 brothers (4 and 6 years older). Upon my graduation in 1979, I began the program designed by The Institutes. Tarea was 21 months old at that time.

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