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  • ADD and Developmental Delay: A Story of Success

    Fri, Aug 26, 2016 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    A Label of ADD & Developmental Delay is Overcome! Andres proves that the brain does grow by use and that a label of ADD doesn’t have to be devastating. Life was tough for baby Andres. **His parents sensed that something was ** very wrong, but doctors told them not to worry. When Andres was born, he was cyanotic and could not breathe. It had been a prolonged and difficult labor for mother, and he had no birth cry; doctors immediately had to revive him.

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  • AUTISM: A STORY OF HOPE

    Fri, Aug 12, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    ALEX GOES ALL THE WAY Life was difficult for baby Alex. Autism Signs in Alex As a baby, Alex cried constantly as he was too sensitive to sounds, water and foods. He was irritable and not a happy baby. 12 months of age, following an illness and a vaccination, Alex lost the speech he had started to develop, and his ability to eat solid foods. By 18 months of age, he was spending too much time engaged in repetitive actions like clapping and flapping his hands and he was diagnosed as autistic.

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  • Trisomy 21: Graduation 101 Yuuki makes it look easy

    Thu, Jul 28, 2016 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Yuuki with her wonderful older brother Trisomy 21 - Just Another Label for Down Syndrome In the last month of her pregnancy, Yuuki’s mother developed toxemia and was hospitalized. The baby was born prematurely, and a cardiac abnormality was discovered in the first week. At six months of age, the baby was diagnosed with Trisomy 21, and as mother wrote, “_Since then we began searching for the best solution we could find to help her develop fully.

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  • Cerebral Palsy: A Story of Hope and Love in Malaysia

    Mon, Jul 11, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy Treatment - Options For Parents **One little girl proves that brothers and sisters are a powerful force to help save the lives of brain-injured children and help with cerebral palsy treatment. ** Parents of brain-injured children are often asked whether they have enough time for their well children. There is an almost universal assumption when a family makes the decision to give their hurt child a fighting chance to be well that the well children in the family will automatically suffer neglect.

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  • Microcephaly: A Success Story

    Wed, Jun 29, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Brain Injury - Microcephaly Can Be Helped! Tim is No Longer Blind, Deaf and Immobile When Tim was born, he was cyanotic and had trouble breathing. After his birth, he had difficulty feeding and seemed sluggish compared to most newborns. By 9 months of age Tim was delayed compared to other babies. Doctors recommended therapies to speed up his development, which did not yield results. At one year of age, after a vaccination, parents noticed a substantial regression in his abilities.

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  • Cerebral Palsy: Injury to the midbrain can be treated

    Thu, Jun 9, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy Symptoms & What You Can Do Melvin’s Success Story Gives Hope for Children with Brain Injury After Melvin’s birth, he appeared to develop well and his parents thought that everything was fine. However, when he was five months old he caught the flu and became severely ill. He vomited a great deal and lost nearly one kilogram of weight. He then became ill with tonsillitis. For the next two months he was severely ill and slept most of the time.

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  • What Does Your Child Really Want? Here’s a great idea – ask him!

    Thu, Jun 2, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Children Respond To Questions Whether you have an 8-month-old who uses the birth cry to ask for something, or a 6-year-old screaming at you, knowing what your child really needs and wants can be a challenge. Children respond to questions - if you ask different questions, you will get your answer. Mothers really want to know: What does my child really need? What does he really want? Mothers often agonize over what new reading words would be best.

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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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  • Questions and Answers About The What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course

    Thu, May 19, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Questions & Answers - Brain Injury No one has ever said that my child is brain-injured. How do I know whether this course is for my child? You may have been given one of the 350 symptomatic labels often used for brain-injured children (such as developmental delay, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, attention deficit, learning problems, persistent vegetative state, or epilepsy). These labels all indicate that there is a problem in the central nervous system.

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  • Developmentally Delayed with Mobility Problems

    Tue, May 10, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    A Child Who is Developmentally Delayed Can Be Helped. Ignacio carves his own pathway to wellness Everything appeared to be normal when Ignacio was born, but when he was five months old his parents noticed that he was too quiet and did not make sounds like other babies did. Tests showed that he had an ear duct obstruction and that his cochleae were malformed, a condition they were told had no remedy.

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  • Near-Drowning and Coma

    Wed, Apr 13, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Brain Injury From Near-Drowning and Coma Functionally blind, deaf and paralyzed, brilliant Caelum battles his way back. Caelum today reading about a topic of interest Caelum was born a well child. During the first year of his life, he developed like other babies. He started to walk and talk, just as he should. Then, when Caelum was 17 months old, his parents experienced every parent’s worst nightmare. Caelum fell into the pool and nearly drowned.

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  • Developmental Delay Success Story

    Thu, Mar 31, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Developmental Delay Label Doesn’t Stop Tae “Tae will never be like the average child” - they were right she is much better! Here Tae is fighting the good fight and getting better every day. Tae did not have the easiest start to life. During the pregnancy, there was a threat of miscarriage in the sixth month, but fortunately the baby was born full term. However, at birth Tae’s cry was not immediate, she was blue and began having seizures.

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  • Trisomy 21: Sofia’s Story – A real life, not a life sentence

    Wed, Mar 16, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) Children Can Be Helped When Sofia was born, the doctor noted that her facial features resembled traits for Downs syndrome (Trisomy 21). She was 2 weeks premature, and had a low birth weight, and required incubation and monitoring. The diagnosis of Trisomy 21 was confirmed soon after. The first days of life were difficult for Sofia. Parents started immediately to look for answers. They found Glenn Doman’s book What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child and learned about The Institutes work with brain-injured children.

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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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  • A Cardiac Arrest, Brain Injury and a Poor Prognosis Didn’t Stop Greta from Walking

    Wed, Mar 2, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Brain Injury Diagnosis Proves Incorrect Greta was born by emergency C-section. After she was born, it was noted she had aspirated the amniotic fluid, and she needed a blood transfusion. The baby lost a great deal of blood, and her organs nearly failed. She went into cardiac arrest and required cardiac massage to revive her. She had no birth cry and breathed poorly. A diagnosis of brain injury was given to Greta.

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  • Cerebral Palsy: Super Carla makes a super effort–and triumphs.

    Wed, Feb 17, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    After Carla was born, her parents could only hold her in their arms for a few moments before she was rushed to the pediatric intensive care unit. She was born 10 weeks prematurely and needed full medical support to survive. She spent two very difficult and trying months in the hospital, where parents could only view her through a window. The first eight weeks of life: Baby Carla in intensive care on her belly, which is the best position for the brain-injured child.

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  • When is it too late for the brain to recover?

    Wed, Feb 3, 2016 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Mental Retardation — Joshua’s Success Story At age 25, Joshua starts the journey that will change his life — can his diagnosis of mental retardation be overcome? Joshua and Mother Following a difficult birth, with no detectable heartbeat prior to delivery, Joshua was incubated and given oxygen to survive. Mom stays in close communications with baby Joshua to encourage him to keep fighting Parents were told there was little hope their baby would ever develop normally.

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  • Tokyo University Medical School Presentation

    Thu, Jan 28, 2016 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Brain Injured Kids, Adults Presentation The Institutes has been pioneering in the area of brain-injured kids, adults for over 60 years and whenever we get the opportunity to share our success in the field, we do! We recently had the honor of attending a Tokyo University Medical School Presentation. We always welcome such occasions to spread our knowledge with peers in the worldwide community. Professor Kobayashi Dir. Dept Public Health, Tokyo University, Janet Doman, Dir.

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