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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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  • Cerebral Palsy: Twin boys are stricken

    Wed, Jan 6, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy Causes Many Challenges to Overcome Matvey and Timofey crawl, creep and walk their way to wellness. The boys love reading homemade books together. Matvey and Timofey are twin brothers. They were born two months premature and both weighed less than 2 kilos. Immediately after they were born, they were placed in incubators, monitored and tube fed for two weeks. Doctors told their parents that both boys had suffered severe hypoxia during delivery.

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  • Developmental Delay Success Story: Krishna

    Thu, Nov 19, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Krishna began far behind his peers but today he is one of the top students in his class! As a baby, Krishna developed slowly. Mother noticed that by the age of 9 months, he wasn’t yet creeping on his hands and knees like other babies were. He was generally slower than other children in meeting milestones. When he was four years old, his language was significantly behind age level and physically he was more cautious than his peers.

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  • Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy – Blanca’s Pathway to Wellness

    Wed, Aug 12, 2015 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Palsy — Blanca’s Story An MRI done on her first day of life showed massive brain edema and palsy When Blanca was born, her umbilical cord was wrapped twice around her neck, causing asphyxia. She needed to have oxygen administered immediately. She began having seizures shorty after birth, and was given two different anticonvulsant medications. An MRI done on her first day of life showed a massive brain edema. She was kept in the hospital for 12 days.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story: Kosei 7/22/2015

    Wed, Jul 22, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Trisomy 21 success story. Trisomy 21 vs. Stimulation and Opportunity Trisomy 21 success story. Kosei makes his own path to success – genes may not change but lives do. Kosei struggled to be born through a prolonged labor that ended in a Caesarean section delivery. He was unable to nurse and needed to be fed intravenously for the first week. After testing, Kosei was diagnosed with Trisomy 21, and it seemed he was destined to develop slowly and poorly.

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  • What About Your Baby’s First Foreign Language?

    Thu, Jul 16, 2015 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    To a baby born in London tonight English is a foreign language no more or less foreign than French, Chinese or Swahili. And yet, the baby will master that first (and most important) foreign language in a few short years. How do our babies do that and how can we make an environment for the baby to enrich his language and his ability to communicate? Very young babies are geniuses at cause and effect.

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  • Genetic Abnormality and Brain Injury: Joshua’s Journey to Wellness 7/15/2015

    Wed, Jul 15, 2015 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Genetic Abnormality — Brain Injury Responds To Help The following story was written by Ariana, the older sister of Joshua, who is on The Institutes Intensive Treatment Program. Ariana, 12 years old, is an important part of her brother’s team and a strong proof that for genetic abnormality – brain-injury children the family is the answer. My name is Ariana and I am very grateful for the opportunity to share the story of an exceptional boy named Joshua and his journey to wellness.

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  • Developmental Delay: Elisa Conquers All 6/22/2015

    Mon, Jun 22, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Learning Difficulties & How Elsa Conquers Them Elisa was a healthy baby at birth. As far as her parents knew, she was a well child who was developing normally. But when Elisa was four years old, she had her first seizure. Her development was slowing in comparison to other children her age, and her parents realized that something was wrong. During the next four years she had about a half-dozen seizures.

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  • Caelum Tells His Story 6/19/2015

    Fri, Jun 19, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Brain Injury — Intensive Treatment Program We have the privilege of featuring the story of Caelum. Caelum has done the Intensive Treatment Program at The Institutes. After many years of hard work and dedication, Caelum has reached levels that were never though possible. Caelum is not just smart, he is brilliant! This week, the staff asked Caelum to write his own post for the Facebook page. Here’s his story in his own words:

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  • Mother vs. iPad

    Fri, Jun 12, 2015 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    I don’t think iPads are better than mothers. I don’t think iPhones are better than mothers either. I love my iPhone. I doubt that there are many people on Planet Earth who love and appreciate the genius of the iPhone any more than I do. When it’s bad boy little brother arrived –the iPad – I knew the minute I saw him that he would change everything, and he has.

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  • Autism Success Story: Sean 5/21/2015

    Thu, May 21, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Symptomatic Label “Autism” Outcome: The Dean’s List _ Sean Carves His Own Pathway To Wellness Sean was diagnosed as autistic and as having a “non-verbal learning disorder.” Along with these diagnoses his parents were given a frightening prognosis. When Sean was 11 years old, his parents first learned about the work of The Institutes. When Sean was born, he was pale and had respiratory problems immediately after birth. Doctors found that his lungs were filled with fluid, and he had difficulty breathing for the first hour of life as his doctors worked to clear his lungs.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story Francesco 5/15/2015

    Fri, May 15, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Trisomy 21 Success Story Francesco Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21 or the Amazing Francesco? Proving that a diagnosis of Down syndrome does not define a life. Francesco, diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome, defied his diagnosis many years ago. When Francesco was born, in Italy, his parents were told that he would walk, but very late, that he would talk, but with extreme difficulty and that he probably would not learn to read or write.

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  • 60 Years of Search & Discovery

    Thu, May 14, 2015 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Child Brain Development — Celebrating 60 Years of Research On the 6th of May The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential began the celebration of six decades of work in the field of child brain development. Banners were hung on the campus of The Institutes celebrating the staff that helped to establish The Institutes as we know it today. The Flag Ceremony marks the commencement of the World Organization Meeting.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Caleb 4/9/2015

    Thu, Apr 9, 2015 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy: Don’t tell Caleb he can’t get better – he won’t believe you. Caleb and his mom. When Caleb’s parents were told that their son had Cerebral Palsy, doctors told them that his prognosis was poor and his future looked bleak. His mother, who works in the health care industry, was stunned by the diagnosis and the prognosis she had been given. Despite being given such tragic news, his parents refused to accept that Caleb could not improve and progress, and they made plans to attend the _What To Do About Your Brain- Injured Child_ course.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Diego 3/25/2015

    Wed, Mar 25, 2015 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy Prognosis: Very Poor Outcome: Wow A Hero’s Welcome Just a few months after finding out she was pregnant, Diego’s mother was told that the baby had a genetic abnormality. Soon after delivery, it was found that the baby had a mitral valve prolapse. As a result of the prolapse, the baby would often lose consciousness. Little Diego spent the first month of his life in the hospital.

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  • Important Information About the Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Children 2/28/2015

    Sat, Feb 28, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    “This Forbes Magazine article provides important information that will be of concern to parents. The electromagnetic fields created by commonly used electronic devices might pose a substantial risk to the health of children and adults alike. However, evidence is showing that children are especially vulnerable for the following reasons: Their bodies are smaller in relative size. Their skulls are thinner, allowing these frequencies to more easily reach the brain. Their brain tissue is more absorbent, making it easier for these frequencies to reach the brain.

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  • Birth Trauma: The Astonishing Story of Pierre 2/11/2015

    Wed, Feb 11, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Recently, a mother 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. All seemed well, at first. A few hours later, however, Pierre stopped breathing and had his first seizure. Mother says, “Later that day our baby did not even remotely resemble the one delivered earlier that day.

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  • A Boy Takes His First Steps 1/20/2015

    Tue, Jan 20, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Brain Injured Child Walks We are so proud of this Russian family – a brain injured child walks for the first time! Their son, Nikolay, just began to walk. Here is a note from his mother and a video of his first steps. “A bit more than two years ago we heard about Mr. Doman and his work with brain-injured children. You can’t imagine how glad we were to get the invitation to Pisa.

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