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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story: Yuuki 9/26/2014

    Fri, Sep 26, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Yuuki with her brother Yuuki was diagnosed with Trisomy 21 as an infant, and as her mother wrote, “Since then we began searching for the best solution we could find to help her develop fully.” Her mother read the book How To Teach Your Baby To Read, and began to show big red reading words to her baby. As a result, she felt that her little girl’s vision and hearing developed very well.

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  • Sanity, Kids and Terrorists

    Wed, Sep 24, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Sanity Kids and Terrorists One day I received a letter from a brilliant mother. The address read: Glenn Doman, Fort Sanity, Philadelphia, PA, U.S. I guess The Institutes does look a little like a fort, being situated behind our 900-foot-long, high stone wall. But beyond the great compliment in that address and the Post Office’s brilliance in figuring out who it was intended for, there is one vital fact concerning sanity – that if we are ever going to have a sane world, the children offer us the best chance for the achievement of that sanity.

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  • Autism Success Story: Alex

    Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    “He has been healthy – before going to The Institutes he was sick all the time.” Alex was diagnosed as autistic at 18 months of age. When he was 33 months of age, his mother attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course, and began a treatment program with Alex at home. Alex and his parents have since joined the Intensive Treatment Program, and through their hard work and dedication have achieved amazing results.

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  • Remembering Glenn Doman on his Birthday

    Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    We are celebrating the life of Glenn Doman today and we welcome anyone and everyone who wants to help us embrace the life of this wonderful man. Glenn Doman 26 August 1919 to 18 May 2013 95 Years Still making the world a better place every day. Ways to Celebrate Take a moment, write a birthday toast to Glenn then toast him. (He would love that) If you like, send us your toast.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story: Sara

    Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    “We began to see that we have a child, not a problem - we had increasing hope.” On the day of Sara’s birth, her parents were told that she had Trisomy 21. This began the family on a search to find answers for Sara, leading them to The Institutes. After graduating from The Institutes’ Intensive Treatment Program, parents wrote about their family’s experience on the program and Sara’s inspirational story:

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  • Why You Should Teach Your Child to Run, Part 3

    Mon, Aug 11, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    There are six excellent reasons why you should teach your child to run. In case you missed parts one and two, be sure to read the previous running posts in our blog. We will discuss each of these in our blog. Reason Four—Health Our children have far fewer upper respiratory infections than average tiny children. Pediatricians become concerned only if children have more than nine upper respiratory infections a year!

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  • Hurt Kids Success Story: Jacob 8/4/2014

    Mon, Aug 4, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Hurt Kids – Jacob’s Success Story We see many hurt kids at The Institutes and Jacob was one of them. Jacob was born three months prematurely. He spent the first six months of his life in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit fighting for his life, along with his devoted parents. He underwent nine surgeries at this time. At one year of age, Jacob was blind, deaf and immobile. Here is Jacob after four months of his IAHP home treatment program:

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  • Autism Success Story Siao

    Sun, Jul 27, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Autism Success Story Siao His parents were deeply concerned about him when he was 18 months of age. He had not begun to speak, and did not respond to others. He lacked eye contact, and preferred to play by himself. He slept poorly, and began having asthma attacks.By three years of age, Siao had been diagnosed as autistic, his lack of speech persisted and he was socially withdrawn. He was hyperactive, and he walked on his toes.

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  • Hurt Kids Success Story: Kira 6/18/2014

    Fri, Jul 18, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Hurt Kids Success Story Kira Kira was born with a congenital malformation of her nose. She was not breathing or sucking by herself. She had two surgeries on her nose, the first 16 days after birth and the second just after her first birthday. Before starting The Institutes’ program at home, Kira was not yet able to crawl or creep. When the staff saw Kira for the first time, she had just turned two years old and was creeping about 300 meters a day.

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  • Immunizing our babies against illiteracy: a prescription that could change the world

    Thu, Jul 10, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Parents everywhere should rejoice that the science has finally caught up with the oldest and best-loved activity of parents and kids–reading together. For a half-century we at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential have had the privilege of teaching parents about brain growth and development, and helping those parents to provide an enriched environment at home for their babies. The AAP and their partner organizations now recognize that it is parents who are the key to early literacy.

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  • Why You Should Teach Your Child to Run, Part 2

    Mon, Jun 30, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    There are six excellent reasons why you should teach your children to run. We will discuss each of these in our blog. Reason Two— Development of the Respiratory System Running helps to develop the respiratory system, which delivers oxygen to the brain. The principle food of the brain is oxygen.The average adult brain represents about six percent of a person’s total body weight. Yet the brain can take as much as thirty-five percent of the oxygen that we inhale in each breath!

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  • Trisomy 21 Success: Maria and Anna 6/18/2014

    Wed, Jun 18, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Maria, and her twin sister, Anna, were diagnosed with Trisomy 21 at birth. Both Mother and Father attended the What to Do About Your Brain Injured Child course when they were 11 months old. At sixteen months of age, Maria was diagnosed with leukemia, and was immediately hospitalized. During Maria’s long hospital stay, her parents made certain she had the opportunity to creep. As a result, Maria walked for the first time while still in the hospital.

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  • Autism Success Story Alex

    Fri, May 30, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Autism Success Story Alex Alex was diagnosed as autistic at 18 months of age. When he was 2 years and 9 months of age, his mother attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child course. After starting the program with Alex, his mother wrote to us: “I’m writing you to let you know that my son Alex is doing so great! I quit my job to do the program at home and it’s been really the most wonderful days of my life.

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  • Why You Should Teach Your Child to Run, Part 1

    Wed, May 21, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    There are six excellent reasons why you should teach your children to run. We will discuss each of these in our blog. Reason One—Brain Growth and Development Running is not just a sport or a means of staying fit and healthy. Running is a function of the human brain. Between birth and six years of age, the brain grows at an enormous pace that will never be equaled in one’s lifetime.

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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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  • The Pathway To Wellness: Intelligence 12/4/2014

    Sat, Apr 12, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    In the world of hurt children, there are many myths. There is no myth more ancient and enduring than the myth that if the brain is injured then the child is automatically unintelligent. Parents know that their hurt children are smart, but they often do not know what to do to provide appropriate and effective stimulation and opportunity. For this reason, it is very important to know what to do and what not to do to insure that your hurt child is getting the maximum opportunity to learn and progress.

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  • Hurt Kids Success Story - Emilio

    Tue, Apr 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Hurt Kids Success Story Emilio The Institutes is happy to share the story of Emilio, who is three years old, and lives in Spain. Emilio’s parents attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child course in January 2012, and immediately began a program with Emilio. At that point, he could only move his arms and legs when laying down. Gradually, Emilio learned to crawl, and now he can creep indepently in a cross pattern, and has begun to stand on his knees.

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  • Here’s what some parents are saying about The Pathway To Wellness

    Thu, Mar 27, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Pathway to Wellness Helps Brain Injured Children The Pathway to Wellness Course offered by The Institutes is a program designed to set brain injured or hurt children on a pathway to wellness. Each child is an individual with his or her unique issues but all of them are helped to achieve optimal wellness for them. The Pathway To Wellness Helps Parents Be Better Parents Father, The United States “Great job on the layout of the site.

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