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  • Hurt Kids Success Story: Blanca 03/27/2014

    Thu, Mar 27, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The Institutes would like to share the story of one of our children who we just saw again last week. Her name is Blanca. Blanca was born in Spain in August 2008. The umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck twice. At only eight hours of age she began to have seizures and was immediately placed on Phenobarbitol and Valium. At 18 months of age, Blanca was functionally blind, deaf, and immobile.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Benedetta 3/14/2014

    Fri, Mar 14, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Benedetta was born 3 months prematurely after a long and difficult labor. At birth, Benedetta had respiratory distress and was administered oxygen immediately. She was kept in the Intensive Care Unit to be monitored and tube fed. She spent the first 3 months of her life in the hospital. When Benedetta was 10 months old, doctors saw that she was not developing like other children. She could not crawl or creep.

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  • Developmental Delay Success Story: Reagan 12/00/2014

    Sun, Mar 9, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Developmental Delay Success Story: Reagan is 6 years old. When Reagan was born, she did not have a birth cry and had difficulty breathing. Within the first week of life, Reagan had difficulty eating and at 6 days old she began having seizures. As she grew, she did not make her milestones and slept too much. Her muscle tone was very abnormal. After being diagnosed with global developmental delay, doctors told parents that they did not know why she was the way she was, but the sooner parents accepted it the better.

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  • Learning Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Fri, Feb 28, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. When a parent of a child with a learning problem contacts The Institutes, the questions he or she asks are usually the same ones that are asked over and over again. We have chosen some of the most common questions and their answers in the hope that the parents of theses children can learn more about the brain and the most effective means of treating the brain.

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  • Laterality Problems in Brain-Injured Children

    Mon, Feb 10, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. When a parent of a child with a learning problem contacts The Institutes, the questions he or she asks are usually the same ones that are asked over and over again. Are there any other kinds of visual problems that can cause reading or learning problems? Yes.

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  • Reading and Vision in Brain-Injured Kids

    Sat, Feb 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. When a parent of a child with a learning problem contacts The Institutes, the questions he or she asks are usually the same ones that are asked over and over again. We have chosen some of the most common questions and their answers in the hope that the parents of theses children can learn more about the brain and the most effective means of treating the brain.

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  • Should You Worry About A Child Who Writes Backwards?

    Sat, Jan 25, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching thier children to write. Q: My four-year-old daughter occassionally writes some letters backwards. I have not yet corrected her when this happens, should I? A: It is natural for young children to reverse some letters and even some words when they are first learning to write. After all, the letters do look very like one another and due to the great visual effort involved, some confusion can result.

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  • Physical Activity can Help a Child’s Writing

    Mon, Jan 20, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Physical Activity Helps Child’s Writing Skills The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching their children to write. Physical activity helps child’s writing skills and especially creeping, crawling and braciation. It’s important to start your child immediately on all of these activities. Q: What physical activities can my son do to enhance his ability to write? A: What a good question! There are several physical activities that promote the neurological organization necessary for writing and you are wise to encourage those in your son at this time.

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  • Is Your Child Frustrated with Writing?

    Wed, Jan 15, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching thier children to write. Q: My three-year-old can become quite frustrated in trying to write. What can I do to make her attempts more successful? A: You have observed in your little girl the natural great effort involved in manual writing. We consider writing to be the most sophisticated of all neurological functions. It combines the need for good visual convergence, with fine manual coordination, both tasks requiring lots of oxygen to the brain.

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  • Storytelling With Your Child

    Wed, Jan 8, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Child Storytelling - Encourages Creative Thinking The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching their children to write. Child storytelling is a very important area to encourage in your child; in fact, any area of creative expression will benefit your children’s growth in a myriad of ways. Q: My two-year-old, Adam, loves to tell stories but is not yet interested in manual writing. Do you have any suggestions?

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