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  • How Much Does Early Development Really Matter?

    Fri, Apr 12, 2019 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Can a small ad in a magazine be the beginning of a future that exceeds your wildest dreams? Inception One night my five-month old, Priscilla, was tossing, turning, and crying so I decided to get her up and play a game with her. I put a small object in my hand and threw it back and forth. After a while I began to notice her reaction to the object– she was able to follow the pattern simply with her eyes.

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  • A Gentle Revolution in Our Own Home

    Thu, Feb 28, 2019 | Reading Time: 10 Minute Read
    A mother of six shares her adventures in early development at home. Our parents often ask can you do the program with more than one child? These six kids prove that you can! A very new and exciting part of my work with my own children came as a result of my opportunity to study at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia in 1987, when my two youngest were 11 months and 2½ years old.

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  • The 63rd Annual World Organization for Human Potential May 9-11, 2018

    Thu, May 17, 2018 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Search and Discovery Spring finally arrived on The Institutes campus. The vibrant trees and flowers erupted in bloom in anticipation of the 63rd Annual World Organization for Human Potential, held May 9-11, 2018. The speakers varied from scientists, to musicians, to chiropractic specialists. Dr. Leland Green and Dr. Dimancescu open the 63rd annual meeting. On Wednesday, May 9, Dr. Leland Green, president of The World Organization for Human Potential, gave the keynote address.

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  • Our Family's Journey

    Fri, May 4, 2018 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    A Moment of Insight and Realization Changed Our Lives Clara learned to read very early and it has changed her life. When my wife was pregnant with our third child, our obstetrician recommended a study that she considered “routine,” called nuchal translucency. Basically this is an ultrasound that measures the amount of liquid in the back of the neck of the growing baby. An average fetus should be within a certain “normal” range.

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  • We Are The Home of "The Doman Method"

    Thu, Apr 12, 2018 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    We Are The Home of “The Doman Method” GLENN DOMAN founded The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential to which parents from every continent have been finding their way for more than a half-century. Glenn’s daughter, Janet Doman, became director of The Institutes in 1980. Since Glenn’s passing in 2013, the staff of The Institutes proudly continue to teach parents and to expand the mission of The Institutes around the world.

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  • Myths About Reading

    Thu, Jul 20, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Myth # 1 Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school This is not a myth. Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school. But so will the kids who did not learn to read before they went to school. All kids are bored when they get to school.

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  • Announcing The Arrival Of The Pathway to Excellence 7/10/2015

    Fri, Jul 10, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The Pathway to Excellence is here! For many years the staff of The Institutes dreamed of creating a summary of critical points to help brain-injured children who might never be able to come to The Institutes. Parents would be able to follow these points and help their brain-injured children at home. In 2006 work began, and the end result was the The Pathway to Wellness. Now the Pathway to Wellness is in ten languages, with more on the way.

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  • Professional Fatherhood: The Duty, Battle, and Joy

    Sun, Jun 21, 2015 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Professional Fatherhood: The Duty, Battle, and Joy - By Bob Moses One of my favorite parables is the story of three men to whom a different amount of talents were given. One man was given five talents, another man two talents, and the third man one talent. The man who received five talents courageously and wisely invested them. He doubled the amount of talents with which he was entrusted. He grew his gift!

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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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  • The Foundation for Success

    Thu, May 28, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    35 years ago, Elane Scott attended our early development parenting course, How to Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence. 35 years later, Elane’s daughter and son-in-law attended the same course and learned how to give their child a strong foundation. Mother’s comments about her experience: “That one week at the How to Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence course, 35 years ago, made me realize how important my role was as a mother. I learned that the decisions I made to meet the earliest needs of my infant daughter would affect her forever.

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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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  • Shakira Is Teaching Her Baby To Read And He Loves It 4/29/2015

    Wed, Apr 29, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Fifty years ago Glenn Doman wrote How to Teach Your Baby to Read. When Random House published the book there were basically two reactions: “This is a brilliant and wonderful idea” or “What planet did this man fly in from?” And so it has been for 5 decades. Millions of mothers have read the book and used it to teach their babies to read. There are probably hundreds of thousands of Teach Your Baby To Read babies around the world.

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  • ETI Graduate Tells Her Story: Chenee 4/24/2015

    Fri, Apr 24, 2015 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    IAHP ETI Graduate Chenee “We had just finished a performance in Tokyo, and I was off to watch a colleague perform on the aerial lyra. This was the first time I had ever seen an aerial performance outside of Cirque du Soleil and immediately had to try it. Soon after, I moved back to the States for the purpose of studying how to manipulate these beautiful apparatuses. Unfortunately, starting a career in the aerial arts at the age of 26 is typically not done.

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  • ETI Graduate Tells Her Story: Victoria 4/22/2015

    Wed, Apr 22, 2015 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Victoria in a hammer throw competition “Hammer throw is a discipline that requires extreme coordination, balance, strength, and even endurance, both mental and physical. Looking back, I am certain that without the early mental and physical training I received thanks to The Institutes’ Early Development Program and International School I would not be where I am today. The International School students are trained to be physically, socially, and intellectually excellent individuals, well balanced across all three areas.

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  • ETI Graduate Tells Her Story: Janelle 4/21/2015

    Tue, Apr 21, 2015 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    IAHP ETI Graduate Janelle Janelle with her twin sister “My time in The Evan Thomas Institute had a huge effect on my attention to physical fitness and my performance as an athletic artist. One of the biggest assets I think I gained was the habit of cross-training. As a professional dancer and acrobat, the discipline to cross-train is invaluable for many reasons, most important of these being the prevention of injury.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about “The Doman Method”

    Wed, Apr 15, 2015 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Who was Glenn Doman? GLENN DOMAN founded The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential to which parents from every continent have been finding their way for more than a half-century. It is difficult to know if Glenn and The Institutes are better known for their pioneering work in the treatment of brain-injured children, or for their work in the early development of well children. Glenn dealt intimately with more than twenty-five thousand families over the last fifty years and strongly influenced millions of families through the book What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child, and the creation of the groundbreaking Gentle Revolution Series of books and materials that teach parents how to teach their babies at home.

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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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  • Happy New Year to all our wonderful families 1/1/2015

    Thu, Jan 1, 2015 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Hurt kids have taught us so much. Among the many things they have taught us is to pay attention to wellness. They have forced us to ask the question is average normal? When our hurt children could do things that average children could not do, they forced us to face the fact that average is decidedly not normal. Perhaps most importantly, they have taught us to dream big dreams. Is there a bigger dream than the dream of seeing a blind child see or a deaf child hear?

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