What Is The Intensive Treatment Program?
The Intensive Treatment Program is the oldest and most successful program of The Institutes. This is a pioneering program to develop better and more effective treatment programs.
The Intensive Treatment Program enables parents to bring their child to The Institutes to be evaluated and to receive a treatment program on a regular basis. In addition, parents receive extensive lectures and training in child brain development. Parents return home and carry out an intensive treatment program with their child and are supported in their efforts by close contact with the staff during the home treatment periods between visits to The Institutes.
The Intensive Treatment Program demonstrates what superb accomplishments are possible for brain-injured children by loving, determined, and highly informed parents.
The objective of the Intensive Treatment Program is to achieve physical, intellectual, and social growth towards normality in as many children as possible. Since this is the most intensive program offered by The Institutes, it holds the greatest chance for wellness for any individual child.
The purpose of the Intensive Treatment Program is to create treatment programs for children under conditions as close to ideal as the state of knowledge will permit and to teach those programs to parents who carry out the treatment on an intensive basis at home.
Parents are considered for this program only after they have been successful members of the Aspirant Program. Both parents must have attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course and have received their Certification in Human Development at the Initial Parent Level and completed the Home Program Consultation.
The child admitted to the Intensive Treatment Program is seen approximately every six months.
Each of the visits is one week in length: a day of history and evaluation, two full days of lectures, and two days to learn the new program.
Each week includes:
• Full history of what has occurred since the last visit.
• Functional neurological evaluation.
• New Developmental Profile.
• Physical measurements.
• A summary of progress.
• The Lecture Series.
• A detailed sensory program is created.
• A detailed mobility program is created.
• A detailed intellectual program is created.
• A detailed physiological program is created.
• Careful instruction for the parents in how to do the new programs.
• Questions are fully answered.
• Contact for the next 6 months is outlined in detail.
The lectures provide the principles and techniques necessary to understand and carry out mobility, intellectual, physiological, and social programs designed by the staff for each child.
These lectures are carefully organized so that they become more sophisticated as the knowledge and experience of each parent grows. Parents do not require any special knowledge or education. The child’s personal staff advocate continues to monitor closely the child’s progress and ensures that all contact from the parents (reports, telephone, fax, e-mail, or mail) is handled promptly.
The unparalleled experience of the staff in treating brain-injured children combined with each family’s unique understanding of their own child results in an extraordinary bond of knowledge between the staff and the parents. This bond is enhanced by mutual respect and affection.
We have learned through a half-century of experience that an intensive program achieves the fastest results.
“The Institutes Intensive Treatment Program has helped my child turn a new leaf. She is developing into her own person. Our entire family life is so much better.”
Mother from India
“The best thing about The Institutes Intensive Treatment Program is that every aspect of the child is important. It taught us to focus on the whole picture to develop our child in every possible way.”
Anwar’s Father, Jordan
“The best thing about the Intensive Treatment Program is that it gets results. The experience of the Staff of The Institutes is invaluable. We learn so much, and there is always something new to learn. There is no doubt we are in the right place!”
Matteo’s Father, Mexico
“Through The Institutes Intensive Treatment Program we came to know our child much better. The knowledge shared in the Lecture Series is priceless, for example, the child’s physiology and physical development lead to better intellectual development, this was a revelation.”
Raeanne’s Father, India
“The whole experience and journey on The Institutes Intensive Treatment Program has been the best thing in my life. It has made me a better person, made me and my partner stronger than we could have ever imagined, and our son is healthy, happy, and getting closer to well every day.”
Floyd’s Father, Australia
“I cannot say enough about the magnificent work being done at The Institutes - the Staff, without them, hope would be lost,…the knowledge…is power! We not only learn what to do and why, we have the encouragement and strength to help our child because of it.…the Intensive Treatment Program is tried and true, and continually improving to make our kids better and better.”
Austin’s Father , Florida
“The Institutes Intensive Treatment Program is the only program that I know of that really helps kids to reach their full potential. The program treats the cause, the brain injury. The best way to know if it is working, is if your child is happy, …you will have a happier child with the results achieved.”
Mother from Mexico
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