Trisomy 21 Success Story: Kosei 7/22/2015
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.
Kosei’s mother had other ideas, especially after reading the book _
How To Teach Your Baby To Read_ when her son was just 18 months old. She immediately began teaching Kosei to read.
When he was 30 months old, she learned about the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child course presented in Kobe, Japan, and she eagerly attended. Kosei was behind other kids his age physically and in his speech. During the course, his parents learned that he had a moderate injury to the brain – and they learned how they could treat him successfully at home.
Kosei’s mother and father spent more than a year using all that they had learned. They made an appointment for Kosei at The Institutes just before his fourth birthday.
At that initial visit, Kosei’s understanding was equal to his peers, and he was far ahead of other three-year-olds because he was already reading. His mobility and speech had improved significantly, he could run 300 meters nonstop, and he was beginning to speak in sentences. The Institutes staff designed an Intensive Treatment Program for Kosei’s family to carry out at home.
Trisomy 21 Overcome With Stimulation & Opportunity
By the time Kosei was six years old, he was ahead of other kids his age both intellectually and physically. He was reading library books on his favorite topic of history, and he was running long distances.
Kosei was invited to attend The International School, a demonstration school of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential for well children who had the benefit of an early development program from birth.
Kosei joined The International School students in completing his first biathlon. He biked 10 kilometers and ran 5 kilometers nonstop with all the other kids. He enjoyed classes in advanced mathematics, computer science, English literature, and Greek and Latin word roots, all taught in his second language – English.
Kosei studied music and began playing the violin, and he wrote a book on Philadelphia, the first capital of the United States. He became a gymnast and learned how to do cartwheels and handstands.
Kosei is accepted in the International School as an exchange student and performs in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice
At the end of the school year, Kosei graduated from The Institutes Intensive Treatment Program. Upon returning home to Japan, Kosei took the entrance exam for private school admission. He did very well, and was accepted into school with his peers. He enjoyed school life, making many friends and leading his class in reading and writing.
Kosei and his parents at The Institutes with Glenn Doman
After graduating from junior high school, Kosei passed the entrance exam to attend the high school of his choice. He enjoyed three successful years in high school, including taking on the challenge of Kentai, and earning certification in Kanji, English, and History.
As a high school graduate, Kosei was interviewed at the university of his choice and passed the entrance exam for admission. At 18 years of age, he began his university studies in Japanese History, a subject he had been studying since he was 3 years old.
Kosei in High School
Kosei attending the University of his choice after passing the entrance exams
Kosei is now looking forward to graduation from university in the coming year. He plans a career in the subject he loves – with thanks to his very wise mother, who taught him to read at an early age and made sure he would excel in school, right from the beginning.
Well done, Kosei. We are delighted by everything you have accomplished, but we are not surprised.
We salute you.