No Child is Hopeless

Our goal is for every hurt child to have a fighting chance to be well.

Since 1955, we’ve been pioneering better ways to grow the brain to use the vast capacity that is presently unused.

We Treat the Problem

Treating the symptoms of injury to the brain without addressing the brain itself will fail. Surgery and medication are often used to try to eliminate a distressing symptom. Medical treatment of the brain-injured child must be aimed at brain maturation, in order to be safe and effective. The answer is not to be found in the medicine cabinet—but in stimulation and opportunity. This is a more conservative treatment, a safer treatment, a cost-effective treatment, and most important of all a treatment that works.

In-Depth Teaching

We teach our parents about brain growth and development so they can do a program at home to help their child get better.

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Appointments & Support

After attending our live course, parents are ready to receive support, starting with an initial appointment.

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Digital Resources

Through our online course, books and materials parents can start immediately to put their child on a pathway to wellness

"We don’t agree with everyone about brain-injured children. Our disagreement begins with diagnosis, extends to classification, identification, treatment, technique, methods, philosophy, and ends up with objective. We are positive the goal should be to make brain-injured children well, and we sometimes do. The world believes that to be impossible and therefore never does."

The Institutes is a nonprofit organization.

We have survived because we have a program that really works, we work very hard, and because people of good will around the world have contributed to our work.

We could not exist without this help. If you want to help give hurt children a fighting chance to be well, and well kids the chance to be highly capable and confident, then join our gentle revolution and contribute.

When A Good Brain Gets Hurt

There are probably 100 ways for a good brain to get hurt and, by now, we have probably seen all those ways. It does not matter whether that path began shortly after conception, six months before delivery or after birth, in the end, the child is left with the injury and its consequences.

The good news is that the brain has tremendous plasticity. It can recover, it can get better – it is only hurt. Brain-injured children are hurt: not damaged, not diseased, they are hurt. That is why we often used the term “hurt kids”. It is a softer, more accurate and, we hope, more civilized way to introduce the brain-injured child who has been tragically called by so many names that are libels more than labels.

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Is Your Child Brain-Injured?

There are more than 300 symptomatic labels used to describe children who have problems in the central nervous system. These labels rarely include the brain. This is tragic for parents who waste precious time treating the symptoms and limited resources chasing after a proper diagnosis. 


The children with these frightening labels are brain-injured children. Their problems originate in the brain, not the periphery. All treatment to be effective must begin with a real diagnosis. If your child has one of these symptomatic labels your child is brain-injured.

Our Treatment Programs

All of the treatment of our children is done at home with mother and father. The program covers all aspects of the child’s physical, physiological and intellectual development. Parents are taught how the brain develops and how injury to the brain disrupts that development.

Parents attend our courses, read our books and bring their children to The Institutes for evaluation and a program. Between visits parents have the support of the staff when they have a question or a problem.

On Campus and Online

What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child

After taking this world-renowned course, you’ll understand your hurt child like never before, and leave with a real plan for the future.

What to Do About Your Brain Injured Child?

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For Parents of Hurt Children

Get to Know Our Kids

Our parents have proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that hurt children have tremendous potential. Meet the brain-injured kids getting better every day:

John – Age 10

John – Age 10

Developmental Delay
John – Age 10
Developmental Delay

After speech therapy was unsuccessful, John was diagnosed as mentally retarded and developmentally delayed, likely due to encephalitis at birth. Today, after working with The Institutes, John is flourishing physically, intellectually and socially.

Jacob

Jacob

Blindness, Deafness, Developmental Delay
Jacob
Blindness, Deafness, Developmental Delay

At one year of age, Jacob was blind, deaf and immobile. Today, his mother is proud to share his incredible progress with the world.

Alex – Age 3

Alex – Age 3

Autism
Alex – Age 3
Autism

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.

Jonathan – Age 7

Jonathan – Age 7

Autism
Jonathan – Age 7
Autism

After a good start as a baby, little Jonathon’s development is seriously derailed. Can he find the help he needs to get back on track? Mother tells his story.

Francesco

Francesco

Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21
Francesco
Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21

Francesco continues to be an inspiration for the staff of The Institutes and families around the world. He has shown time and time again that Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) does not define an individual’s potential.

Alice – Age 4

Alice – Age 4

Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21
Alice – Age 4
Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21

“We no longer worry about her future as we did. We still do not know what the future holds for Alice, but now we know it is a bright and happy future.”

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