It all seemed like a dream when we began the program. Now the dream has become a reality, thanks to our perseverance and our faith in your programs that were designed for Francesco at every revisit.”
Our goal is for every hurt child to have a fighting chance to be well.
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.
The brain-injured child is hurt: not damaged, not diseased, they are hurt.
That is why we often use 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.
The 25 Things You Need to Know to Help Your Child PDF helps parents and professionals, like you, who seek answers to the problems facing their brain-injured child.
It outlines what you need to know, what to do, and what not to do in the areas of mobility, intelligence, communication, social growth, nutrition, environment, and medication.
This powerful PDF provides you with the tools needed to really help your brain-injured child.
We have worked with thousands of children and their parents over the last 65 years, and put thousands of them on a pathway to wellness. Some of the ways we’re improving the lives of children around the world are with their: vision, hearing, understanding, crawling, creeping, walking, running, reading, talking, writing, health, and detoxification.
“When Diego was born, the doctors told us right away that he had a disability. The minute I found that my son wasn’t like a normal kid I couldn’t believe it, I got desperate and really depressed, I wanted to die. It was really hard for me as a mother.” When asked what advice Diego’s parents had for parents wishing to enroll in the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course, they responded, “Do not get depressed. Before starting the program, get well organized. You should not have any doubt about the success of the program; you are on the right path.”
“As a family, we see everything in the past with thankfulness and satisfaction for a girl who didn’t have a future. Now she’s an adolescent with a promising future. She’s brilliant and absolutely independent; she makes decisions and sets goals to surpass. She lives with happiness.
Ana Isabel doesn’t seem to know the words “that’s impossible,” because all that was thought to be impossible in her life stopped existing.”
“I have no words to express how much gratitude I have to all the people that work around giving me my son back. As a 5-year-old he was talking in full sentences, running, riding his tricycle, reading commercial books, expressing feelings, could count up to 100, knew all the states of the United States and more.
When Alex turned 12. His math teacher told mother that Alex had achieved a grade of 98 for the semester, the best grade in his class, and he is the youngest. His writing teacher said Alex is now at the high school level.
We believe all children have a right to be intellectually, physically and socially excellent.
When parents know how the brain grows, they can create an enriched environment at home for their children.
Parents learn appropriate, safe, enjoyable and effective ways to promote the growth of the brain.
When children come to us, they have often received a poor prognosis and symptomatic labels, but no real diagnosis. We give children an accurate diagnosis that states the area of the brain involved, the degree of injury, and the extent of injury to brain.
Some medications have a suppressive effect on the brain. A sedated child is not a healthy child. We use a program of stimulation and opportunity, not medications, to help the injured brain to mature and function more normally.
Each child is unique and requires a program designed for that child’s neurological condition and physiology. Our clinical team works tirelessly to create one-of-a-kind treatment program that is ideal for each child based on regular evaluations.
Our children arrive with symptomatic diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delay, epilepsy, attention deficit disorder, learning problems, dyslexia or one of many syndromes for genetic disorders that can cause neurological problems. Many parents are told that their child cannot be helped. Instead of receiving effective treatment, they are offered palliative care.
We treat the brain, not the symptoms. This makes all the difference. Our parents have proven that hurt children have enormous potential.