Is a diagnosis of Developmental Delay a life sentence?
“Developmental Delay” and “Pervasive Developmental Disorders” (PDD) are labels that describe a group of 5 conditions that share common patterns involving difficulty with communication and socialization. Medical professionals and doctors sometimes give children with these problems a very negative outlook for health and success in life.
Our programs are based on a more modern understanding of these conditions. “Developmental Delay” and “Pervasive Developmental Disorder” (PDD) are not diagnoses but rather descriptions of a set of symptoms in a brain-injured child.
To be successful one must treat the brain, where the injury actually exists. The Institutes offers a comprehensive home program that focuses on neurological growth and development. Our goal is physical, physiological, intellectual, and social growth towards excellence for each child.
Parents may wish to bring their child to The Institutes. After a detailed history is taken and a careful and thorough evaluation is completed, a diagnosis is made and a home treatment program is designed for each child and carefully taught.
Myth About Developmental Delay
Our View on Developmental Delay
Parents from around the world have helped their children diagnosed with Developmental Delay or PDD to move along the path to wellness. Using the programs developed by The Institutes, children diagnosed with Developmental Delay or PDD have been able to improve function and, in many cases, perform at peer level-and above.
When Tae was four years old, her parents were advised to put her on anticonvulsant medication and to begin physical therapy to help her catch up to her peers, but nothing they did helped her to improve. Today, she’s flourishing as a mother to her own children.
Henry was born deaf, with a serious developmental delay. In response, Henry and his parents fought for an ordinary life... and got an extraordinary one.
“It is incredibly difficult when your child’s eyes don’t work, when he can’t look at you...These things DO NOT improve when you wait and see. They do not improve when you don’t work at it every single day. Your child has only you, you must step up and do everything possible”
Develop an actionable plan to improve your child’s condition and well-being
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