Developmental Delay

Is a diagnosis of Developmental Delay a life sentence?

Overview Developmental Delay

“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.

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Ana Isabel – Age 15

Recovery from Developmental Delay

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.

Myths & Facts

Myths

Myth About Developmental Delay

  • They will always be slow learners.
  • Their speech, coordination, and behavior problems are unlikely to change.
  • They may need to be medicated.

Facts

Our View on Developmental Delay

  • They can learn just like other kids.
  • Their neurological problems can be treated.
  • Amphetamines, barbiturates, anti-psychotic, and tranquilizers alter brain function.

Developmental Delay Success Stories

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.

Elisa – Age 8

Elisa – Age 8

Developmental Delay
Elisa – Age 8
Developmental Delay

Doctors agreed with the parents’ observations that Elisa was experiencing learning difficulties. Her parents began to look for ways to help Elisa catch up with her peers. The Institutes helped her do just that...and more.

Sara – Age 25

Sara – Age 25

Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay
Sara – Age 25
Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay

“With this program you always have goals to achieve to improve your life. It must be done with tenacity and believe in what you do. It is the only way to improve and be patient, you will definitely notice the results.”

Tae – Mother

Tae – Mother

Developmental Delay, Physical Excellence
Tae – Mother
Developmental Delay, Physical Excellence

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.

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