“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.
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.
Their speech, coordination, and behavior problems are unlikely to change.
They may need to be medicated.
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.
Aissa – Age 16
Aissa – Age 16
As a young child, Aissa had frequent fevers, and often she would faint. Today, after working with The Institutes, Aissa is no longer on medications of any kind, and has been healthy for more than three years. She enjoys gymnastics, reading, and writing stories
Doctors told Igancio’s parents that he would be developmentally delayed and would be retarded. Now, Ignacio has graduated to life from The Institutes program and is well on the road to succeeding in all his academic challenges.
“If we were to give advice to parents who are on The Institutes program we would tell them to be patient and stay strong. This is not an easy program...it takes great determination and persistence, but this program is the best thing that has happened to us.”