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.

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.

Anwar – Age 3

Developmental Delay, Epilepsy
Anwar – Age 3
Developmental Delay, Epilepsy

“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.”

Henry – Age 11

Deafness, Developmental Delay
Henry – Age 11
Deafness, Developmental Delay

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.

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.

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