25 Things to Help Your Child with Global Developmental Delay

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No Child is Hopeless

Our goal is for children who are struggling and behind their peers to have a fighting chance to be well.

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 disorganization and its consequences.

The good news is that the brain has tremendous plasticity. It can recover, it can get better – it is only hurt.

Children experiencing developmental delays are hurt: not damaged, not diseased, they are hurt and can be well. 

That is why we often use the term “hurt kids”. It is a more accurate and civilized way to describe the child who has been tragically called so many names that are libels more than labels.

Why You Need 25 Things to Help Your Child.

This has answers to help parents better understand their child and to create an environment of stimulation and opportunity.

It provides help in the areas of mobility, intellectual growth, social growth,  communication, nutrition, environment, and medication.

These powerful tips provide the tools you need to really help your child.

Our Results

The Institutes have taught thousands of parents for over 65 years. These parents have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that their children can get well and have a full and meaningful life. 

65+ Years of Success Stories

“When George was 15 months old, we travelled from Australia to Philadelphia for the first time and attended The What To Do About Your brain-injured Child course. It was the first time, the very FIRST time I had anyone tell me that George is intelligent and his brain can grow by use.”

“It was the first time I had real hope for his future, that maybe he would see the world around him. We also met a Dad there who had a little boy similar to George who had started the intensive program a few months before. He told us of his son’s success and it was very inspirational for us. So we thought we’d try it for 6 months properly.”

“15 months later we’re still going!”

~ George's Parents

“After beginning the program Victoria made eye contact, began to read and to dress herself, and she started writing and speaking in sentences for the first time.”

“Within nine months of a good nutritional program, oxygen enrichment, reading, crawling, and creeping, the little girl had progressed dramatically. Her vision had improved, she now made eye contact, and she had begun to read her first words. She was far less sensitive to sounds and was following directions well. Her coordination and balance had significantly improved.”

“Now she could run 100 meters nonstop. She could dress and undress herself, and she was beginning to write her first words. Best of all, her speech had exploded. She was speaking in sentences, asking and answering questions, and had become conversational. She was proving that the diagnosis of developmental delay was just a label that could be changed.”

~ Victoria's Parents

“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.”

~ Ana Isabel's Family

“When Diego was 8 years old we attended the What To Do About Your Brain-injured Child course. The most important thing that we got from the course was first to understand that Diego had a brain injury. But, above all, that it was treatable.”

“Five months later Diego lost more than 11 pounds! He is crawling 1,600 meters and creeping 600 meters every day! He can brachiate on an overhead ladder four laps non-stop independently. He can hop on one foot many times. Every day he surprises us with a new complex phrase… totally out of the blue. He is starting to read and write. He learned to ride a bicycle – without those little wheels – in just one afternoon. Nobody can bully him anymore. Diego is more confident than he has ever been in his whole life.”

~ Diego's Family
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All children have potential

We believe all children have a right to be intellectually, physically and socially excellent.

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Parents are the best teachers

When parents know how the brain grows, they can create an enriched environment at home for their children.

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The brain grows by use

Parents learn appropriate, safe, enjoyable and effective ways to promote the growth of the brain.

There is Hope
“The most important thing I learned from this course is that there is hope, I can help my granddaughter. This course was more, much more than I was expecting. It was absolutely worth the time, effort and money that it cost. If I had to do it over again, I would have come sooner."
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— Grandfather, Illinois
Professional and Passionate
"The course exceeded my expectations, the Staff is very professional and very passionate. They really care and love what they do. I am really thankful for finding The Institutes."
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— Father, Georgia
Excellent Online Learning Environment
"The course was what I was expecting but it exceeded my expectations. The online learning was presented very well and was very easy to follow and learn. My guess is that the experience the Staff has created is the best it could be for online learning."
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— Mother, Colorado

How The Institutes Creates a Better Future for your Child

What Makes us Different

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A Real Diagnosis

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.

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Drug-Free Treatment

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.

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Unique Programming

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.

Programs for Hurt Children

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.

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