Learning Problems

Is a diagnosis of Learning Problems a life sentence?

Understanding Learning Problems

Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. Brain-injured children have been given literally hundreds of labels that describe their symptoms but do not identify the cause of the problems they are having. When treatment or therapy is prescribed, it is also directed at symptoms and therefore does not solve the problem. These are all symptoms of brain injury.

When a good brain is mildly or moderately injured, the result can be mild to severe learning problems. These are neurological problems that can only be solved with a good neurological treatment program that is directed at the brain itself. A proper diagnosis for such a child is “brain-injured,” not a label that describes one of his many symptoms.

Brain development can be slowed or even stopped by brain-injury, but it also can be speeded by stimulation so that the child can catch up to his well peers. All of us are on a continuum of brain function, beginning with the baby who is just developing and proceeding to a mature adult who continues to experience brain growth and development until death. We proceed up this continuum of neurological development at varying rates of speed, depending on how much or how little stimulation we receive. We can also move down this continuum at any point if our brain is injured through trauma or illness.

Recovering from Learning Problems

Brain development can be slowed or even stopped by brain-injury, but it also can be speeded by stimulation so that the child can catch up to his well peers. All of us are on a continuum of brain function, beginning with the baby who is just developing and proceeding to a mature adult who continues to experience brain growth and development until death. We proceed up this continuum of neurological development at varying rates of speed, depending on how much or how little stimulation we receive. We can also move down this continuum at any point if our brain is injured through trauma or illness.

We encourage progress in children diagnosed with learning problems through carefully crafted programs of intellectual and physical stimulation. We instruct parents in how to apply these programs at home, allowing the parent to retain their role as their child’s primary caregiver.

Myths & Facts

Myths

Myths About Learning Problems
  • They require medication in all cases
  • They are less capable than other children
  • They will never recover or improve.

Facts

Our View on Learning Problems
  • The problem is in the brain, and it is the brain that needs to be treated.
  • They need stimulation and opportunity to gain real ability and to improve.
  • They are intelligent.

Learning Problems Success Stories

Parents from around the world have helped their children with learning problems move along the path to wellness. Using the programs developed by The Institutes, children diagnosed with learning problems have been able to improve function and, in many cases, perform at peer level-and above.

Haylie – Age 21

Learning Problems
Haylie – Age 21
Learning Problems

“Brain Injured or disabled kids can be fixed. The cause of my daughter’s problems was an injury to her brain... When the cause is treated, the symptoms go away.”

Mateo – Age 4

Autism, Language Development, Learning Problems
Mateo – Age 4
Autism, Language Development, Learning Problems

“As a family, it is our desire and life project to develop our children´s neurological and physical capabilities to their full potential. We have found at The Institutes, the method, the direction, the support and the experience of the staff to overcome our son's brain injury”

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