Traumatic Brain Injury
Parents from around the world have helped their children with traumatic brain injury move along the path to wellness. A traumatic brain injury is any injury to the brain which is sustained after birth.
Such injuries include blows to the head, lack of oxygen from suffocation, smoke inhalation or near drowning, hemorrhages, brain tumors, infections and penetrating wounds.
While our primary focus is children, The Institutes began it’s work with adults who had had strokes or young adults with traumatic brain injuries. We continue to offer help to any adult who has lost abilities because of an injury to the brain.
Myths About Traumatic Brain Injury
- They need surgery for their eyes, ears, arms, legs and hips.
- They need to be medicated.
- They are “mentally retarded”.
Our View on Traumatic Brain Injury
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.
Traumatic Brain Injury
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.
The Institutes presents courses for parents where they can learn how to successfully provide enrichment and opportunity at home to help their child progress. Learn More
Our course for the Brain-injured Child is presented in Philadelphia in the United States, India, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Spain, Australia, Singapore and Mexico. Click For Course Dates
A proper diagnosis describes where the injury exists in the brain, the degree of the injury, and the extent of the injury to the brain.
Parents may wish 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. Learn More
When parents return home to carry out the program, the staff of The Institutes provide the support parents need to carry out the program until their next visit to The Institutes.
Using the programs developed by The Institutes, children diagnosed with autism have been able to improve function and, in some cases, perform at peer level or above. See Results