We believe that the brain is an incredible organ, capable of processing amazing amounts of information. We also know that the brain quite literally grows through learning and concerted practice. Our programs for well children are grounded in those facts.
Our Philosophy for Well Children
For the past 60 years, we’ve developed a suite of courses and programs that not only lay the foundations for a young child to grow, but also guide them for years through their development. In every case, our goal is to build relationships with child and parent that last a lifetime. The objective of all our programs is to help all children achieve excellence. We do so by implementing the following 3 key principles.
Little Ones Are Smart
Small children are capable of much more than they tend to be given credit for. The younger a child is, in fact, the easier it is for him or her to mimic behaviors, grasp cause and effect, and perform small experiments without even realizing it. Our programs take advantage of the fact that little ones are constant learners.
Kids Want to Learn
At its crux, learning is the highest form of play. Babies and toddlers question everything around them as they explore their world from the moment they wake until the moment they go to bed. In short, kids want and love to learn! We believe that children are capable of learning anything if it is taught in an honest, joyous fashion.
Capability is Key
In a culture where the concept of teaching “self-esteem” reigns supreme, we believe that confidence is a direct result of capability. Small children can be highly capable with the right stimulation. The more a little one performs a physical task, the better he or she gets at doing it. The same goes for brain growth. The more parents “feed” their children intellectual food, the better his or her cognition will become.
How To Teach Your Baby To Read
This book shows just how easy and fun it is to teach a tiny child to read. Fascinating case histories explain the benefits of early reading for both parents and children.
How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence
The single most important preparation for a parent who attends one of our courses for hurt children is to read this book. In it, our founder Glenn Doman covers the fundamentals of injured-brain development, and what can be done to set a child on a course to recovery.
This course gives a detailed map of the first twelve months of life and carefully guides mother and father through each stage. Parents learn how to evaluate their baby through The Institutes Developmental Profile. This gives each parent a clear picture of where the baby’s development is on track and where the baby may need more stimulation and opportunity. Parents quickly learn that development should not occur by accident but rather on purpose with a clear plan that works.
This one-day course is designed for expectant parents and parents with newborns or babies up to 12 months of age. Parents have ample opportunity to ask their questions so that they feel confident at day’s end to create a wonderful home program to enrich the first twelve months of their baby’s life.
After a family has experienced the incredible growth that can be achieved through How To Multiply Your Child’s Intelligence, most choose to continue their relationship with The Institutes throughout the child’s development (and often, we stay connected into adulthood!) We are proud to build relationships that last a lifetime, through our series of ongoing courses that help parents and children alike achieve excellence.
Is your child brain-injured? These are the most common labels for brain-injured children:
The most common term used to describe children with mobility problems is “cerebral palsy.” “Cerebral palsy” is a symptomatic diagnosis. The children who are labeled as having cerebral palsy are primarily injured in the subcortical areas of the brain.
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.
“Developmental Delay” and “Pervasive Developmental Disorder” (PDD) are symptomatic labels, not a diagnosis. A proper diagnosis describes where the problem exists in the brain, the degree of the problem, and the extent of the problem to the brain.