Little children want to learn about everything and they want to learn right now. From the moment they wake up in the morning until they go to bed at night they are in motion and asking questions. The pressure on Mother and father can be intense. Parents need a plan to make their time with their children richer and more productive. A good plan changes everything.
How Can We Help
Understand early development
Learn how the brain develops
& what you can do to increase
& enhance that development
for your child.
Create an effective plan
Learn how to design an eﬀective program that you can do at home to teach your children whatever they want to learn.
Fitness and health
Learn why a physical program not only beneﬁts health and ﬁtness, but is essential to intellectual development.
Learn how to teach your child
in a happy, relaxed & completely joyous way.
You are the key
Learn why you are the most important teacher your children will ever have.
Learn why teaching your child creates a life-long bond of love and respect
More Than Half a Century of Experience
Parents come from all over the world to learn how to increase the intellectual, physical and social abilities of their children.
How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence is a comprehensive course that provides parents with the essential information they need to create an enriched home environment for their children.
Five And A Half Amazing Days
“I lived 3 years wishing I could take this profound course remotely. Now it is available. Attend. Attend before having kids.”
In our first half day our parents meet our staff and learn about The Institutes historic worldwide search and discovery to understand child brain development, not only in modern culture, but in ancient indigenous cultures around the world. We end our afternoon meeting each of the parents in the course by asking what brought them to the course and what they hope to gain from attending.
“It’s a very approachable and comprehensive system, any one of them…reading, math, encyclopedic, etc. Even if you only picked one portion of it, anyone can do it. I was most nervous about teaching my child to read, and I have learned that it is a simple method and the child will absorb the information.”
We discuss heredity and environment in respect to intelligence and development. Parents begin to understand why the home environment is so important. Myths about little children are highlighted and a clear prospective is presented that sheds new light on who little children really are and what they really need and want. Reading becomes a clear example of the tremendous abilities of the little child. The “why” behind our reading program is fully explored so that parents can understand the reason it is the cornerstone of a child’s intellectual program. Demonstrations by our parents and children are rounded out by a complete explanation of how to create of a good reading program.
“Don’t think twice. Jump in and do it. Worth it. I’d read the books, watched the videos, watched everything I could find on YouTube but the course really gave me the guns to move forward.”
What is intelligence? We define intellectual growth in terms of the tiny child and the first six years of life. Now we take a deeper look at brain growth and how to significantly increase that growth. The human brain is the original computer, we take a look at other self-regulating systems to see what we can learn to do a better job establishing and expanding a vibrant data base for our children. Parents learn that acquiring knowledge should happen on purpose, not by accident. It becomes clear that parents can teach anything and everything to the young child in a relaxed and happy way.
“I loved learning how to be a better parent committed to teach my child, getting to know online other parents that share the same enthusiasm. This is a course designed for a parent committed to teach children that will build and restore our world, by being better human beings using their full potential.”
We look at the myths about mothers and geniuses and the reality. Parents learn the requirements for intellectual growth and the steps to significantly enhance that growth. The case is made that, not only can babies learn very rapidly, but the more the child learns the more he is able to learn. Mathematics provides a perfect model to demonstrate the young child’s intellectual superiority and his ability to generalize and discover laws. We touch on the importance of social growth in the young child and propose the most important factors to raise a civilized child. Our parents and children demonstrate aspects of the encyclopedic knowledge and math programs. The philosophy and techniques of our unique math program for very young children are taught.
Physical and Nutrition
“It went beyond my expectations! I didn’t know how to make motherhood my own. I have been so “busy” with life that I was just going with the flow. I felt empowered as a mother! I’m excited to see my baby in a new light and to know I’m capable of helping him learn so much!”
We start on this day with a broad overview of the evolution of human mobility to the development of each baby. This is the day that parents learn how to design a wonderful physical program for their baby right from birth. What is more important they learn why the physical program is essential, not only for the baby’s mobility, but for his intellectual growth, and his physiological well-being. We begin with the newborn but by days end we outline a program of running and gymnastics for the older child. Parents and children demonstrate the different levels of physical accomplishment. The day ends with a presentation on health and nutrition.
Music and Foreign Language
“It has truly been inspiring. I loved hearing the parents who have done this course, their experiences with their children.”
One of the most important presentations during the course is The Institutes Developmental Profile. The Profile is a carefully structured model that shows the growth and development of the essential stages of the brain from birth to its completion. Many parents come to our course asking can I teach my baby a second language? On our last day we finally answer this question with how to teach your baby a foreign language. We also introduce our music program which embraces music appreciation, theory, and playing an instrument. Our parents and children demonstrate aspects of our music program. We then invite our parents from years past to join us and answer questions. This Is a beloved opportunity to learn from parents who have raised their children and are happy to share their extraordinary experiences and advice. As the course grows to its conclusion we give our best advice so that parents feel ready to go home and get started.
You’ll leave the course with all of the resources and knowledge you need to get your child on the path to excellence.
Brain Development Programs
We instruct mother and father on how to teach anything and everything in an honest, factual, and joyous way. We learn the significance of genetics and environment, and we gain a healthy respect for the greatest CPU on earth – the human brain – and how to use 30 seconds of your child’s time to multiply your child’s intelligence.
The Physical Program provides the foundation for all the intellectual programs and for physiological well-being. This program is about the fundamental physical stages of neurological growth and development.
Improve your child’s well-being through an appropriate nutrition plan and a healthy home environment, building the foundations for a lifetime of health and success through an appreciation for physical health. We help our parents become positive role-models that instill healthy habits that will last a life-time.
This course companion contains enough materials to keep the at home development programs going for 6-12 months.
Pathway to Excellence Book
A practical book with guidance on what to do and what not to do in 240 vital points in mobility, intelligence, nutrition, communication, social growth, environmental factors, and more.
The Institutes journal has reported our results every six months for the last 45 years.
What Parents Say About The Course
The passion of the staff, the brilliance of the children, the power of the knowledge, and meeting other like-minded parents from around the world were all the best things about the course.
Mother and DentistSwitzerland
Well Worth It
This course was worth the time, effort, and money a hundred times over. You can’t put a price on your child’s future, and the purpose of this course is to give your children the opportunity to be their best.
Mother and Real Estate AgentFlorida
Changed My Life
This course changed my whole course of direction and understanding. My perspective has changed and I believe someone turned the “light” on for me. It was one of the smartest investments of my life.
Father and Computer ConsultantIllinois
The teachers were amazing. Mr. Doman, of course, is amazing but hats off to Janet and Susan and all the others for covering so much material in an accessible, humorous, well-organized, articulate and thoughtful way.
Mother and WriterWashington, D.C.
Lasts a Lifetime
As a Black American who raised two children on the streets of Detroit, and to have them both go on to higher educational institutions, in this day is no small feat. I thank Glenn Doman and all of the people who make up The Institutes. For it was your ability to inspire us as parents that “all kids can learn” if you put it in an orderly, stimulating and loving environment. It was the use of your material and the way you made us believe that we could help our kids become whatever their dreams would take them to.
Teachers Who Really Care
Our staﬀ provide expert instruction to ensure that parents understand the basis and rationale of the program, and practical know-how gained from years of ﬁrsthand experience with parents and babies.
The Institute for Intellectual Excellence
As a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Susan began her studies and training at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in 1973. In 1980, she became the Director of the Institute for the Achievement of Intellectual Excellence, and the Director of the Evan Thomas Institute.
She is a principal lecturer in the “How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence” course, which has been presented since 1978 to parents the world over. She teaches parents how to enhance the growth and development of the brain through intellectual growth, specifically in reading, mathematics, and encyclopedic knowledge. She also teaches parents how to do an evaluation of their child using The Institutes Developmental Profile.
Ms. Aisen is also a principal lecturer in the “What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child” course. She teaches parents of brain-injured children how to evaluate their children neurologically and how to create an effective program of sensory stimulation to enhance seeing, hearing, and tactility.
Susan is an international lecturer on intellectual growth in children, and has taught parents in England, Ireland, Italy, Brazil, Colombia, Malaysia, Japan, China, Singapore, Puerto Rico, and the United States how to create intellectual excellence in their children.
The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential
Janet Doman has been the director of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential since 1980. Janet is the daughter of Glenn Doman, the founder of The Institutes. She grew up at The Institutes and was helping brain-injured children by the time she was nine years old. She was directly involved in The Institutes ground-breaking work in early reading. At fourteen, she illustrated one of the first books ever published that was written and designed to be read by two and three-year-old children. She and her team have been creating and designing this unique curriculum ever since. While still in high school, she was asked to document the mobility progress of each child on The Institutes program and make a film archive. Six hundred and fifty children were filmed at every visit – it was the first such archive of this kind of data ever made.
Dr. Raymond Dart , the discoverer of Australopithecus Africanus Darti, and a fellow staff member, encouraged her to study anthropology. She studied physical Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Wilton Krogman at the Krogman Growth and Development Center. He taught her anthropometric measurement which she brought back to The Institutes. She did the first anthropometric measurements of brain-injured children that had ever been done. These careful measurements are still done today on every hurt child. Her life-long love of animals caused her to interrupt her studies at Penn to study zoology for a year at the University of Hull in England.
Janet with Dr. Roselise Wilkinson in the Xingu territory in the Mato Grosso of Brazil Centrale in 1969
In 1969 she had the extraordinary opportunity to travel with The Institutes expeditionary team to the Xingu territory of Brazil central. There, assisted by the government of Brazil, under the direction of Claudio Villas Boas, of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, she helped to do the very first neurological evaluations and anthropometric measurements of the children and adults in the tribes visited.
After graduating from University in 1971 she returned to her work with brain-injured children at The Institutes. Adelle Davis, the world renowned nutritionist and author of the revolutionary book “Let’s Get Well”, had recently joined the staff of The Institutes. Glenn challenged Janet to learn everything she could about nutrition from Adelle and to make sure that Adelle had anything she needed to create the ideal nutritional program for each hurt child. Janet and Adelle spent the next two years doing just that. They formed a life-long friendship. Janet is still deeply involved with all aspects of the nutritional program at The Institutes today where she works closely with Dr. Li Wang and Dr. Richard Rosenbloom.
In 1973 She and her team from The Institutes for Intellectual Excellence were asked to create a full intellectual curricula for the students in the School For Human Development. This school was for brain-injured youngsters from 17 to 30 years who could not succeed in either high school or college because of their neurological problems.
In 1974 she headed a team sent to Japan to study with Shinichi Suzuki and to teach at Yoji Kaihatsu, in Tokyo a revolutionary early development school created by Matsaru Ibuka, one of the Founders of SONY. She created and put in place a highly successful English language program for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children to be taught at home by their mothers. In less than a year there was a twelve-month waiting list to enroll in these early development classes for mothers.
On her return to the United States, she expanded the early development program developed in Tokyo to include reading, mathematics, encyclopedic knowledge, music, drawing, and physical development. Janet and her father decided it was time to create a new institute devoted exclusively to teaching the parents of well children.
Janet founded The Evan Thomas Institute in 1975, to honor Evan Welling Thomas, an outstanding public health physician who had given the last ten years of his life to the work of The Institutes. The purpose of this new institute was to teach mothers how to develop their babies intellectually, physically, and socially from birth to six. In 1976 Glenn was focusing on enriching the intellectual growth of brain-injured children by significantly expanding their database. He asked Janet and Susan Aisen to create a program to accomplish this. Over the next year the Encyclopedic Knowledge Program was piloted and developed into a very effective and popular program for both hurt and well children.
In 1978 Janet created a one week course for mothers “How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence”. The course attracted not only mothers, but fathers from all over the world who understood the enormous potential of the tiny baby and wanted to be able to learn more and provide an enriched environment at home. That course has been translated into four languages and has traveled around the world with the staff ever since.
Based upon the success of the “How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence” Course, Janet and the staff reviewed the lectures being given at that time for parents of brain-injured children and in 1985 created a one week intensive course for the parents of brain-injured children – “What To Do About Your Brain-injured Child”. This course has been translated into six languages and has also traveled the world with the staff ever since.
Janet wih Yuuki and Yoshiki in Tokyo
After working in Japan, Janet led the team of staff that began seeing brain-injured children in Japan and presenting lectures there. Janet has lectured and seen children in England, Ireland, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, China, Colombia, Australia, Malaysia, Argentina, and Peru.
Over the more than half century Janet has taught thousands of parents and children from all over the world and professionals who have come to The Institutes to learn. She still does so today. “Who in the world could ever be luckier than I am? I spend all day, every day with incredible children, the world’s most dedicated parents, a staff that never gives up, and new challenges every day.”
Today Janet and the staff are expanding the work of The Institutes to offer new books, new materials and new instruction online.
Janet is the co-author of How To Teach Your Baby To Read, How To Teach Your Baby Math, How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence, How Smart Is Your Baby?, and How To Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge. Janet and a team of child brain developmentalist wrote The Pathway to Wellness and The Pathway to Excellence. She authored the children’s book Enough, Inigo, Enough.
In the field of child brain development she earned her Developmentalist Level in 1973, the Teaching Level in 1980, and the Preceptor Level in 1984. She has held the United Steelworkers of America Chair of Child Brain Development since 1987.
For her contributions she has received the Brasilian Gold Medal in 1974, The Statuette of The World Organization For Human Potential in 1980, and The Leonardo da Vinci Award in 1985 from The Institutes.
2019: Janet with Waldemar Nehgme, Director of The Institutes’ new school in Brasilia
Leia is from Brazil, and is the niece of Dr. Raymundo Veras, founder of the Brazilian Institutes. Before coming to Philadelphia in 1977, she worked for The Institutes in Brazil for two years. There she used her previous training in speech therapy at the Instituto Brasileiro de Otorrinolaringologia, da Faculdade Nacional do Rio de Janeiro.
After her arrival in Philadelphia she worked in the School for Human Development and rose to the level of vice director of the School. During these months Leia developed, with the staff, the Cortical Organization Program and the Laterality Program.
From June to August of 1977, she helped establish the Brazilian campus of the School for Human Development. In July of 1980 Leia returned to Brazil to assist Dr. José Carlos Veras at The Institutes in Rio de Janeiro. She became responsible for all physical, sensory, and physiological programs. Leia ran the Floor Program, the School for Human Development Program, the Evan Thomas Institute, and the Respiratory Patterning Department. She traveled to Brazilian cities and to Portugal to lecture and teach parents of brain-injured children.
In January 1981, Leia married Robin Reilly. Their son was born in 1982, and their daughter was born in 1983. When her children were young, Leia carried out an early development home program with them.
Leia achieved certification in child brain development at the teaching level in November 1989. In 1992 Leia returned to The Institutes in Philadelphia as an associate director of The Institute for the Achievement of Physical Excellence. In 1997 she became the vice director, and in 2000 she became the director of that Institute.
Leia lectures in all of the courses and in the lecture series for parents given by The Institutes. In addition to Brazil, the United States, and Portugal, Leia has served children in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Singapore, China and Japan.
For her work with brain-injured children, she received the Brazilian Gold Medal of Honor, the Raymundo Veras Award of Science and Humanities, the Ceremony of Inscription, and the Statuette with Pedestal. She is a founding member of the International Academy for Child Brain Development.
The Institute for Physical Excellence
Rumiko was born in Kagawa-ken, Japan. She attended Saint Maria College in Kyoto, where she studied elementary education, psychology, social welfare, and literature.
Following graduation, Rumiko worked with children from infancy to five years old. She then taught in a private elementary school, where she especially enjoyed teaching Japanese literature, creative writing, and music to children. Before and after school hours she tutored children with reading problems.
Rumiko learned of The Institutes through the experiences of Yoichi Fukunaga, a famous Japanese jockey who was profoundly injured during a horse race and was in a coma for more than a year. By following the programs of The Institutes, he learned to walk, talk, write, and eventually ride a horse. His recovery was widely reported throughout Japan.
Rumiko soon learned that The Institutes could help those children who were failing in school and in life. Rumiko came to Philadelphia in 1987 to begin her training in child brain development. As part of her staff training Rumiko crawled, crept, ran, and completed a full gymnastics program with the brain-injured students of the School for Human Development.
She worked with the students at the Pioneer Institute, where she coached the students in independence, leadership, and problem solving. Eventually she rose to the position of director of the School for Human Development, where she was responsible for the physical, intellectual, and physiological program of all the brain-injured young adults in the school.
Rumiko coached the students in singing and in social programs. She also taught swimming to the students of the Evan Thomas Institute. Rumiko is fully qualified in all aspects of the physical development of brain-injured and well children, and she is the advocate for many children around the world. She is associate director of The Institute for the Achievement of Physical Excellence, serving children in the United States and in Japan. She has lectured and taught the parents of brain-injured children from around the world.
For her work with brain-injured children, Rumiko received the Brazilian Gold Medal of Honor, Sakura Koro Sho, the Raymundo Veras Medal of Humanity and Science, and The Founder’s award of the Statuette with Pedestal. She is certified in child brain development and is a fellow of the International Academy for Child Brain Development.
Rumiko is married to Erik Doman, the oldest grandchild of Glenn and Katie Doman.
The Institute for Intellectual Excellence
Kathy was born in Bellwood, Pennsylvania, where she grew up and graduated from high school. During these years her mother taught her to play the piano. Following high school, Kathy attended Appalachian Bible College, majoring in piano. She then worked as a secretary for a life insurance company and as a secretary for a printing plant.
In 1973 Kathy married Alan Myers. When their oldest child, Chip, was four years old, she took the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course. Kathy became a full-time professional mother to her three children. Eventually they joined the On-Campus Program of the Evan Thomas Institute.
When her youngest child entered the International School, Kathy joined the school staff. She became the music director, teaching music theory, composition, and a choral class, and was director of the Junior Class. She later became vice director of the International School.
Kathy is now the administrator of the International School. In this role, she creates class schedules, organizes the curriculum books, and meets regularly with mothers concerning the home program of each student.
As her children graduated from the International School, Kathy home schooled them throughout high school, at their request. She continued her own education at Montgomery County Community College with courses in pre-calculus, calculus, history, and psychology.
Kathy now uses the experience derived from teaching her own children and the International School students to teach the parents of brain-injured children in the clinic.
In 1998 Kathy began her training as a clinical staff member, and is now qualified to take histories, perform evaluations, and teach intelligence programs.
For her work with children, Kathy has received the Brazilian Gold Medal and the Statuette with Pedestal. In 1998, the entire Myers family was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci Medal.
The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential
Glenn Doman founded The Institutes in 1955. He is the primary lecturer in the course through the use of state-of-the-art video. This allows parents to be nose-to-nose with the founder all week long and learn from the primary author of The Gentle Revolution Series, and the most senior staff member of The Institutes.
If you would like to support your child’s brain development, the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence book is your best possible way to begin. Every parent that comes through our courses reads this book before enrolling, as there is no better introduction to the philosophy of the Institutes.