Glenn Doman—pioneer in the treatment of the brain-injured children and founder of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential—brings hope to thousands of children who have been sentenced to a life of institutional confinement.
In What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child, Doman recounts the story of The Institutes’ tireless effort to refine treatment of the brain injured. He shares the staff’s lifesaving techniques and the tools used to measure—and ultimately improve—visual, auditory, tactile, mobile, and manual development. Doman explains the unique methods of treatment, and then describes the program with which parents can work with their own children at home in a familiar and loving environment. Included throughout are case histories, drawings, and helpful charts and diagrams.
Glenn Doman received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1940. From that point on, he began pioneering the field of child brain development. In 1955, he founded The Institutes' world-renowned work with brain-injured children had led to vital discoveries regarding the growth and development of well children. The author has lived with, studied, and worked with children in more than one hundred nations, ranging from the most civilized to the most primitive. Doman is also the international best-selling author of six books, all part of the Gentle Revolution Series, including How To Teach Yor Baby To Read, How To Teach Your Baby Math, and How To Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge.
DECADE OF DESPAIR—1940 to 1950
1. Brain-Injured Children Today
2. Temple Fay
3. I Am Plunged Deep Into the Heart of Brain Injury—and Despair
4. A Research Team Begins to Shape Up, 1947 to 1950
5. A Catch-as-catch-can Organization
DECADE OF DISCOVERY—1950 to 1960
6. A Journey Through Failure
7. We Seek Help and So We Grow
8. The Search for Normality
9. The Floor
10. The Roadblock—Injury
12. The Question of Reception and Expression
13. The Institutes Are Born
14. Sensation and Its Importance to Movement
16. We Put It to the Test
DECADE OF EXPANSION—1960 to 1970
19. Finding the Break in the Circuit
20. Closing the Break in the Circuit
21. So What’s Going on in the Body? Function Determine
22. So What’s Going on in the Brain? Function Determine
23. The Death of Temple Fay
24. Parents Are Not the Problem: Parents Are the Answer
25. On Motivation
26. Who is Brain-Injured? Who is Not?
27. How Many Brain-Injured Children Are There?
28. What Causes Brain Injury?
29. The Past, Present, and Future of the Brain-Injured Child
THE FUTURE—1970 to The Present
30. The End of the Beginning
31. Where Do We Go from Here?
32. The Family is the Answer
33. Results—The Only Thing That Matters
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