What to Do About Your Brain-Injured Child

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What to Do About Your Brain-Injured Child
Square One Publishers


6.4 X 9.3 in
336 pg

FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Learning Disabilities
EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabilities
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By:  Glenn Doman


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. 


Author Biography

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.

Table of contents




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                                               


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                                                                

11. Patterning                                                                                    

12. The Question of Reception and Expression                                 

13. The Institutes Are Born                                                                

14. Sensation and Its Importance to Movement                               

15. Breathing                                                                                     

16. We Put It to the Test                                                                  

17. Speech                                                                                        

18. Reading    


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                           

Do You Need Help?                                                                


            Detoxification from Anticonvulsants                                    

            Children with Severe Brain Injuries                                                   

            The Inclined Floor Instructions                                                          




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