What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child

This is a monthly post on 'Book Review for Parents'. Every 1st week of the month I will post review of the books that I have read with regards to raising our children. My previous posts were:

Jan - Raising Musical Kids
Feb - Lynn's Money Adventures
Mar - Appreciating Your Child
Apr - How To Teach Your Baby To Be Physically Superb
May - How To Teach Your Baby To Read
Jun - How To Teach Your Baby To Swim
Jul - Appreciation Education
Aug - How To Teach Your Baby Encyclopaedic Knowledge



Down Syndrome, Autistic, ADHD, etc are some taboos that parents would rather be hush hush about.  Our society is not quite ready to accept children with birth defects yet. Parents with children with some level of birth defects often have to face with stares & whispers.

Yet, Glenn Doman, founder of Institutes of Achievement of Human Potential, believed that children with brain injuries have neurological problems that can be treated. To be successful it is necessary to treat the brain, where the injury actually exists. The brain grows by use, & parents are the answer, not the problem.

Glenn Doman had treated over 15,000 patients in the United States & many other nations.  In this book, he documented the Institutes' half-century of success with the brain-injured, citing statistics & case histories, & illustrating the basic principles of brain development with charts, diagrams & drawings.  One will learn a lot about the brain body connection

"This book is a precious gift for thousands of brain-injured children who drift periously on a sea of ignorance & misunderstanding, for beleaguered parents who desperately seek guidance & refuse to give in or give up, & for medical professionals who can find within its pages scientifically sound & intellectually satisfying answers to a difficult & perplexing clinical problem." 


"Most parents of children with brain injuries would do ANYTHING to help their child! I was no different -- especially after having medical specialists tell me there is nothing they could do."


"The concepts in this book made a lot of sense to me. Although they take a lot of time and effort, they cost NOTHING in the way of medicine or equipment. So, I convinced my husband and family to give it a try."


If you are aware of any parents with children who have brain defects, this book is a good read.  Here are some useful links to articles of interest:

What Causes Brain Injury?

Autism Successful Story

Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) Successful Story

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