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Parenting Course at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential Gives Parents the Tools to Help their Special Needs Kids Have a Fighting Chance

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential (IAHP) announced today that parents of special needs children from five continents will converge on The Institutes' world headquarters in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania on December 1, 2008 to attend "What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child" -- an intensive course covering every aspect of special needs children from the most profoundly involved child to the child who is almost normal but not quite.

There are hundreds of symptomatic labels used to describe special needs children -- some include: Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Mental Retardation, Vegetative State, Down syndrome, Hyperactivity, Developmental Delay, and Learning Problems. "These labels often confuse and frighten parents because it's assumed these conditions are incurable," explains Director of The Institutes Janet Doman. "Many parents feel alone and helpless when dealing with their child. It's a great relief for parents to understand the nature of the brain and learn that the brain can be treated effectively. After more than half a century of search and discovery, we have learned that when parents understand how the brain grows, they are the best therapists and teachers that their child will ever have."

The purpose of the course is to give parents the tools they need to give their children a fighting chance at wellness. Parents participate in more than 50 hours of lectures, demonstrations, and practical instruction on the growth and development of their child. They learn how to evaluate their child's condition, design a balanced home program comprised of intellectual stimulation and physical opportunity and they learn how to create a physiologically appropriate environment for greatly improved health.

About The Institutes for The Achievement of Human Potential

The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential is a worldwide, nonprofit organization, founded in 1955 by Glenn Doman. Its mission is to raise significantly the intellectual, physical and social abilities of all children. Parents learn how the brain grows and how to speed that growth in their brain-injured child or to enhance that growth in their well child.

To receive more information about the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child course, or to receive the free booklet: "The Pathway To Wellness", containing 240 vital points on what parents need to know about children who may have been diagnosed with brain-injury symptomatic labels such as Mentally Deficient, Cerebral-Palsied, Epileptic, Autistic, Developmentally Delayed, Hyperactive, or Down syndrome, call Registrar Harriet Pinsker 1-800-736-4663, email, or visit:

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