“Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don’t fit into boxes”
Knowing Autism and Doman International!
[This posts helps a parent to understand the challenges of a child detected with Autism. There are many kids waiting who need the right approach to be able to creep, walk, talk, to express excitement and feelings.]
What kids need is little help, hope and someone who believes in them ~Magic Johnson. Believe in children whose needs are special, know the right approach, give them the necessary tools, work with them and what you’ll witness will be some magical developments.
And this is why The Doman International team, focussing on The Doman Method course, pioneered by the legend Glenn Doman, will be in Delhi, India. This DMC, aimed at training and empowering the parents of special needs children, is from 17th October – 20th October. If you are special parents, then Click and Fill up your details here on Doman International page.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental or neurobehavioral disorder. It affects the brain development due to events before birth, at the time of birth or even after birth. It is often referred as ASD ( Autism Spectrum disorders), as there are multiple disorders which come under this spectrum.
Major Symptoms of Autistic child :
- Difficulty in social interaction and communication : It starts with difficulty in various human interactions. Babies are unable to turn towards voices, fail to respond to their names, difficulty in babbling, unable to understand gestures and various expressions.
- Repetitive behavioural patterns, as Jumping, twirling, repeating sounds, certain words, loose hand movements. They can display these repetitive behaviours at the time of overwhelming situations as well.
- Delay in speech, language and cognitive development : Most of the children with right intervention develop language, though they have difficulty in combining words, processing sentences.
- Hyperactivity, sensory hypersensitivity clubbed with anxiousness : Children can show extreme sensitiveness, sudden outbursts, aggressive behaviour at times, more so during some overwhelming situations.
- Poor fine and gross motor skills, disorganized movements
- Sleep problems: Sleep issues can be rectified with sleep therapies unless a child has medical issues.
Some kids may also have other disorders associated due to autism as ADHD, Unable to process sensory information(Sensory Integration Dysfunction), gastrointestinal problems (as constipation, being colic, gastric issues, abnormal bowel movements), Seizures as well. And all these symptoms might range from mild to severe.
Causes of Autism :
The exact cause of Autism is yet under research and one specific factor cannot be claimed to cause Autism. But certain Environmental and Biological factors along with faulty genetic interactions results in an autistic child.
Abnormal genes, gene mutations, faulty gene interactions, triggered with other factors as stated below are the causes of Autism and ASD.
- Difficult Birthing, resulting in periods when baby’s brain is deprived of oxygen
- Age of parents at the time of conceiving
- Pregnancy infections as Rubella, other viral infections as Encephalitis (caused by HSV)
- Extreme premature baby, baby with very low birth weight accompanied with severe difficulties in birthing.
- Tuberous sclerosis, when tumors start growing in the brain
- High exposure to heavy metals, pesticides and other environmental toxins
These factors along with genetic factors increase the risk. Though Kids with autism have great Math, computer, art skills, they are creative and have special interest in Music and Drawing. They’re really loveable and honest, all they need is a real understanding and belief.
The right plan for a special needs child : Go for the Doman Method!
“Some people see what is and never see what can be ~Albert Einstein!”
Isn’t this quote apt? Ask Special parents and they would vouch on it, most of us never see what children with special needs can do. They can do wonders. The Doman Method is an objective based, practical training, which has helped children with Autism, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral palsy and other neurodegenerative abnormalities, show a remarkable progress. Once an autistic child learns to communicate with the external world, most of the behavioural challenges, anxiousness subside.
[Teodora was just over 2 years old when she started Doman International’s home program. She was completely immobile, only occasionally being able to roll. She was incredibly tight and had a very hard time moving her arms and legs. Today, after 1 year of Doman Method program Teodora is crawling over 100m daily and now she’s starting to get into the quad position. She loves being on the floor and as her parents put it, she has “started to thrive!” Watch her video on Doman International Facebook page]
The Doman Method is a comprehensive, holistic and highly customized home treatment program for kids with Special Needs. This program is designed by Doman International, an institute which has decades of experiences in helping thousands of families and kids.
Wish to know why the Doman Method course is a blessing for your child? Read here.
Here is one interview with a “Special Mom”, who’s child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy :
Doman Method is one of the most recommended method if your child has any of these disorders-
- Cerebral Palsy
- Trisomy 21[Downs Syndrome]
- Developmental Delay
- ADD / ADHD, PDD – NOS
- Brain Injury
- Mental retardation
- Any disability due to genetic disorders or Neurological conditions.
The Doman International Team in India :
Doman International Team is coming to India for DMC training, which is being held in Delhi, from October 17th, 2018. It is the right time for special parents to register for the initial 3 days comprehensive program. The next DMC will come in October 2019, so get the most out of this program, this year. You’ll get to know how it can help your child transform, and I really mean transform. Read my other story of Viraat, a Cerebral palsy child and what her mother wants all parents to know here.
“Indian parents can connect to Ms.Jagjit Kaur, who is an Indian representative for Doman International. Parents can mail her at Jagjit@domaninternational.org or connect at 9899506768 . She is also an Intellectual staff expert of Doman International and can help you with any queries you have for your child’s special needs and The Doman method.” Click and Fill up your details here on Doman International page.
The Doman Method : Complete Lifecycle plan by Doman International :
This method focusses not on a single treatment, but it is a holistic system of treatments and therapies, like, physiological, nutritional, physical, sensory, cognitive and educational treatments, advised by experts in their fields.
None can work as hard and dedicatedly as parents can do for kids and Doman International taps this basic human nature. Their research reflected that when children receive therapies at home, the results were phenomenally great. They empower parents to understand the underlying issue and transform their kids lives. The Doman Method is a series of Home based treatments (very low on medication) which helps children with special needs to progress in every area, with the ultimate goal of wellness. This program starts with :
1. The Doman Method: From Special Needs to Wellness” :
This program is being held in India from October 17th, 2018. This is a parent training seminar which Doman International delivers on helping parents gain an insight into their child’s actual condition. This course pertains to neuroscience, answer the parents questions, helps them with new well researched plans, develops a personalized developmental plan for each child.
2. Start up Program :
Those parents who have attended the seminar, can continue with the monthly customized one on one home program for their children. It will start with a functional neurological assessment of the child by their expert staff. There will be an integrative workable plan in the areas as Intellectual – cognitive, physical, social, speech development, Nutrition, paediatric sleep, sensory integration. Their expert staff teaches parents how to carry The Doman Method with their children in a realistic and practical way. A staff coach is assigned to each family to monitor the development, progress and support the family.
3. Advanced Doman Program :
Basis the disorder severity and the outcomes, parents can opt for the advanced Doman Program. The Advanced Doman Program involves regular six month appointments as well as 6 months advanced training to parents. As they say “Our families and staff work closely together to get maximum benefit for the child. We work as a team and we agree to never, never give up on any child.”
This helps parents with the best treatment plans and a complete support for their child. It empowers parents and help them feel more confident in understanding the real challenges and working towards them. The Doman Method is ever evolving. Various advanced treatments are added in this program based on the scientific researches. This helps in effective treatment of children with more and more better results. Isn’t that what we need?
Here is “One of the many” success stories with the Doman International :
Francesca had Cerebral Palsy. She started The Doman Method Program when she was 10 years.
Major problem : She could creep on her hands and knees. Her knees were so bent that when standing holding onto an object, her knees could not straighten up because of spasticity. And her knees were in this position for years! This spasticity and bent knees made walking impossible for her.
Her parent’s approach under Doman Treatment : She took consistent Respiratory Program, Creeping, Patterning, walking under a ladder, and academic intellectual program at home. Her improvement was great, but her knees were still bent as it is with many Cerebral Palsy kids. Francesca’s parents began a intense program from Doman International. This combined an ancient technique of Ayurveda, along with very new Program of Intense Tactile Stimulation.
“It required a lot of intensity an dedication and the results were incredible. Her one knee is now completely straight, and the other knee is very close. She now can take 7 independent steps! Isn’t that brilliant for her?”
She is so happy with her Sea Walk, watch it fo yourself :
We want our children to become independent, thriving adults. Take the best of the understanding from experts of Doman International.
[Other references :https://www.webmd.com/]