The Institutes for The Achievement of Human Potential (IAHP), founded in by Glenn Doman and Carl Delacato, provide literature on and teaches patterning . Some considerations for evaluating the Doman-Delacto “patterning” method. Pediatrics. Test of the Doman-Delacato rationale with retarded readers. JAMA. J Iowa Med Soc. May;58(5) The Doman-Delacato method. [No authors listed]. PMID: ; [Indexed for MEDLINE]. MeSH terms. Brain Damage.

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A western version of the Doman-Delacato treatment of patterning for developmental disabilities.

Am J Dis Child. The IAHP claims this will heal the brain and increase brain function. Infants Toddlers and Families. Matilda Zeigler Foundation “and others”. This passive movement is carried out by adults for in-fants and young children who cannot do this on their own.

IAHP also recommends stimulating the eyes of children with amblyopia by flashing a light on and off. In their summary, the AAP does acknowledge “improvement observed in patients undergoing this method of treatment” but considers said observations as “poorly documented claims for cure” and thus “an unproven technique”. In Pediatrics; 5.

The Institutes model of childhood development has been criticized in the scientific community.


The Doman-Delacato method.

Paediatric Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy. Nonstandard therapies in the developmental disabilities.

Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Get a printable copy PDF file of the complete article Kor click on a page image below to browse page by page. The basic theory behind this is that an increase of carbon dioxide in the blood as in-haled from the lungs causes the brain to increase blood flow to itself.

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. The use of non-evidence-based techniques that could have potential complications and side effects, by persons who are possibly not registered with the HPCSA in South Africa, is of great concern to us.

On “an experimental evaluation of sensorimotor patterning”: American Academy of Pediatrics For children with poor hearing, IAHP recommends auditory stimulation with loud noises, which may be pre-recorded. This is combined with movement re-striction and facilitation intended to delacatl hemispheric dominance.

A control group in this manner, where children are not being treated, was in direct opposition to Glenn Doman’s personal philosophy: Support Center Support Center.

Ametek Foundation, Arcadia Foundation, Mrs. It is also not advisable to exert an infant or child during exercises or in therapy with a pre-existing suboptimal respiratory state.

Ryland P Byrd, Zab Mosenifar This treatment is based on an outmoded and oversimplified theory of brain development. The philosophy of the Institutes consists of several interrelated beliefs: Much of the work at The Institutes follows from Dr.


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Journal List West J Med v. It is very important to remember that children should not participate in active therapy or exercises in a dehydrated state, as research has shown that children dehydrate faster than adults, due to brain receptors not being sensitive to initial changes in electrolyte and metabolic concentrations — even less so in children with Cerebral Palsy.

Hines then stated that they “have shown very little interest in providing empirical support for their methods”. Doubling the rate of Neurologic Development in Down Syndrome: A Critical Look Review. In their book Controversial Issues in Special EducationGarry Hornby, Jean Howard and Mary Atkinson state the program also includes “gagging” in which the child breathes into a plastic bag until gasping for breath.

By the Committee on Children with Disabilities.