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The Institutes for The Achievement of Human Potential (IAHP), founded in by Glenn Doman and Carl Delacato, provide literature on and teaches patterning . 29 Jul The Doman-Delacato Treatment of. Neurologically Handicapped Children. Statement Approved (as of March 15, ) by: American Academy. Some considerations for evaluating the Doman-Delacto “patterning” method. Pediatrics. Test of the Doman-Delacato rationale with retarded readers. JAMA.

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They published a second statement in Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Thus the fluid restrictions imposed by IAHP are not in line with the current evidence-based fluid requirements for infants and children, and we urge parents to consult with qualified and registered Dietitians and Paediatricians regarding the individualised nutritional and fluid requirements of their chil-dren.

Temple Eelacato who believed in recapitulation theorywhich posits that the infant brain evolves through chronological stages of development similar to first a fish, a reptile, a mammal and finally a human. In addition to the American Academy of Pediatrics, dealcato number of other organizations have issued cautionary statements about claims for efficacy of this therapy.

Many discredit DDPT due to its misinterpretation of the basics of neuroanatomy and localisation relacato function, as well as the problematic claim that the same intervention will be effective for and cure a variety of dis-eases with diverse aetiologies.

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In Pediatrics; 4: Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account. Developmental Biology, 9th edition. Doctors Martha Farrell Erickson and Karen Marie Kurz-Riemer wrote that IAHP “capitalized on the desires of members of the ‘baby boom’ generation to maximize their children’s intellectual potential” and “encouraged parents to push delaato infants to develop maximum brain power”.

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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. The Institutes consider brain damageintellectual impairment”mental deficiency”, cerebral palsyepilepsyautismathetosisattention deficit hyperactivity disorder” developmental delay “, and Down syndrome as conditions encompassing “brain injury”, the term favored by IAHP. Read any comments already posted on the article prior to submission.

Sign in with subscriber credentials. The IAHP has asserted in the past that it was willing and interested in participating in controlled scientific studies.

This page was last edited on 27 Augustat Recapitulation theory has been largely discredited in biology. To conclude, delqcato to the impact of the techniques of DDPT on the respiratory system, hydration and joint mobility, it could impact on the safety and therapeutic outcomes of a child participat-ing in conventional therapies as well, implicating qualified and registered health care profes-sionals involved with children undergoing both DDPT and their conventional therapies such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. On the basis of past and current analysis, studies, and reports, the AAP concludes that patterning treatment continues to offer no special merit, that the claims of its advocates remain unproved, and that the demands and expectations placed delacsto families are so great that in some cases their financial resources may be depleted substantially and parental and sibling relationships could be stressed.

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Current information does not support the claims of proponents that this treatment is efficacious, and its use continues to be unwarranted In Global Journal of Health Science 4 6: Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more. The Raising of Intelligence: Create a free personal account to make a comment, download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts and more.


Sign in to make a comment Sign delaacto to delaacto personal account. We are also concerned about the fluid restrictions imposed on children following the DDPT programme. IAHP also recommends stimulating the eyes of children with amblyopia by flashing a light on and off.

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The results failed to confirm the validity of the rationale— suggesting that verifiable, empirical evidence from carefully controlled studies is needed if delacatp rationale is to be taken seriously by the scientific community. Additionally, since Doman taught that “time is the enemy of the brain-injured child” in that each day they eoman not getting better, they are getting worsethe months or years that the control group would not be treated, he would be doing “harm” in participation.

The IAHP then instructed parents of children in their program not to take part in any independent studies designed to evaluate the program’s effectiveness. The Doman Delacato treatment of neurologi-cally handicapped children. As qualified and registered medical delacatoo care professionals working with these children on a daily basis, we wish to make you aware of the Doman Delacato Patterning Therapy DDPTand the current scientific evidence for and against it.