Glenn Doman's Legacy pt. 1
Why the Doman Method Includes Walking and Running
Glenn Doman Listened to Parents of Children with Special Needs
As a young physical therapist, Glenn Doman had a unique and rare experience for a professional. The doctors he worked with thought it would be a wise idea for each member of their rehabilitation team to spend an entire day living with a family with a child who had suffered a brain injury. This was considered a wild and radical idea at the time.
The Cold Weather Doesn’t Make You Sick: Busting an Old Myth
Often a parent of a child with special needs will stop me and ask me the following, “My child is diagnosed with autism, and I will devote all of the money I have to improve my child’s speech. What treatment or activity does my child need?” My response is always the same. Do you have a sidewalk nearby and running shoes? If you do, you are prepared to get started with the best program available.
Steps to Take to Bring Doman International to Your Country
It’s during this cold time of year that our children with special needs, who are also immobile, are getting the fewest amount of hours on the floor. Many of our children who have walking and running as part of their physical program are denied this opportunity because of the cold weather. This is a waste of precious opportunity for these children to be active and move freely! While we were all told that the cold weather makes you sick, this claim is questionable at best. Here are the reasons why you should be skeptical:
5 Tips for Avoiding Burnout
Our introduction to the Balkans began in an extraordinary way. Jelena and Novak Djokovic are two exceptionally bright and fine individuals. The Novak Djokovic Foundation, headed by the Djokovics, sponsored introductory lectures for the parents of children with special needs and well babies in Belgrade, Serbia in 2015. The attendance of the lectures was extraordinary. Spencer and I had interviews with ten television shows, ten radio shows, and a host of magazines and newspapers.
When I left Zakari's evaluation appointment, I was ready to go. I was equipped with a binder full of new programs based on the Doman Method. On the trip home, I dreamed how this would play out. Trust me, I had a long time to think, since we landed up stuck in the Toronto Airport while I walked a tired 5 year old up and down the terminal for 8 hours. But I had a fire lit in me, and I thought I was unstoppable.