History

The knowledge we gained in the past helps transform children today

 

Glenn Doman, a physical therapist, found that conventional therapies were ineffective in treating people with special needs. He created the field of child brain development with the goal of helping children with special needs achieve wellness. He developed home-based treatments to help people with developmental disabilities and brain damage develop physically, intellectually, physiologically, and socially. In 1973, he wrote the book What to Do About Your Brain Injured Child, which was revolutionary in the treatment of children with special needs. Doman knew that no therapist could ever love, or devote as much time to a special needs child as the child’s family. Going against conventional thinking, he taught his newly developed therapies directly to parents to carry out at home with their children – and achieved remarkable results. Before, it was assumed that children with special needs could not be helped.  Glenn Doman demonstrated to the world that this assumption was wrong, and that these children could become well. Glenn's discoveries and treatments were lovingly termed “The Doman Method” by thousands of parents who found that these methods helped their children.

Glenn’s family founded Doman International with the mission of empowering families worldwide to help their children reach their fullest potential. Glenn’s son, Douglas, is the current president of Doman International and carries on his father’s work. Glenn’s children and grandchildren, along with a devoted staff at Doman International, work to make Glenn’s dream - to help all the children of the world - a reality. Combining the past discoveries of the Doman Method, and innovating new treatments, Doman International continues to evolve and adapt as new discoveries are made. The staff of Doman International have taught tens of thousands of parents around the world how to empower their children to be capable, intelligent, fit, happy, and healthy people. 

 
Our goal is to help children with special needs achieve wellness. We set high goals for ourselves so we can achieve the very best results. In the end, for our children, the only thing that matters are results.
— Douglas Doman