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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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. A Norwegian Cost Analysis.

The IAHP holds that brain injury at a given level of neurological development prevents or slows further progress. The AAP statement regarding postencephalitis also conflicts in that patients with symptoms following the reduction of inflammation of the brain is considered postencephalitic parkinsonisma disease that triggers degeneration of the nerve cells in the substantia nigraleading to clinical parkinsonisman incurable disease still today.

In the interests of public and patient safety, it is vital that the public, and particularly the par-ents of children with neuronal disabilities, are provided with the correct and complete infor-mation and background to foreign alternative therapeutic approaches, especially concerning a controversial approach not endorsed or accepted by the AAP and other affiliated associations and organisations.

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”. Much of the work at The Institutes follows from Dr. The Institutes model of childhood development has been criticized in the scientific community.

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Get a printable copy PDF file of the complete article Kor click on a page image below to browse page by page. A reply to Zigler and Seitz. To conclude, due 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.


Ryland P Byrd, Zab Mosenifar On the basis of past and current analysis, studies, and reports, the Deladato 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 on families are so delzcato that in some cases their financial resources may be depleted substantially and parental and sibling relationships could be stressed.

Considering the flawed and oversimplified theoretical foundation of DDPT, we have concerns about two 2 specific techniques used in DDPT that may lead to complications and side-effects, namely masking and patterning. The IAHP claims that for brain-injured children, one should attempt to prevent the possible over-accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid by restricting normal fluid intake.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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IAHP recommends dietary restrictions, including reduced fluid intake for brain-injured children in an attempt to prevent “the possible overaccumulation of cerebrospinal fluid”. We understand that a child with a deacato disability is a huge challenge to parents, as it means many years of sacrifice to seek and manage the best treatment for their child.

A cost-analysis reviewlooking at DDPT from toconcluded that non-proven intensive training programmes for patients with brain damage are costly, and delactao long as their effectiveness has not been properly researched and documented, health care professionals should not spend resources on these programmes outside of clinical trials.

Global Journal of Health Science. But most contemporary child development experts “described many aspects of ddelacato program as useless and perhaps even harmful”. Retrieved from ” https: Medical and scientific health interventions are evaluated on both a theoretical basis and on empirical value. Support Center Support Center.


National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Government Gazette The IAHP has asserted in the past that it was willing and interested in participating in controlled scientific studies. The mask is not connected to an additional oxygen source and is sealed around the face with a very small hole at the bottom to allow minimal room-air oxygen to enter.

The Doman-Delacato method.

Minimizing Its Fads, Fancies, and Follies. Brain-injured children may also be taught to identify by touch alone various objects placed in a bag. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References. Physical therapy as a determinant of change in the cerebral palsied infant. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology. In Global Journal of Health Science 4 6: Evaluation of a patterning treatment for retarded children.

The Doman-Delacato method.

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. As qualified and registered medical health 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.

In Journal of Reha-bilitative Medicine Please review our privacy policy. We will not be commenting on the other sensory, learning and language techniques used in DDPT as they are not within our scope and field of expertise.

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