Yuuki thanks her brother and Mother for helping her every step along the way.
In the last month of her pregnancy, Yuuki’s mother developed toxemia and was hospitalized. The baby was born prematurely, and a cardiac abnormality was discovered in the first week. At six months of age, the baby was diagnosed with Trisomy 21, and as mother wrote, “Since then we began searching for the best solution we could find to help her develop fully.”
As a baby Yuuki had a lot of stimulation and opportunity.
When little Yuuki was two years old, her mother traveled to Philadelphia to attend the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course. At that time, her daughter was creeping for transportation but not yet walking. Her body temperature was often cold and fluctuated. Mother began showing reading words to her since she was an infant, and her vision and hearing were improved as a result.
Following the course, Mother attended the Parent Lecture Series Program every six months, and received certification for completing it.
From age two onwards, she had taught her daughter thousands of reading words, sentences, and books in Japanese, and an additional 1,500 words and books in English.
“We decided to change our life to live a life of the program. We went to Philadelphia and there we met Dr. Glenn Doman, who welcomed us warmly. This is a very precious photograph that we keep.”
When Yuuki was eight years old, her mother brought her for her first evaluation at The Institutes. At that time she was well ahead of other kids her age as she was reading at the 5th-grade level. She was able to brachiate independently, and could run 500 meters nonstop.
Yuuki remembers: “Working every day consistently resulted in better concentration.”
However, she was unable to take public transportation independently, her articulation when she spoke was not clear enough, and Mother noted she was still breathing through her mouth. She could write only a few words and phrases, and she was unable to tie her shoes. She still had eczema.
Yuuki worked hard on the Intensive Treatment Program. She crawled and crept, she became a runner, and she started gymnastics.
Yuuki remembers, “At the beginning I was crawling like a struggling frog, but as I improved in crawling my balance got better and my vision got clearer. Working every day consistently resulted in better concentration.”
Yuuki was reading at the Junior High School level and writing essays using sophisticated Kanji characters
Her physiological program was also intense: Oxygen Enrichment, Respiratory Patterning, and an excellent nutrition program. She had an intellectual program geared to superiority: advanced problem solving, and a social growth program.
Yuuki says, “I am able to stay calm whatever happens”
By eleven years of age, Yuuki had not had a single illness for more than two years. She was reading at the junior high school level in both fiction and non-fiction. She enjoyed writing essays, and her writing of sophisticated Chinese characters (Kanji) was also at the junior high school level.
“As part of The Institutes Social Growth Program, I had the opportunity to experience public speaking. I am able to stay calm whatever happens.”
She delivered a formal lecture on Japanese culture to an audience of 100 people and performed a sophisticated gymnastics routine as well.