Our system, based on scientific evidence, offers an integrated perspective wherein each patient gets an individualized treatment protocol that is reassessed a number of times in order to ascertain maximum results in a minimum of time.
It all starts with an extensive comprehensive evaluation (medical, developmental skills & psycho-emotional) that helps determine if there’s a problem and what is triggering it. Following this, we design an individualized treatment based on scientific evidence and our own progression of successful experiences over the years.
As a patient’s program is shaped, we also incorporate parents and caregivers (if a child is the patient) into our multidisciplinary team of professionals, and provide them with the training and essential skills they need to continue the work at home. Moreover, everyone works hand in hand to ensure all efforts are aligned, headed toward the same goals.
At WIN, we are devoted to changing lives and strictly maintain the highest standard of permanent results. Bringing out the best in people is more than a calling: it is a steadfast commitment. In order to help our patients become winners, failure is not an option for us.
We help our patients feel happy and get them ready to be successful in life, all the while taking into consideration their personal preferences and abilities.
We all win every time someone’s life changes for the better.
WIN changes people’s lives every day.
In the following stories, you’ll find a few of our success stories*. Your child’s winning story, or your own, is set to begin the moment you decide it’s time for a change.
When we met Elizabeth at 23 months old, she didn’t speak or make visual contact. When addressed, she did not seem to understand, nor was she able to follow instructions. In addition, there were no signs that she might be interested in playing or interacting with others.
Six months after that first meeting and beginning treatment, Elizabeth was talking in sentences, making normal visual contact and generally being social. She now gives hugs and kisses, responds when spoken to and, what’s even more significant in terms of developing social skills and her continued advancement, she engages in play with other children.
At 4 years old (at the time of this writing), Elizabeth has begun reading and attends a regular Pre-K. She still drops by to say hello and see her friends and teachers. She smiles, distributes hugs, talks to everyone and, just like children her age all around the world have done since time immemorial, she questions everything.
Elizabeth is noticeably happy.
Gabriel had turned 3 years old when he was brought to us. Like Elizabeth, he did not speak, made no visual contact, did not engage in social interaction, and also didn’t show interest in playing with others, including his sister. Here was a little boy who was sick basically all the time.
Gabriel’s parents had approached different doctors, and he was undergoing multiple therapies. However, he did not seem to be improving.
He entered yet another treatment… this time around, after six months of therapy, he was talking in sentences. Although Gabriel still could not hold a conversation per se, it was evident he understood everything and his bouts of sickness abated drastically. Furthermore, he began to play with his sister as well as other children and showed normal visual contact.
At the time of this writing, Gabriel is 6 years old; he goes to school, like any kid, and is part of a regular first grade class where he is doing well, including his reading and writing skills. He smiles, laughs and plays. He does all those things any 6-year-old would do.
He’s a boy headed towards a full life
Elizabeth and Gabriel are both real life examples of a Win/Win situation: their parents got in touch with our institute and made the life-changing decision to give their kids a chance to WIN.
Andrea, an 11 year old girl, was brought to us as a last hope that we might be able to help. Her record indicated she’d been diagnosed with ADHD, for which she was on two medications. She suffered from low self esteem, physically she was overweight, and socially she had no friends.
After 5 months of treatment, Andrea had been weaned off her two medications. She had lost weight, becoming weight-appropriate for her age. Furthermore, she was able to take the Learn Aid exam 8-9 without medication.
A marked improvement in Andrea’s self esteem led her to make friends and she is now a more social child.
A wonderful discovery in all this has been Andrea’s unearthing a love for the wonderful world of reading. She even joined a book club!
Calvin is another of our success stories. He came to us as a 9 year-old boy whose school grades were Cs and Ds.
A vital factor in order to be able to help kids improve in school is discovering if any or all of their senses are in good working order. After a comprehensive evaluation, it was discovered Calvin was afflicted with severe Central Auditory Processing Problems, something that helped explain his poor grades to some extent.
He’d been diagnosed with ADD (inattentive type) but had not yet started medication.
After 6 months of treatment, Calvin’s grades improved to As and Bs, and he is now in the Honor Roll. Calvin’s mom received orientation regarding his dramatic progress, and was advised that, since his problems were so severe, eventually he would need more help in the future, as classes would be more demanding and demand more of him.
A year later, Calvin’s mom returned for a follow up. Calvin has kept his grades up although he distracts easily. In 5th grade, studying became harder and classes more complicated as well.
We decided to execute a short treatment program, call it a boost, and once more, the situation was corrected.
Calvin is doing well these days. He is an evidently happy and talkative kid. He is doing very well. He is a happy, talkative boy.
Bryan was 15 years old when he started failing 11th grade. In fact, he was doing so badly and acting out in such a way at school (where he’d been enrolled since kindergarten), he stood a hair’s breadth away from academic expulsion.
A shy and quiet young man, his level of self-esteem ranked on the down lows.
Fortunately for everyone, at this juncture, his parents brought him to our program.
It only took 5 months of treatment: Bryan’s complete about-face came about.
His grades skyrocketed so drastically that his teachers excused him from having to take final exams and Bryan’s grades showed all A’s in his last semester.
The improved grades also brought a healthy raise in self-esteem along with a certain amount of popularity in the classroom, for good measure. Needless to say, Bryan graduated high school alongside his classmates, the same ones he’d known during his whole academic life.
The most up-to-date reports indicated full-steam ahead: he’d finished a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and had applied to enroll at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.
At 15 years old and with a height of 6’3”, David cuts an impressive figure. This imposing young man, well known as an athlete, specifically a basketball player, had managed to earn himself a basketball scholarship. Nevertheless, his GPA, at a measly 2.3, meant he was at risk of losing what he’d trained so hard to earn. He needed to improve and fast if he planned to achieve any part of his dream of becoming a professional NBA player. But with those grades, NBA could have just as well stood for No Basketball Auspices.
This was his situation when our winning team entered his court
After only 5 months of treatment, his GPA was a respectable 3.3, impressing his coach with his academic earnestness as well as his improved basketball skills.
Ultimately, David became the captain of the basketball team.
Mateo, a 22 year-old coursing his 5th year of college, had been in a slow but steady downward spiral for a while, a fact which began to manifest itself in his failing classes. The lack of organization he had in any one area would result in disorganization for another area soon enough. He couldn’t figure out a way to stop the spreading cycle of disorder that threatened his academic development, and possibly his whole future.
Clearly, Mateo was struggling with a lack of motivation to carry out course work. Additionally, he was experiencing memory problems, and consequently, couldn’t concentrate on his studies. Learning had become a challenge.
With so much out of balance, Mateo’s habitual partying also turned into an issue. Difficulties and hurdles multiplied; low self esteem exacerbated a situation that couldn’t be swept under the rug anymore.
Such was the scope of Mateo’s problems when he came to us.
After only 4 months of treatment we saw Mateo get back on schedule, doing course work, satisfying academic expectations, with a much-improved self-esteem and his partying under control.
The latest report on Mateo’s progress is that he’d graduated college, finished a Master’s Degree, and currently works as a Special Needs educator.
Mateo is a classic WIN story.
At 23, Angel was a young man who had lost his sense of ambition. He’d dropped out of college during his sophomore year studies for a Biology Major.
Angel had been failing all classes. He felt depressed all the time and over-burdened from trying to constantly cope with the low self-esteem he couldn’t get a handle on, and the motivation that seemed to elude him no matter what he tried. To top it off, he had no friends, people that would help him out of the hole he had fallen into.
That’s where WIN comes in.
After a 4-month program, Angel decided to go back to college. During his process with us, he came to the realization that he’d been working towards earning a degree in a field he didn’t feel passionate about. His true calling lay towards Business Administration, not Science. Therefore he switched his major to Business Administration.
Another realization for him had to do with the importance of working to achieve personal objectives. One of his more prominent dreams was to join a church excursion to Brazil for an International Youth Convention, a goal he managed to make a reality. Angel has been mentoring and helping others ever since.
Lastly, Angel also practiced job-interviewing techniques during the course of the program. At this time, he holds a part-time job and mentors on his free time. He has made good friends, is full of positive energy, continues to hash out new dreams and goals that he turns into reality. The more he realizes what he can achieve, the happier he becomes.
*All names have been changed to maintain patients’ privacy.