Posted by Phoenix
on July 22, 2000 at 12:36:40:
In Reply to: Discussing my cerebal palsy condition with my young child posted by Kathy McDonnell on February 27, 2000 at 15:10:09:
: Can you direct me to a discussion group and/or
: information regarding discussion of my cerebal palsy with my 3 year old daughter. I would like to educate her about this condition. Thank You.
What we told our son is the following: "You have an owee in your brain that interferes with your body doing what you want it to do. Your owee will not get any bigger, but we may notice some new things that you can't do as you get a little older. We can work really hard as a family---and make your owee smaller and smaller, until it is basically gone, and you are 'well.'"
Cerebral Palsy is not a death sentence, though your child's physicians and the UCP may not have given you much hope. Contact "The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential." www.iahp.org
Read the book, "What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child, or your Brain-damaged, Mentally Retarded, Mentally Deficient, Cerebral Palsied, Spastic, Flaccid, Rigid, Epileptic, Autistic, Athetoid, Hyperactive, Down's Child," by Glenn Doman. The Institutes have the answers you are looking for, and are hoping for---and don't let anybody tell you any different!