Posted by Phoenix
on July 22, 2000 at 13:24:35:
In Reply to: Spastic Diplegia posted by Carolyn on February 21, 2000 at 16:19:58:
: I am the mother of a two year old girl who has been diagnosed with spastis diplegia... We are unsure whether surgery is the best option or should we be looking at other alternatives first....
Do NOT perform surgery! ASAP read the book, "What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child, or Your Brain-damaged, Mentally Retarted, Mentally Deficient, Cerebral Palsied, Spastic, Flaccid, Rigid, Epileptic, Autistic, Athetoid, Hyperactive, Down's Child," by Glenn Doman.
"The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential," (www.iaph.org) is the one place in the world that has been teaching parents how to make their brain-injured children "well," for over 40 years. Cerebral Palsy is a moot diagnoses for a brain-injury. The reason your daughter's exercises are not making her spasticity and hypertonicity go away is because her injury is not in the legs and feet---it's in the brain. My son was diagnosed with Spastic/Diplegic CP and Sensory Integration Dysfunction; but what he really had was a "Bilateral, Diffuse, Midbrain-Injury. Four and-a-half years later, he is relatively normal now, with only a few things left that we are working through. We thank the Lord for his blessings on our son, and for letting us know about the Institutes. That is why I am here, typing this information to you. No parent should have to watch their child suffer when there is hope. And that is what The Institutes offers best: H O P E!
Contact the Institutes and have information mailed to you. If you are interested, you will want to begin their program ASAP.