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Posted by betty on October 02, 2000 at 01:36:40:

In Reply to: Re: Spastic Diplegia posted by Phoenix on July 22, 2000 at 13:24:35:

: : 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....

: Carolyn,

: 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," ( 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.

: Good luck.

Just thought you might like to know, the web address given for the Institute is slightly wrong, it's

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