Children’s Cerebral Palsy
Parents from around the world have helped their children with cerebral palsy move along the path to wellness. Using the programs developed by The Institutes, children diagnosed with cerebral palsy have been able to improve function and, in some cases, perform at peer level or above.
The most common term used to describe children with mobility problems is “cerebral palsy.” “Cerebral palsy” is a symptomatic diagnosis. The children who are labeled as having cerebral palsy are primarily injured in the subcortical areas of the brain.
A proper diagnosis describes where the injury exists in the brain, the degree of the injury and the extent of the injury to the brain. To be successful one must treat the brain, where the injury actually exists.
The subcortical areas form the middle region of the brain, or functional midbrain. This region includes structures such as the basal ganglia, the thalamus, the cerebellum and the area traditionally called “midbrain,” which anatomically is the upper part of the brain stem above the pons.
Myths About Cerebral Palsy
- They need surgery for their eyes, ears, legs, and hips.
- They will need braces, crutches, wheelchairs for life.
- They are “mentally retarded.”
Our View on Cerebral Palsy
- The problem is in the brain, and it is the brain that needs to be treated.
- They need stimulation and opportunity to gain real ability and to improve.
- They are intelligent.
To be successful one must treat the brain, where the injury actually exists. The Institutes offers a comprehensive home program that focuses on neurological growth and development. Our goal is physical, physiological, intellectual, and social growth towards excellence for each child.
The Institutes presents courses for parents where they can learn how to successfully provide enrichment and opportunity at home to help their child progress.
Our course for the Brain-injured Child is presented in Philadelphia in the United States, India, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Spain, Australia, Singapore and Mexico. Click For Course Dates
A proper diagnosis describes where the injury exists in the brain, the degree of the injury, and the extent of the injury to the brain.
Parents may wish bring their child to The Institutes. After a detailed history is taken and a careful and thorough evaluation is completed, a diagnosis is made and a home treatment program is designed for each child and carefully taught. Learn More
When parents return home to carry out the program, the staff of The Institutes provide the support parents need to carry out the program until their next visit to The Institutes.
Using the programs developed by The Institutes, children diagnosed with autism have been able to improve function and, in some cases, perform at peer level or above. See Results