Cerebral Palsy & The Doman Method

Cerebral Palsy is a congenital disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture.

Cerebral Palsy is a congenital disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture.


Cerebral Palsy is a neuro-developmental disorder. An individual who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy likely suffered from an event that took place before birth, during or after birth, which affected their brain development and function. When the brain is damaged, the individual can have a range of symptoms as a result. For children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, often the brain damage suffered can lead to symptoms such as poor speech and language development, sensory impairment, disorganization, poor fine and gross motor skills, visual impairment, shakiness, seizures and epilepsy, poor balance, lack of coordination, stiff muscles, exaggerated reflexes.

People diagnosed with cerebral palsy are not hopeless. In fact, they have shown great potential for improvement with a home-based program of stimulation and activity that improves brain development. The human brain is able to change and rewire — this process is called neuroplasticity. The Doman Method program has been designed to help the brain develop through specifically designed activities. Nearly all children improve on a home program, and their symptoms reduce, or at times, disappear. Some children graduate from the Doman International program and join their well peers in school. Our goal for each and every child is wellness — well enough to look and function like everyone else, and succeed and be happy in life. While this is an incredibly challenging goal to achieve, our main objective is excellent results.

If you have a child or loved one diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you can begin a Doman Method program by attending our parent training seminar called: “The Doman Method Course: From Special Needs to Wellness”. This three day seminar teaches parents how to do a treatment program designed for maximum progress in cognitive, motor and speech development, as well as improved behavior, health and physiology. To see upcoming course dates, you can click here.

You can join the many thousands of other families who have learned about the Doman Method and started helping their loved one with cerebral palsy. Should you have any questions about how we can help your family, you can contact Doman International worldwide representatives here.