Matthew Newell has dedicated his life to helping children and adults with special needs and brain injuries since 1981.
Episode 4 of The Brain Possible Podcast is officially live! The Brain Possible podcast shares the inspirational stories of parents and caregivers as well as interviews with doctors, authors, leading thinkers, and paradigm-shifters in the realm of pediatric health and wellness, all in an effort to change the conversation around childhood brain injury from limitations to possibilities.
My daughter’s story begins at home, where she was born breech, frank , and posterior after a short but arduous natural labor and delivery.
At our first visit in November 2014, it was verified that Aaron was neurologically 45.4 months (3 years 9 months), resulting in functionality of 54% with a severe brain injury. We received a robust therapy program that we were charged with leading him through at home.
Each activity is designed to trigger various areas of the brain and form new connections to promote healing. There was a recent article in the Wall Street Journal reporting about new research that proves the brain’s amazing ability to heal through physical and mental exercise.
Many homeschool families have a child (or children) with special needs that can range from minor to severe (seizures, cerebral palsy, blindness, severe autism, paralysis). Most families hope that there is more that can be done for their child.
It was the day that time stood still. When our precious little girl was born, one of the happiest days of our lives rapidly descended into feelings of deep grief, despair, and trepidation for the future.
Our daughter was born with a chromosomal defect called Ring 18. During her first year, she was very hypotonic (low tone), and had poor eyesight, hearing, and sense of touch.
Doctors diagnosed him with dyslexia. When he told a story, he often started in the middle. Even when he saw an accident happen, he told the story in the wrong sequence.
No one can ever imagine the experience of having a child with epilepsy. Our daughter was a beautiful newborn when she had her first seizure. It was the scariest thing my husband and I had ever seen.