All parents want their children to be happy, healthy, and successful, but your child is struggling neurodevelopmentally.
Liz Strawbridge, MD
“We could see his heart and soul were still bursting with abundant life and beauty.”
It’s hard for you to see your child frustrated, sad, and struggling to reach their true potential.
The experts are telling you there is very little you can do for your child and not to expect much.
You worry about your child’s future – will they be able to take care of themselves when you are not there anymore?
You want your child to get better, but they are not making progress.
No matter what though, you will not stop looking for ways to help your child.
The Thompson Family
“We knew more was possible; we just had no idea how to achieve it.”
How We Help In 2 Minutes
The experts say your child can’t improve.
We are sure they can.
We’ve helped thousands of parents significantly strengthen their children’s neurological abilities.
We look forward to partnering with you to teach you how to do the same.
Watch the video about how we help in 2 minutes:
Liz Strawbridge, MD
“It made much more sense to me that we should be working on creating new neurological pathways rather than trying to fix the manifestation of the broken ones…”
The Thompson Family
“We as a family have witnessed neuroplasticity and continue continue to see that growth is possible… we are no longer fearful.”
We Are Believers, For Good Reason
For more than 40 years,we’ve studied the neurological origins of disabilities in children and developed practical, effective ways of promoting brain healing and growth.
We started our own family during the early part of this 40-year journey. Two of our children faced complex neurodevelopmental difficulties
We applied the same approaches to our children that we teach to all parents, and with lots of love, hard work, and dedication, our children overcame their challenges.
Today, our daughters are confident adults with meaningful relationships and purposeful professional lives.
So, we have two perspectives to share with you—one as parents and one as professionals.
As parents, we truly understand what you are going through, and we know how resilient you are.
As professionals, we know that with few exceptions, every injury to the brain is capable of healing – given the correct approach, dedicated effort, and time.
Directors of the Family Hope Center
How To Help Your Child
Learn How Your Child’s Brain Works And Grows
Understand how injuries and poor function in the brain show up as developmental delays, learning disabilities, and other diagnoses like ADHD and autism.
Assess Your Child’s Current Neurodevelopmental Abilities
Measuring the developmental and functional abilities of your child is the most vital step in building a successful plan to help them.
Use our parent-friendly evaluation tool to evaluate how your child’s brain is developing and find out which neurological pathways and physiological systems need the most support.
Implement Your Child’s Individualized Home-based Neurodevelopmental Treatment Plan
Take personal control of your child’s neurotherapeutic activities and nutrition as you implement their treatment plan in your home.
Update Your Child’s Neurodevelopmental Treatment Plan As They Develop And Progress
Neuroplasticity is a reality, and as you work with your child at home, you will begin to see positive changes. As that happens, you will periodically reassess your child to account for this growth. Each reassessment will provide you with an easy and objective way to see how your child is progressing and will be the basis for your child’s updated treatment plan.
Conditions We Address
At the Family Hope Center, we work with parents of children who have an extensive and complex array of neurologically based challenges, (dis)abilities, and disorders.
If your child’s difficulties are of neurological or neurodevelopmental origin or if they have a medical or genetic condition with neurodevelopmental consequences, we can help.
We work with parents of children who have received the following diagnoses:
The effectiveness of any therapeutic approach must be periodically assessed using standardized and validated measures. The Family Hope Center assesses the effectiveness of its approach using the WeeFIM®, the pediatric version of the Functional Independence MeasureTM (FIM®).
Both the FIM® and WeeFIM® were developed by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) from the World Health Organization’s bio-psycho-social model of disability. They are functional assessment tools for evaluating essential abilities in individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities along three dimensions: self-care, motor function, and cognition.
UDSMR notes: “Since its inception in 1987, the FIM® instrument has been widely regarded and adopted by clinicians and researchers around the world for its brevity and reliability. A sizeable library of supporting research and study sustains the FIM® instrument’s reliability and validity. To date, more than 1,300 published articles support the FIM® instrument, and ongoing research and study continues.” (Read more clinical research about the WeeFIM® here).
Our WeeFIM® results show that children’s neurological and functional capabilities significantly improve through the Family Hope Center’s parent-implemented home-based therapy.
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What We Are Offering You
We believe that loving families make the best therapists.
We also know that the brain has an incredible capability to heal. Our job is to give parents the tools to make that happen.
With that in mind, we make the following commitments to you:
Nellie, Pete’s Mom
“Without the concerted effort of getting him [neurologically] organized, Pete wouldn’t be driving, working, or graduating high school.”
Pete, Nellie’s Son
“Now that the end is in sight, and my neurology has pretty much caught up to the best it’s going to be, I can say for certain that this program is easily worth its weight in gold.”
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Nancy Werner, MD
” I can attest to the brilliant results this program can elicit through its solid and well-documented multidisciplinary agenda in nurturing families who deal with the enormous challenges of raising an injured child, and the benefits that spill over to siblings and parents.”
Linda Baker, MD, CCH, Portland, OR
“During the years I consulted with families at FHC (Family Hope Center), I saw hundreds of children who surprised me with the progress they made on this program, well beyond anything I’d seen or been taught to expect in my pediatric training.”
Our interdisciplinary team specializes in multiple fields of medicine and therapy with one thing in common: helping you learn how to optimize your child’s brain growth and development.