Parents of children with developmental problems often feel left alone with no clear guidance as to what therapy or intervention would help their child. The parents of Henry (5 1/2 years old), have spent the last 4 years researching everything available for their son, who suffered an acquired brain injury (through hypoxia in a severe asthma attack). They had read and heard of many ways of how to improve brain injured children, but couldn't get access through a guided program.
"We eventually found a program through a Neurodevelopment Centre in the US, that used an intensive brain training approach and after doing everything at home, we decided to take him to this Neurodevelopment Centre in order to integrate him with other children.
The program went from 3 hours a day to 6 hours a day, and the progress in development for Henry were impressive. We were originally told that Henry would be brain dead and never walk and talk again, but with this specially designed intensive neurodevelopmental program ,we have seen Henry progress in such a way, that he is now walking, running, playing, learning at the rate of an almost 5 year old, and beginning to speak again. It has all been worth our efforts, but just to be able to do what we have done, we had to fly around the world and were missing the link to a strong medically based team. It has been a long struggle, which makes us all realize that every child with developmental difficulties should have access to specialized efficient neurodevelopmental programs, but in order to do that we have to test intreventions programs and make the efficient ones more accessible for their famillies".
Treatment and interventions are proposed but with often little scientific evidence of success, therefore the center for Child development through its program "from Cortex to Classroom" has set out to test developmental intervention programs with state-of-the art neurodevelopmental neuroscience tools (qEEG, MRI,DTI, fMRI, cognitive and behavioral testing) and to provide the children of tomorrow with appropriate and efficient interventions programs, such as the one Hnery Is following which are based on the important fact in development that emotional well-being and social competence provide a strong foundation for emerging cognitive abilities and personal development .