Product: DVD: Understanding Child Brain Development.
To order the DVD, please call 610-397-1737 or you can order Understanding Child Brain Development from IEW. or for a direct link to the DVD: go here.
Age: For parents seeking to know more about the Family Hope Center and what it does.
When I receive an informational DVD to watch, I sit down and familiarize myself with the contents first, and then I take my time to watch it, and then to listen to it. The DVD is broken into sections so it's easy to pick a chapter, watch it, think on it and then go on to the next. This video is 2 hours long, so not overly long or short.
I enjoyed listening to this DVD play in the background as I did other things on the computer. The speaker has a good voice and frequently I would stop and backup the player to listen to a point again. I had many "AH HA" moments.
Browsing their website is also an informative place. Videos to watch, information to read, and hope offered. T'is a good thing yes? :)
The DVD, put on by Matthew and Carol Newell, has ALOT of information in it, so taking the time to really listen is important, and then to do your research on whatever you are unsure about. It covers the basics of brain development and how working with the different parts of the brain, you can help a child who is struggling.
Their approach is this:
- Present a diagnosis without a prognosis. What is going on, without placing limitations.
- Comprehensive history and evaluation of the child.
- Develop an individualized therapy strategy
- Focus is not on the symptoms
- See that the brain and the body can heal itself and they work to create the pathways for this to happen.
I liked the emphasis placed on how families are the best therapists for children. I used to work in social services and I've seen the affect that motivated loving parents/families can have on their children...those children learn more. That's simply the way it is. Proper diet and varied stimulation helps as great deal as well.