Located in Norristown, Pennsylvania
(just northwest of Philadelphia), The
Family Hope Center addresses the neurological reasons for special needs. Their
highly trained staff includes medical doctors, therapists, and nutritionists. They
offer a three-day intensive training conference titled “How to Help Your Child
with Special Needs,” specialized two-day
comprehensive in-clinic appointments,
and a complete at-home program for
those with mild to severe to profound injuries or no obvious “special needs” at all.
They also have traveled around the world
to teach and minister to families and
professionals in other countries, including Mexico, Denmark, England, China,
Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, and France.
Recently I had the privilege of sitting
down to visit with Matthew and Carol
and asked them to explain their mission
and programs in greater detail.
Our mission is to
inform parents and
really help them
potential, as well as the
of their children, and
then bridge that gap.
children, and then bridge that gap. We
want the parents to feel empowered to
understand their kids and say, “Okay,
here’s where my kids are, and here’s where
I know they need to get to, to be everything that they need to be to reach their
potential, within their gifts.” Our mission
is to get parents into the driver’s seat, to
be co-engineers with us to support their
children neurologically. Whether they
are homeschooling well kids or they have
a child who has become hurt through
anything from vaccinations to a car accident to drowning or they have a child
who is adopted, and they have this beautiful child but they are inheriting the
neurological complications the adopted
child suffers from not getting the proper
attention and care as an infant. We want
to elevate the parents into a position of
really understanding the brain and not
being mystified by it. Then by understanding it, we put some practical procedures in place to support the neurological development of the child.
If you are just dealing with the symptoms, you are never going to get ahead
of the curve. Instead of focusing on the
symptoms, we focus on the neurological
abilities the child needs to gain. A parent then goes from being hopeless to being hopeful. We want to train the parents
so they can understand that if a specific
part of the brain is neurologically compromised, we can show them how to heal
it. Meanwhile, we develop a structure so
that child can succeed but with the purpose of finishing the neurological organization of the child’s brain. It’s a completely different way of looking at it.
TOS: What is your mission at The Family Hope Center?
Matthew: Our mission is to inform
parents and really help them to understand the neurological potential, as well
as the neurological challenges, of their
Jennifer Paget teaches families early
learning program techniques.