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About Our Services

About Our Services

We recognize that deciding on the best course of action for your child can be stressful and overwhelming. There are many options available, interventions across fields, and different treatment modalities to choose from. At the Family Hope Center, our goal is to partner with parents in the complex and sometimes challenging process of nurturing their child to reach her/his full potential. From the moment a child is diagnosed with a disability, parents are exposed to a new world of terminology, treatment options, resources, and services. Our approach is to teach, guide, and support parents in developing effective, customized and integrative plans for both families and children. Each individualized plan is designed to fit your specific needs and to help foster your child’s cognitive, communicative, sensorimotor, emotional, social, and physiological development.

Our therapeutic model focuses on three fundamental goals:

  1. Teach parents how to improve their child’s function in all areas of development
  2. Guide parents in choosing the most appropriate treatment plan for their child’s present levels of development
  3. Support parents in the implementation of their child’s individualized program at home.

We provide the following options for families:

1. Parent Training Conference
The conference is the first step for interested parents and professionals. The Parent Training Conference serves as a critical first step towards building an effective partnership in the support of your child’s development while providing an in-depth introduction to the approaches, treatment, philosophies and language used by the Family Hope Center. It is designed to provide parents with the tools, skills, and information to positively influence their child’s development.

i. Conference topics

  • How the brain develops over time, how it grows in response to its environment and the processes by which it heals itself (e.g., brain development, neuroplasticity, and neurogenesis)
  • How the body’s physiological health and wellness contributes to (or impairs) the brain’s ability to function and develop (e.g., nutrition, physiology and the brain, neurobiology)
  • Assessing and evaluating individuals based on neurological function and developmental ability: understanding your child’s unique neurology is central to developing an effective therapeutic approach (e.g., evaluating individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities, introducing the Integrative and Developmental Progression Chart)

ii. Participant Goals

  • Explain the assessment tool used to comprehensively evaluate an individual’s abilities across 6 areas of development: visual, auditory, motor, sensory, cognitive, and social using existing knowledge of their child’s abilities
  • Instruct parents on how to use the assessment tool:
    • as a source for establishing a practical plan to help their child mature developmentally
    • how to use the tool to prioritize treatment areas, and how to maximize the effectiveness of a treatment package
  • Teach participants how to consistently apply the tool to monitor progress and respond to therapy over time
    • Measure how and to what degree the implemented treatments are affecting the individual’s progress

iii. Promoting neurogenesis

  • Parents are taught lifestyle changes, strategies, and practices to implement at home to promote neurogenesis and thereby improve the functional abilities of their children

Click here for a detailed list of conference objectives
Click here to see a sample conference schedule
Click here to see a list of our upcoming conferences and to register (by country)
Click here to read feedback from parents who attended the conference

2. Evaluation, Therapeutic Plan (2-day appointment) & 6-Month Follow-Up Support

While the Parent Training Conference is intended to be a standalone service, it is merely an introduction to the incredibly complex series of topics it covers. Our 2-day program is for parents interested in learning more and receiving more one-on-one techniques and strategies. Families also receive a more comprehensive and individualized plan for their children, hands-on instruction and six months of direct support.

  • Comprehensive neurological, developmental, medical, and orthopedic evaluations, including a review of the child’s medical history and any previous neuropsychological and/or developmental assessments
  • An individualized therapeutic and nutritional plan designed specifically for your children by our interdisciplinary team.
  • Hands-on instruction for parents in the techniques, strategies, and practical skills necessary to implement all aspects of your child’s treatment plan at home.
  • Six months of unlimited, direct support from our team for implementing your home treatment plan, including video feedback sessions, ongoing coaching, progress monitoring, and modifications as necessary
  • Support and guidance related to community resources, Individualized Education Plans (IEP), and more.
  • Click here for a sample 2-day schedule

3. Partner with the Family Hope Center (6-12 month follow-up: re-evaluation and review of therapeutic plan

As children age and improve in their functional abilities and overall development, it is important to periodically review, update, or modify the treatments and strategies included in their plan. The Family Hope Center offers revisit appointments to families (typically 6-12 months after initial visit).

Explanation of Costs

A primary concern of many parents is the cost of our services compared to other medical treatments or therapies. This page is intended to address some of those concerns and to explain the value of our service model given the diverse range of expertise we provide.

1. Our costs may seem high compared to the cost of traditional outpatient therapies in part because we combine individual treatment costs and ask parents to pay a lump sum, upfront, rather than cost per hour.

  • The Parent Training Conference includes 30 hours of intensive instruction over 3 days, as well as lunch and refreshments each day.
  • 2-day appointment + 6-month support: includes various assessments, evaluations, consultations, and individualized instruction from an interdisciplinary team combined with unlimited clinical team support over the subsequent 6 months.

2. We believe that by teaching parents skills and strategies they can implement directly at home, the value of what parents receive per hour from the Family Hope Center is much greater than traditional therapeutic interventions that involve only the therapist and the child.

  • Parents can implement these interventions at home more frequently and/or intensively than is possible during a traditional one-hour per week appointment.

3. Our model allows us to combine the clinical and medical expertise of a diverse team, allowing parents to access multiple specialists for one cost.

  • Typically, a single treatment (or appointment) constitutes a single cost. However, most children require a myriad of treatments or consultations with multiple specialists to meet the full range of their needs. When those treatments are combined together into a comprehensive plan (as we do at the FHC), the cumulative cost is much higher. Our 2-day appointment, for example, includes multiple treatment modalities and six months of unlimited support from all of the specialists that your child might need. In comparison, the total amount spent on other individual therapies and medical appointments over a 6-month period would be similar to our up-front fee.

More Details on our Services and Costs

Parent Training Conference

$880 for one parent, $1500 for two parents (U.S. only)

The Parent Training Conference is an intensive 3-day conference that involves 30+ hours of group instruction, practical demonstrations, small group workshops, and frequent/structured opportunities for question/answer periods.

2-Day Appointment

$3950 (2nd child 50% off) (U.S. only) – this does not apply to expense fees in different countries

A 2-day appointment at the Family Hope Center involves an extensive evaluation of your child, consultation with multiple specialists, an individualized treatment program, and parent training.

  • Day 1 – children receive a comprehensive evaluation from one of our clinical staff, a review of your child’s medical history, full medical appointment and physical check, nutritional consultation, and an orthopedic consultation.
  • Day 2 – parents receive practical, step-by-step instruction on various components of an individualized home treatment program, tailored to their child based on the previous day’s evaluations by various members of the team. Parents receive individualized instruction in behavioral strategies, social/emotional development, sensory interventions, fine/gross motor interventions, educational programs, and breathing programs.

Additional Financial Resources

Aligned with our core philosophical values, our goal is to provide parents with as much information and resources as possible to help mitigate the financial cost of our services. To that end, we have prepared a list of financial resources for parents including insurance, government programs, and private funding. For parents living in the United States, this list includes information concerning medical assistance and guidelines for reimbursement by the state. For those living outside the United States, we have listed partner organizations that raise money privately to support parents participating in our programs or services. For all our parents (domestic and international), we also participate in using the WeeFIM, a pediatric assessment tool used around the world to measure the functional change in response to medical intervention or treatment. The FIM was originally developed to provide data that would measure rehabilitation program outcomes for third-party payers and accrediting bodies.

See also: Education & Advocacy

Parent Testimonials

“I feel confident and empowered now to help my two daughters. Thank you.”

Nicola S., Prenton, Wirral, UK 2015,

“Thank you for giving my family Hope and the practical tools to helping my child when the system failed her.”

Allison F., West Essex, UK,

“Really appreciate you. Words are not enough to explain the gratitude for gaining insight into and sharing what you have learned and gathered over so many years.”

Henriette C., Worcester, SA 2017,

“Thank you Matt & Carol and the Team for taking the time to teach this valuable info to parents. I feel confident to go home and begin implementing the protocols.”

Stephani D., Orlando FL 2017,

“Yes, yes, yes! I am very exciting to have a plan to really help my child. I love that you practice what you preach with lots of breaks and healthy food options. I love that FHC did all the hard work and shared it with us. My life will be different, my children will be different. This is life changing! Thank you for making it affordable to the masses. I will tell everybody about your seminars and programs.”

Jill E., Pennsylvania 2014,

“I truly hope this program grows within the U.K. as I can see benefits it could bring to many children here.”

Kevin P., Wallasey, Merseyside, UK 2014,

“Thank You! Your center and team are the answer to our prayers. We stopped feeling alone in wanting to heal our 2 children on day 1 of this conference.”

Kari R., Oklahoma 2014,

“Just a huge Thank You! To all the Team! You’ve taught us the basics that are simple to follow and execute at home!”

Deliana T., Johannesburg, South Africa 2017,

“The conference was not as ‘alternative’ or ‘crazy’ (or contrary to what I know to be good) as I expected. A lot of it is stuff I know if good for the body or my therapists already tell me to do, but it is way more organized with more repetition, which I know my son needs from experience. Now I have an organized plan with hope and belief that Ethan can get better.”

Karen P., Pennsylvania 2014,

“Thanks you for the encouragement and excitement to begin this new journey toward wellness.”

Patricia K., Gross Pointe, MI 2017,

“Thank you for empowering me to intervene and to heal; and start the process of restoration for my son. The Program is amazing!”

Litha A., Johannesburg, South Africa 2014,

“Just ‘Thank You’ for making me believe that I can help my little girl and know where to concentrate my efforts; knowing I can make a difference and that I have support along the way.”

Sarah E., Liverpool, UK 2015,

“I have new hope -- not just for my son, but for our whole family.”

Karina J., Denmark 2015,

“We had frustrations with ‘experts’ looking at isolated issues. I would try everything to help my daughter, and the attitude of focusing abilities is now our family motto! I was highly impressed by the professionalism, the passion and the humor - thank you! Your personal anecdotes and so much credibility, and your holistic approach convinced me. It exceeded my expectations!”

Sara S., Germany 2014,

“I’m a typical, cynical Brit, so I struggled to get my head around this. I had followed the advice of all the ‘traditional’ medics and accepted Megan’s fate (non-mobile, non-verbal, wheelchair bound, never capable of doing anything independant). I know now that I don’t have to accept this and feel terrible that I almost did that to her. It doesn’t have to be that way. Thank you!”

Helen D., United Kingdom 2015,

“Thank you so much for caring for our children, and even for us as parents. Thank you for being friendly, caring and positive. God Bless You!”

Marinda O., Mpumalanga, SA 2017,

“I am so grateful that I could have the opportunity to be here! I’ve learned so much and am going to share the good news/insight that I learned here. You are amazing!”

Phil D., Gauteng, South Africa 2017,