Episode 6 of The Brain Possible Podcast is officially live! The Brain Possible podcast shares the inspirational stories of parents and caregivers as well as interviews with doctors, authors, leading thinkers, and paradigm-shifters in the realm of pediatric health and wellness--all in an effort to change the conversation around childhood brain injury from limitations to possibilities.
Matthew Newell, director of the Family Hope Center in Norristown, PA, joins Tim in-studio to share about how the FHC helps teach parents & professionals about the brain itself.
Four years ago Michelle McKeever and her husband Paul felt like prisoners in their own home as they tried to cope with their then three-year-old son who had been diagnosed with autism.
At our first visit in November 2014, it was verified that Aaron was neurologically 45.4 months (3 years 9 months), resulting in functionality of 54% with a severe brain injury. We received a robust therapy program that we were charged with leading him through at home.
It was the day that time stood still. When our precious little girl was born, one of the happiest days of our lives rapidly descended into feelings of deep grief, despair, and trepidation for the future.
Some days he would just bang his head on the floor, or pick at the skin on his arms until it bled. The faintest of noises other than his own hurt his ears.
At three months, her parents abandoned her at a local hospital. At five months an orphanage took her for more than two years. Her institutional life was characterized by neglect, malnutrition, lack of nurturing, and deprivation of everything that a human being needs for well-being.