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A Medical Doctor Talks About the Parent Training Conference-Parts 1&2

Dr. Shirley Anne Jourdan, a General Practitioner from Pretoria, South Africa, shares her experience and professional opinion about how the Family Hope Center’s Parent Training Program opened her eyes to how the principles of this scientific approach will enhance her ability to help not only the children in her practice that struggle with developmental issues, but for her own children and family as well. Dr. Shirley also includes a personal message to Matthew and Carol Newell, Directors of The Family Hope Center.

It’s Changed How I Practice

Physical Therapist Stephanie A., Clinic Director of a Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab practice, and her husband Oak discuss how The Family Hope Center program not only made “phenomenal changes in a very short time” in their 2-year-old son Patrick and 4-year-old Allison, but impacted her practice dramatically as well.

Ajax is a Diamond in the Rough!

Meet Ajax. His dad, Jeremy D. from Denver, Co, talks about how he and his wife, Madhavi, a neurologist, have seen great improvement in their 4-1/2-year-old son since coming to The Family Hope Center.

Caleb’s Taking Off!

Parents Renée and George, an internal medicine doctor who works for the U.S. Army’s Surgeon General’s Office, heard about the Family Hope Center from a deputy who had taken the Parent Training Conference and had impressive success with their child’s improvement. They brought their son to the Family Hope Center.

Public Health and Wellness: The FHC Contribution

Dr Anton Janse van Rensburg and his wife, Michelle, discuss how the Family Hope Center’s Parent Training Conference opened their eyes professionally and personally with their three children. Michelle is public health lecturer and PhD candidate with a background in occupational therapy. Dr Anton is an integrative medical doctor and an executive wellness coach.

Jude: Becoming stronger and stronger

Jude’s parents tell their story of how their 8-day old son spent 10 weeks hospitalized with spontaneous bi-lateral chylothorax that resulting in severe developmental delays. As a homeschooling mother of 6 children, Erin, a pediatric occupational therapist, describes their struggles before finding The Family Hope Center. Jude’s dad, Troy, expresses the frustration of an “unspeakable amount of advise from people, most which was not very good”. After working with Jude on their comprehensive FHC program, mom and dad agree: “It is so worth your time to reach out to The Family Hope Center”.

“When I had my son, I felt many of the things that parents who learn that their child has neuro-development issues do. With a diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Infantile Spasms, a rare seizure type, my son has gone beyond “thriving”. He is doing remarkably well. He talks, walks, jokes, loves, reads and laughs like the master of his world that he is. We continue to expand his brain by use and the principles of the neuro-development program taught to us by the Newells and the specialists at Family Hope Center. I credit the sound principles, based in science and core Neurology, and his team for helping him get there.

We started our introduction with the Parent Conference. The Parent Conference focuses on anatomy, physiology, nutrition and neurogenetic principles to help brain-injured children. It is very important for health professionals who have contact with children to learn. The referral to the center early in Ajax’s development was very key in his maturity and his ability to function. The functional gain and the decrease in disability is key for all children in our society, not only on an individual level, but also for that of the family and society in general.”
Madhavi Gupta, M.D.
Board Certified Neurologist
Founder and CEO of Best Nest Wellness


Recently I attended the Family Hope Center’s seminar on The Principles of Child Brain Development and Rehabilitation. The seminar was enlightening in many regards. Many children are coming to their primary care provider with issues in brain development and neurological challenges, be they through autism, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorder, mental retardation, or less common genetic conditions. This class gives a new framework for addressing these challenges and gives parents the tools to help their children go much further with their rehabilitation. In the seminar, I gained new ideas to enhance neuroplasticity in my patients. The instructors present compelling data on functional improvements, data which will influence any evidence-based medical practice. The time was very well spent and will be a help to my patients.
Charlie Knoll, MD


“The Family Hope Center’s course is a well organised, informative and perfectly structured course aiming to tie together the mechanisms of neural regeneration with practical work. I was able to transfer this knowledge to my practice as soon as I got back home. The explanation models that the FHC presents are aimed at clinical day to day work that in the end benefits the patients. I highly recommend this course to any clinician who wants to up their knowledge in rehabilitation.”
Dr Jörgen Sandell PhD, PT, DC


“As an Internal Medicine Physician and primary care provider with over 20 years of experience, I had the opportunity to go to the Parent Training Conference from the Family Hope Center (FHC) in 2015. At the time I was a Colonel in the Army working as the Director of Medical Readiness and Disability Evaluations for the Office of the Surgeon General. I have a 14 yo son on the spectrum who has also been diagnosed with ADHD. Without a doubt, brain health and developmental disorders are an area of emerging science. FHC has blended an immense amount of science and alternative medicine into their approach to helping families achieve optimal brain health for their children. Although I was initially very skeptical, I took the time to read all the material and study the methods that Matthew Newell and Dr Kristin Reihman were utilizing. The three day seminar gave a thorough background of the philosophy, science and practical results seen through the approach that FHC utilized. For primary care providers, the benefit of the three day seminar provided by FHC is the understanding of the core physiology and the neurodevelopmental science guiding the treatments. Providers can then see how the application of home based physical, sensory, and behavioral therapy yield documented results for children. The results are monitored by the Integrated and Developmental Progression Chart developed and utilized by the FHC and the nationally recognized WeeFIM. As a father, I saw my own son make unprecedented growth in his physical, emotional, and intellectual development in the past 3 years. I would strongly encourage other primary care providers to investigate and gain a better understanding of the principles and practices of FHC.”
George R. Goodwin, Jr., M.D.
Retired Army Colonel, Retired Director of Medical Readiness and Disability Evaluations for the Office of the Surgeon General