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Carol and Matthew Newell

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Carol and Matthew Newell

Directors of the Family Hope Center

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Matthew Newell

Matthew Newell is a co-founder and director of the Family Hope Center. Since 1981, Matthew has dedicated his life to helping children and adults with special needs and brain injuries. Over the past four decades, Matthew has worked with parents and specialists from 34 countries, creating neurodevelopment programs and helping and educating more than 15,000 families. After spending the first 20 years of his career working for an international non-profit where he specialized in sensorimotor development, 10 of which he spent as clinical director, Matthew believed that integrating new approaches in brain development into his practice was the key to creating even more successful neurologically-based strategies for promoting growth and development. In 2002, he co-founded the Family Hope Center with Carol Newell, his wife. Together, they gathered a team of physicians, therapists, educators, and clinicians specializing in teaching, guiding, and supporting parents in facilitating tremendous improvement in the lives of their children.

Matthew and his team have helped children achieve extraordinary breakthroughs and develop new abilities in functional independence, motor development, communication and speech, vision, and cognition. The Family Hope Center maintains an ever-evolving interdisciplinary, neurodevelopmentally-based approach, incorporating new scientific advances, treatment modalities, and techniques into its successful treatment model while remaining true to the initial guiding principles that drove Matthew to found the center. In addition to decades of clinical experience and training in sensorimotor development, Matthew holds advanced certifications in Child Brain Development, Dynamic Postural Reflex Integration, Structural Integration, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, AcuNova Acupuncture, Muscular Biofeedback, Yuen Method, BodyTalk, Food and Environmental Sensitivity Clearing, Fascial Energetics, and Quantum Laser Reflex Integration.

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Harvard University

MBA from Harvard Business School

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BBA from University of Michigan

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Carol Newell

Carol Newell is a co-founder and director of the Family Hope Center, having served in this role since its development in 2002. Prior to this, she spent roughly 20 years working for various non-profits serving families of children with special needs, including 10 years as director of an early development program. She founded the Family Hope Center with Matthew to continue her life’s mission of finding the best ways to support families of children with disabilities. Carol’s 40 years of experience and training reflect her expertise in areas such as education, communication, social-emotional and sensory development, and behavioral support.

Over the course of her career, she has trained in multiple systems including early child education, residential care, and community-based mental health. She is an international lecturer and has taught parents of children with special needs on topics including visual stimulation and development, auditory processing, sign language and alternative communication, language development, and reading. She is a graduate of the Infant Parent Mental Health Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and has additional training in SoListen/Tomatis, Fast ForWord, applied behavior analysis (ABA), and Relationship Development Intervention (RDI). Carol leads and mentors her specialized clinical team to educate parents in improving the cognitive, social, and sensory development of their child.

Education

Harvard University

MBA from Harvard Business School

University of Michigan

BBA from University of Michigan

Experience

Google

MBA from Harvard Business School

Self - employed

BBA from University of Michigan

Google

MBA from Harvard Business School