New Charity Launched to Provide Cutting Edge Treatment for Brain Injured Children
Snowdrop For Brain Injured Children, who provide
programmes of neurological stimulation for children with a wide variety
of developmental disabilities has launched today as a charity.
Snowdrop, based just outside Exeter, was originally founded and run as a private consultancy in
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child development by Andrew Brereton in 2007 as a consequence of brain
injuries sustained by his own son in 1987. Daniel's injuries motivated
Andrew to study neuroscience and child development to a level where he
became qualified to treat children's neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Since 2007, Snowdrop has been successfully treating children from all
over the world. Children who have diagnoses of cerebral palsy, autism,
ADHD, PDD, traumatic brain injury, stroke, developmental delay, learning
difficulties and many more disorders can benefit from the programme of
treatment, which is carried out in the child's own home by the child's
family. Snowdrop also treats children who have varied genetic disorders
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The success of the programme, which is based upon stimulating the
plasticity of the brain and directing that plasticity down a
developmental pathway, (as can be seen from the footage below), has made
it necessary for Snowdrop to expand. In order to do this and to raise
the funds to do so, Snowdrop had to apply for charitable status, which
will open up avenues of funding which were previously unavailable.
Snowdrop has children in the UK and all over the world who are now
walking, talking, seeing, hearing and doing many other incredible
things, who would probably otherwise never have done so. On the Snowdrop 'YouTube' channel, which can be found here you can see a few of the children on our programme and the astonishing
successes they are achieving. In one clip you see a little boy who at 6
weeks of age suffered a stroke which took out the entire left side of
his brain. His parents were told he would never use his right arm or
leg. Consequently he would never walk, would be in a wheelchair for the
rest of his life and because language is produced by the left
hemisphere of the brain, he would never understand or produce language.
He has been on the Snowdrop programme for just over 10 months and here
you see him out for a walk in the park! He is also talking and is now
generally ahead of his age level in every area of development. There
are many, many stories such as this.
Snowdrop is hoping to raise funds to build a new centre where it will
have the facilities to help even more children and their families.
There is a donation page on the Snowdrop website
and all donations, no matter how small are gratefully received and will
either go towards the cost of providing treatment for children or
towards the fund for the new centre. Snowdrop desperately needs people
to help with fundraising, so anyone wishing to organise a fundraising
event to help Snowdrop should contact Andrew Brereton at
Andrew is also a published author and broadcaster in the field of
special needs having written articles for national newspapers, special
needs journals and periodicals and having appeared on TV. He is the