Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you use the name Snowdrop? - The Snowdrop is a symbol of hope through adversity, which is a good metaphor for our families and their children. It is also one of the first flowers of the year which despite the cold, frost and sometimes the ice, fights its way through these hardships to flower. Again this is another good metaphor for our children.
Which children are suitable candidates for treatment? - Any child who suffers developmental problems is a suitable candidate for treatment. Those problems may be a consequence of cerebral palsy, autism, dyspraxia, or many more diagnoses. Those problems might range from a slight impairment in just one area of development, to overwhelming disabilities in all areas of development.
Are children ever refused treatment? - A child is never refused treatment on the basis of his or her disabilities, or the family's ability to pay. In fact a child is rarely refused treatment at all. The only reason we would refuse treatment to a child would be on the rare occasion that the demands of the programme conflicted with the medical condition of a child.
Why should I choose Snowdrop when there are so many other therapy providers? Because of our unrivalled experience, knowledge and qualifications! Also because of our success which can be verified by our families. Do all therapy providers have personal experience of what it is like to be a parent and to face the problems parents face, like our founder has? We think not!
How can I learn more about Snowdrop's work? - You can inexpensively purchase one of our books using the links on our 'publications' page. You can visit the Snowdrop blog at http://snowdrop-snowdropblog.blogspot.com/ where you can access many articles on the subject of children's developmental disabilities. If you have a 'Facebook' account you can join the 1200 other parents who are members of the Snowdrop group on 'Facebook,' where again you can gain access to many sources of information.
Are Snowdrop subject to checks by the Criminal Records Beaureaux? - Anyone who works for Snowdrop, or even volunteers to help us is subject to a CRB check. These can be seen on request. Even our trustees, who never come into contact with children, are subject to enhanced CRB checks. It is simply Snowdrop policy to do so!
Do Snowdrop have a child protection policy? - Yes, Snowdrop do have a child protection policy, which can be seen on request.
I have heard that some 'alternative' providers of therapy will not be accepted by my NHS service providers or my child's education professionals. Is this the same for Snowdrop?. - No. Because our qualifications are recognised by mainstream universities in the UK, we are accepted by the 'system.' You will find Snowdrop on the NHS choices website and on the directory of the National Autistic Society. We are proud of our relationships with many of my children's health and education professionals and work in close coordination with many of them.