The Distance Programme

Due to an increasing number of requests and in recognition of the fact that many families are unable to travel vast distances in order to obtain treatment for their child, whether due to practical constraints, financial constraints, or other reasons, we are offering the 'distance programme.'  There are families from all over the world who use this service, from as far afield as Australia, the USA, Canada, India, Vietnam and many, many more.  It has proven to be very effective and we have children who have made phenomenal progress because of it.  If you are interested in the distance programme, but a little apprehensive about how it works, then please simply contact me and I will place you in touch with families who have used it. 

The distance programme works in the following way.  If a parent were interested in using Snowdrop's services, but felt unable to attend a conventional comsultation in the UK, they should write or send an email, briefly outlining their child's condition.  We would then ask them to fill out a detailed developmental questionnaire.  When the questionnaire has been analysed, we then make any further enquiries necessary and ask any supplemental questions we may have.  We also ask for video footage to be taken of various aspects of a child's developmental function.  When we are satisfied that we have achieved a good understanding of the child's difficulties, whether the child suffered profound cerebral palsy, autism or other developmental difficulties, we would then devise a programme of developmental activities based upon the information gathered.

It is stressed that it is then the responsibility of the parents to gain approval for the programme from their child's doctor, so that he may suggest amendments to the suggested activities in light of any medical problems the child may have. 

It is also stressed that the preferable option is to attend a full developmental evaluation in the UK, however we do appreciate that parents may find that the option of a 'distance programme' makes treatment more accessible to them.

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