New evidence summary: Family Hope Center

Our latest evidence summary reviews the evidence on whether Family Hope Center programmes help improve speech, movement, or independence in children and young people with neurodisability?

Key findings:

  • Family Hope Center is a commercial American company that provides therapy for parents of children and young people with neurodisability. Family Hope Center staff travel to the UK periodically to hold seminars for parents, offer assessments and recommend treatment for children and young people. 
  • The therapy involves a training programme for parents to follow with their children. Typically, this therapy aims to improve speech, movement, and/or learning. Treatment recommended is different for each child.
  • We did not find evidence from rigorous research that the Family Hope Center programme is effective for improving speech, movement, or independence in children or young people with neurodisability beyond what could be expected due to development or recovery from brain injury alone, or with standard therapy.
  • Family Hope Center therapy programmes are not delivered by staff regulated by the General Medical Council or Health and Care Professions Council in the UK.

You can read our evidence summary here: Family Hope Center

Parent carers from our Family Faculty and clinical experts in the field contributed to this summary. 






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