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Evidence

Snowdrop for Brain Injured Children

Published February 2017

Download the full evidence summary PDF: Snowdrop for Brain Injured Children

 

What were we asked?

We were asked if the Snowdrop programme was likely to be more effective than standard speech and language therapy to help a child with an aquired brain injury understand more and to use speech as their main way of communicating.

 

Key findings

  •  Snowdrop for Brain Injured Children is a private organisation with charitable status that provides alternative therapy for children with developmental health conditions.
  • It is difficult to understand exactly what the therapy entails; the programme appears to be individually tailored sensory activities, dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
  • Snowdrop is not delivered by professionals regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • There is no evidence from research that the Snowdrop programme is effective to improve children’s abilities beyond what would be expected due to recovery from brain injury and development alone.
This information is produced by PenCRU researchers and reviewed by external experts. The views expressed are those of PenCRU at the University of Exeter Medical School and do not represent the views of the Cerebra charity, or any other parties mentioned. We strongly recommend seeking medical advice before undertaking any treatments/therapies.