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Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center
September 28, 2010

The focus on education versus therapuetic results is very different from clinics in my area. All of the therapists we have seen have offered meaningful and easily implementable suggestions to attain specific goals related to my childs education. I especially like having the evaluation with an Educator who has seen many children with DS and can offer tried and true suggestions for improvements in various educational abilities. Great Clinic! We'll go back.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I heard about Hope Haven at an NDSS conference. I was excited to have my daughter with Down syndrome evaluated from a clinic with an educational focus. We had our first eval done when she was just beginning kindergarten and had a follow up eval 4 years later when she was in third grade. We have regular evals at home in Texas, however we are always amazed at the wonderful information we receive at Hope Haven. We have taken that information and shared it with her school and have implemented the suggestions there and at home with great success. While the PT, OT and ST suggestions have been beyond what we have received at home, the ideas for furthering her reading comprehension have been the best part. We have been able to easily express the techniques to others and implement them at home. We plan to have another follow up in a couple of years.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Branch it out to Texas

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The eval with the educator

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

PT, ST, OT, Physician

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Train other therapists to do their evaluations with education primarily in mind. Maybe create branches in other areas of the nation.

Ways to make it better...

We could have seen the ST and Physician on both trips. The times we could attend were limited and these two were not available that second follow up eval.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Growing too fast and losing the educational focus

One thing I'd also say is that...

The clinic needs to maintain an Educator as the Director to maintain the educational focus. While all the therapists we have seen are excellent, the biggest difference in this clinic vs one at home is the educational focus.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Received evals for my 5 yr old daughter and follow up at 9 yr.