A St Albans film maker has launched a new documentary in a bid to raise awareness of neuro-developmental delay.
Neuro-developmental delay is a condition believed to underlie in many of the behavioural, emotional and learning difficulties experienced by children and teenagers today.
The award-winning producer and film maker, Andrea Thornton, takes a deeper look into the behavioural and emotional issues children and teenagers are dealing with and their families in her new documentary Attention Please!
Speaking on the documentary on her website, Andrea said: “’Your child is on the spectrum’ as a parent, when you hear those words your whole world shifts. The fear of anxiety, ADD, ADHD, a host of pervasive developmental disorders looms large in your mind.
“Other parents see your child as the hyperactive troublemaker, disrupting their own child’s progress; a problem that needs solving, or simply pushed to one side.
“You as a parent move heaven and earth to find an answer. In many cases the behavioural experts suggest the answer lies within drugs. Psychoactive drugs. The thought fills you with dread.
“But what if there was an effective alternative for children with challenging behaviours? What if there were a drug-free therapy? One that has transformed the lives of hundreds of children, and that could do the same for your son or daughter.
“For the parents in this documentary, that therapy was a turning point in their family’s lives. This is their story.”
Attention Please! is available to watch and download on Amazon Prime and to find out more about the documentary and Andrea, visit www.atworkfilms.com