Spotlight Special: Jessica Sweet and The Whole Family Neuro Resource Project

Children often feel confused, scared, helpless, and even guilty when they see a loved one undergo a sudden and dramatic change. Many times, they no longer know how to interact socially with their loved one.

Jessica NaDona Sweet, MS, CCC-SLP

“The Whole Family Neuro Resource Project”:

1) Alert families about the four exciting, newly available resource books for their children!

2) Connect families with high quality, whole family education and support.

3) Showcase people who are MAKING A DIFFERENCE in the lives of families walking through Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, and Dementia!

Jessica NaDona Sweet, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Neurological Speech-Language Pathologist on a mission. She has fourteen years of experience in the fields of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, and Dementia. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University as well as a double Minor in English Literature and Psychology.

Throughout her career, she found a plethora of education and resource materials for adults in the lives of people with neurological diseases and disorders. One thing, however, became glaringly obvious. Almost NO resources existed geared towards children! Yet, the children are affected.

Children often feel confused, scared, helpless, and even guilty when they see a loved one undergo a sudden and dramatic change. Many times, they no longer know how to interact socially with their loved one.

Jessica Sweet decided it was time to create resources geared towards them! Kids feel empowered and encouraged when they know what to expect, why their loved one may act differently for a while, and enjoyable ways they can still interact. Most importantly, children need to know that NONE OF THIS IS THEIR FAULT and it is healthy to talk about emotions with the caring grown-ups in their lives.

With all that in mind, Jessica Sweet created a series of four children’s books. Each targets a specific neurological disease or injury and includes an activities section at the end to help children and families have fun together in a cognitively therapeutic way! The titles of these affirming, positive, and FUN education books are:

“Daddy Has A Brain Injury”,

“Mommy Had A Stroke”,

“Papa Has Parkinson’s Disease”,

and “Nana Has Dementia”.

Available NOW on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle!

“Daddy Has A Brain Injury”:
Does a child in your life have someone close to them who has experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)? This book is for them! An activities section at the end to help children and families have fun together in a cognitively therapeutic way that supports continued recovery in the person with TBI!
“Mommy Had A Stroke”:
Does a child in your life have someone close to them who has experienced a Stroke? This book is for that child! Activities section at the end to help children and families have fun together in a cognitively therapeutic way that supports continued recovery in the person who had a Stroke!

Find the Project on Social Media:

Follow Jessica NaDona Sweet on Facebook and Instagram, and learn more about the project by clicking here!

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