Pioneer Productions has been asked by BBC Four to produce a major 3-part series on child development called ‘Growing Children’. Presented by expert child psychologist Laverne Antrobus (‘Growing Babies’ BBC4 and ‘The Biology of Dads’ BBC4), it will explore how child development is affected by 3 major developmental disorders – dyslexia, autism and OCD. Laverne will examine each of these developmental conditions and attempt to view the world through the eyes of a child affected by them. She will also investigate the possible causes of each one, how they can be treated and what they tell us about how the brain develops during childhood and beyond.
Within each of these programmes we will be following families with a child about to undergo assessment and families who have a child who received their diagnosis and have been learning to deal with their condition.
In regards to the dyslexia programme our families would need to be filmed in their day-to-day life and discuss how dyslexia, whether it is due to the newness of their/ their children’s diagnosis or how they deal with it on a daily basis, affects them. We are planning to start our filming this August and are keen to speak to interested families as soon as possible.
If you are interested, please contact Claire Justin on Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone: 02087480888 ext265