Bonnie Landau, Parent Educator

Bonnie_150x150Bonnie is a parent who has dedicated the last seven years to researching solutions to help heal her oldest son. When he was six a neuropsychologist diagnosed him with PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified), and said he was beyond help, and to plan for group home care as an adult. Bonnie could not accept that nothing could be done, and she set on a path to find solutions to help her son heal.

As a Parent Educator she shares her story of extensive research, implementing solutions and finding healing. Her son’s primary diagnoses have been auditory processing disorder (APD), post-concussive syndrome, ADHD, reading disability, visual processing disorder, executive function disorder, cerebral folate deficiency and folic acid intolerance. In the past six years she has found therapies and biomedical solutions that have brought her son to nearly healed. He is expected to grow up and have a full and typical life.

During her journey Bonnie has gained expertise in APD, creating the website and co-authoring the book, Same Journey, Different Paths: Stories of Auditory Processing Disorder. She is the co-administrator of the (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder (C)APD Facebook group and the VPD and Vision Therapy Facebook group.

Through this journey Bonnie has become aware of the cost and time required to find adequate solutions to help children like her son. In 2015 she established the Help 4 Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at educating parents and professionals about solutions while also provide funding so parents can afford alternative therapies. The goal of the organization is to create hope for parents so they can find healing for their children.

Prior to pursuing her new career, Bonnie managed Landau Design, a web development and graphic design agency. Her bachelors degree is in architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In 2006 she got a masters in spiritual psychology from University of Santa Monica. In summer 2016 she plans to finish a masters in educational counseling from University of La Verne leading to licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).