Born This Way? (4 x 60′) – Series that, with the help of paediatrician Dr Ravi Jayaram and Embarrassing Bodies’ Dr Dawn Harper, will offer much-needed assistance to families who believe that their child’s conduct has a clinical cause such as ADHD or autism and find them a diagnosis – be it a medical condition or more common behavioural issues.
In each episode, parents seeking a diagnosis and support will hear from a panel of experts who have observed each child and assessed them on their general health, development and well-being including assessing their speech, learning, interaction with adults and peers. The family will hear if the behaviour could be due to medical or environmental factors and, whatever the outcome, they will be offered a treatment plan and their progress will be followed.
The series offers invaluable insights in to the problems that some families face as well as practical advice on how to manage children with behavioural issues and recognise possible symptoms of conditions affecting children’s’ mental and physical health.
Channel: Channel 4
Producer: Maverick TV
Source: Channel 4 press release