Healing Wounded Families: Akemi Tomoda, Child Neurologist
Child neurologist Akemi Tomoda, 57, works with children who have ADHD, emotional scars from abuse, or are on the autism spectrum. Sincere focus and careful dialog let her ease the burden of struggling families. Tomoda was also the first person to prove the physical effects abuse leaves on the brain, and is a leading researcher. As Japan's child consultation centers see record-breaking 130,000 cases, discover how Tomoda encourages and supports parents and children, sometimes for over a decade.