The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette’s, Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum Disorders is growing every year. Trying to find a better approach to working on these issues is always the main concern of any parent with a child that has these issues, but the Brain Balance Achievement Center has created a unique approach to help address this issue.
The Brain Balance Program is an individualized and comprehensive approach to helping children with neurobehavioral and learning difficulties surmount their unique challenges. This proprietary, non-medical program has been successful in helping hundreds of children reach their physical, social/behavioral health and academic potential. Brain Balance Achievement Centers have 54 nationwide locations.
For the first time, Southern California families exploring ways to occupy their children’s summer are turning to the Brain Balance Achievement Center in Encino, Calif. Projecting a 50 percent increase for June through August, the center works with families struggling with ADHD, learning and behavioral challenges, Dyslexia and Autism spectrum disorders; the Brain Balance Program offers a drug-free, whole-child approach to addressing the root cause of these neurobehavioral issues.
Clinical research indicates numerous neurobehavioral and developmental disorders, such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia, are the result of a functional imbalance between the brain’s right and left hemispheres. Through its course of treatment, Brain Balance helps children to “reconnect” both hemispheres, reintroducing a healthy balance between and within the functions and connections of the left and right sides of the brain. Strengthening and balancing both hemispheres, coupled with dietary and lifestyle changes, helps children overcome the challenges associated with learning and behavioral disorders—without the use of medication. Parents who enroll for the summer will receive a complimentary comprehensive assessment.
“We anticipate a 50-percent increase in assessments and enrollments during the summer months,” says Catherine Roach, center director, Brain Balance Achievement Center of Encino. “Summer break is a great time to turn attention toward improving children’s learning potential. It’s also incredibly gratifying for the child—and the parent—when teachers and counselors recognize the marked advancements they’ve made over the summer as a result of completing the Brain Balance Program.”
In an independent study of children with ADHD, 82 percent of children who completed the Brain Balance Program experienced improvement by two or more grade levels. Of those children, 35 percent improved by four grade levels or more.
For many parents, the concern begins at home and/or school. Is the child falling behind in class? Does he or she appear unable to behave appropriately in a social setting? Is the child on an emotional roller coaster? Is there a way to remedy these challenges without turning to medication? These represent just some of the questions parents or teachers might ask themselves if they suspect a child needs help for a learning or behavioral difficulty. Brain Balance’s initial assessment of each child takes place over two days, with each day encompassing two to three hours of testing. The brain and body functions are fully evaluated to reveal whether the child might have an underlying imbalance.
The first day of the assessment is spent evaluating strength, auditory and visual stimulation, timing and rhythm and coordination and physical balance. Children are tested in an environment that resembles a playground. On the second day, children are assessed for reading, reading comprehension, pseudo word decoding, math reasoning, numerical operations, listening comprehension, oral expression and spelling and written expression.
Once the child is assessed, Brain Balance creates a customized physical and cognitive activity plan and easy-to-follow dietary guidelines to establish the proper connections and improve rhythm and timing between the brain’s two hemispheres. The multi-faceted approach helps the child achieve optimal body and brain function. Each program lasts approximately 12 weeks.
To get a look at the Brain Balance Program® and to gain free information about remediation options, parents and educators can attend free lectures on Saturday, July 14 and Saturday, Aug. 18. The lectures will take place at the Brain Balance™ Achievement Center in Encino and they will provide information on the successful, non-medical program helping children nationwide overcome ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Tourette’s, Asperger’s and autism spectrum disorders and more. The lecture will take place both days from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Encino center, located at 17323 Ventura Blvd., Encino, Calif., 91316.
To RSVP for the free lectures, call: (818) 387-8656.
The Brain Balance Program® was created over a decade ago by Dr. Robert Melillo, a renowned specialist in childhood neurological disorders and best-selling author of Disconnected Kids and Reconnected Kids. Now offering the Brain Balance Program through local Achievement Centers has allowed thousands of children across the country and even internationally to take advantage of this ground-breaking program and experience results they had yet to find anywhere else. Today, there are 54 locations nationwide. The center in Encino officially opened Sept. 2011.
For more information about the Brain Balance Program®, visit: www.BrainBalanceEncino.com