Brain Balance Achievement Centers
What is it?
Brain Balance Achievement Centers are a network of approximately 100 after-school learning centers that aim to help children with ADHD, high-functioning autism, and sensory processing disorder. The Brain Balance program uses a combination of academic skill building, sensory motor exercises, eye tracking, and dietary changes.
How does Brain Balance work?
Brain Balance starts with an assessment test to identify individual strengths and weaknesses. It then develops a personalized training program for each child that includes a 3- to 6-month practice schedule and dietary guidelines. In-center sessions occur 3 times a week, and are one hour in length. Every program includes academic and sensory motor training; the frequency and difficulty of these training sessions are determined by each child’s unique needs.
Who is Brain Balance for?
Brain Balance is designed for children between the ages of 4 and 17 who have been formally diagnosed with ADHD, high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, PDD-NOS, dyslexia, or processing disorders. Brain Balance does not provide diagnoses.
How much does it cost?
Parents have reported paying approximately $5,000 for the three-month program. For more information on pricing, call (800) 877-5500.
What studies have been done on Brain Balance?
Two studies have been published on the program’s effectiveness — one in the International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health in 2010, and another in Frontiers in Public Health in 2013. Both studies showed seemingly positive results for children with ADHD, but neither study was randomized, placebo-controlled, or double blind. Other learning or developmental disabilities — which Brain Balance also claims to treat — were not examined in either study.
Where can I learn more?
Visit www.brainbalancecenters.com/our-program/ to learn more about the program.
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