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Brain Balance Achievement Centers

https://www.brainbalancecenters.com

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 nutritional 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 nutritional 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 positive results for children with ADHD, but neither study was randomized, placebo-controlled, or double blind.

Where can I learn more?

Visit www.brainbalancecenters.com/our-program/ to learn more about the program.

Sources:

https://www.brainbalancecenters.com/
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2164766-leisman-melillo-adhdtrial-w-table-ijamh-2010-1.html
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2164767-brain-balance-adhd-paper-2013-1.html
http://archive.jsonline.com/business/company-pushes-brain-balancing-program-for-learning-disabilities-evidence-lacking-b99551698z1-324854621.html

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  1. My son did finish Brain Balance with great success! It was one of the best things I have done for my son. He got 50% better. My son was spacey. Not all there. I had to repeat myself a lot of times to get his attention. He would get lost in things. His friends would ask me questions about him because he couldn’t answer because he was in a dream world. Like, “What is Luke’s favorite color?” I would have to tap Luke, get eye contact, and ask, “What is your favorite color?” All of that is gone since Brain Balance. He can talk to his friends now, and he is more mature now, because he is now aware of his environment. He is a normal kid now which is a miracle to me! Brain Balance was a blessing! He is still distracted in class though. My son has taken 23 sessions of neurofeedback now, and I am really starting to see improvement in his class and homework attention. His sleep has already improved. I am going to take him to at least 40 sessions, because this is working. It has been 1 year since we stopped, and he continues to thrive. He still has some inattention though, and we have started neurofeedback.

    Another thing: he was in a dream world before, but now it is only when there is work to do like in class or for homework. The man who does the neurofeedback calls it “effort fatigue”. That describes it perfectly.

  2. My 7 year old son goes to the Brain Balance Center in Allendale, NJ. It has helped him tremendously. It was definitely the best thing we ever did for him and was worth every penny.

    I wrote out the whole long story on Yelp if you want to take a look at that

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/brain-balance-achievement-center-allendale

    Also here is a link to the video testimonial from about 6 months ago that the center did about my son’s experience with the program which includes home videos of my son before and after the program so you can see the progress he has made.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySJTFsj1-_Y

    My son needed 6 months for people around us to see really significant results which did happen. Since then we re-enrolled 3 more times going on and off since every time we re-enroll he improves more and more.

  3. Our local Brain Balance center will NOT provide refunds if the treatment doesn’t work. They will instead recommend more treatment, for more money. Seems scammy to me.

  4. I had my daughter evaluated at both the the Learning RX and Brain Balance here in MN. She has ADHD and was behind in all of her classes at school.

    I was very impressed with the detailed evaluation I received from Brain Balance in Excelsior. They not only explained to me why my daughter was struggling in school but he also made many random assumptions about her in general that were in fact true. For instance, he said that he would not be surprised if she had been having trouble learning to ride a bike, which she in fact had been even though she was in 4th grade at the time and then explained why it would be difficult for her. We did not go through their program at the time since money was tight and we just did not have the $3500.

    A few years later, we had our daughter evaluated at Learning RX. We were desperate to do something as she was falling further and further behind in school. We signed up for their program and agreed to pay them $13,000.

    After 5 months of taking my daughter to her sessions, 4x per week and fighting with her to do her homework almost every night, she had made very little progress. We met with the director, who was equally discouraged and we decided to cut our losses and quit their program. In their defense, our daughter’s behavioral issues were preventing her from moving forward at a normal speed. She would lose 10-15 mins of every session due to being frustrated and just not wanting to do the work after a full day of school. So, we are out almost $8,000 and are no better off than we were before we signed up for their program.

    In hindsight, we should have gone with Brain Balance as I believe, due to my daughter’s energy level and ADHD. I believe she would have had much more success with their program which incorporates physical movement along with book lessons to train the brain. With Learning RX my daughter sat at a desk for almost the entire hour and 15 minute session, occasionally standing up to toss a ball back and forth while giving answers.

  5. We enrolled our first grader in Brain Balance starting on 10.12.17 after completing the online assessment and on 10.24.17 the owner, Eric reviewed the results with us and stressed the importance of staying on the Brain Balance plan of 36 sessions which would show improvements for our son. We paid the balance in full and upfront on 10.26.18 and began therapy on 10.30.17. We stayed diligent in the 3 times a week onsite visits to the Westlake clinic and continued the at-home plan-of-care every day. On 12.1.17 we learned that the Brain Balance in Westlake was closing Dec 22nd. We asked for a refund so we could continue therapy with another type of facility and suddenly all communications from the owner, Eric stopped. We called multiple times, left messages, texted, emailed and basically had to beg to speak to someone to help us. When we finally got thru to Eric on Jan 9th he assured us he would contact us by the end of the week and clarify the amount we were to be refunded and when the refund would be available. After multiple attempts to follow-up he has yet to contact us nor has Eric refunded our balance to continue our son’s care. PLEASE BE AWARE OF BRAIN BALANCE BUSINESS PRACTICES SO YOUR CHILD ISN’T LEFT WITHOUT CARE!

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