All I know is I tried dozens of different programs for my son. I saw very little results. After only a few weeks at Brain Balance, I see results. That’s what matters! Results matter!
I had my sons Tommy and Ben there March/April for an evaluation, and with the exercises you gave me I have seen remarkable changes. Just wanted to THANK YOU for all your help with my sons. Ben received a “Best Effort” award the last quarter of school and Tommy’s grades have improved. Thank you again for all you have done to help me. I appreciate it more than you will ever know. I talk about your center and the amazing work that you do to anyone that will listen to me.
Hi, Dr. Pete: Remember me, Lucy Picciolo, my daughter Cathy went through the program at Suwanee. Wanted to let you know she is doing terrific! She is in 8th grade, has passed the 8th grade writing test, and we just found out today that she passed Math and Reading CRCT in order to go to 9th grade! She will be playing in the Marching Band next year in high school; she plays the trumpet. She is on a regular College Prep diploma. We are so excited and proud of her, and I wanted to Thank Brain Balance and YOU for your work with Cathy when she was in the 5th grade, I know it is because of the BB program and Cathy’s hard work, that has gotten her this far! We are on top of cloud 9 right now, and just want to thank you again from the bottom of our heart to the top. You and the BB group are always in our prayers and because of all the work you guys put into her in 5th grade, she will ever be grateful!!! What an impact you made in her life.
Trenton did his math homework completely by himself last Wednesday & Thursday AND got them all right! It usually takes him at least 30 minutes with complaining, but he did them in 5 minutes or less.
Our daughter now has the confidence to initiate conversations in a group setting. Before, she would just stay on the fringes. Also, in her soccer training, her performance levels have increased due to her increased confidence level. She recognizes the progress she is making, remarking on her new abilities to remember things.
In the past Hayden has protested when he was asked to do something he didn’t want to do. The other night he wanted to sleep in our bed so he used his bad dreams from the previous nights to negotiate a deal that would put him in our bed. No whining or crying….just negotiating and reasoning. (Higher order thinking skills!)
My daughter has always been extremely shy and she recently ordered a snack for herself which was a huge boost of her confidence. She is standing taller and walking with a purpose!
Since starting Brain Balance, our daughter has started to enjoy reading books for the first time in her life. She will sit and read for hours at a time engrossed in the “good part” of the books.
Hayden has always shown affection with quick hugs. The past few days he has come to me asking to snuggle. His snuggles are lasting more than 10-15 seconds! We are only in the 2nd week of program!
We are so grateful for Brain Balance! We only wish we had heard about Brain Balance 3 years earlier. Our child would have had such a better K and 1st grade experience.
He has come such a long way in such a short amount of time! We attribute all of these changes to Brain Balance and we are thankful that we found this great achievement center.
His athletic ability has become more noticeable. When playing catch and hitting a baseball, his hand-eye coordination is improving.
Brain Balance has improved our lives immensely! My son is happier; he is excelling in school and the family is benefiting from the reduced stress and increased peace.
Since completing the Brain Balance Program, our son has a more positive self-image. He has more patience and less frustration.
The Brain Balance program has brought peace and harmony to our lives.
A burden has been lifted from our family, and Brain Balance has given us hope.
Because of Brain Balance, our daughter can now say a whole bunch of positive things about herself.
She understands more of what she reads
The program has allowed our daughter to accomplish more in her other therapies (occupational, speech and ABA). The care and service are excellent at Brain Balance.
He did not want to do homework. Sometimes it took two hours or longer to do work that he can do now in 20 minutes.
His grades have improved. He did really well in math, art and spelling. His behavior has improved as well.
He has no problems whatsoever doing homework now. This used to be a huge problem.
We attribute the changes to Brain Balance – but it’s almost as if the other therapies are finally clicking in. She’s able to improve in all her therapies as a result of Brain Balance! We are thrilled to see our daughter improve in all areas! Others have commented that she is doing so well (therapists and friends and relatives). She is a joy to be around now!”
My son is happier and free to be himself! He has grown emotionally and best of all he is so much more verbal. I have already recommended this program to other parents.
After completing the Brain Balance program, Debbie says the changes in Emileigh are obvious. Her self-confidence is better. She understands more of what she reads, and doesn’t skip so many words. She doesn’t break down in tears if the work seems too hard and she is even doing better in math because she understands the word problems more. Emileigh used to cry and fight over handwriting and now just has little breakdowns here and there. She can now work independently. Her reading level went from a fourth grade level to a seventh grade level in just 12 weeks! The Brain Balance program has brought peace and harmony to our lives. I don’t get that knot in my stomach when I see her struggling because I know she can do it. I don’t get that welling up in my throat when I need to push her, because I know she can handle it. A burden has been lifted from our family, and Brain Balance has given us hope.
He is a different child than he was before Brain Balance. Dillon has completed the Brain Balance program. We faithfully continue his home program that Brain Balance devised for him. We continue to see progress daily. Dillon still has language impairment; there is not a cure. But, Brain Balance opened a door. Dillon was shut off from us and from learning. The door is open to language, learning, socialization and relationships with his family. Brain Balance gave Dillon the ability to learn. What happens now is up to Dillon and us.
The potential benefit was that our son would find improvement and the quality of our family life would improve. Our son was worth the gamble. Further we felt that the hourly cost for a brain balance session was no more than an hour with the psychotherapist.
As we studied the program and began the sessions, we realized that it was real science and not a gamble. Our son showed improvement after the first session. Over the twelve-week enrollment we were amazed with the progress our son made. He became articulate and his behavior was decidedly improved. The meltdowns had all but disappeared and when we did see them they were very brief. There were some regressions along the way but that was to be expected.
Our experience with Brain Balance was exceptional. The initial testing was very accurate. The program was tailored to our sons needs and we obtained unbelievable results. Most importantly we did not have to use prescription medication. The interval testing and consultations confirmed the progress that we were seeing at home. The final testing showed that there were a few areas that needed work. We agreed that their assessment was accurate.
I would advise any parent who is considering Brain Balance to at least have the initial testing. This is not an unscrupulous organization that is looking to take your money. If they feel they cannot help you, they will tell you. I am thankful on a daily basis that they had something to offer our son. My only regret is that there are thousands of children who need this program and will never have it. I will be happy to visit with any parent who is considering the Brain Balance Achievement Center.
We no longer live by the clock trying to keep track of who has had their medicine at what time so we knew how to plan our day around it!! Our success or failure for each day of vacation didn’t depend on a stupid pill that was always accompanied with other problems!! We woke up, we played, we laughed, ate (with NO special individualized diets), and explored until we all crashed from exhaustion!!
Thank you again Dr. Rowley and Brain Balance staff for allowing my family to be “balanced” and able to enjoy the life we live instead of just being able to get through each day!!
My child before Brain Balance:
Life with Braden before Brain Balance consisted of constant yelling, tantrums, and violence. We were living on eggshells as to what my son would flip out over next. His sensory integration disorder was so bad he chewed on clothing and getting dressed every morning was hours of battling over shirts, pants, socks, combing hair and shoes. My son was anxious and suffered from severe anxiety. School was so hard because the sounds, noise and movement overloaded his brain. He would get maxed out and have tantrums through the night. His life used to be controlled by his emotions. Any change in structure resulted in a breakdown – he would just lose it. Because of his violent behavior he had to be put on medication. The medication helped with the violent blow ups but did not address the sensory and he experienced awful side effects. This summer, the medication stopped working and the doctors upped his dosage. This resulted in more side effects. I didn’t think I would be able to survive a life like this for much longer. I was at a breaking point until Brain Balance.
My child after Brain Balance:
I now have a son who smiles, is happy, and can get ready for school in the morning with little to no tantrums. He can express his frustration without blowing up. He no longer chews on clothing and can wear socks, shoes, pants, church clothing, a tie, and a belt – clothes I never thought possible! He is doing better in school, teachers and aids tell me how much happier he his. I don’t live in constant fear anymore. I no longer have to wait for the ball to drip and my son to blow up. My son still gets mad but he told me the other day, “I won’t hit you mom, I am not that person anymore.” I have seen miracles in my son the past three months. He is happier, healthier, stronger, calmer and thriving. As opposed to the long list of diagnosis received over the years, Brain Balance gave me answers. This establishment was a direct answer to our family’s prayers. Three months ago I wondered how I was going to make it through the day, week, month, even my whole life. Now I look forward to tomorrow. I look forward to being with my son. It feels like I am getting to know him for the first time in so many ways because the walls have been broken down. My son’s brain is being healed. I hated watching him suffer over the last several years. I am forever grateful to Brain Balance! Thank you Janeil, Scott, Jason, Terry, and Dr. Melillo who gave me my son back.
My child before Brain Balance:
My son, Kristian, was full of anger and his self-esteem was gradually decreasing prior to Brain Balance. He lacked attention in the classroom and struggled to make friends. We were asked to place him on independent study after his second week in first grade. In addition to behavior, my son was fearful of normal childhood experiences such as learning how to ride a bike. He was an overall emotional wreck.
My child after Brain Balance:
My son is now a happy, fun and silly little boy we all enjoy. He is able to stay in his seat in school and catching up academically. He is quickly learning proper social interactions and making playground friends. He has begun learning how to ride his bike and eager to learn new games. I have my son! We still have a way to go, but the improvement since we began Brain Balance has been immense and I know we will only see more!
My child before Brain Balance:
Ryan had ADHD, Tourette’s and OCD. He was not able to complete daily tasks because his ADHD was so severe. His tics were so bad that they would keep him up at night, and some would cause pain and repetitive injury. Ryan’s OCD was so bad that he could not complete his homework due to his hand writing never being “perfect”. He was emotionally volatile and prone to outbursts. He was on 5 different brain-chemical altering medications, none of which helped.
My child after Brain Balance:
Ryan gets up every morning and gets dressed and brushes his teeth without having to be reminded. He is consistently getting all stars on his progress reports at school and he completes his homework every night with no issues. His anger outbursts are gone. He is happy, attentive, and follows directions without prompts or reminders. He is more outgoing, calm, and has more self-esteem. He still has some small tics, however they are nowhere near where they used to be. He has been taken off all of his meds due to his profound improvement! Ryan also received student of the year award at his school!
We are at CMOR Central for our Spring break outing. It has always been a bit of a nightmare going anywhere noisy/exciting/where other people are. Today is a first. I am on my own with Michael and coping just fine…both of us! He’s listening to me, he is standing up to bullies and he is having fun with everything, not just one or two things over and over again. I sound like an advertisement but it’s true…BRAIN BALANCE HAS SAVED MY CHILD! As my eyes tear up I realize just how incredible that is. Thank you Dr Mellilo and everyone at the office!
During Brain Balance, we had a LOT of support from the staff at the center and from parents who were ahead of us in the sessions. People shared recipes, talked and sympathized with us and others, and kept us company while we waited for Joey to finish. Sometimes you think you are the only one going through this. I learned fast that there are so many parents and children suffering through some of these problems.
Since Brandon’s diagnosis with Dysgraphia and Dyspraxia, we have utilized medication, outpatient OT, PT, and Speech Therapy along with those same services offered in the school system…. Brandon is currently in his 12th week of the program, and oh the changes and smiles we are experiencing already. He hit the ground running and hasn’t taken his foot off of the gas. He has owned it… As parents who did our due diligence before enrolling our son, we feel truly blessed to be seeing the improvements while we are so early in the overall process. This also has us all tremendously excited about Brandon’s potential and the continued growth that is yet to come. This program will continue to benefit the entire family as it has also been a family effort. While Brandon is the catalyst for his success, we cannot stress enough the importance of complete family involvement in every aspect of the program. It’s something we all can take great pride in. Words cannot express the gratitude we have for all that Dr. Melillo and the Brain Balance Achievement Center of Wake Forest has done for our family. We also consider everyone at the center a part of our extended family and wish them all the best. They have been an amazing source of inspiration and reassurance for us. Without a doubt, because of this program and everyone in it, Brandon now has the tools he needs to be the best Brandon he can be. In Brandon’s words, “I’m kickin butt and takin names”.
Thank you for giving us the daughter we always knew was there, yet couldn’t reach; this one statement truly does say it all. The results were nothing short of amazing. It’s as if someone just flipped a switch. Your program has been a blessing to our family. We went from stressful-and anxious to peaceful. My tears of despair have been replaced with tears of happiness. Words alone cannot express how grateful we are for your program. Thank you for giving us the daughter we always knew was there.
Although our son still struggles with processing, we have seen more progress in the two and a half months he has been attending the Brain Balance program than previously realized in an entire year.
In closing, when we reflect back on how far he has come in such a short period of time, the milestones reached, and all the effort and commitment required, the decision to enroll him in the Brain Balance program was one of the best decisions we have ever made.
Brain Balance centers are wonderful, the atmosphere, parents, kids and team there were all so very hospitable and encouraging…so incredibly nice…especially compared to the other treatment centers we have been to in the past 6 years…my children had fun!
It’s so weird mom, I feel like I am slowly becoming a different person. I feel so much more calm.
Thanks to Brain Balance, he is FINALLY a “typical” 7-year-old boy. But he is much more than that, he is still my sweet, smart Sam with all of his wonderful qualities now with the ability to use his brain and body to his fullest potential. I have no doubt that Brain Balance has made all the difference. I can never thank Greg, Michelle and all of the staff at Cincinnati Brain Balance enough for unlocking the potential that I always knew was inside my little boy; and for helping him see how truly extraordinary he is.
What excites me about Brain Balance is the reward you get from helping kids and parents in moving forward in their lives and getting past any difficulties that might exist from brain development issues.
These doctors just didn’t know how to look at my child. At Brain Balance they not only found what these tendencies were, but minimized them. They told me they don’t cure a child. They minimized his disorder. My son didn’t need a pill. He needed Brain Balance!
These clinics are based on researched. Just because they aren’t published in journals, doesn’t make them unscientific. I see results in my child. Jumps of 2-4 years in 3 months. And I see in the employees at the B. B. clinic people who have my child’s best interest at heart, not the dollar.
I am a parent who has 2 children who have done the Brain Balance program. Both of my children have received great results. I have done almost every therapy out there over the last 12 years, including: Doman Delacato Patterning, IAHP, Tomatis, Sensory Intergration, Bio Feedback, Hyperbaric Oxygen, OT, Brain Gym and more. My child has received some results from all of those therapies, but none have compared to the results that we have gained with Brain Balance. The results one can achieve with BB are worth every penny of the 6,000. We have spent 20x that with all other therapies combined and the results received with Brain Balance in 3 months were equal to the results that we gained in 8 years of other combined therapies. BB results are quantified and easy to recognize.
You have done a monumental work on behalf of so many of us – unlocking the potential of so many children, so that they now have the opportunity to not only enjoy the personal lives more but the opportunity to improve the world with their own talents.
He’s brighter academically than he sometimes makes the effort to show us, but even that is a huge step forward from last year, and he shocked himself. It seems at this moment that all the work over the years is finally showing results. What is amazing is that Ethan has confidence in himself now!! I’m so thankful you are driven to make a child’s gifts available to them and to the world – that is as it should be.
Now we see all the potential Brain Balance – Atlanta opened up for him – all his potential and all the possibilities.
Brain Balance of Atlanta is a huge miracle in Ethan’s life. Made possible the wish he articulated once – “I just want to be like everybody else.”
Ethan is playing 8th-grade football and loves it. Has a competitor’s heart and mind. It is really fun to see him out there after all he went through with autism. He was sidelined for so many years with an umbilical bellyache that disappeared just a few weeks into Brain Balance. The little boy that tripped over his own feet just trying to walk or run outside just made his first touchdown yesterday as a fullback!
I’m so grateful to live in the time when I witness this work come forth and watch it spread, and so deeply thankful that for how it has helped Ethan and I and how it will benefit Andrew. It is nothing short of a miracle for all of mankind.
Thanks so much for all you have done and continue to do on behalf of all of us! Ethan is thriving, all As and Bs (C in grammar) and no behavior issues, socially very well adjusted and fitting in well with peers. He traveled to the University of Georgia to perform with his Symphonic Band group in December, and is currently a patrol leader in scouts, will achieve the rank of Star scout in July. He is thriving, and it is nice to see the change.
I had my sons Tommy and Ben there March/April for an evaluation, and with the exercises you gave me I have seen remarkable changes.
Just wanted to THANK YOU for all your help with my sons. Ben received a
“Best Effort” award the last quarter of school and Tommy’s grades have improved.
Thank you again for all you have done to help me. I appreciate it more than you will ever know. I talk about your center and the amazing work that you do to anyone that will listen to me.
WOW…my son is 8 and has been at BB for only 4 weeks and we are seeing such positive results! Dr. Joe and staff are wonderful and make us feel so comfortable and positive. There is never the word “he can’t” or “he won’t” uttered at this great place. We have tried other programs in the past but NOTHING compares to this. THANK YOU Dr. Joe and all of the wonderful people who know my son Jesse. He loves coming to the program and doing the home program. What a wonderful thing to watch as he blossoms. I just can’t say enough. Dr. Joe is so knowledgeable…he sees a behavior and immediately can tell you why it is happening but more importantly…how to change it. YIPPPEEEEE!!! I have renewed hope for the future.
My son is happier and free to be himself! He has grown emotionally and best of all he is so much more verbal. We now understand his behaviors because he explains his feelings, his wants, his dislikes, etc. We now have the luxury of conversing with Marcus and understanding him completely. Marcus has gained great confidence in himself. We have seen Marcus excel with great progress and we are so thankful for the staff at Brain Balance. I know Brain Balance has made significant changes for Marcus to improve his mental state.
He is much calmer, able to reason and logically understands now how to deal with being angry or frustrated. Shawn has been “awakened” in a manner that his mom was not really prepared for. He was basically “living in a bubble” before Brain Balance Program and then all of a sudden he realized and understood things that he never saw or understood before…it was a wonderful experience for mom! He no longer has to eat one thing at a time or demands that none of the food on his plate touches each other. His handwriting has improved; it is actually legible! Wonderfully, his is calmer and able to logically reason much better than before. He actually listens now. His is much better able to articulate his position and how he feels.
What we LOVE about Brain Balance is that there are so many little miracles along the way, and they just keep coming. They evaluate every disability that your child has and personalize the program to meet their needs.
Our children worked extremely hard to get where they are today, and we are so proud of them. They are so much happier, healthier, and are enjoying life.
Sam has truly turned a complete 180 in many ways. He is at, or even above age-level in most of his right brain skills and he is now working on getting the two hemispheres of his brain to work together. Friends that have not seen Sam in a while have noted how much better he carries himself, communicates and behaves. I cannot wait for him to start 2nd grade and amaze his teachers with the things he can do. Thanks to Brain Balance, he is FINALLY a “typical” 7-year-old boy. But he is much more than that, he is still my sweet, smart Sam with all of his wonderful qualities now with the ability to use his brain and body to his fullest potential. I have no doubt that Brain Balance has made all the difference.
Since completing the Brain Balance Program, Christopher has a more positive self image. He has more patience and less frustration. Homework that took 6 hours nightly now takes 1 ½ to 3 hours, according to Christopher’s mom. His grades have improved and his class work is more organized. It is rare for him to get detention, and his attention in class has improved. His processing is faster and he is less impulsive. Christopher’s friendships with classmates are stronger and he is much happier. Mom reports that Brain Balance has “improved our lives immensely! My son is happier, he is excelling in school and the family is benefiting from the reduced stress and increased peace.
Since starting Brain Balance we have noticed that Kevin is now more aware of other people’s feelings, more responsive to following directions and is easier to redirect. His level of hyperactivity is much less and he is showing signs of a more positive self-image.
The level of conflict has definitely lessened in our family. Kevin’s temper is less explosive and the quantity of incidents has reduced. He has been able to be a better team player (family and Boy Scouts). He has been more reasonable and less impulsive, also more patient and able to focus on schoolwork.
Okay, so now I get to the good part, after Brain Balance. Near the end of the program, we were seeing BIG changes. Joey was much calmer; he hardly ever got angry and when he did, he recovered very quickly (within minutes as opposed hours before). He was happier, his hugs were huge – full body hugs with kisses. He and father play-wrestled, something they never did before. He got along better with his older brother – this was big, because before the program, his older brother didn’t want anything to do with him. They are 14 months apart (but 3 years apart in school) and when they were little, they were best friends. Once Joey’s problems began to manifest, he and his older brother drifted apart. Now, they play so well, talk so well with each other and are very good friends. I can’t tell you how that makes me feel – I am over the moon. Joey began to do better in school. He got along better with his friends. In 5th grade, he tried out for the Student Leader program – he made a speech in front of the entire 5th grade class. This would NEVER have happened before Brain Balance.
Tommy who has ADD started the Brain Balance Program in late September and completed it at the end of December. We started noticing some progress about 6 weeks into the program. I had a conference with Tommy’s teacher and she said she has never seen a child make so much progress with his reading skills in such a short amount of time.
We chose the Brain Balance Center for treatment of our son with ADHD because we wanted to see if he would benefit from a non-pharmaceutical approach to therapy. It worked! Our son’s impulsiveness was greatly reduced and he was able to improve his focus as he went through therapy. He made great strides in his conversational speech and his coordination improved. He was also able to gain some weight as his appetite increased.
We were very satisfied with the results from his Brain Balance therapy. While he still exhibits symptoms of ADHD, he has learned some good tools to help him manage his symptoms. The stress ADHD has placed on our family is a little more manageable now! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard with us.