Brain Balance Has a Non-Medical Approach to Help Your Child
Brain Balance is the leading drug-free program designed to help kids improve focus, behavior, social skills, anxiety, and academic performance. Our comprehensive programming incorporates learnings from cognitive, behavioral and nutrition fields—an integrated approach that is literally redefining what’s possible.
Is something blocking your child’s social, behavioral or academic progress? Brain Balance picks up where conventional approaches leave off, going beyond the treatment of symptoms to address root causes. At Brain Balance, we’re not about coping with barriers. We’re about knocking them down, one small breakthrough at a time.
Research Shows Brain Balance is Effective
A Harvard study found that kids who participated in the Brain Balance Program saw a significant reduction in ADHD index scores, discernible changes in hyperactivity, enhanced cognitive attention, and reductions in oppositional behavior.
We are continually collaborating with world class researchers to show the efficacy of the program and reveal through data how the Brain Balance Program can help children, teens and adults improve.
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About the Brain Balance Program®
The Brain Balance Program is made up of physical and sensorimotor exercises, academic skills training and healthy nutrition. It is tailored to the needs of your child, and delivered in a uniquely systematic approach that you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else.
A Whole-Brain Approach
The program engages the brain and body together, through sensory engagement, physical development and academic learning activities.
Personalized to Your Child’s Challenges
The program is tailored to your child’s needs and development level, delivered with the frequency and duration needed to drive meaningful change.
1:1 Coaching & Support
Our coaches will personally guide you through the program, including evaluating progress and leveling up as your child advances.
1:1 Nutrition Sessions
A Nutrition Coach will help customize a healthy nutrition plan fit for your child's lifestyle and needs.
You’ll have access to a Program Portal where you can view on demand helper videos, nutrition content, and program resources.
Your child can work onsite at your local Brain Balance Center with our coaches three times per week.
We also offer an at-home virtual option that is parent-led. You'll have weekly video check-ins from your program coach.
Stories from Brain Balance Center of Bergen County
"The outcome was worth waiting for – it’s not a quick fix, these stages need to happen, it’s been a lasting and ongoing improvement. The excellent result has been worth every step. We now have a very happy daughter who has confidence, can reason, can react to good or bad situations in a balanced way, is stronger physically, is making new friends, is accomplishing big steps forward academically with a very strong willingness to learn."
Arielle, Age 5
"My husband and I being physicians, we brought our daughter to many “skilled diagnosticians”. Not only were we not offered a useful diagnosis, we were not offered any guidance towards targeted therapeutic interventions. Within 1-2 weeks of beginning the program our daughter was alternating feet when walking up stairs, something that she had not been able to do previously, even at over 5 years of age."
Dr. AnnaLisa Pastore, MD
"Anna did her homework today all by herself and she did it quickly and with little help! Such an improvement. I am amazed how quickly she read the problem, processed the information, and answered the questions. She beat me! I am really impressed and amazed!"
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Brain Balance of Summit’s executive director Betsy Stoeber opened in 2011 based on her own son’s phenomenal success in the program (he attended the center in Norwalk, CT before there were centers in NJ). Now, almost a decade later, Betsy and her caring staff have supported numerous kids and their families through successful Brain Balance program terms. Betsy’s professional background pre-Brain Balance was in business, but she has eagerly made the transition to working with children and families. She holds a MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a BA from the University of Michigan.
Kyla Haapaoja is the Center Director at Brain Balance of Summit and is trained in all aspects of the Brain Balance program. As the Program Director of Brain Balance of Summit, Kyla is the face and voice that welcomes parents and children to the center and she also works with our students in both the sensory motor and cognitive session segments. She has always enjoyed working with children of all ages to help them reach for their goals and strive for their highest potential. Kyla was raised by a doctor dad and practice manager mother, with an emphasis on clean living and holistic health.
Brain Balance of Bergen County Events
Every month we offer a free webinar on a common struggle that children and young adults across the country may experience. Each of these webinars offers information, actionable strategies for change, as well as a deeper understanding of WHY these challenges are happening and how to address the root cause.
When: Thursday, January 13th, 2022 @ 7pm
Register in advance for this meeting here. If you can’t attend, you can watch the recording.
Let's get your questions answered! Join us for open discussion with questions and answers to help you gain a better understanding of the work we do and whether we'd be a good fit for your family.
Host: NJ Center Director, Betsy Stoeber
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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About NJTCS (njcts.org)
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BRAIN BALANCE CENTER OF BERGEN COUNTY
Brain Balance helps children who struggle behaviorally, socially, and academically through a holistic and integrated approach that is customized to meet the needs of each child.