Welcome to Brain Balance Centers of Northern New Jersey

Brain Balance has a Plan for Kids who Struggle

Brain Balance is the leading drug-free training program designed to help kids improve focus, behavior, social skills, anxiety, and academic performance. The program goes above and beyond the more traditional, mainstream approaches you may have tried before to help your child get to the root of their challenges.

 

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Make up for Lost Time this Fall

This fall, as kids and teens return to school, you can make up for lost time and help your child get ahead by improving focus, behavior, social skills, and learning. Brain Balance’s non-medical program is tailored to your child’s unique needs with a personalized plan of action and coaching. We’ll help you in the way that works best for you. The program is available onsite or online, at home. Join the 40,000 other Brain Balance families and help your child thrive in the new school year. 

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Let's talk about your child and how the Brain Balance Program can help.

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How it Works

Learn how Brain Balance's unique program uses physical, sensory, and cognitive activities to help your child see improvements.

We Can Help

We have helped more than 40,000 kids get to the root of their struggles and achieve lasting improvements, including:

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Brain Balance does not require that a child has a medical diagnosis, nor do we clinically diagnose medical conditions. Our focus is on understanding the struggles these children experience and helping them develop and strengthen the connections to help reduce those struggles.

For those who do have a diagnosis,1 research has shown that the unique challenges your child is facing can be linked to weak connections across different regions of the brain.

Get a deeper view into why your child struggles

The Brain Balance assessment provides you with a deeper view of your child’s struggles. During the assessment, your child’s sensory, motor and cognitive development are evaluated. This assessment helps identify areas of development that need strengthening. The reasons why a child may excel in some areas but has trouble in others will become clearer. From the results, we create a plan that helps your child overcome their struggles.

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Fill out our form now to get started. A Brain Balance team member will reach out to personally discuss your child’s challenges and schedule your child’s assessment.

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The Brain Balance Program®

When kids struggle with focus, behavior or sensory processing, it can be linked to weak connections across different regions in the brain. The good news is, we know that the brain can change in a way that may lead to improvements for your child or teen. The Brain Balance program exercises and activities are uniquely designed to help strengthen and build new connections by using a combination of physical, sensory, and cognitive activities. These new, efficient, and effective connections in the brain lead to improvements in our ability to complete cognitive tasks and in our executive functioning:

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When these skills and functions improve, a child may feel improved confidence and be better equipped to engage and thrive in the world around them.

The Brain Balance program was recently part of a research study conducted by Harvard University’s McLean Hospital. The research study focused on the impact of aspects of the Brain Balance program, completed at home, on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).We are incredibly excited to share the preliminary findings of this ongoing research.

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About the Brain Balance Program®

The Brain Balance Program offers a comprehensive, drug-free option that goes beyond the more traditional, mainstream approaches you may have tried before to help your child get to the root of their challenges instead of masking them.

A Whole-Brain Approach
The program activates many regions of brain all at once 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.

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 Registered Dietitian will help customize a healthy nutrition plan fit for your child's lifestyle and needs.

On-Demand Resources
You’ll have access to a Program Portal where you can view on-demand helper videos, nutrition content, and program resources.

Program Format

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Your child can work onsite with our coaches three times per week. 

A program specialist can help you learn more about the program options and understand how Brain Balance can help your child.

What Parents Say About Brain Balance

Meet the families who have seen life-changing results after completing the Brain Balance Program. The struggles they experienced in the past may be familiar to you. 

 

Brain Balance helps children of all ages. All children are different yet many of them have similar struggles. Regardless of how small or big the challenges may be, they can make life harder for the child and for the whole family.

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Our Team

Elizabeth Stoeber
Center Director

Brain Balance of Summit’s center 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.  In early 2011, she successfully completed training through the Brain Balance Academy, training directly with Brain Balance founder Dr. Robert Melillo. The story of Betsy’s personal involvement with the Brain Balance Program can be heard in this segment of The Dr. Rob Show (a pilot Dr. Melillo created a number of years ago). Betsy continues to further her knowledge of the brain, hemispheric integration, and neurodevelopmental issues of childhood through ongoing training and study. She has made it her mission to communicate with her community about the root cause of the academic, behavioral and social challenges experienced by so many children, as well as to be a source of information for families on parenting and healthy living. Above all, she enjoys being a part of the achievement and success of children – her own, and those who come to Brain Balance of Summit.

Pragya Balan
Assistant Director

Pragya joined the Brain Balance of Summit staff after experiencing her own child’s growth and accomplishments in the program. After speaking with many families on an informal basis about her love of the program, Pragya felt inspired to join the team. With a background in sales, marketing and advertising, Pragya enjoys the daily interaction she has with families seeking solutions for their struggling children. She says, “When I’ve successfully communicated what makes Brain Balance different and the light bulb goes off for a parent, I know I’ve put another family on the path to a brighter future.” Pragya actively encourages families to reach out to her — she hopes to speak with you soon!

Kyla Murray
Program Director

Kyla Murray is the Program 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. Kyla received her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. When not working with kids and their families at Brain Balance of Summit, Kyla enjoys traveling, beach trips, meeting new people, and spending time with family.

Serving families across Northern New Jersey with flexible program options to fit every family's needs!

Call us at: (908) 517-1101

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Summit | 33 Union Place, 2nd Floor, Summit, NJ 07901

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Bergen County | 140 Hopper Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463