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.
NEW: Adult Program
Now more than ever we are called to be on the top of our game and function at higher levels. Whether you need a competitive edge at work, want to improve your quality of life, or long for improved or deeper connections with family and friends, the Brain Balance Program can help you get ahead.
Stories from Brain Balance Center of Summit
"n the fall of 2009, she began pulling out her eyelashes at the age of seven, and we began a three-year journey into a disorder called trichotillomania. At some point during the course of the program, it was like a light switched on and eyelashes began to come in! By the end of the program, the eyelashes are fully grown, and we have not seen any evidence of the trichotillomania returning. We had tried everything before, and have no other explanation than that Brain Balance works! We now have a confident, thriving, ten-year-old daughter."
"He sees the positive difference the program made in his life and has said many times that he’s glad he went through it. I can’t say it enough – the Brain Balance program is a program that just should be tried for the sake of any child, tried before medication if possible. It is a journey for you & your child that you will no doubt cherish when you see the positive changes in your child. As I said, it’s not an easy journey but one that is so worth the sweat & yes, the tears."
Nicholas, Age 9
"The Summit Brain Balance Center has people who really care about your child and kids feel that. My son loved going there, and not once complained that he wouldn’t go. Would I do it again, now that I see the results? In a heartbeat."
Brain Balance Graduate, Age 7
"His classmates even noticed a difference."
Joseph, Age 9
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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.
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.
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.
Meghan graduated from Cabrini College in May of 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Prior to starting at Brain Balance, Meghan worked as a therapy aide in a physical therapy office, and volunteered at many occupational therapy offices. Meghan has years of experience working with children of all abilities, as she was a swim instructor throughout high school and college. Meghan enjoys the beach, spending time with friends and family, and playing field hockey.
Laura Petrou is a sensory motor coach at Brain Balance of Summit. She moved to the US from Colombia in 2004 (so, she speaks both Spanish and English!). In Colombia, she earned a degree in Physical Therapy and a specialization in Neuro-rehabilitation, which enables her to have experience with neuroplasticity. She has been working as a physical therapist for twelve years.
Stephen graduated from Stockton University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences and a minor is Behavioral Neuroscience. While at Stockton Steve played Baseball and was involved in the Occupational Therapy club. Currently Stephen is studying at Kean University to earn his Master’s in Occupational Therapy. When he is not working or studying, Stephen enjoys hitting the gym, hanging out with family, and playing baseball with friends.
Stefani comes to Brain Balance with a college degree in psychology, a love of children, and true dedication to helping struggling kids make serious strides forward. Stefani’s understanding and patience has helped many Brain Balance of Summit students earn their stars and achieve the real functional progress we’re aiming for. (However, her “no nonsense” approach helps keep kids on track so they can get the most from their sessions.) As many BB of Summit students know, Miss Stefani loves Star Wars, cats and has appeared as a Disney Princess at many events.
Brain Balance of Summit 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.
Webinar: What is Brain Balance? What do we do? How can we help your family?
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.
NJCTS Sponsored Webinar "A Neuroplasticity-Based Approach to Tics" By Brain Balance of NJ's Betsy Stoeber
About NJTCS (njcts.org)
In 2004, NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, Inc. (NJCTS) received funding from the State of New Jersey to create a Center of Excellence that would provide programs and services to support families, public outreach and awareness campaigns, and education for schools and healthcare professionals in every corner of the state. More than 15 years later, that funding has also helped NJCTS expand its reach beyond NJ through programs such as educational webinars, virtual support groups, the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy, and the NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend.
Research into the cause and treatment of TS is also of paramount importance, and NJCTS—the first and only Center of its kind in the nation—is at the forefront of addressing the need for more effective treatment options, as well as support and professional assistance for individuals with TS and their families. NJCTS provides referrals for medical diagnosis, treatment and psychological services; coordinated family support among partner and community organizations; education and training at medical schools and universities to develop a new generation of professionals who are knowledgeable about TS and its associated disorders; and outreach to practicing physicians, educators, and medical professionals.
BRAIN BALANCE CENTER OF SUMMIT
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.