Dr. Mark Goldenberg
Dr. Mark Goldenberg is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist who specializes in the treatment of Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorders and Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Goldenberg has been practicing in his field since 1985 after graduating from New York Chiropractic College. Not one to remain satisfied with his initial Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he embarked on a path that would lead him to understand the complexities of the nervous system and became a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist in 1991. He received his Neurology Diplomat degree in 1991 from the American Chiropractic College of Neurology.
His studies and experiences led him on a quest for a deeper understanding of the brain. In 1999 he earned a Post Graduate Certification in ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood from the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. In 2010, as a result of ongoing research, Dr. Goldenberg was awarded Fellowship of the American College of functional Neurology.
Dr. Goldenberg found himself immersed in brain based research and therapies for learning disorders and started lecturing and writing on the topics of Neuronal Plasticity, AD/HD, Asperger syndrome, Executive Dysfunction and the Neurology of Learning Disabilities. Dr. Goldenberg decided to devote all of his time to working with children and adults with attention and learning challenges and opened the first Brain Balance Achievement Center in the state of Connecticut. He was a panel member at both the Connecticut Holistic Health Association conference on Learning disabilities and ADHD and the Westport special education PTA meeting on brain modifiability. He was also a Keynote Speaker at the 2003 Interactive Metronome conference. Dr. Goldenberg participated in a study on ADHD with Duke University and CUNY at the College of Staten Island and has appeared on News Channel 12’s Education Notebook. He speaks regularly on the topic of “Brain Imbalance as a Cause of Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Spectrum Disorders” at the Annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Kelley joined the Brain Balance Norwalk team in March of this 2019. She has a passion for working with children of all abilities and seeing them grow. She has over 10 years of experience working with children as a teaching artist and preschool teacher. Before joining Brain Balance, Kelley worked as a Visitor Experience Lead at Stepping Stone Museum for Children where she helped manage the day to day museum and create programming for visitors. She graduated with a BFA in Technical Theatre and Design, a minor in art and a minor in history. She began her professional career as a stage and theatre manager and worked in children’s theatre for many years. Kelley is hoping to pursue a masters in arts management and grant writing and is currently working on co-developing a nonprofit. In her free time, Kelley likes to crochet, paint and spend time with her husband and young son.
Tayjha graduated from Pace University with a BA in Applied Psychology. She has over 5 years of experience working with children in various occupations, as well as over 2 years of experience working with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. She has a very positive attitude and loves helping her students work to reach their full potential. She has a passion for helping others and it is seen every day when working with the kids. In her free time, she spends the majority if not all of it catching up on her favorite books. Some would say she is quite the book nerd!
Sensory Motor Coach
Brenda graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2016 with a BA in psychology. She has extensive experience working with children as a baby sitter, a party host, instructional aide at Cooperative Educational services and in ABA. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology and hopes to work in a hospital setting. When she’s not working or in school, she likes to travel and experience other cultures. She has also found a new passion for paddle boarding. On her downtime, she likes to curl up with a good book or watch Netflix. She is also bilingual and fluent in Spanish and English.
Sensory Motor Coach
Juliana is currently attending Norwalk Community College. She has experience working with children as a teacher’s assistant and participated in an internship at the Maritime Odyssey Preschool where she worked with children and built a garden with them. She also worked at Stepping Stones in the Youth Enrichment Program. She has a positive attitude and loves working with children in helping them reach their goals. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. In her free time, she loves going on road runs and doing outdoor activities.
Sensory Motor Coach
Iqra is one of the sensory-motor coaches at Brain Balance. She graduated with a bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies from The University of Connecticut. She has worked with preschool children and has mentored elementary school children in reading through UConn. In her spare time, she loves to draw, read mystery novels and watch movies. She loves to travel and explore. She is also fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Punjab.
Shayna graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies. She has extensive experience working with children as a mentor and previously as a preschool teacher. She loves working with children of all ages and likes to motivate them to utilize their full potential. In her free time, she enjoys working out and hiking with her dog Luna!
Jasmin has been working the front desk on Sundays at Brain Balance since July 2018. She has a BA in Biology and Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University as well as an MS in Elementary Education from the University of Bridgeport. She has been tutoring children of all ages for the past 8 years and has recently started working in the Westport Public School System as a building substitute, with hopes of her own classroom soon. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and going on walks around the neighborhood. She spends a lot of time with her family, mainly her 12 nieces and nephews, so is always up-to-date with the latest dance crazes, video games, and elementary/middle school drama. She has a passion for working with children and Brain Balance has allowed her to continue interacting with a great group of children and teens!