Since completing Brain Balance, Sarah is a happy, outgoing thirteen year-old. We will be forever grateful.

Brain balance has changed our lives. We have gone from barely getting by to a normal, functioning family. All family outings, game nights, cooking, baking, and art projects ended in a disaster due to Sarah’s meltdowns. Since completing Brain Balance, she is a happy, outgoing thirteen year-old. We will be forever grateful.

Barbara S. – Mom

 

 

 


We credit the Brain Balance Program for giving us the blueprint and tools to help Nehki be successful at home, at school, and overall.

 

Since starting Brain Balance, we have seen improvements in Nehki’s self-confidence and overall behavior.  His attitude towards himself and self-initiated tasks is positive.  His attitude towards school is also more positive; he is experiencing more academic success, and he believes in his own abilities.  His behavior at home has become more compliant, he has matured and we experience less meltdowns/tantrums.  He is more willing to try new things and challenge himself.  

We credit the Brain Balance Program for giving us the blueprint and tools to help Nehki be successful at home, at school, and overall. 

Neftali and Aliana C. – Parents


You can tell all the [staff] at Brain Balance are totally motivated and eager to help all our kids achieve as much as
possible.

My name is Deb and I have a 15-year-old son Matthew. He has various diagnoses: Autism, PDD and Developmental Delays. When he was diagnosed there was nobody to help us. They pretty much said this is how he will be for the rest of his life. They [didn’t even have any] suggestions. I started doing research because I felt that there had to be something out there to help him. By chance, I hurt my back and went [to Dr. Swank at] Swank Chiropractic to get adjusted. One time I took my son Matthew along and I was told about the Brain Balance program . . .. We had Matthew evaluated in June and a week later we got the results. Dr. Swank went over all the results from the evaluation, his diet, and exercise. It was a lot to absorb but Dr. Swank and Dr. Melillo’s book Disconnected Kids helped me understand it all. Matthew’s public gatherings were very exciting to him and he always wanted to go, however, he never wanted to talk or participate in anything. He was just there taking it all in. Now he is starting to talk at school and he even made a joke with one of his friends and it related to the situation they were in. He has never done this. His anxieties have seemed to settle-don’t get me wrong, he still has some meltdowns but not as often as he used to. I am excited about the improvements and just as excited about what is to come. I am so glad that I found out about this program and also glad that Dr. Swank is heading this program in York. You can tell all the [staff] at Brain Balance are totally motivated and eager to help all our kids achieve as much as possible.
Deb S. – Mom



I am so grateful that I was lead to this resource and the wonderful Brain Balance staff….

Samuel came to Brain Balance of York due to concerns regarding his delayed social and language skills. Though he was smart, he demonstrated low comprehension and was visibly struggling because of this. It has been a pleasure working with Brain Balance and all the wonderful employees and trainers. My son, Sam, made tremendous progress through the sessions. I saw a lot of behavioral & academic development within a short time. The changes were also noticed by other family members, his school teachers and reflected in his school reports. I am so grateful that I was lead to this resource and the wonderful Brain Balance staff that worked so hard to make my son a success story.

Much love from my family and me for making 
a huge difference in my son’s and my family’s life.
Rahwa Y. – Mother


I’m very happy to have found Brain Balance and the help it has given 
my daughter.

We’ve had a great experience at Brian Balance. I was very hesitant at first to commit to this and all the driving but Sadie always had a good time and loved coming to Brain Balance. It took a while to see some benefits but I expected that. I’m very happy to have found Brain Balance and the help it has given my daughter. There have been huge changes in her behavior, she’s more pleasant in our home, and there’s less frustration and tantrums. She’s had more confidence in school, she does her homework quicker, doesn’t avoid it, and she doesn’t break down before even starting. She will try things she said she didn’t like before, participate in, or even expresses enjoyment for these things.

Everyone has noticed the difference in her. The staff at Brain Balance was very great. They were always helpful, friendly, and great to work with our schedule. Thank you Brain Balance!

Jenn D. – Mother


A big progression for the family was being able to go out to dinner without Yavan complaining, disengaging or making a scene.  

When Yavan entered the program, he had few social skills and little regard for the people around him. He was often in his own head. He would complain about being at the center and get upset at anything that broke his routine. As he continued through the program, Yavan began to complain less and engage more. A big progression for the family was being able to go out to dinner without Yavan complaining, disengaging or making a scene.
Instead, Yavan began engaging properly and politely with the staff around him without any prompting. At the end of his program, Yavan even genuinely wished the staff goodbye, as well as his pair child with whom he had become connected and engaged with.

Bethlehem T. – Mother


For the first time I was able to have a phone conversation with Marcus….

As Marcus’ grandmother, I am in the unique position to comment on his progress at Brain Balance; I have seen “before” and “after”.

When he was six years old, I witnessed 3-year old behavior – screaming at his sister when she wanted to use a game piece he wanted to use (a meltdown); lying rigid on the floor when he wouldn’t get his way. Marcus also enjoyed when I would read to him, but by the time he was six, he could no longer sit quietly and listen, and would frequently get up and move around the room before sitting down.

Marcus entered the Brain Balance Program at seven years old. The first clue of behavior change was when he started speaking at an acceptable volume.  His displays of affection (hugs) were strong but no longer aggressive.  For the first time I was able to have a phone conversation with him; instead of being silly, he talked to me as if he were sitting right beside me.

After five months in the program, he and his sister were able to put together a challenging LEGO set with no meltdowns or altercations.  Not once in the five days we were in their home for the holidays did we witness any negative behavior.

According to one of his third grade teachers, he has finally mastered second grade spelling and has begun to catch up with his class.  If you compare his handwriting from before and after the Brain Balance Program; the once misshapen and reversed letters and numbers are now beautifully formed and consistent in height and shape.  Additionally, Marcus is adding variety and vocabulary to his sentences to make his writing more interesting. We, as a family, have been richly blessed by the results of the Brain Balance Program.  Thank you.

Carol L. – Grandmother


I always felt your support and kindness toward our entire family.  Thank you for going above and beyond!

Thank you for everything.  We appreciate this method and also the personal care you provided.  I always felt your support and kindness toward our entire family.  Thank you for going above and beyond!

Laura S. – Mother

 

 

 

 


 

 

The staff has been wonderful to work with.  They are very kind, friendly, and understanding.

Brain Balance of York has really helped our son.  He was poor in his schoolwork and reading, but after going through 72 sessions, he has made great progress in his academics and can read much more fluently.

The staff has been wonderful to work with. They are very kind, friendly, and understanding.

Ray and Karen H. – Parents

 

 

 


Matthew felt very welcomed at the center.

Very good experience overall; Matthew felt very welcomed at the center.

Nick S. – Father

 

 

 

 


Words cannot express my thanks to The Swanks and the rest of the team because I can honestly say they have given me my daughter back. . .

My daughter Jamon was diagnosed with muscular delay, ADHD, and amood disorder. We noticed that her problems began when she was about two years old, and [as] she got older her problems just got worse. Her speech wasn’t coming around very well and she was very clumsy. Her family doctor had her do speech and physical therapy. He also sent us to John Hopkins to see a neurologist.

By kindergarten, she was very defiant, impulsive, and her moods would change in a split second. She experienced anxiety and had a difficult time sitting still. By this time, I was telling her family doctor that something was wrong, and that is when they said she was ADHD. They put her on Ritalin and this did not help; actually, it made things worse. By the end of kindergarten, the school got me in touch with a company that assigned her a Behavioral Specialist and a TSS.

[Then] we decided to have Jamon assessed. During her evaluation, we found out that her left [hemisphere] was functioning less than her right side. This attributed to her learning issues and so many of the other problems she was experiencing. She [now] sleeps through the night and does not have any more night terrors; she is no longer afraid of the dark and she no longer sees “shadow people.” She was taking Risperdal in the morning and before she went to bed. I have weaned her off of the Risperdal completely and she is doing wonderful!

Words cannot express my thanks to The Swanks and the rest of the team because I can honestly say they have given me my daughter back. So, all my love and thanks to the Brain Balance team at York!

Shannon G. – Mother


This program has opened our eyes to the possibilities of great progress for Izzy’s future yet to come. . .

We appreciate all the help and progress Izzy has accomplished. This program has opened our eyes to the possibilities of great progress for Izzy’s future yet to come. I know we have a ways to go, but [are] on the right track to greatness. We look forward to continued help, because we will need it for sure, especially with encouragement to be educated on new developments.

Isabella has to understand the importance of continuing the program at home and exercises to maintain and balance her wonderful brain. At this time, I only have one recommendation and that is to be more informed about the practical applications used on site. Thank you for everything! We will recommend this program for sure.

Amanda and Richard B. – Parents

 


Overall, we are very pleased with Gabriel’s improvements in behavior and communication skills.  We have fewer tantrums and more meaningful dialogue

Overall, we are very pleased with Gabriel’s improvements in behavior and communication skills.  We have fewer tantrums and more meaningful dialogue.  Gabriel is able to share details about his school day on a regular basis. He enjoys looking at the calendar and discussing future events.  Gabriel is also more talkative during play, explaining details about what he is creating.

-Laurel S. – Mom

 

 


Our entire family was encouraged and supported during the program.

Landon and Aiden were welcomed by all of the coaches at Brain Balance.  Our entire
family was encouraged and supported during the program. We hope to continue to see positive results as the boys mature and grow.

Amber M. – Mom

 

 

 


Lucy is confident, making friends, and improving in school

We are extremely pleased with the program overall. We started to see results within a few weeks, and now looking back, we are amazed to see how far Lucy has come. She is confident, making friends, and improving in school. We are now able to have conversations with Lucy without having to clarify and explain simple things. The program seemed to give her everything she needed; we have no recommendations of change; we think Brain Balance is great- from the activities to the people who work here! Brain Balance has been life-changing for our family!

Wendy F. – Mom

 

 


The staff at Brain Balance has been an anchor and steadfast pillar of strength and support in the development of our young daughter. . .

We have been blessed to work together to develop Kristina’s [academic] abilities and sensory motor skills and Brain Balance has equipped her to embrace her weaknesses; to face them head on, and use her strengths to balance her weaknesses. The staff at Brain Balance has equipped her with skills for life.

Most recently Kristina was involved in a severe car accident, all the work we had done over the years “appeared” to be undone, and Brain Balance affirmed us that Kristina could heal and [could] her brain balance restored. Sure enough, slowly week by week, session-by-session, smile-by-smile, our concern for her confidence and well-being became stabilizing as we witnessed her academic and social success. Fear was replaced by love and anxiety replaced by calm.

David and I would like to thank Brain Balance and Dr. and Mrs. Swank for their investments in us- as a result of us investing in Kristina. Thank you for welcoming us into the Brain Balance community – and into Kristina’s success.

Deb B. – Mother


Kira has improved all around and keeps calm a lot longer than before!

Everyone went above and beyond to make Kira feel welcome and comfortable coming to her Brain Balance sessions. Kira was not the easiest child to deal with sometimes, but everyone hung in there and kept her on track. Thank you all for your continued efforts that really made a difference in Kira’s everyday tasks.

Pam T. – Mother

 

 

 


We couldn’t be happier with the support from all the staff at Brain Balance.

We are constantly amazed at the progress both our children have made at Brain Balance. Lydia has developed so much in many areas and her overall happiness and well-being is so much better. We couldn’t be happier with the support from all the staff at Brain Balance. They have loved our kids and made everything a pleasant experience!

John M. -Father

 

 

 

 


Now he is a purposeful, aware, gentle giant in control of his use of space.

I love that Brain Balance offered a non-medical, non-invasive, enjoyable and interactive approach to my son’s treatment options.  My son radically changed his diet, and has chosen to stick with it, for the most part, because he feels so much better (being gluten, dairy free and very sugar reduced).  His muscle coordination, gross and fine muscle movements/skills, rhythm and timing, spatial awareness, bilateral coordination, eye muscle coordination, and vestibular skills have all improved dramatically.  He used to be unaware of his body in time and space, would crash into things and people, similar to a bull in a china shop.  He is a big person, making this problematic!  Now he is a purposeful, aware, gentle giant in control of his use of space.  He is more coordinated and happier.

We did not find as much improvement in his emotional tolerance, regulation, or expression. These aspects, particularly his quick temper and angry outbursts have not decreased.

Overall, I am grateful for this program and think it helped my son.  I wish the program was made to be occupational therapy so it could be covered by insurance and made more accessible to others.

Ella S. – Mother


We have gone from worry and fear over his growth and future years to excitement and joy. . .

When John Michael came to Brain Balance, he was struggling with behavioral and attention problems. Within the first month, we saw a noticeable improvement in both areas, with less defiance, better reasoning skills, and more independence in his daily routine. Even his extended family is consistently impressed and amazed with his transformation. Even after falling off his bike resulting in a concussion and regressing a little, Brian Balance did another 18 sessions and he was back on track.

We would like to thank all at Brain Balance for the transformation in our son. We have gone from worry and fear over his growth and future years to excitement and joy. He is now a boy who studies quietly, obeys quickly, and makes friends easily. We can’t thank you enough.

John and Kate M. – Parents


By the end of the program, Jimmy was in the lobby, singing beautifully for the staff… and impressing family on his transformation, socially!

When Jimmy began the Brain Balance program, he not only lacked focus, but he really struggled socially. I wanted him to want to reach out to people and make friends. Jimmy seemed to be in his own world and although polite, he did what was asked of him in session, but didn’t engage in conversation.

By the end of the program, Jimmy was in the lobby, singing beautifully for the staff! He has an amazing voice and began performing out in public, making friends and impressing family on his transformation, socially!

Mary H. – Mother


I heard about Brain Balance through my friend; she had her daughter in Brain Balance. I spoke with her about my son and she gave me the information about how Brain Balance works with the needs of these special children. My son Leonardo was diagnosed with ADHD and he had a lot of problems with his behavior and academics. Leonardo started with the Brain Balance program in December of 2012 and in three weeks, we started noticing some changes in his behavior. Also, his teacher observed those changes. We were very surprised! At church, everybody told me something about the changes in his behavior. Eventually we noticed that Leonardo had started to read! He was very excited because he couldn’t read before he started Brain Balance! Now he is very interested in lecture- that is great for him and for us! Before the program, he couldn’t use the monkey bar on the playground; now it is easy for him. When we have a conversation with Leonardo, he stays focused on the conversation. Before, he talked about many things at the same time. He still has a little difficulty with writing, but he is much better than before! Another important aspect was that his dose of medication was reduced by his doctor.