It was an “Aha!” moment for Dr. Cynthia Hornback when she came across a book that described the academic challenges facing her son.
The book was “Disconnected Kids” by Dr. Robert Melillo, and it included the foundation for what would become Brain Balance Achievement Centers.
“I’ve always followed Dr. Melillo’s work and learned more about it through my son, Hayden,” Hornback said. “We took him to be evaluated and it hit home. We drove him an hour and a half a week to Tampa for Brain Balance.”
Hayden struggled academically until enrolling in Brain Balance. Cynthia said her husband, Charles, went through similar issues when he was a student.
“Parents don’t sometimes see the similarities between their academic struggles and those of their children,” Melillo said.
Melillo is a chiropractic neurologist, professor, researcher for neurological disorders and author. His 2009 book “Disconnected Kids” lays out the foundation for Brain Balance Achievement Centers across the United States.
After experiencing the program themselves, the Hornbacks decided to open the newest branch of Brain Balance in Lakewood Ranch in April.