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Academic Activities

 

brain balance academic workroomOur academic skills training focuses on a brain-based approach to education and learning that goes way beyond the traditional teaching or tutoring techniques. At Brain Balance, we target specific deficient academic skills and subject areas in an effort to not only improve skills but, more importantly, stimulate growth and development in the part of the brain that controls those skills. In this way, we are not just compensating for a weakness, we are addressing the problem head on to help children get back on track academically.

The unevenness of skills that is the hallmark of a child with functional disconnection is most obvious when it comes to learning, homework, and grades. Children struggle academically because specific functions and the areas of the brain that control them are underdeveloped. For example, a child can be a superior reader but struggle in class because his auditory system is out of balance. He can have perfect hearing but still not be able to process all of what a teacher is saying. Book learning is not a problem specifically, but learning in general is a challenge because he is not effectively processing verbal instruction.

What we see is that academic strengths and weaknesses in different subjects can be broken down into left-brain versus right-brain ability. Using standardized academic testing to assess your child’s academic achievement in 120 different areas, we can identify if your child has either a right- or left-brain delay. Then we tailor the program to specifically address the particular hemispheric weakness of the child.

We use the highest standard of academic subject material as stimulus for the development and subsequent function of the weaker hemisphere of the brain. This important aspect of the Brain Balance Program focuses on more efficient information processing and learning.

Through the Brain Balance Program, we work with your child to address academic achievement in the following areas:

  • Word reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Pseudo-decoding
  • Math reasoning
  • Numerical operations
  • Listening comprehension
  • Oral expression
  • Spelling
  • Written expression

Our comprehensive program considers the whole child by combining the individualized academic activities with sensory motor work and easy-to-follow dietary guidelines for the most effective results.

To learn more about why our whole-child approach is the most effective way to help your child, contact us online or find a center near you.