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  • Where Kids Connect with Success

    From KENS5 in San Antonio: "No parent enjoys seeing their child struggle to learn...but what if there was a way to raise a smarter kid? Well…there may be! Amanda Petter and Dr. Robert Melillo with the Brain Balance are here to help you!" - It's a Great Day San Antonio Read More
  • Brain Balance Valparaiso Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Balance. The necessity of balance is evident in virtually every aspect of our lives. We are encouraged to eat healthy by adopting a balanced diet. We are coached to strive for an optimal work-life balance, to reduce stress, improve productivity and ensure a healthy home life. Balance is crucial in our ecology, to help protect the planet. It is essential in yoga, and has been a core element of eastern philosophy, perhaps most popularly imagined in the concepts of Yin... Read More
  • Brain Balance Grand Opening in Valencia

    There’s a relatively new resource for parents in town that says there are two sides to everything – literally. Brain Balance Achievement Center of Valencia opened in a 3,400-square-foot space next to Barnes & Noble last fall, introducing the community to The Brain Balance Program. These centers are the brain child (literally) of Dr. Robert Melillo, a chiropractic neurologist, professor and researcher in New York, and author of “Disconnected Kids.” Santa Clarita residents have the opportunity to learn about the program and... Read More
  • Balancing Act: Brain Balance opens in Lakewood Ranch

    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... Read More
  • One family’s success leads to new business in Superior

    Michaelle and Matt Selcke knew early on that something wasn't right about their son's development. But when James' pediatrician told them to wait it out and his behavior worsened, the Selckes tried a different approach that changed all of their lives and lead them down a path to impact other families. James "JT" Selcke, now 12, was a very "busy" boy, his parents recalled. He avoided naps, had horrible tantrums and regressed in potty training. Many parents might have reasoned the... Read More
  • Brain Balance Center Opens Up in North Naples

    BY JENNIFER JONES • DECEMBER 5, 2014 COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Parents now have a brand new option to help their children dealing with ADHD. It’s called Brain Balance. “Having another alternative to medication is really, really positive.” Kristin Cipolla has a son in middle school who has high anxiety. She decided to check out the new Brain Balance Achievement Center that opened in North Naples after seeing how well it worked for her friends child. Read More. Read More
  • Leading Supplemental Education Center Welcomes New Best-in-Class CEO

     Chip Miller Brings a New Level of Leadership and Passion to Brain Balance Achievement Centers Newport Beach, CA - Brain Balance Achievement Centers, a leading supplemental learning education center implementing a drug-free approach to help children between the ages of 4 and 17 overcome learning and behavioral challenges, announced today that it has named Chip Miller as the new Chief Executive Officer. As an expert in the industry with extensive education and business experience, Miller brings with him decades of knowledge... Read More
  • The Brain Can Change – VEGAS INC

    February 10, 2014: Dr. Susan DeVito from The Brain Balance Achievement Center in Henderson, NV discusses the brain's ability to change and improve throughout a person's lifetime with VEGAS INC, an online business magazine serving the Las Vegas area. Dr. DeVito also discusses how the Brain Balance Program® addresses the whole child by integrating sensory motor training and stimulation and cognitive activities with nutritional and dietary guidelines. This unique integrated approach is the key to what makes Brain Balance different... Read More
  • Right Brain-Left Brain Connections in Autistic Kids

    August 23, 2013: Behavioral scientists know that an ability to process "non-verbal" signals lays the foundation for developing both language and social skills. Dr. Yola Barbosa, a director at a Brain Balance Achievement Center in New Jersey notes, "The ability to process the non-verbal communication lays the foundation of social skills and language. Kids with autism and even ADHD have a kind of social injury. They may not relate socially in ways most people take for granted. It can be devastating... Read More
  • Find a Morning Routine That Works; Special Parent Magazine

    Dr. Yola Barbosa of Brain Balance Achievement Center of Allendale discusses the importance of a schedule and morning routine for children with neurobehavioral disorders such as ADHD in this article that appeared in Special Parent Magazine: Find a Morning Routine That Works | Special Parent Magazine Read More
  • Brain Balance Aims to Help Learning-Challenged Children Thrive

    By LAURA CARROLL LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS Inside Brain Balance Center of Henderson, children with learning challenges are helped without the use of drugs. Executive director Susan DeVito, operated a chiropractic practice in the New York from 1988 to 2003, where she cared for children with learning challenges. After selling her practice and moving from New York to Nevada in 2004, she became a motivational speaker, business and life coach. In December 2011, she opened her Brain Balance franchise in Henderson. Brain Balance, headquartered... Read More
  • Addressing Functional Disconnection in Our Kids

    By Margaret Emory “The bottom line is it’s about measuring function and understanding where a child is good and where they’re struggling. And when you see these functional imbalances, it’s really a maturity imbalance. Certain skills are just immature in certain areas of the brain compared to those in others. One side is more delayed than the other. There’s a pattern to it, and each child’s is different and unique.” —Dr. Robert Melillo The statistics are alarming. According to the CDC, 25 percent... Read More
  • New Control Study Finds Drug-Free Program is Successful for Eliminating ADHD Symptoms

    Eighty One Percent of Participating Children No Longer have ADHD after Program New Jersey City, NJ – A new randomized control study conducted by doctors in the Medical Neurology and Neuroscience field found that a drug-free, multi-modal program is significantly effective for eliminating symptoms associated with ADHD, as well as producing significant cognitive improvement. After a 12-week intervention program, the researchers found that 81 percent of children who enrolled in the multi-modal program no longer fit the criteria for ADHD. The independent... Read More
  • Passion Driven Brand Changes the Face of Learning

    Parents Find Success in Brain Balance Achievement Centers and Open Local Franchises Jersey City, N.J. – According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, more than 2.4 million children are born with learning disabilities. Since 2006, Brain Balance Achievement Centers has helped thousands of children struggling with learning and behavioral disorders, such as ADHD, dyslexia, processing disorders and Asperger’s, and some with no formal diagnosis at all.  This drug-free, whole-child approach has successfully helped these children to reach their full academic ... Read More
  • Nationwide Achievement Center Combats Bullying with ADHD and Dyslexia Awareness

    Brain Balance Achievement Centers Emphasizes the Importance of Implementing Empathy Activities New Jersey City, N.J. – According to a 2008 study that was published in the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, children with ADHD symptoms are almost 10 times as likely as others to be regular targets of bullies. Children with ADHD are often misunderstood by their classmates, which increases the amount of bullying that occurs in schools. With October being National ADHD Awareness Month, National Dyslexia Awareness Month and... Read More
  • Back-to-School: Brain Balance Achievement Centers Provide Valuable Tips

    Leader in Supplemental Learning Motivates Children with Learning and Behavioral Disorders Jersey City, N.J. – Back-to-school can be a stressful time for most kids, but for families with a child who struggles with a learning and behavioral disorder, such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Processing Disorders or Asperger’s, it can become even more stressful. However, with careful planning and practical strategies, heading back-to-school can turn into a successful transition. “To help children achieve success during the school year, it is important that parents enforce... Read More
  • Duquesne father, son prepare for special trip to Nashville music festival

    By Jennifer R. Vertullo Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 Jayden Russ sat on the sofa in his Duquesne home on Thursday morning listening to B.o.B.'s Top 40 hit “Airplanes” counting down the hours until he and his father would take flight to Nashville as grand prize recipients of an expenses-paid trip to this weekend's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival. Awarded through the Zac Brown Band's Zamily fan club, the trip is Lamar Russ' reward for composing a letter to the Brain... Read More
  • Truth about Tourette’s: Specialized Achievement Center Addresses Common Misconceptions

    Brain Balance Achievement Centers Raise Awareness About the Misunderstood Disorder Jersey City, N.J. – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three out of every 1,000 school-aged children in the U.S. are affected with Tourette Syndrome (TS). Based on the statistics, there is at least one student who suffers from this hereditary disorder in almost every school in America. Tourette Syndrome is a highly misunderstood neurological disorder characterized by tics, involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations, which occur repeatedly in... Read More
  • Brain Balance Achievement Centers Helps Thousands of Children with Neurobehavioral Issues

    National Learning Center Addresses Root Cause through Brain-Based, Not Drug-Based Program Jersey City, N.J. – According to recent research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of ADHD diagnoses has increased by nearly 25 percent in the last decade. While medication is the most well-known approach to minimizing symptoms tied to neurobehavioral challenges, many parents are taking alternative measures. Brain Balance Achievement Centers has experienced much success getting kids with neurobehavioral issues to reach their physical, social/behavioral and... Read More
  • Supplemental Learning Franchise Expanding Nationwide to Help Children

    Brain Balance Achievement Centers seeking single and multi-unit operators Jersey City, N.J. – For seven years, Brain Balance Achievement Centers has helped thousands of children with neurobehavioral issues reach their academic, social and behavioral potential through a drug free program. The success of the program has positioned the company for aggressive franchise growth this year. With nearly 50 centers in 23 states, the company plans to open approximately 15 additional centers in 2013. This is part of the company’s nationwide growth initiative... Read More
  • Supplemental Learning Center Educates Public about Preventing Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Brain Balance Achievement Centers Provide Tips in Honor of Autism Awareness Month Jersey City, N.J. – According to a 2013 survey conducted by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every 1 in 50 children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With National Autism Awareness Month taking place in April, Brain Balance Achievement Centers, nationwide specialized achievement centers for children with neurobehavioral issues, is educating families on ASD and steps that can be taken to potentially prevent the development of it. ASD can... Read More
  • Supplemental Learning Center Educates Parents about Nutrition and Behavior

    Brain Balance Achievement Centers Provide Tips in Honor of National Nutrition Month Jersey City, N.J. – Research has shown that 46 to 85 percent of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms. Furthermore, a recent study released by the ADHD Research Center in the Netherlands stated that in 64 percent of children with ADHD, the symptoms were caused by food. With National Nutrition Month taking place in March, Brain Balance Achievement Centers, a specialized achievement center for children... Read More
  • Pioneering Achievement Center Recognizes Link between Neurobehavioral Issues and Gluten Intolerance

    Brain Balance Achievement Centers Provides Tips in Support of Celiac Disease Awareness Month Jersey City, N.J. – According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), approximately 3 million people have Celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disease which damages the small intestine and prompts intolerance to gluten. In the United States, approximately 21 million people are sensitive to gluten. May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, and Brain Balance Achievement Centers, nationwide specialized achievement centers for children with neurobehavioral issues, is educating families... Read More
  • Brain Balance Achievement Centers Receives Equity Funding to Open New Centers

    Specialized Achievement Centers Forms Partnership with Crane Street Capital Jersey City, N.J. – Brain Balance Achievement Centers, a nationwide franchise network of specialized achievement centers for children with behavior and learning issues, announced that it has received an equity investment from Crane Street Capital LLC (“Crane Street”).  The capital will be used to facilitate growth in its franchise operations and to selectively open corporate sites in key markets where there is currently limited franchise coverage. “We are honored to receive validation of... Read More