Fast forward to early January after Brain Balance; at the doctor's recommendation, we had him evaluated with PT and OT and they came back and said, "We can't take your money. There's no reason for him to have PT and OT."
He was exceptionally clumsy. Just would randomly run into walls. Something that’s hard to tell, is it the goofiness of a 4-year-old or is it the sort of serious problems where he just doesn’t have any balance. His most common expression was, “I forgot.” So any set of instructions was likely to be ignored, particularly if they had multiple steps. He finished up Pre-K, and my wife and I are convinced that he’s really not ready to go to Kindergarten because he just doesn’t seem to be catching on. There are things that he should be able to do that he can’t. Simple things like being able to write his name, the end of Pre-K, they teach you the 5 letters you need for writing David. And he just couldn’t do it.
And so we got in touch with his pediatrician who sent us for another referral to a psychologist and that’s how we ultimately got in contact with Brain Balance as a referral.
While we were going through it, the extended family got to see him blossom. The child that entered the program during the summer and the one that finished at the end of December were 2 different children. It was just night and day. The people who knew him best, his family, got to watch him grow and change during this time. And it was quite spectacular.
- Jeffrey B., Brain Balance Parent