Jackson's always been capable. So many kids are so capable. They just need to be given the tools in order to be successful.
Jackson was in probably first grade when we started noticing that his reading wasn’t and his writing wasn’t as high as the other students or at benchmark. Jackson has always been a happy kid, willing to do anything, excited about school. Then one of our teachers in second grade also noticed how Jackson was falling a little bit behind in reading. The big problem was the gap was widening in terms of what he was getting in school and what his scores and benchmarks were and where he should be showing.
You always see the good things in your kid but knowing that there’s something that they can do better is why I think it was an easy decision for us to take Jackson and spend those 12 weeks in the Brain Balance Program – because it was going to benefit him in the long run and also benefit us. The assessment was really neat. One of the things that I really liked about the assessment was it was a very straight-forward approach to how they did it. There were a number of different components that are things that are graded along the way where they show you the information in terms of where things should be and where things currently are.
The things he does now to take ownership of his academic future have been so impressive and it’s absolutely because of the ability that he had to go back and resolidify his foundation early on in order to then have things to build on top of. He’s made the honor roll, he’s made A honor roll.
This is not just a tutoring center. As Jeff said, it doesn’t just put a Band-Aid over it. It fixes it. It has a wide range of situations that come into the door that walk out with benefits that last a lifetime.
- Sommer and Jeff D., Brain Balance Parent