I love the program. I think it's wonderful. I know it helps them. I would love to see more people be able to have access to it.
From when he was real little he was dubbed as very immature. I had a three-year-old preschool teacher tell me he was immature. He’s not able to do some of the things the other kids were able to do in the classroom. He’s a phenomenal reader and loves to read, yet he still at this point is getting Cs in reading. No reason for it, because he reads the same kind of books, and he did in second grade, as my college kid does. He can read very well, but I guess sometimes the distractions for him get too much. In school I think it’s very hard socially for these kids, a lot of times because they are more immature, or cannot do some of the things, or aren’t focused, they are sort of picked on by teachers or pointed out daily over and over to try to refocus them.
Sitting through the assessment was a real eye-opener, and very, very sad, because he tested out at like one-year-old levels, and three-year-old levels. I forget how old he was when he went, eleven maybe, twelve when he started there. I loved the assessment. I love the way they run that whole thing, and the explanations, and the time that they take with you to explain everything. It made us go, “Okay, we’re going to have to work really hard to get him here,” and we ended up being able to get him in, and immediately start seeing better things.
The physical stuff was definitely first, and then you started seeing more organization in school. Him being able to do stuff, him being actually able to sit down and start homework while I was working. I have a hair salon in my home, which is downstairs, a licensed salon, and I try to keep it professional, and it’s very hard to work at night when you have somebody that needs help with homework as much as this kind of kid does. I’ll never forget the day that I could stand there and cook dinner and just answer a question or two, and he actually did all his homework, and I’m like, “Oh my God. This is working.”
I got feedback from our math teacher that said, “I have to admit when you first told me about it, I thought a huge waste of money, waste of time,” and she said, “I’m very sorry because I saw it personally work first hand.”
- Barb R., Brain Balance Parent