Mark has dyslexia. It was difficult for him to maintain focus and be attentive in class.
When the teacher was at the board writing notes, and Mark looked up and then down at his paper, it was a total disconnect. Mark also struggled socially. He said, “I don’t have any friends. I go out to recess and I just sit there.” My husband saw some information about Brain Balance and got the book, Disconnected Kids.
The center is very welcoming. The staff is incredible, they embraced the whole family. It wasn’t one of those things where they told us, “All of you just sit there quietly in the waiting room.” There was interaction with the entire family. Now, after Brain Balance, Mark is able to focus at school. His dyslexia teacher saw a huge difference. He’s feeling more confident and it’s the Brain Balance program we have to thank. Within the first weeks of school, Mark came home talking about different boys he had started friendships with. The Brain Balance program helped him to communicate more effectively. Brain Balance has opened up new possibilities for Mark. It’s not just an academic language improvement program, it treats everything. It treated Mark’s emotional health by addressing his ability to pay attention and focus in class. It allowed him to see he’s not broken. It’s opened the world up to him.
Brain Balance has a little store that Mark could earn rewards from. The staff worked with us to see what interested him and brought in things that he liked. It made him very happy, and it was special to me that they did that for Mark to encourage him.
- Diane H., Brain Balance Parent