Processing Disorders: Help for Adults

Help for Visual, Auditory, and Sensory Processing Disorders

Is it difficult for you to tune out noises, wear certain types of clothing, or tolerate certain scents? Do you overreact to inconveniences like dirty hands, or struggle to understand what was said in a conversation? If this sounds familiar, your brain may have difficulty processing sensory, visual or auditory input.  

As an adult, you may feel like you've been applying coping strategies to deal with these processing issues your whole life. But you are not alone. At Brain Balance, our team is here to help you. We understand what it feels like to cope with these symptoms and we have a plan to help.

What is a Processing Disorder?

A processing disorder is a deficiency in the ability to effectively process or interpret the information gathered by the senses. If the brain’s ability to process auditory, visual, and sensory information is impaired, it can affect a person’s ability to thrive in professional and personal settings. The difference between a processing struggle and a disorder is that individuals with a disorder are severely affected that it interferes with their normal, everyday functioning.

What are types of Processing Disorders?

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

Auditory Processing Disorder impacts comprehension of what has been heard and how that information is processed in the brain. It also impacts recall of what has been heard. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, APD can result in issues related to listening, including repeated requests for clarification of spoken directions, or difficulty understanding conversations.1

Possible signs and symptoms of an Auditory Processing Disorder1:

  • You need to repeat requests for clarification of spoken directions
  • You may have difficulty understanding conversations in loud environments like a cafeteria or busy working area
  • You may easily forget requests made of you or names you’ve learned at a work event
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, can result in over-responsiveness to sensory input, like extreme sensitivity to loud noise or itchy clothing, or under-responsiveness, which might present as a lack of awareness of personal space or thrill-seeking behavior. The reaction to sensory stimuli interferes with an individual's daily life. 

Possible signs and symptoms of a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)1:

  • You feel clumsy and uncoordinated in your movements
  • Loud music or noises at work are distracting or even unbearable
  • You feel extreme irritability with sounds (sounds at the dinner table, at work, on a commute, etc.)
  • Flickering lights or textures of some foods greatly bother you
  • You avoid hugs or close contact even with familiar people
  • You do not enjoy being in crowded spaces
  • You may be very fidgety and unable to sit still
Visual Processing Disorder (VPD)

Visual processing disorders present as a disconnect between what an individual sees versus what the brain “sees” or interprets of that object. Visual processing disorders can take many shapes, that look like the following:

  • You might mix up similar-looking words
  • You might have poor reading comprehension
  • You might mix up the order of letter or words
  • You may be a poor speller or have crooked handwriting that is hard for you to read.1

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Improve sensory processing, comprehension, and mood

Do you feel that your processing difficulties interfere with your functioning in daily life? The Brain Balance Program can help you find a better way forward. The Brain Balance Program for adults is a brain wellness program designed to help you strengthen and improve your brain’s functioning in a way that may help improve  your sensory processing disorder symptoms.

STRATEGIC BRAIN TRAINING

Established physical, sensory and cognitive exercises that enhance focus, mood, memory, and overall daily performance. Programs are personalized to a participant's goals and performance level.

ONE TO ONE COACHING

Dedicated performance coaching to reach your goals. You'll complete your program from home, requiring less than 1 hour per day.

PERSONALIZED NUTRITION

Customized eating plans provide optimal fuel to build stronger brain connections during the program and beyond.

BACKED BY RESEARCH

Harvard University and Cambridge Brain Sciences research found the Brain Balance Program effectively improves focus, attention, and reasoning.

 

Improve your brain function

Whether you are looking to improve your sensory processing disorder symptoms or enhance your attention, memory, and problem solving, Brain Balance can help.

What do all of these areas of improvement have in common? They are all controlled by the brain. When your brain is functioning at its best, it sets you up to perform at your best.

The program is designed to strengthen brain connectivity using a unique combination of physical, sensory, and cognitive activities. We’ll ship you everything you need to complete your program from the comfort of your home.

Your dedicated performance coach will meet with you weekly to help you achieve your goals. The program requires a commitment of less than 1-hour per day.

Adults of all ages and occupations can benefit from the program

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Whether you are an adult with a diagnosis of a processing disorder, ADHD, or anxiety, or you want to enhance your focus, mood, and motivation levels, a program can be customized to your personal goals.

You’ll work 1:1 with a dedicated performance coach who will tailor the program to fit your needs. Your nutrition coach will customize an eating plan to support your brain for optimal performance and program outcomes.

The Brain Balance Program is available nationwide

You choose which mode is best for you:

At home with virtual coaching

In person at a participating center

Next step: a free consultation with our team

Let’s talk about how Brain Balance can help you achieve your goals. Fill out the form above and share your story with us. One of our knowledgeable team members will reach out to discuss your personalized plan.

 

FAQs

Q. Do I need to be diagnosed with SPD to enroll in Brain Balance?

Brain Balance does not require a diagnosis nor do we diagnose individuals. Our focus is on getting to the root cause of the symptoms by strengthening the pathways across various areas of the brain.

Q. I am currently taking medication. Do I have to stop taking my medication to complete the Brain Balance Program?

The Brain Balance Program uses a combination of physical, sensory, and cognitive activities paired with a healthy nutrition plan to optimize program outcomes. The Brain Balance Program is designed to improve brain function without the use of medication but does not require a person to stop their medication to complete the program.1

Q. I do not see a location near me, how can I complete the Brain Balance Program for Adults?

Don’t see a location near you? You can still enroll in the Brain Balance Program. You can complete the program at home with virtual coaching. We'll ship you everything you need to complete your program. Simply fill out a form and we’ll show you how you can get started.

 

It's never too late to improve your life and change your future.

Brain Balance Program for Adults is available at participating centers only.

1 Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding a medical condition or medication use. The Brain Balance Program does not diagnose or treat medical conditions. 

Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5963468/
https://www.additudemag.com/sensory-processing-disorder-in-adults/
http://www.ldonline.org/article/25153/
https://www.asha.org/public/hearing/understanding-auditory-processing-disorders-in-children/

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