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The team of child behavioral experts at The Brain Balance Achievement Centers has extensive experience working with children. We conduct comprehensive assessments in a child-friendly manner; for your youngster, it’ll just seem like he’s playing games. In actuality, the assessment enables our behavioral experts to evaluate more than 900 functions across areas such as behavior, cognitive, and sensory- motor. This allows us to pinpoint the precise areas your child struggles with. Additionally, our behavioral experts welcome your insight with regards to your child’s challenges.
Sensory Motor Examination
Children with learning and/or behavioral issues often have trouble with sensory and motor function, such as sensory detection and sensory processing. During the sensory motor examination, our experts instruct your child to complete a series of physical exercises. The results of this examination enable the identification of the specific areas of the brain that have a delay in development. This delay gives way to Functional Disconnection Syndrome (FDS), which refers to the impairment of communication across the hemispheres of the brain.
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Many parents prefer drug-free ADHD programs for their children because there is no risk of harmful side effects from stimulant medications. Plus, there’s plenty of research to substantiate the effectiveness of these programs. An independent, randomized control study evaluated 122 children with ADHD, both boys and girls, who displayed hyperactivity, behavioral problems, academic underachievement, and similar issues. These children were enrolled in a 12-week intervention program at The Brain Balance Achievement Centers, with incredible results.
According to the study, which was published in Frontiers in Public Health: Child Health and Human Development, 81 percent of the study participants no longer met the diagnostic criteria for ADHD. The drug-free multi-modal intervention program consisted of sensory motor exercises, nutritional modifications, and academic exercises. Children participated in a program customized for their unique needs.
Your child can also benefit from this unique, drug-free program to resolve the underlying causes of ADHD and other behavioral issues. For more information about The Brain Balance Achievement Centers, call our Cornelius location at (704) 269-4281, our Charlotte location at (888) 581-4937, or our Greenville location at (864) 613-4206.
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Every child has his own unique personality and quirks. And while it’s common for some children to be shy or socially awkward, challenges in this area may sometimes indicate an underlying problem. You may wish to consult a child behavioral expert to determine if ADHD or other behavioral issues could be the cause of your child’s social skills challenges.
Functional Disconnection Syndrome
As children grow, the two hemispheres of the brain normally develop at the same rate. When both hemispheres develop in harmony with each other, they can communicate properly via electrical signals. This enables a vast range of functions, from coordination and balance to language processing. However, in some children, the two hemispheres are out of sync with each other because they developed at different rates. When the hemispheres are out of sync, the electrical impulses are improperly timed and communication across different areas of the brain suffers. This is known as Functional Disconnection Syndrome (FDS) and scientific studies have linked it to a wide array of common problems, including social skills deficits, behavioral issues, and ADHD. Fortunately, FDS does not affect intelligence in any way and it is correctable.
Children with FDS may struggle socially because they experience symptoms such as difficulty with conflict resolution, problems managing frustration, and difficulty working in groups. These youngsters may have trouble reading social cues, which can lead to problems making friends and initiating conversations. Although until now the only solution offered for deficits in social skills has been to practice interactions and role play, true social skills cannot be taught. They are a natural brain function, and can be brought up by stimulating brain development through targeted sensory-motor and cognitive activities.
Children who struggle academically, socially, and behaviorally can benefit from an integrated, customized program based on the scientifically proven principles of neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity means that the brain can change over time, given the appropriate environmental cues, or stimuli. This enables the brain to build new neural pathways and restore connectivity.
Every child deserves the opportunity to make friends and interact with peers without struggling. At The Brain Balance Achievement Centers, our team of child behavioral experts utilizes a drug-free, customized approach to correct Functional Disconnection Syndrome, and help children achieve academic and personal success! Parents who would like to learn more about the science behind our approach are invited to call our Charlotte center at (888) 581-4937, our Greenville location at (864) 613-4206, or our center in Cornelius at (704) 269-4281.
Last updated 25 days ago
The Brain Balance Achievement Centers conducts comprehensive assessments to determine the exact underlying causes of a child’s behavioral issues, academic struggles, and social skills deficits. When you watch this video, you’ll see a sample of the types of tests our behavioral experts conduct. During this interview with Dr. Rebecca Jackson of Brain Balance, Mike of “My Carolina Today” undergoes some simple tests to check his reading comprehension, rhythm and timing, and other functions.
This interview reveals that Mike struggles with a slight delay in processing in the left hemisphere of his brain, which is why he experienced academic problems as a child. Dr. Jackson also explains exactly why some children experience difficulties, such as focusing in a noisy classroom.
With a customized, drug-free program from The Brain Balance Achievement Centers, your child has the opportunity to reach his full academic potential! Parents of children with behavioral issues are invited to contact us in Greenville at (864) 613-4206; in Charlotte at (888) 581-4937; or in Cornelius at (704) 269-4281.
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Monday was Green Smoothie Day at Brain Balance of Charlotte. The kids couldn't believe they were drinking spinach and loving it! Thank you Miss Shamecia for making our center a place kids love, and for making the smoothies!