Friday, March 7, 2014

Here are pictures of the activity room at Brain Balance.




     My daughter had her first session today.  I learned that they have an 80% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied within the first two weeks.  She has three sessions a week.  Half of the time is spent in the above room working on all the equipment as well as some computer programs.  The other half of the time is spent improving her school skills.  Because she has an end of grade writing test in two weeks they said they would spend more focus on writing for the first two weeks.

     I spoke with a girl who has ADHD and her grandmother while in the waiting room.  Grandma said there has been great improvement with her granddaughter with focus and she is doing better at school.  The things that have only improved slightly are her dyslexia and difficulty in sounding out unfamiliar words.  Mom wasn't there to comment on the difficulty of changing her diet, but the girl said it wasn't hard at all.  She just had to eliminate dairy.  Grandma was impressed that such a little exercise as moving the eyes could make such a huge difference.  She was the second person to mention that exercise to me.  The girl loves to go to Brain Balance and has a lot of fun.  It is an extremely positive atmosphere and she receives a lot of praise.

     When my daughter came out, I asked her what she thought of it.  She looked tired and said it was boring. She liked the girl who did the original examination better because she was more entertaining than the one who worked with her today.  I signed a form saying I would not allow her to have more than an hour a day of screen time.  They did excuse the online school she is required to take.  My husband was sad because he had rented a movie for them to watch.  I thought it would be okay for her to watch it if she did not have any screen time for the next two days.  I will have to ask Brain Balance what they think so I can make sure I keep the rules.

     Monday I will get the parent binder and the whole run down of what we are expected to do at home.  I'm grateful the weather will be reaching almost 70 degrees tomorrow.  It will help keep her mind off of her shows and computer games.  I think changing her diet and limiting her screen time will be most difficult on my husband.  This is why I am having him go with me on Monday when they do the parent orientation.  Feel free to ask me any questions about Brain Balance that you would like to see posted.

    Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karen, I have a 3 yr. old boy I'm thinking of taking to BB, or at least trying some of their methods out at home on our own. Is there anywhere I can get a copy of the parent binder? Thanks.

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