The Brain Balance Program®
You may know we’ve positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of children. But do you know what a Brain Balance franchise really does?
Brain Balance Achievement Centers is the leading drug-free program helping kids move beyond challenges to achieve greater success and lasting change.
This personalized approach is designed to improve focus, behavior, social skills, anxiety, sensory processing, academics and more. The program takes an integrative approach to strengthening the brain and its connections through sensory engagement, physical development, academics and nutrition.
Over the past decade, this comprehensive and effective program has helped thousands of individuals nationwide to improve the critical skills needed to create a brighter path for their future.
“Brain Balance offers a personalized, drug-free program that transforms thousands of children's lives each year by enhancing connectivity in the brain,” says VP of Program and Outcomes Rebecca Jackson. “We help children who struggle with focus, behavior, academics, anxiety, emotional issues and relationships.”
We also know, based on numerous studies, that there are an increasing number of children who are facing challenges in these areas. “We are definitely serving an ever-widening audience of students and parents who are experiencing these issues,” Jackson says.
“There's nobody who's doing it the way that we're doing it -- mixing the academic, sensory and nutritional components, putting all those different pieces together. We’re taking a drug-free ‘whole child’ approach in a way that no one else has done before.”
It’s very important to note that Brain Balance is neither a tutoring center nor a test prep center.
What we do — everything we do, in fact — is help children move closer to their full potential. Since 2006, we have helped over 30,000 children and their families get back on track. Learn more about our Research and Results on our website.
How Brain Balance franchises began
Brain Balance founder Dr. Robert Melillo began developing the program in the early 1990s to help children with learning and behavioral issues. He developed a cutting-edge approach that addressed the imbalance by applying a regimen of three key activities that stimulate and promote brain development:
- Sensory motor exercises
- Academic skill building
The results were positive and compelling. By early 2006, the Brain Balance program was ready to be replicated on a larger scale and Brain Balance Achievement Centers came to life.
Today, we are a thriving franchise with over 100 locations open or in development nationwide. We are dedicated to serving a specific group of children who have traditionally been underserved by other child service businesses. These are children who have:
Why Brain Balance is successful
Our program is about helping to strengthen brain connections in order to create a solid foundation for learning and better social and behavioral patterns. Once the child has created that solid foundation, they are suddenly able to approach solutions that may have been inaccessible to them in the past.
Many of our franchisees use a leaky bucket analogy: You're pouring all of this learning, social and behavioral information into a bucket that has holes in it. A lot of that information and skill sets are falling through the holes, and the kids aren't able to capture the information and apply critical thinking to problems and solutions.
When Brain Balance helps them strengthen those brain connections, you plug those holes, and you're able to fill in parts of the development process that aren't where they should be. Learning and just living life become a very different experience when a child has the tools they need.