Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Selling you the Brain Balance Programme
What’s best for the child: a drug, a special school program, therapy, all of the above? It is reported that these diagnoses are becoming more common, some studies indicate that autism spectrum disorders now affect 1 out of 64 children in the US. In the midst of this how do parents find effective treatment for their children?
Dr. Mark Smith claims to be the only active board-certified chiropractic neurologist in central Virginia. He is now opening a Brain Balance Achievement Center Richmond (http://www.brainbalancecenters.com) this month. He claims that this method helps parents and children who are working to overcome these learning and neurologigal behavioural difficulties.
The revolutionary Brain Balance Achievement Center approach offers an integrated and comprehensive non-drug, whole-child approach that includes academic performance, social abilities, cognitive function, sensory/motor skills, visual/spatial organisation skills, and nutritional diets.
Their overall goal is commendable and simple: to help kids literally change the connections in their brains, working on the basis that there is something wrong with the existing connections.
Dr. Smith says “I’ve worked with children in the Autistic Spectrum for the past 20 years, and it has become my passion to help these families heal."
He claims that; "People need to know that there are effective methods available to actually get to the underlying cause of these problems, that they are not doomed to just endure and ‘live with it’."
He also claims that; "We have seen tremendous improvement using these research based protocols and are thrilled with the results and excited to offer this program to the greater community.“
The Brain Balance Program was developed by Dr. Robert Melillo, based on his research on Hemispheric Integration Therapy (H.I.T.).
HIT claims to be a multi-modal approach to the treatment of ADHD, dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, learning disabilities, and other neurobehavioural disabilities found in children.
His research was the precursor to and foundation for the program, which was founded in 2003 to help children with neurobehavioural deficits improve their academic, social and behavioural functions.
We do not reccommend or condemn this research or subsequent 'treatment' and provide this article on it, purely for information. Caveat Emptor! Let the buyer beware!