If your child suffers from behavioral, academic or social challenges, you are not alone. Almost 1 in 10 children between ages 3-17 has been diagnosed with ADHD, and many other children struggle with learning issues, behavior problems, processing disorders, Asperger’s, high functioning autism, dyslexia, Tourette’s and other issues.
Children and parents facing these challenges may find help at the new Brain Balance Achievement Centers location, the first in San Antonio, which celebrated its grand opening earlier this summer. Dr. Zach Petter, DC, and his wife Amanda opened the new center at 1742 N. Loop 1604 East to provide families a “brain-based, not a drug-based” option to address many learning and behavioral challenges.
“We focus on the root causes, on identifying the weaker, delayed side of the two hemispheres of the brain and on creating a customized program designed to strengthen the weaker side and bring both sides into balance,” says Dr. Petter. The starting point is a comprehensive assessment that examines sensory and auditory processing, core strength, spatial awareness, socialization, fine and gross motor skills, cognition and other areas of physical and cognitive development.
The Brain Balance approach, perfected by Dr. Robert Melillo, focuses on “functional disconnection” that happens when the two halves of the brain are not processing information correctly. Brain Balance Centers focus on correcting these processing issues by combining physical and cognitive exercises with nutritional and dietary changes. The new San Antonio Brain Balance center is one of about 50 operating in the U.S.
For more information, call 210-610-2760 or visit www.brainbalancesanantonio.com.