August 9, 2016

Brain Balance Makes Sense For Disconnected Kids!

Hi! This is Heather from Campfire Curriculum with Helpful HeatherBrain Balance® has done extensive research (through their founder Dr. Robert Melillo) and found that "disconnected students" often have imbalanced communication between the left and right brain hemispheres.  Wouldn't you like to have an answer for those students that have behavioral, academic, emotional and social struggles in your classroom/school?  Well, learning about Brain Balance® may be the answer you've been looking for!  

Brain Balance® has done extensive research (through their founder Dr. Robert Melillo) and found that "disconnected students" often have imbalanced communication between the left and right brain hemispheres.  Wouldn't you like to have an answer for those students that have behavioral, academic, emotional and social struggles in your classroom/school?  Well, learning about Brain Balance® may be the answer you've been looking for!


Brain Balance® makes sense for Disconnected Kids!

 

How I Was Enlightened

Have you ever been somewhere and met someone and you knew that there was a greater meaning and purpose for this meeting?  This happened to me!  A few years ago I was in a Barnes & Noble children's section with a small friend who was searching for a book.  She was attracted to a woman face painting and soon was being beautifully accessorized with paint!  Brain Balance® was there and they were packing up and getting ready to leave yet they gave us 100% of their attention.  That's when I started a conversation with Tom Shenk.  Tom was an educator in the Hampton Roads area for 22 years.  Some of his experience was as a Physical Education instructor.  His work with students academically and their physical ability in P.E. classes influenced his studies on how physical activity can effect brain function.  These studies led to him being honored as Teacher of the Year in Region II of the entire state of Virginia!  He has an immense amount of knowledge but speaks like a caring educator with terminology that is understandable.  It is immediately apparent that he cares about struggling students, their worried parents, and concerned teachers.  I hope someday you can meet him too!
Brain Balance® has done extensive research (through their founder Dr. Robert Melillo) and found that "disconnected students" often have imbalanced communication between the left and right brain hemispheres.  Wouldn't you like to have an answer for those students that have behavioral, academic, emotional and social struggles in your classroom/school?  Well, learning about Brain Balance® may be the answer you've been looking for!
Tom Shenk is the Center Director for the
 Virginia Beach, Virginia Brain Balance Center


Brain Balance® has done extensive research (through their founder Dr. Robert Melillo) and found that "disconnected students" often have imbalanced communication between the left and right brain hemispheres.  Wouldn't you like to have an answer for those students that have behavioral, academic, emotional and social struggles in your classroom/school?  Well, learning about Brain Balance® may be the answer you've been looking for!

A Great Read!

The book Disconnected Kids is a great read and it also explains in depth the idea of treating children with using Brain Balance® instead of prescriptions.  If you have time this book is a must read!  Tom Shenk gave me the last copy he had that day I met him and the book changed the way I think about autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and other neurobehavioral disorders.  

Think About It

Imagine that your left leg is not as strong as your right leg.  This effects the way you walk, it's not comfortable for you, and you feel different..... and maybe less than.  You go to your physical therapist and they look at your leg, ask you questions, and test the strength of your weaker leg.  After this initial appointment the physical therapist helps you strengthen that leg with specific exercises, stretches, and challenges to balance the weight that you carry onto both legs comfortably.  This is common and everyone can agree that it's the smartest solution to get back to feeling "normal" again.  So... why is the brain any different?  If there is a right and left hemisphere they can have an imbalance and the same care needs to be implemented.  That is where Brain Balance® comes in.  The same kind of appointment can be set up for students being challenged with behavioral, academic, emotional, and social issues.  The first step is to make an appointment.  At that appointment questions are asked and the student completes a 2-3 hour Comprehensive Assessment that tests the child's sensory, motor, and cognitive functions.  Once the testing is complete an individualized plan of action is created and discussed.  Each appointment is specific to the needs of the student, and as they complete fun movement, sensory, and cognitive activities that stimulate only the weaker hemisphere, it's processing speed improves.  As the two hemispheres begin communicating properly, the symptoms reduce naturally, without medication, so that the child's TRUE POTENTIAL emerges!


Brain Balance® has done extensive research (through their founder Dr. Robert Melillo) and found that "disconnected students" often have imbalanced communication between the left and right brain hemispheres.  Wouldn't you like to have an answer for those students that have behavioral, academic, emotional and social struggles in your classroom/school?  Well, learning about Brain Balance® may be the answer you've been looking for!  Community Outreach

Tom Shenk honored Chesapeake Reading Council by offering a free educational learning session about Brain Balance® at their yearly Reading Teacher of the Year celebration.  He had educators up and moving and expanding their knowledge about how the brain works.  Everyone who was present was astounded that more isn't done to help struggling students with these behavioral, academic, emotional, and social issues.  When planning professional development time into the new school year consider inviting Tom Shenk and learning about Brain Balance®.  He knows what you are dealing with and wants to help (remember he 


Don't Just Take My Word For It!  

Please visit the website for Brain Balance® and read all about it.  Read impressive success stories and learn about free community events happening in your area.  My hope is that in the future the idea of balancing the hemispheres of the brain can be implemented in public schools to help our students!  


Tell Me! 

Have you ever heard about Brain Balance® before?  Have you read the book Disconnected Kids by Dr. Robert Melillo?  Would you like an answer for those students who are struggling?  What questions do you have?  I look forward to hearing from you!






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Brain Balance® has done extensive research (through their founder Dr. Robert Melillo) and found that "disconnected students" often have imbalanced communication between the left and right brain hemispheres.  Wouldn't you like to have an answer for those students that have behavioral, academic, emotional and social struggles in your classroom/school?  Well, learning about Brain Balance® may be the answer you've been looking for!







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