Believing that learning and behavioral disorders stem from improper communication between brain hemispheres, Brain Balance Achievement Centers offers a drug-free, multi-faceted program to boost brain function. Physical and cognitive exercises combine with easy-to-follow dietary changes to address social, academic and behavioral issues associated with ADHD, Asperger's, and other social and learning disorders without the use of medication. Now more than 50 Brain Balance Achievement Centers practice this Hemispheric Integration Therapy, with professional teams tailoring programs to help kids improve focus and behavior, academic performance, communication, and social skills.
Designed by Dr. Cindy Helberg Ed.D.—an educator with 28 years of experience in the field and a doctorate in education leadership—the Reading for Kids program promotes literacy for children of all ages. While each tutor follows a tried and true curriculum, they also adapt the specific exercises to each child's needs. For example, they tailor their lessons to suit visual or auditory learners, as well as kids who suffer from dyslexia or ADHD. These 55-minute sessions typically take place once or twice a week, and rely on parental support. This ensures that students do their practice activities between classes, whether it's a reading exercise or spelling the word "vegetable" every time they eat one.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: reading tutoring
Pro Tip: individualized lessons in a fun environment
Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center employs a battalion of highly trained tutors who help students succeed both in school and standardized testing. The academic evaluation consists of 3.5 hours of exams performed in a simulated classroom environment. The result of this marathon screening is a comprehensive collection of data that tutors will utilize when designing a custom learning program. Accompanying the evaluation is a detailed review for the student, family, and on-duty pets.