Revolutionary Whole-Child Approach to Neurobehavioral & Learning Difficulties Coming to Richmond

Dr. Mark Smith is opening Brain Balance Achievement Center Richmond on October 17, 2011 to help parents and kids with an integrated and comprehensive non-drug, whole-child approach to treating autism spectrum and learning disorders.
By: Brain Balance Achievement Center Richmond
Oct. 6, 2011 - PRLog -- Hearing that your child is dyslexic, is on the autism spectrum, or has ADHD can be very hard for a parent. After that diagnosis, a host of decisions must be made, and the choices are often confusing. What’s best for the child: a drug, a special school program, therapy, all of the above? As these diagnoses become more and more common – some studies  indicate that autism spectrum disorders now affect 1 out of 64 children in the US, in a recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control  – how do parents find effective treatment for their children?

Dr. Mark Smith, the only active board-certified chiropractic neurologist in central Virginia, is opening a Brain Balance Achievement Center Richmond ( this month to help parents and kids who are working to overcome these learning and neurobehavioral 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 organization skills, and nutrition. The goal: to help kids literally change the connections in their brains.

“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,” says Dr. Smith. “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 ‘live with it’. 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 Richmond community.“

The Brain Balance Program© was developed by Dr. Robert Melillo, based on his research on Hemispheric Integration Therapy (H.I.T.) – a multi-modal approach to the treatment of ADHD, dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, learning disabilities, and other neurobehavioral disabilities found in children. His research was the precursor to and foundation for the program, which was founded in 2003 to help children with neurobehavioral deficits improve their academic, social and behavioral functions.

Brain Balance Achievement Centers Richmond will open on Monday, October 17, 2011, at 15833 City View Drive in Midlothian. On October 25th, at 6:30 PM, Dr. Smith will host an introductory parent seminar on Brain Balance and how it can assist those with ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, Dyslexia, PDD, Learning Disorders and other disorders within the Autistic Spectrum. Please call the Center for details and directions: 804-977-2747.

About Brain Balance Achievement Centers Richmond:
Our brain-based approach to neurobehavioral/development disorders addresses the underlying dysfunction that causes them: a functional imbalance or under-connectivity of electrical (brain) activity within and between the right and left sides of the brain. Our Brain Balance Program addresses a child’s underlying brain dysfunction through our unique program which targets sensory/motor deficits, academic concerns, and nutritional needs.  We help children become more focused, improve their academic performance, and enhance their communication and social interaction skills. BBAC Richmond has one goal: to help every child succeed. Please go to to learn more and to read actual testimonials from parents who have seen the results our program can deliver.

Research referenced:
Previc F. H. (2007) Prenatal influences on brain dopamine and their relevance to the rising incidence of autism Med. Hypotheses68( 1), 46–60
CDC Data on ADHD:

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