Revolutionary Whole-Child Approach to Neurobehavioral & Learning Difficulties: Parent Seminars

Dr. Mark Smith offers a series of seminars to help parents and teachers learn more about the causes of neurobehavioral disorders and Brain Balance Center’s integrated and comprehensive non-drug, whole-child approach.
By: Casey Quinlan
Nov. 29, 2011 - PRLog -- Hearing that your child is dyslexic, is on the autism spectrum, or has ADHD can be hard for a parent. You wonder what caused the disorder, and then search for 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, according to a recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control - how can parents find effective treatment for their children?

Dr. Mark Smith, the only active board-certified chiropractic neurologist in central Virginia, opened the first Brain Balance Center in Virginia ( in October to help parents and kids who are working to overcome these learning and neurobehavioral difficulties. Dr. Smith has a series of seminars coming up that will share the theory of functional disconnection syndrome, the basis of the Brain Balance approach, with parents. The information shared in the seminars will outline how parents can help their disconnected kids reconnect.

Dates, times and locations for the upcoming seminars:
•   Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30pm, Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Richmond, VA
•   Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30pm, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Dr., Midlothian, VA
•   Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6:30pm, Good Foods Grocery, Gayton & Gaskins Rd., Richmond VA
•   Saturday, Jan. 7, 10-11:30am, Dumbarton Library, 6800 Staples Mill Rd., Richmond VA

The seminars are free and open to the public. Anyone who wishes to attend should call Brain Balance Center Richmond at (804) 977-2747 to reserve a seat.

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.

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 unique Brain Balance Program addresses a child’s underlying brain dysfunction, targeting 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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