Brain Balance is a short-term, drug-free, non-medical program bringing hope and success to children with all kinds of developmental challenges. With more than 60 locations nationwide, it provides lasting results by addressing the cause, not just the symptoms, of difficulties with school, behavior, social skills, sensory issues, fine motor skills, gross motor coordination and other struggles.
Many children demonstrate exceptional abilities in certain areas and struggle in just a few. Unfortunately, even one particular weakness can hold a child back developmentally. Generally, the longer we wait simply hoping that our children will simply “grow out of it,” the more the struggles will increase.
Utah Director, Tammy Bingham
Tammy Bingham, a mother of three, was instrumental in bringing Brain Balance to Utah because of the profound changes the program made in the lives of her two sons and family.
In 2011, the family made the difficult decision for Tammy and the children to move temporarily across the country so their two sons could participate in the Brain Balance program. Tammy’s husband stayed at home and worked, flying out often on the weekends to be with the family.
Due to the great success that their sons experienced in Brain Balance, Tammy and her husband determined to bring the miracle of Brain Balance to other families. Tammy serves as the director of the Brain Balance centers in Utah. Her personal experience with the program, from the point of view of a parent, helps to ensure that with Brain Balance there is hope for every child and harmony for every family.
Our Founder, Dr. Robert Melillo
As a clinician, professor, brain researcher, and bestselling author, Dr. Robert Melillo has been helping children overcome learning and developmental challenges for more than 25 years. Dr. Melillo is one of the world’s leading experts and pioneers in the area of functional disconnection and its relationship to neurobehavioral disorders. The continued work of Dr. Melillo and his team is leading the way toward understanding the underlying nature of these disorders and ways to successfully address them.
In 2004, Dr. Melillo published Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood: An Evolutionary Perspective, a working theory textbook on developmental disabilities. However, it was Dr. Melillo’s 2009 best-selling book, Disconnected Kids that served as the foundation for the work conducted at Brain Balance Achievement Centers. He has since published two additional bestsellers, Reconnected Kids and Autism, The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders and What Parents Can Do Now.
Dr. Melillo’s leadership in the field, as well as his personal dedication to the creation of a drug-free program to help the growing numbers of children struggling with learning and developmental disorders, has made him a popular speaker on the subject, both in the U.S. and abroad. His optimistic and straightforward approach to overcoming childhood disorders has given hope to countless families throughout the world.