If both halves of the brain are not processing at the same speed and working together, the entire body is not functioning as a whole or at its best.
That’s the theory behind Brain Balance, which was introduced to Future Foundation in 2013. The program, which started with four boys, now has eight active participants, with eight more coming into the program starting in April.
Brain Balance integrates three key pillars of brain development—sensory motor exercises, cognitive activities and nutritional guidance—to address the root cause of most learning and developmental issues. This unique integrated approach is what makes Brain Balance different and so effective.
“One side of the brain working harder than the other side to make the body function causes a lot of developmental disorders,” said Larica Luckett: Brain Balance Program Specialist and Future Foundation, in-house, counselor. “Brain Balance works to improve academic performance, social abilities, cognitive functioning, sensory, motor skills, visual, and spatial organization skills.” Larica notes Brain Balance can also help with immunity and nutritional health.
Larica is assisted in the Brain Balance program by Sam Yokubonis, Brain Balance Sensory Motor coach, and Braxton O’Neil, Brain Balance Cognitive Coach. Brain Balance occurs during our after school program for selected students experiencing learning and developmental issues. Stay tuned as we release evaluation findings this summer and work to expand the program for more students.