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Brain Balance Centers provides change for children with autism

October 19, 2010
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Atlanta, GA — With the autism epidemic on the rise, Brain Balance Centers of Peachtree City and Suwanee, GA have implemented the groundbreaking Pre-Brain Balance Program to help children diagnosed with mild, moderate and severe autism spectrum disorders and reactive detachment disorders. The program is designed to improve children's listening comprehension, motor skills, core elements and verbal communication.

The Pre-Brain Balance Program located at the Brain Balance Achievement Centers in Peachtree City and Suwanee, GA are bringing change and balance to families whose children require individual attention from people specially trained to manage mild, moderate and severe behaviors.

"Pre-Brain Balance is designed for children with a more severe brain imbalance. Pre-Brain Balance has an instructor/child ratio of 1:1 in each room, and our staff is specifically trained on how to handle the special needs of children who are on mild/moderate autism spectrum or have a Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) or Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD)," says Amanda Gunter, the Pre-Brain Balance Program Director.

Gunter received a bachelor's degree in Special Education from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in Moderate Disabilities from Cambridge College in Cambridge, Mass. Gunter was also specially trained by the State of Georgia to work with children suffering from severe Autism Spectrum Disorder and has worked with these children for over ten years.

Gunter helped DESIGN Pre-Brain Balance of Atlanta under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Melillo, Creator of the Brain Balance Program and Co-founder of the Brain Balance Centers, and with the help of Dr. Peter Scire. Gunter has been with the Brain Balance Atlanta team from inception and is currently the Center Director of the Peachtree City facility.