Testimonials from Parents

We just had my son’s first parent teacher conference since attending Brain Fit. His teacher said that he has “everything going for him” and that he is doing wonderfully socially. I have to agree with her, he has been doing wonderful. He’s like a different kid! I asked him if he thought Brain Fit helped. His response was “Yes, they helped. I’m calm now.” WOW! His brother is doing really well too! He is calmer and the tics are gone. I’m so appreciative of what you all have done for my family. Thank you a million times over!

Nicole

A parent of a 15 year old son with ADHD shares how Brain Fit differs from talk therapy.

We wanted to send you a note to share how our daughter has been this past week. We really can’t explain it (we know you can!) but she has been a completely different child.  

On her own she has been making her bed, keeping her room clean, helping with the dishes, setting the table and helping to cook and prepare meals including her lunch for camp. Her focus, concentration has changed 100%. She completed her book reports and her timeline for school without a fuss. She has needed only 1 or 2 reminders to gather her camp items, going upstairs and bringing them down.  In the past she would be up and down the stairs several times because she had forgotten something. There have been no issues with limited screen times and her eating choices have changed. We have also noticed a big difference in how she is standing in proximity to us and others. She is keeping a good distance, isn’t yelling in people’s ears and has not bumped, hit or stepped on us. We went to my in-laws house for a three hour meal and usually she is in the room every 5 minutes wanting to do something with us. She joined us for dinner and then played with her toys so nicely and had great eye contact saying goodbye when we left.

Heather

A mother talks about the positive changes she has seen in her 9 year old daughter since participating in Brain Fit.

It amazes me that I have tried so many things for so many years without any consistent progress for my 13 year old son. Now I see consistent growth since the initiation of Brain Fit in his life. Let me share just a few things that I have seen this week:

  1. I texted him to water my plants and garden. I came home unexpectedly at lunch and found him doing what I asked!
  2. He has been hanging out with me more.
  3. He hated to be touched in the past, and now he’s asking for foot massages!!
  4. Unfortunately our dog is sick, but he rose to the occasion this time and stayed up at night with her to give her treats and take her outside.

Finding Brain Fit has been a lifesaver for both of us!

Anonymous

A parent of an 11 year old son shares her experiences as to how Brain Fit has supported positive shifts regarding transitions, tantrums, homework, and communication.

From a Mom who took advantage of Brain Fit for herself:

I cannot begin to tell you how much better I feel after my Emotion Code session yesterday. The internal anxiety I had going on was actually incapacitating me for days due to several issues that I had going on all at once. The anxiety is now gone!! I haven’t felt this relaxed / normal in a long time. Meeting the folks at Brain Fit last spring truly has been a blessing to our family.

Anonymous

A mother of an 11 year old son talks about how Brain Fit Academy has helped her son address behavioral challenges through brain development.

About Advocacy with Tina Fitanides:

Tina has taught us about advocating for our son who has an IEP. Navigating special education testing and services can be stressful and challenging. Tina helped support my husband and I to understand each section of our child’s IEP. She guided us to develop a positive collaboration with our son’s special educators. I appreciated her thoughtful and positive approach to advocacy. Her support helped us achieve our ultimate goal, of getting our son the services he needed.

Mother of a 6 year old

About Advocacy with Tina Fitanides:

My daughter had been in Early Intervention, and then private speech since she was three. Her preschool teachers, as well as her speech pathologist both suggested that she could be dyslexic; a diagnosis that we had confirmed through independent testing. It seemed to my family, and the professionals around my daughter, that the school should offer her services based on her past struggles and diagnosis. However, no matter how hard we tried, how many experts we pulled in, whatever testing we had done, my family could not successfully navigate the IEP system. After each IEP meeting, we would leave with inadequate services provided, and I would leave in tears feeling so defeated.

Then we found Tina. Tina went through every single bit of testing, teacher reports and miscellaneous information that existed on my daughter’s learning disabilities and services. She was able to explain to me what my services my daughter was LEGALLY entitled to and why. For the first time, I really understood the testing that had been done and what the results actually meant. It was clear that she was not only a legal professional, but also a mother who had been in a similar situation.

We had Tina come to our IEP meeting with us and the environment palpably shifted. The Special Education team easily worked with Tina’s amicable attitude and we had great success.

Working with Tina as an advocate has completely changed everything about my daughter’s special education. Moreover, Tina has continued to be a resource during the pandemic on how to work with the school to make sure our daughter’s needs continue to be met. The only thing that I would change is that I would have hired her right from the beginning of the IEP process with the school and saved myself years of angst and confusion.

Mother of a 7 year old

About Advocacy with Tina Fitanides:

Tina and Brain Fit Academy have been (and continue to be) an amazing asset to me and my family. Navigating the complex world of Special Education is an extremely arduous (and sometimes) an isolating process, but with Tina and BFA always there to provide support and invaluable feedback I have become a more effective advocate for my son. From one-on-one conversations to informational group sessions, I have learned so much and feel more confident that my son’s educational experience has been enhanced because of their guidance. Thank you Tina and Brain Fit Academy for being an invaluable resource in our community!

Isabel, Mother of a 12 year old

A mother of a 13 year old with Autism shares how Brain Fit has helped her see a new perspective.