SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Balance Achievement Centers, the leading drug-free program to help individuals improve focus, behavior, social skills and academics, announced a nationwide collaboration with Cambridge Brain Sciences (CBS), a leading online platform for cognitive assessments, co-founded by renowned neuroscientist Dr. Adrian Owen. Brain Balance is collaborating with CBS on a variety of efforts, including providing access to data in an effort to study changes in cognitive development over time and how developmental concerns impacts cognition in children and young adults.
The research study, which CBS began in May, is open to the general public as well as current enrollees in the Brain Balance program. The data collected over the next year, through both child and young adult cognitive assessments, will allow scientists at Cambridge Brain Sciences to better understand what cognitive development looks like in individuals who struggle with a myriad of challenges, including, but not limited to, ADHD, ASD, dyslexia, processing disorders, high functioning autism and anxiety.
"For the past 30 years, my research has focused on furthering our understanding of the brain," said Dr. Adrian Owen, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Cambridge Brain Sciences. "I'm looking forward to collaborating with Brain Balance on this ongoing study that aims to shed light on how cognition develops in children and young adults in a more comprehensive way than has previously been possible."
Dr. Rebecca Jackson, vice president of outcomes and programs for Brain Balance Achievement Centers, said, "Dr. Owen and the entire Cambridge Brain Sciences team are at the forefront of assessing and understanding brain health in today's scientific community. This collaboration will help provide a deeper understanding of how cognition changes throughout development. We know first-hand how many thousands of lives Brain Balance has transformed, and the findings of this study will only strengthen our validation that our program works and will allow us to continue to evolve to help families see real results."
The research data will partially be collected from Brain Balance centers nationwide, which will begin using CBS cognitive testing in part of their student assessments. Assessments are given at the beginning and end of the Brain Balance program to compare data and showcase individual results. The CBS tool is a web-based platform for the assessment of cognitive function and the data from the initial and final assessments will be collected for research purposes. This tool measures key areas including concentration, memory, reasoning and verbal skills. Brain Balance centers nationwide began using CBS cognitive testing in May as part of a new young adult program, the Brain Balance Summer College Reboot, and will roll out to all students enrolled in a Brain Balance program in early summer.
The recently launched Brain Balance Summer College Reboot Program focuses on ages 18 to 24 and address the root cause of why young adults often struggle in college, including a student's ability to focus and function. The program engages the whole brain and body by combining processing speed exercises, sensory motor skills training, critical listening and comprehension and ongoing student support. Brain Balance's unique and effective program has helped more than 30,000 people nationwide to improve critical life skills and create a brighter path for their future. If you would like to learn more or find a center near you that offers the Summer College Reboot Program, please visit BrainBalanceCenters.com.
If you have a child between the ages of 4 and 18 would like to participate in Cambridge Brain Sciences research data collection, please visit www.thekidstudy.com.
About Brain Balance Brain Balance Achievement Centers offer a personalized, drug-free program designed to improve focus, behavior, social skills, anxiety and academic performance. The comprehensive Brain Balance Program takes an integrative approach to strengthen brain connectivity through sensory engagement, physical development, academics, and nutrition. Over the past decade this unique and effective program has helped thousands of individuals nationwide to improve critical life skills and create a brighter path for their future. Visit BrainBalanceCenters.com to learn more.
About Cambridge Brain Sciences Cambridge Brain Sciences is a leading web-based platform for the assessment of cognitive function. Our flagship product, CBS Health, is a simple online platform used by healthcare professionals to quickly and effectively quantify key aspects of a patient's cognition, such as memory, reasoning, concentration and verbal ability. Our scientifically-validated and engaging cognitive tasks are based on the pioneering work of our Chief Scientific Officer and renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Adrian Owen (owenlab.org), have been taken millions of times, and used in over 300 studies published in leading academic journals over the last 25 years. Visit www.cambridgebrainsciences.com to learn more.