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ADD / ADHD, Dyslexia.  It's a family issue.   Improve grades and self-esteem.  Evaluation and non-drug therapy that really works!

History of Sharper Minds

The Sharper Minds program is based upon the work and research findings of a number of individuals, generally doctors and researchers (PhDs) in the field of education, optometric (seeing) or hearing related fields.

Various components of the program include aspects of:

  • Vision therapy
  • Auditory therapy
  • Physical & Occupational therapy
  • Sensory-Motor Integration
  • Balance therapy
  • Memory utilization skills
  • Success Skills training
  • And more
The foundations for most of these go back at least 35-40 years, and have been used with thousands of children and adults.  The founders of Sharper Minds, a medical doctor and a businessman, after working with many families, created a synergistic blend of the above therapies to produce what we consider to be the most time- and cost-effective program available today.  The therapy as a whole, will optimize results for a wide variety of cognitive conditions.

The co-founders, Delbe Meelhuysen, M.D., Program Director and Ed Meelhuysen, President, operating under a different legal entity, took their first client on board in December of 1998 in a Beaverton (west Portland, Oregon) office.  A corporation was later set up to handle the rapidly growing need.  The Sharper Minds name was rolled out in December of 2001.  As of April 2011, we have administered around 1300 evaluations and have worked with over 675 client families (or around 1700 individual family members) from 32 states, Canada and Jamaica.

The founders were members of the Oregon-Western Washington branch of the Better Business Bureau from 1999 to 2010 and were on their Honor Roll (now called Accredited Members with an A+ rating) during that time.  That rating meant zero ("0") complaints over that time period. 

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See the Testimonials section where a number of our past clients share their feelings and observations about Sharper Minds and the program.


The story in the Sharper Minds arrow logo (trademarked)

The first part or tail end of the arrow represents the birth of a child, the parents high hopes for them, and the progress they begin making. 

The crest and downward spiral depicts the struggle the child begins to experience in school and at home as the dysfunctions in their brain become more evident.  The child begins falling behind his or her peers.  Learning is difficult.  Success is elusive.  

The bottom of the circle is the point at which the family discovers and begins the Sharper Minds program and hope is rekindled.

As the family progresses through the cognitive therapy program, hope grows and accelerates as the child begins performing at or above normal levels.

The arrow head symbolizes the child launching into life with the mental tools to be successful.  They have the mental flexibility and ability to learn that can take them to any of life's successes that they may choose.

Lastly, the reflections on the arrow represent the light shining on each child and adult all through life's journey, and while shadows will always be there, if we look towards the light of God's truth, those shadows will be behind us.


The arrow logo is part of the Sharper Minds name and arrow logo.  The name, arrow and combinations thereof are trademarks of Sharper Mind Centers, Inc.  Sharper Mind Centers and Sharper Minds are registered trademarks of Sharper Mind Centers, Inc.

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