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Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders

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The proven, drug-free program to treat the cause-not just the symptoms-of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions.

Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). It has achieved real, fully documented results that...

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Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders

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Overview

The proven, drug-free program to treat the cause-not just the symptoms-of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions.

Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). It has achieved real, fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug-free approach at home, including:

  • Fully customizable exercises that target physical, sensory, and academic performance
  • A behavior modification plan
  • Advice for identifying food sensitivities that play a hidden role
  • A follow-up program that helps to ensure lasting results

 

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What People Are Saying

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"Disconnected Kids offers a visionary new approach for helping many children with brain-based problems. These valuable clinical insights add much to our tool kit for caring. "
—Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence

"Dr. Melillo's thesis and proposed intervention give hope to all affected parties (children, parents and clinicians) that neurobehavioral disorders of childhood can be eradicated one day in the near future by relying primarily on behavioral and cognitive treatments."
—Metapsychology Reviews

"I found the book to be very interesting and informative, including case studies of children he claims have been cured of some of these disorders, as well as checklists of ways to identify whether or not your child may have a brain deficiency or delay and what side of the brain may be involved.  It does seem to bring a ray of hope, as many of us have come to believe that there is no cure for disorders like autism."
—HealthCentral.com

"I HIGHLY recommend reading this book!  It was very enlightening to me. I do believe that his philosophy on these disorders is accurate and his approach to helping them is valid."
—Sensor Ease

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399172441
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/3/2015
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 399,823

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert Melillo, the creator of Brain Balance Program™, is an internationally known chiropractic neurologist, professor, researcher, and expert in childhood neurological disorders. He has been in private practice since 1985 and opened his first Brain Balance Center™ on Long Island, New York, in 1998. There are now 66 centers across the country, with more opening ocerseas in the coming year. His study, “Autism Spectrum Disorder as a Functional Disconnection Syndrome – a Model for Rehabilitation” will be published in The International Journal of Neuroscience later this year.

Dr. Melillo is president of the Foundation for Cognitive Neuroscience and executive director of the F.R. Carrick Institute for Clinical Ergonomics, Rehabilitation and Applied Neurosciences, a non-profit university-based brain research center  dedicated to researching methods and products to assist victims of brain injury, chronic pain, and other neurological and neuro-behavioral challenges. He lives in Rockville Centre, New York, with his wife and three children.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Stopping the Worst Childhood Epidemic of Our Time ix

Part 1 Disconnected Kids 1

1 Different Symptoms, One Problem 3

Understanding the Minds of Disconnected Children

2 Children's Brains Really are Changeable 15

How the Developing Brain Is Wired

3 When The Brain Misbehaves 25

A Left Brain, Right Brain Disconnect

4 What's Causing It All? 49

Let's Stop Confusing the Issue

5 Left Brain, Right Brain 63

One Can't Grow Strong Without the Other

Part 2 The Melillo At-Home Brain Balance Program 73

6 Reconnecting The Brain 75

The Ten Principles of the Brain Balance Program

7 Master Hemispheric Checklist 82

Identifying a Left or a Right Brain Deficiency

8 Hemispheric Home Sensory-Motor Assessment 94

How to Detect a Left or a Right Brain Deficiency

9 Sensory-Motor Exercises 149

Training the Brain Through Physical Stimulation

10 Neuroacademic Assessment and Home Activities 184

Aiming for a Better Grade

11 What Should I Feed My Child? 213

Brain Balance Nutrition Plan

12 Home Behavior Modification Plan 236

Getting Back to Normal

13 Defining Functional Disconnection Syndrome 256

Purring the Left Brain and the Right Brain in Perspective

Index 263

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