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

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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 ...
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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: 9781101014813
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 105,578
  • File size: 2 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2011

    Loved this

    I just finished this book and found it very interesting. It is particulariy interesting if you have a child with learning or behavior issues. I'm shocked to see the low ratings on B&N's site. On Amazon it is at 4.5 stars. I'm a picky reader and really liked it. Also would be a great book for teachers and anyone who works with children.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Interesting!

    This book offers an abundance of information about right brain and left brain strengths and deficiencies. So much information including brain development, a checklist to help determine deficiency, nutrition plan, exercises and at home therapy. I havent found any book like it. Very interesting!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    Obviously only one person read this

    All but 1 of the reviews actually have some comments. So it is obviously someone trying to skew the ratings. Thank you to the person who wrote a review. I am purchasing it right now.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    This book helped me to understand why my child had difficulty fo

    This book helped me to understand why my child had difficulty focusing, what the causes were, and helped me to realize that many of the problems were not my fault. I came to understand how to help my child but also to help teachers help my child. I highly recommend this book to any parent with a child with neurological disorders.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Very interesting book. At first, I was having trouble wading thr

    Very interesting book. At first, I was having trouble wading through all the info. I found it helpful to skim through some of the worksheet/testing sections and read through to the end. Now, I'm going back through the assessments with my two oldest children.
    We are not dealing with autism or any auto-immune behavioral disorder, but have some learning disabilities. The info in this book is really shedding some light on all the areas with which we have struggled. I knew some of the nutritional information, but was educated even further on the negative effects of certain foods when children have an intolerance.
    The book was recommended to me by a mother whose son is dyslexic. She was trying the Orton Gillingham program and not thrilled with the amount of work involved and slow progress.
    I'm at the very beginning of trying the techniques in this book and can't give a qualified assessment or glowing review on how it works. However, based on the other resources I have researched, all this information made complete sense to me.

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