Disconnected Kids

The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders
Author: Robert Melillo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698179056
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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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 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

Disconnected Kids

The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders
Author: Robert Melillo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399534751
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 274
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Offering a bold new understanding of the causes of such disorders as autism, ADHD, Asperger's, dyslexia, and OCD, an effective drug-free program addresses both the symptoms and causes of conditions involving a disconnection between the left and right sides of the developing brain, with customizable exercises, behavior modification advice, nutritional guidelines, and more.

Disconnected Kids

The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders
Author: Robert Melillo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101014814
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
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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 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

The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan

Proven Strategies to Enhance Learning and Focus for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders
Author: Robert Melillo
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 0399171789
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
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"Based on the popular Brain Balance Program"--Cover.

Reconnected Kids

Help Your Child Achieve Physical, Mental, and Emotional Balance
Author: Robert Melillo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101479035
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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Reconnected Kids is a groundbreaking guide to help parents resolve their child's behavioral problems-without medication, strife, or drama. This empowering method shows parents how to first identify their own role in their child's behavior, and then how to guide the child to focus on goals, practice lifelong good habits, and stay motivated. This insightful and whole-family approach will help parents and kids reach their full potential.

Autism

The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders--and What Parents Can Do Now
Author: Robert Melillo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110161899X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
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From the bestselling author of Disconnected Kids, a clear and compassionate explanation of the causes of the autism epidemic—and a scientifically based approach for prevention and treatment. As he travels the country helping parents and children cope with neurological disorders, Dr. Robert Melillo is always asked one question: Why? Why are autism rates exploding? But an equally important question always follows: What can we do about it as a society—and what can I do to help my child? In this candid, research-based, practical book, Dr. Melillo presents the latest scientific explanation for how we got here and proven, drug-free strategies that parents can employ to help prevent, detect, and address the autism epidemic for themselves and their families. With honesty and compassion, Dr. Melillo explains what the latest scientific research tells us about the role of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, dispelling myths and replacing them with the facts. In addition, he presents early warning signs, a prevention plan for parents-to-be, and an intervention program for babies and young children.

Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood

An Evolutionary Perspective
Author: Robert Melillo,Gerry Leisman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441912312
Category: Medical
Page: 447
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Attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, asperger's syndrome, and autism, to name but a few, may be viewed as points on a spectrum of developmental disabilities in which those points share features in common and possibly etiology as well, varying only in severity and in the primary anatomical region of dysfunctional activity. This text focuses on alterations of the normal development of the child. A working theory is presented based on what we know of the neurological and cognitive development in the context of evolution of the human species and its brain. In outlining our theory of developmental disabilities in evolutionary terms, the authors offer evidence to support the following notions: Bipedalism was the major reason for human neocortical evolution; Cognition evolved secondary and parallel to evolution of motricity; There exists an overlap of cognitive and motor symptoms; Lack of thalamo-cortical stimulation, not overstimulation, is a fundamental problem of developmental disabilities; A primary problem is dysfunctions of hemisphericity; Most conditions in this spectrum of disorders are the result of a right hemisphericity; Environment is a fundamental problem; All of these conditions are variations of the same problem; These problems are correctable; Hemisphere specific treatment is the key to success.

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies

The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders
Author: Kenneth Bock,Cameron Stauth
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345507681
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 480
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Autism is an epidemic: It has spiked 1,500 percent in the last twenty years. ADHD, asthma and allergies have also skyrocketed over the same time period. One of these conditions now strikes one in every three children in America. But there is hope. Leading medical innovator Kenneth Bock, M.D., has helped change the lives of more than a thousand children, and in this important book, with a comprehensive program that targets all four of the 4-A disorders, he offers help to children everywhere. This is the book that finally puts hope within reach. Doctors have generally overlooked the connections among the 4-A disorders, despite their concurrent rise and the presence of many medical clues. For years the medical establishment has considered autism medically untreatable and utterly incurable, and has limited ADHD treatment mainly to symptom suppression. Dr. Bock and his colleagues, however, have discovered a solution – one that goes to the root of the problem. They have found that deadly modern toxins, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic imbalances, genetic vulnerabilities and assaults on the immune and gastrointestinal systems trigger most of the symptoms of the 4-A disorders, resulting in frequent misdiagnosis and untold misery. Dr. Bock’s remarkable Healing Program, drawing on medical research and based on years of clinical success, offers a safe, sensible solution that is individualized to each child to help remedy these root causes. The biomedical approach to autism, ADHD, and the other 4-A epidemics, as innovated by Dr. Bock and some of America’s finest integrative physicians, is one of the most promising and exciting medical movements of our time. In this eminently readable account, written by Dr. Bock in collaboration with critically acclaimed author Cameron Stauth, you will meet children and parents whose dramatic stories will inspire you to change the life of your own child. This program may be the help that you have been praying for. From the Hardcover edition.

Healing Without Hurting

Treating ADHD, Apraxia, and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally
Author: Jennifer Giustra-Kozek
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0990439615
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 525
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Jennifer Giustra-Kozek is a therapist who practices in Connecticut, and is also the mother of a son with Autism Spectrum disorders. After treating Evan bio-medically, along with other healing practices, Jennifer witnessed the kind of improvements that every parent of a similarly diagnosed child dreams of: Evan no longer grunts and screams, throws toys, hits others, or has mood swings. He no longer throws himself into fits of uncontrollable rage, listens to his teachers & responds appropriately. He copes better with changes in routine & makes eye contact more often. He no longer enters into a trance-like state ...and the list goes on. Healing without Hurting includes a full menu of natural treatment options, including: A real world success story and simple recipes/healthy alternatives. Readers will learn how to: Identify common labels of behaviors Recognize the early warning signs that an autoimmune disorder is brewing Identify the different medications; potential benefits and side-effects Find the right doctors and practitioners Identify food sensitivities and other autoimmune assaults and much more.....

He's Not Autistic But...

How We Pulled Our Son from the Mouth of the Abyss
Author: Tenna Merchent
Publisher: Joyous Messenger
ISBN: 9781933697000
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 147
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The author describes how she sought a treatment through traditional and alternative medicine for the suspected autism of her son, and includes alternative treatment options for a variety of disorders.

The Symphony of Reflexes

Interventions for Human Development, Autism, ADHD, CP, and Other Neurological Disorders
Author: Bonnie Brandes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781502855022
Category: Nervous system
Page: 302
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Primitive reflexes play an important role in the development of the neurological system in all aspects of our cognition, behavior, and movement. They affect our quality of life, determine our potential, and even our happiness. For children with disabilities, a group of unintegrated or undeveloped reflexes can not only affect their ability to learn but also play a large part in other neurological conditions, such as autism and cerebral palsy. In The Symphony of Reflexes: Interventions for Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, and Human Development, Bonnie L. Brandes, MEd, provides a thorough discussion of these primitive reflexes and then presents specific movements in her program, "QRI Brain Boost," designed to help children with learning disabilities and neurological conditions. As the founder of Quantum Reflex Integration, QRI(R), the author uses acu-reflex points and cold laser to integrate primitive reflexes. Her programs are used in over thirty countries. "The timing of this book could not be better, because the incidence of autism and other sensory and neurological disorders continues to climb at an alarming rate, a rate that cannot be exclusively explained by better labeling or improved diagnostic techniques. Understanding primitive reflexes and the role they play in neurological and social development is the key to healing this newest generation. "The Symphony of Reflexes is not only a guide for the recovery of the nervous system for those with autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities, but also a guide for human development and maximizing human potential. "Finally, Bonnie brings to life environmental factors, such as stress during pregnancy, diet and nutrition, EM Radiation, and the Brain-Gut relationship, as well as the ever-growing amount of toxic chemicals that are part of our environment. Being aware of the potential causes is a key step in securing a healthier future for ourselves and the next generation of children. "Bonnie has assembled an incredible amount of information and organized it in a helpful and straightforward manual. No matter how we are interacting with our environment, whether we are catching a ball, riding a bike, or holding a paint brush, each of these activities have their roots in The Symphony of Reflexes." -Dr. Donald Gerken DC, DACCP, CSTD

Is That My Child?


Author: Robin Pauc
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144813109X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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At least one child in five experiences some form of learning difficulty, but: * Learning difficulties as we understand them DO NOT exist * They are not diseases just symptoms * These symptoms never appear alone * They are treatable and avoidable Dr Robin Pauc, an expert in child neurology, approaches learning difficulties, including Dyslexia, ADD, OCD, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Tourette's syndrome of childhood, from a truly ground-breaking perspective. All human babies are born prematurely and develop special new brain cells four months after birth. Every human's developement in the womb and particularly in these early stages of life can, therefore, be affected by devlepement delay, which can blight childhood and marginalize a child at school. Since our brains continue to grow, however, the symptoms can also be treated. Is That My Child? Explains the backround to human developmental delay and contains: * Advice on how to get the best assessment for your child and an explanation of what the examination must include * The effects - good and bad - of certain foods on the brain * Excercises and computer programs that you can use to expand your child's neural function * Case histories of children on whom this plan has worked In the single biggest breakthorough in the history of learning difficulties, Is That My Child? explains the cause of Development Delay Syndromes, uses simple, easy-to-follow tips to show you how to greatly reduce the risk of your child suffering, and gives advice on what can be done to treat those children that do.

Kids Beyond Limits

The Anat Baniel Method for Awakening the Brain and Transforming the Life of Your Child With Special Needs
Author: Anat Baniel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101561181
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
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Discover the revolutionary way to harness the brain's capacity to heal itself Supported by the latest brain research, The Anat Baniel Method uses simple, gentle movements and focus to help any child, who has been diagnosed with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy or other developmental disorders. In this supportive and hands-on book, Anat Baniel guides parents through the nine essentials of the method, each one designed to harness the brain's capacity to heal itself -- with remarkable and sometimes immediate results. By shifting the focus to connecting rather than "fixing," this powerful yet simple method helps both children and parents to de- stress, focus, and grow. Most of all, the it helps all children maximize their potential, no matter what their diagnosis.

The Well Balanced Child

Movement and Early Learning
Author: Sally Goddard,Sally Goddard Blythe
Publisher: Early Years
ISBN: 9781903458631
Category: Early childhood education
Page: 280
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The Well Balanced Child is a passionate manifesto for a "whole body" approach to learning which integrates the brain, senses, movement and play. This fully revised edition includes a new chapter with a story and movement exercise that parents can use to help children reach their potential.

The Impulsive, Disorganized Child

Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties
Author: James Forgan,Mary Anne Richey
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618214039
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 225
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Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions. Children who can't select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.

The Rhythmic Movement Method: A Revolutionary Approach to Improved Health and Well-Being


Author: Harald Blomberg, MD
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483428796
Category:
Page: 284
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In The Rhythmic Movement Method, author Dr. Harald Blomberg explains why rhythmic movement is more useful than drugs in treating ADHD and many other disorders. Based on the spontaneous rhythmic movements of infants, these actions are necessary for the development of the brain, motor abilities, emotions, and mental faculties. He introduces his method-rhythmic movement training-and describes how simple healing exercises stimulate the ability of the brain and the nervous system to renew itself and create new connections. Blomberg shares how these exercises help people develop and mature or heal physically, emotionally, and mentally. With case studies included, The Rhythmic Movement Method helps children with ADHD and adults suffering from depression, psychosis, Parkinson's disease, and other disorders to feel well, function better, and stop taking medications.

Workout for a Balanced Brain


Author: Philip J. Carter,Kenneth A. Russell
Publisher: Crows Nest
ISBN: 9781865086668
Category: Lateral thinking puzzles
Page: 160
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Discover through exercises whether you are right- or left- brained. Learn what this means, and how it affects your personality, your intelligence, and the way you solve everyday problems.This book will train you to:* Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, construct a personal evaluation of exactly how your brain works, and build a personalised workout for a balanced brain using the illustrated exercises in the book.* Monitor the progress you have made towards balancing your brain.* Reevaluate your balanced brain with pointers, principles and advice that applies to the sorts of problems you encounter every day.

Healing and Preventing Autism

A Complete Guide
Author: Jenny McCarthy,Jerry Kartzinel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525951032
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 400
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In her bestsellers "Louder Than Words" and "Mother Warriors," McCarthy told stories about healing children with autism. Now she teams up with a preeminent autism doctor to write the first book on a remarkably effective new treatment in healing conditions associated with autism.

Helping Your Child with Selective Mutism

Practical Steps to Overcome a Fear of Speaking
Author: Angela E. McHolm,Charles E. Cunningham,Melanie K. Vanier
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 160882392X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 184
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Often described as 'social phobia's cousin' and misdiagnosed as autism, selective mutism is a debilitating fear of speaking in some situations experienced by some children. The disorder usually presents in children before the age of five, but it may not be recognized until the child starts school. When requested to speak, children with selective mutism often look down, blush, or otherwise express anxiety that disrupts their engagement with people and activities. Selective mutism is related to social anxiety and social phobia, and more than 90 percent of children with selective mutism also manifest symptoms of one of these problems. This book is the first available for parents of children with selective mutism. It offers a broad overview of the condition and reviews the diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The book details a plan you can use to coordinate professional treatment of your child's disorder. It also explains the steps you can take on your own to encourage your child to speak comfortably in school and in his or her peer group. All of the book's strategies employ a gradual, 'stepladder' approach. The techniques gently encourage children to speak more, while at the same time helping them feel safe and supported. Angela E. McHolm, Ph.D., is director of the Selective Mutism Service at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton, ON. The Selective Mutism Service offers outpatient psychiatric consultation to families and professionals such as school personnel, speech and language pathologists, and mental health clinicians who support children with selective mutism. She is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON.