Disconnected Kids

Disconnected Kids Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9780698179059
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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

Disconnected Kids Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 039953475X
Year 2009-01
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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

Disconnected Kids Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9781101014813
Year 2009-01-06
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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

The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9780698170797
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A scientifically developed program for feeding kids with special needs--based on the popular Brain Balance Program Dr. Robert Melillo’s Brain Balance program has helped thousands of families across the country, offering a drug-free, scientifically based method for addressing a wide range of conditions, including autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. In this new book, he presents the nutritional side of the Brain Balance Program, featuring guidelines, tips, and kid-friendly recipes based on the latest scientific research on how food affects the brain. Designed to help busy parents feed picky kids in a beneficial way, the book will show readers how to: • Recognize the difference between a fussy eater and a problem eater. • Ease the sensory issues that make for mealtime mayhem. • Identify food sensitivities using a simple elimination diet. • Choose supplements that will help ensure adequate daily amounts of the specific vitamins and minerals important to brain health. • Prepare delicious, healthy meals that will pass the taste test of even the most finicky eaters. • Understand how the brain plays a primary role in many dietary and nutritional issue including food sensitivities. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reconnected Kids

Reconnected Kids Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9781101479032
Year 2011-04-05
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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.

The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan

The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9780698170797
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A scientifically developed program for feeding kids with special needs--based on the popular Brain Balance Program Dr. Robert Melillo’s Brain Balance program has helped thousands of families across the country, offering a drug-free, scientifically based method for addressing a wide range of conditions, including autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. In this new book, he presents the nutritional side of the Brain Balance Program, featuring guidelines, tips, and kid-friendly recipes based on the latest scientific research on how food affects the brain. Designed to help busy parents feed picky kids in a beneficial way, the book will show readers how to: • Recognize the difference between a fussy eater and a problem eater. • Ease the sensory issues that make for mealtime mayhem. • Identify food sensitivities using a simple elimination diet. • Choose supplements that will help ensure adequate daily amounts of the specific vitamins and minerals important to brain health. • Prepare delicious, healthy meals that will pass the taste test of even the most finicky eaters. • Understand how the brain plays a primary role in many dietary and nutritional issue including food sensitivities. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Autism

Autism Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9781101618998
Year 2012-12-31
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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

Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9781441912312
Year 2010-01-08
Pages 447
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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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.

Classroom Strategies for Children with ADHD Autism Sensory Processing Disorders

Classroom Strategies for Children with ADHD  Autism   Sensory Processing Disorders Author Karen Lea Hyche, OTD, OTR/L
ISBN-10 9781936128808
Year 2014-03-01
Pages 114
Language en
Publisher PESI Publishing & Media
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Classroom Strategies for Children with ADHD, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders was written specifically for those working in the school setting. It’s a unique design to serve as a comprehensive source for information as well as solutions. Resources include: Classroom strategies that are simple and easily implementedFlow charts and case studies guide problem solvingClassroom seating examplesSample letters from Parents to TeachersBehavior and sensory questions answeredA resource guide for products and tools

Manual Therapy in Children

Manual Therapy in Children Author Heiner Biedermann
ISBN-10 0443100187
Year 2004
Pages 334
Language en
Publisher
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Manual Therapy in Children presents a comprehensive conceptual approach to the subject of manual therapy for children of different ages. This approach considers the relationship between the neuromusculoskeletal structure and function at different stages of development and places strong emphasis on the prevention of problems as the child develops as well as on their safe and effective treatment and management. Presents a fresh, evidence-based approach to the management of a wide range of pediatric problems Features approximately 250 high quality illustrations that clarify key points The Basics summarizes essential theoretical information such as anatomy and physiology, neuromotor development of the first 5 years - crawling to walking, and surface anatomy Clinical Insights looks at issues which may affect the neuromotor development of the child and offers management approaches including birthing interventions, birth trauma, differential diagnosis of central and peripheral neurological disorders, and asymmetry Practical Aspects of Manual Therapy in Children includes advice on communicating with parents and children; guidance for examination and treatment; and considerations for treating different joints and spinal regions Radiology in Manual Therapy describes the functional radiology of the spine in the young child and how to take, interpret, and document radiographs in infants and young children. Making Sense of It All outlines the clinical picture including functional disorders (such as KiSS syndrome), neurological and biomechanical disorders, and the long-term consequences of untreated functional disorders in the first year Other topics include therapy for children with CP, hydrocephalus, radiological monuments of cervical stress, ADD (attention deficit disorder), POS (psycho-organic syndrome), MCD (minimal cerebral damage), and hereditary predisposition

The Symphony of Reflexes

The Symphony of Reflexes Author Bonnie Brandes, M.ed.
ISBN-10 150285502X
Year 2016-02-25
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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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

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

The Rhythmic Movement Method  A Revolutionary Approach to Improved Health and Well Being Author Harald Blomberg, MD
ISBN-10 9781483428796
Year 2015-06-18
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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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.

The Autism Revolution

The Autism Revolution Author Dr. Martha Herbert
ISBN-10 9780345527219
Year 2012-03-27
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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“An in-depth, scientific—yet hopeful and positive—look at how the brain and body work together . . . [Dr. Martha Herbert] has developed a new way of seeing autism.”—Library Journal After years of treating patients and analyzing scientific data, Harvard Medical School researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert offers a revolutionary new view of autism and a transformative strategy for dealing with it. Autism, she concludes, is not a hardwired impairment programmed into a child’s genes and destined to remain fixed forever. Instead, it is the result of a cascade of events, many seemingly minor. And while other doctors may dismiss your child’s physical symptoms—the anxiety, sensory overload, sleeplessness, frequent illnesses or seizures—as coincidental or irrelevant, Dr. Herbert sees them as vital clues to what the underlying problems are, and how to help. Drawing from the newest research, technologies, and insights, as well as inspiring case studies of both children and adults, Dr. Herbert guides you toward restoring health and resiliency in your loved one with autism. Her specific recommendations aim to provide optimal nutrition, reduce toxic exposures, limit stress, and open the door to learning and creativity. As thousands of families who have cobbled together these solutions themselves already know, this program can have dramatic benefits—for your child with autism, and for you, your whole family, and perhaps your next baby as well. “Invaluable . . . a must-read . . . Dr. Martha Herbert gets it. She not only gets it, but she puts it out there in an awesome book so the rest of us can get it, too.”—Autism Watch “[Herbert] goes further than most autism specialists. Her impressive science background merges with common sense and even intuitive sense [making] complex scientific and medical materials seamlessly blend with a holistic viewpoint.”—Relieve Autism “Hope and practical guidance . . . With this easy-to-read book, parents can gain wisdom on how to guide your child to achieve a healthy and thriving life.”—Mom Central

Movements That Heal

Movements That Heal Author Harald Blomberg
ISBN-10 1742840523
Year 2011
Pages 258
Language en
Publisher Bookpal
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Movements that Heal looks at the reasons behind why the Rhythmic Movement Training and Primitive Reflex Integration programme works. It discusses the developmental and environmental reasons behind many learning, sensory, emotional and behavioural challenges.

Get Fit Stay Fit

Get Fit  Stay Fit Author William E Prentice
ISBN-10 9780803646650
Year 2015-11-03
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher F.A. Davis
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Learn how to take control of your own well-being. You’ll find both the motivation and scientific knowledge you need to develop your own personal plan for healthy living and to make physical activity an integral part of that plan. You’ll also explore the roles of stress management, sleep, and nutrition in achieving your goals.