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Disconnected Kids

The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders
Narrated by: Tom Perkins
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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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™. 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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" 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, author of Emotional Intelligence)

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Must read book!!!!

I started reading this book, due to issues I’m having with my eight-year-old son. He began having disciplinary issues at school. He has always been my difficult child, but I kept thinking he would outgrow it. It has now affected not only him, but our entire family. I reached out to a child psychologist for help. They tested him and found out he has sensory processing disorder and more than likely a few other issues. I had never heard of it. Of course, as the mother and the nurturer – I dove into research. I asked a lot of questions and got a lot of different answers. Not sure where to turn, someone mentioned Brain Balance to me. I got on the Internet and did more research. Growing up with dyslexia, I understand exactly what a learning disability causes for a child. My parents did the best they could with me at the time, but it is the last thing I wanted my child to have to deal with. After reading this book, spending hours of watching YouTube videos and reading everything I could to get more information about Brain Balance – I decided to take my son in and get evaluated. Come to find out, he has a right brain deficiency, which explains a lot of what is going on. We have just started the therapy and I am very hopeful that this is our solution. This book gave me hope as a parent and it explained a lot of things that were going on. It helped me get the information I needed to help my son. Most people come to a book like this, because they feel something is wrong or they don’t know what else to do. I almost wish that the techniques and knowledge in this book was taught to me as a parent earlier. Putting a lot of this information together explained a lot of what has been going on with my son almost since he was born. I’m not an uneducated person, but apparently I am uneducated in this aspect of my life. Kids do not come with a book of instructions and being a parent is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. This book has steered me in what I think is the right direction and for the first time in a long time, I don’t feel hopeless. Not only does this book make sense from a parents aspect, it makes perfect sense from the aspect of a person that has dealt with dyslexia her whole life. If you are having any issues at all with your child, this is a must read book. Fill yourself with knowledge. Educate yourself, listen to your gut and follow your parental instincts. Don’t just believe everything everyone tells you. Make sure it makes sense. Brain Balance completes the entire picture. Why fix one problem when there are multiple problems to address. Yes, it’s not a cheap program. Yes, it takes a lot of commitment. However, occupational therapy, medication, doctors appointment, psychiatrist appointments, principal phone calls, letters from the teachers, temper tantrum‘s, bad behavior – isn’t that a lot of work too? How much are you willing to pay to truly help and fix the issues your children have to make them better adults. That’s what our job is as a parent. Read the book and decide yourself.

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More interested in promoting product

Until chapter 10 all the book did was promote his brain balance product and 50% of the whole book was about "FeelGood Success cases"
His diagnosis and testing methodologies are spot one... but the 'cures' and methods he wants to take your money for in his brain Balance locations are extremely vague, pseudoscience and definitely not proven.
50% of the book was designed to make an otherwise ignorant parent buy into his program.

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Pseudoscience Sales Pitch

The doctor claims to have a cure for autism. While he does reference some published studies defining the scope of the autism problem only vague references to his own unpublished clinical trials are referenced to backup his conclusions about the cause. Further more he essentially blames parents for causing autism in their children. Of course this can all be cured if you just take your child to his franchise chain of clinics. This is nothing more than a sales pitch using guilt to extort well meaning parents looking for something to help their children.

Shame on you Dr. Melillo.

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This is a SCAM !! This book is a 12 hour long advertisement

I am a physician. My son has autism. Like most parents of autistic children I would pay or do almost anything that would help my child through school and life. Parents such as myself are often targets for profit hungry snake oil salesman such as the author of this book.

This book does NOTHING other than give fake anecdotes of autistic children that were amazingly cured by the "Brain Balance Center".
Seriously nothing but 12 hours of stories of children magically cured by the Brain Balance centers $7000 twelve week long class.

There is NO legitimate science behind this "treatment". There should be a special place in hell for people that profit off the desperate hopes of parents such as myself.

Do NOT buy this book and do not waste your time and money on their "Brain Balance Center".



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this is incredible

I am amazed by what I have learned. I have much more compassion for my children now that I understand better what is going on inside their brains. I will update this review after I have tried the program with them for a few weeks or months.

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Finally!!

So excited to finally have real answers! This book makes complete sense of the last 8 years with my son. I'm excited to get him started on the program!

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Can't wait to implement with my child

Loved it. Still purchased paper copy for implementation purposes. The process of moving from evaluation and assessment to implementation was not as clear cut as I would like, but maybe that is because I too have a right brain deficiency.

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program is great

I hope it works! ive started with my son. he is 4, almost 5. will update my review after the start of 2016 when we are done!
I cant believe he makes it seem so simple! but you cant argue with science.

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scam! scam! scam! do your own research,

After reading the book too many red flags came up, too many promises. this doctor uses the feelings of desperate parents. This is totally wrong! do your own research on this program and the "doctors". I wish these claims were true I really do! however I find these claims to be unfounded. On the surface it seems to have some logic, but after a hole lot of nothing my conclusion is that this is a scam.

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Loved the book!

As a mother of a child in her 30’s with autism it’s so fantastic to know there are still resources out there to help and that age is not limiting future success. Can’t wait to implement many of these techniques!!