Dr. Robert Melillo, the creator of Brain Balance Program(TM), 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(TM) 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.
"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
"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."
"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."