Today I’d like to introduce you to Dr. Robert Melillo – Autism, ADHD & Dyslexia Expert.

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Today I’d like to introduce you to Dr. Robert Melillo

One of the most respected specialists in childhood neurological disorders in America, Dr. Robert Melillo has been helping children overcome learning disabilities for over 20 years. His areas of expertise include: autism spectrum disorders, PDD/NOS, ADD/ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, bipolar disorder, and other attention, behavioural and learning disorders.

As a clinician for 25 years, a university professor, brain researcher and bestselling author, his cutting-edge research and success with over a thousand children in his private programme are what led to the creation of Brain Balance Achievement Centres.

Brain Balance Centres are cutting edge supplemental learning centres catering only to children with various learning disabilities.  Brain Balance Centres use a multi-modal, hemispheric curriculum focused on addressing the primary issue in most learning disabilities and behavioural disorders  which is known as a functional disconnection.

Dr Melillo and his research partner Dr Gerry Leisman are considered two of the world’s leading experts and pioneers in the area of functional disconnection and its relationship to neurobehavioral disorders. Since they introduced this concept, functional disconnection has become one the leading theories in the world related to Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and more. Their work is leading the way  toward understanding the underlying nature of these disorders and their causes. Their lab is focused on developing effective treatments for these and other disorders.

In 2004, Dr. Melillo published Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood: An Evolutionary Perspective, a working theory textbook on developmental disabilities. However, it was Dr. Melillo’s best-selling 2009 book, Disconnected Kids that catapulted him to national prominence. Greeted with overwhelming positive response, the thesis of that book serves as the foundation for the work being done at Brain Balance Centers around the country. Dr. Melillo’s  leadership in the field, as well as his personal dedication to the creation of a drug-free multi-modal educational programme for children with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, and autism spectrum disorders, have made him one of the most sought-after speakers on the subject today, both in the U.S. and abroad.

His optimistic and straight-forward approach to overcoming childhood disorders has given hope to countless families throughout the world. His follow up book Reconnected Kids was released in 2011 and has also met with great success and has also been a best seller. This book was an inspirational book  which also helped parents to understand and address behavioural issues in their child using cutting edge brain science. His most recent and third book published by Penguin is a book simply entitled Autism, but it is another ground-breaking publication that takes on some very controversial topics. This book which was released in January 2013 addresses the causes of autism and whether in fact we are witnessing an epidemic and most importantly what are the environmental factors and genetic issues that increase the risk of  a couple having a child with autism. He also has put together a cutting edge “preconception” programme that he describes in the book to help to possibly prevent Autism and ADHD in a baby. He has a specialised practice in New York City where he works with children, and adults with ADHD and other neurological conditions. He is also working and conducting research on children with PANS, paediatric acute neurological syndrome and PANDAS, which are neurological and immunological conditions that are poorly understood.

As well as overseeing the Brain Balance Centres, Dr. Melillo is currently  heading up a group of  international research labs as well  acting as a post graduate professor where he has been  teaching his theories and techniques to health professionals around the world . He is also serving as a curriculum consultant to Grammy Award winning musical artist Zac Brown, of the Zac Brown Band, who is creating his own special camp for children with disabilities and their families. Dr Melillo has also appeared in dozens of  television interviews and appearances  including “The Doctors Show” on CBS and he has frequently appeared on Fox News and NBC, as an expert commentator, he has also done several hundred radio interviews, nationally and internationally.

To find out more about Dr. Robert’s books and expertise go to

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