Disconnected Kids by Dr. Robert Melillo The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Discorders


I found this book to be quite interesting as it shows how left- and right-brain weaknesses could be at the root of behavioral, social, and learning difficulties in children. Brain Balance Achievement Centers [https://www.brainbalancecenters.com/] use an holistic, non-medical, drug-free approach to help children with behavioral, social, or learning difficulties. Since 2006, their program has helped thousands of children get back on track with straightforward tips like the following:

Get your child moving. Active physical motion can help children read with better comprehension and retain more information. Take your child on an outdoor gallery walk, or take the fun indoors to an exploration-style, hands-on museum.

Come up with a daily schedule with your child. Routines keep children grounded—and they are especially necessary during breaks. Let your child have input into their schedule—it will give them agency and make them feel empowered.

 Spend time in the kitchen together. Let your child do simple activities like measuring ingredients, dividing up portions, and reading recipes. This reinforces their reading and math skills without making them feel intimidated.

Have your child start journaling their thoughts and feelings. This is a fun way to boost their writing skills and show them that writing can be a meaningful outlet. And, of course, it will show in their school assignments.

Let your child get his or her hands dirty. Stimulate your child’s tactile and visual senses by letting them play with toys like sidewalk chalk and finger paints. These activities are sensory and help your child develop fine motor skills.

I like that it h as such straight-forward, practical advice and doesn’t push medication as the only answer. Yes, sometimes medication is needed but I don’t believe that it is always the answer.

I actually tried a few of the activities in the book with my teenager and found them to be interesting and can see how they would be helpful! I highly recommend this book for parents!


Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book and school supplies to participate in this book campaign. Some information and cover photo image were also provided.

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