Autism: The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders--and What Parents Can Do Now

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Penguin, Dec 31, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
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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.

 
 

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Dr. Melillo seems to have his creds in order, but I found his lack of foot/endnotes disconcerting. He made many claims, but did not reference his sources in an easy to follow-up way. HOWEVER, his ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword by Dr Aristo Vojdani
Searchingfor Causes
Whats Happening in the Brain of
Finding Solutions
When Immunity Gets Out of Balance
The Brain Balance Program
Early Detection
Searching for Early Signs of Autism
Getting Back Our Right Mind
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Dr. Robert Melillo, creator of Brain Balance Program, is an internationally known chiropractic neurologist, professor, researcher, and expert in childhood neurological disorders. Since 1994, his program has helped thousands of children. He lives in Rockville Centre, New York, with his wife and three children. He is also the author of Disconnected Kids and Reconnected Kids.

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