CHILDHOOD NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS CERTIFICATION COURSE
Live – Dallas, Texas in 2022
Become an expert in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders with Dr. Robert Melillo’s Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders certification course. Join Dr. Melillo and the great team of Dr. Brandon Crawford and Dr. Kyle Daigle presenting this class with lots of new information, research, tools and techniques.
This course is available for educators, students, therapists, parents and healthcare professionals of all types. Join us LIVE in Dallas starting in February 2022 or starting learning now with the entire course available on line.
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If you are unable to attend in person, on line learning is available also.
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The Melillo Method™ Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders Course is founded with the principles of developmental functional neurology. The course will focus on specific stages of brain development from the womb to adulthood. This course is about functionally measuring and examining the brain as it goes through stages: identifying when, where and why brain development is altered in its functional development. These modules will be very hands-on lectures and it will entail the understanding of what is happening in the brain in each condition, the root cause, and how to diagnose with specific treatment protocols.
Dr. Melillo believes that this life-changing course needs to be experiential and immersive; where the student/healthcare professional will be learning and assessing their own brain from a developmental perspective. The course will also be introducing a new and exciting area of treatment known as “Digital Medicine”. This includes the use of cutting edge tools such as lasers, virtual reality, video games, and frequencies of sound. On completion of this course, you will be qualified for the Fellowship board exam and will have the opportunity to be certified.
ABOUT DR. ROBERT MELILLO
Dr. Robert Melillo, MS, DC, PhD(C)DABCN,FACFN,FABCDD, has been helping children overcome learning disabilities for over 30 years. He is also the author of four best-selling books, Disconnected Kids, Reconnected Kids, Disconnected Kids: Nutrition Plan, and Autism. His areas of expertise include: autism spectrum disorders, PDD/NOS, ADD/ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, bipolar disorder, and other mental, attention, behavioral and learning disorders. He is also an expert in diet, nutrition and neuroimmune disorders in children and adults.
TOPICS FOR EACH MODULE
February 26-27, 2022
Starting with Child Physical and Neurological Exam: The first module is an introduction to childhood neurobehavioral disorders starting by examining the newborn, child and adolescent. The course will with basic neuron theory and gross anatomy of the brain and will review the different stages of evolutionary brain development. It will also introduce cutting edge treatment tools in the emerging field of “Digital Medicine”.
April 2-3, 2022
ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s: Part I: This module introduces Hyperkinetic Disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Tourette’s Syndrome. In this course, we will review extensively on comorbidity, epidemiology and prevalence, then focus more on ADHD. It will also present research and testing methods with ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s and discuss group the various treatment options of patients of all ages.
May 14-15, 2022
ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s Part II: This module introduces Hyperkinetic Disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Tourette’s Syndrome. The relationship of Dyslexia to left hemisphere function and dysfunction will be heavily emphasized as well as the relationship between the systems for vision and hearing. There will be hands on experience using virtual reality, computer games, frequencies of sound and vibration. This will also be connected to the use of laser directly on the brain as well as acupuncture points and other condition specific locations and protocols for patients of all ages.
June 25-26, 2022
Autism Spectrum Disorders Part 1: This module continues the Brain Developmental Blueprint and the progression from the bottom up through the brain. This module is the only course where protocols will be implemented on how to examine autistic kids, how to develop treatment plans and how to train the parents to do this at home. This module we will be focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorders and primarily right brain disorders. There will be hands on experiences in the class in this module for patients of all levels of Autism.
July 30-31, 2022
Autism Spectrum Disorders Part 2: This module continues the Brain Developmental Blueprint and the progression from the bottom up through the brain. This module continues with the protocols and details in diagnosis and evaluation with different levels of Autism. This module primarily focuses on right brain disorders using digital medicine. There will be hands on experience using virtual reality, computer games, laser therapy and protocols, vibration and other new treatment and therapy tools and techniques.
September 10-11, 2022
Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities Part 1: In this module, we will focus on academic learning disabilities and dyslexia. There will be an emphasis on left-brain disorders that affect reading, academics, memory and learning throughout our lives. This module will also feature specific hands-on practicum known as Learning Disabilities Simulation Training for patients of all ages.
October 22-23, 2022
Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities Part 2: We continue to learn about academic learning disabilities and dyslexia in all ages of patients and levels of disability. There continues to be an emphasis on left-brain disorders that affect reading, academics, memory and learning for all ages. This module will also feature specific hands-on practicum including the use of laser and new therapeutics and treatment modalities for patients.
November 2022 – TBD
Behavioral and Attachment Considerations in Neurobehavioral disorders in Learning Disabilities: In this module, there will be a focus on attachment, behavioral and learning disorders which involve both right and left brain networks. This module is one of the most powerful modules in this program because it will provide a complete and expert understanding of normal and abnormal human behavior and relationships and how to specifically change behaviors in all ages. There will be hands-on experience using virtual reality, computer games, laser therapeutics, frequencies of sound and vibration as well as new research and methods that can be used.
Nutrition and Immune Considerations with Learning Disabilities and Preconception Prevention Programs for Adults: This module introduces the evolutionary development of human diet, digestive function and its relationship to brain growth. It will discuss the preconception and prenatal prevention of autism and other neurobehavioral disorders. It will also explain the specific roles of the hemispheres in immune function, gut regulation, digestion, endocrine responses and how this relates to left and right brain syndromes.
Advanced Clinical Cases and Testing Preparation: This module is scheduled to have LIVE cases presented in front of the class for demonstration of a complete examination. In addition, very specific and detailed cases that are reviewed and discussed as a class. Pre and post examination video’s will be used as well as review of the forms and diagnostic test results will be discussed as a group. A review of many new therapies, tools and techniques will be covered. We will also go through some testing review time during this module in preparation for the upcoming testing.
If you are unable to attend the courses Live, we do offer video of these modules. They can be purchased on line by clicking on the link below.
What is the difference between the certificate and fellowship?
After completing the course, an attendee can take one of the tests to receive acknowledgement for their learning. For non-healthcare professionals of any type (parents, educators, therapists etc) IAFNR (The Interdisciplinary Association of Functional Neurology & Rehabilitation) will be offering a certificate test. This will enable non-healthcare professionals to take an on line test and receive a certification for their hard work and to acknowledge their achievement in completing 150 hours of training in The Melillo Method for childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. Certified professionals will be listed as referral options on Dr. Melillo and the IAFNR website for those looking for recommendations.
Healthcare Professionals are able to take the Fellowship Testing which is administered through IBFN (International Board of Functional Neurology). This is a post-gradate degree for a Fellowship in Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders and is recognized internationally as such. For more information visit www.ibfn.org.