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NACD (The National Association for Child Development) & IAHP (The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential): Distinctly Separate Organizations
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Bob Doman’s father, Robert J. Doman M.D., his uncle, Glenn Doman, and Carl Delacato EdD started the IAHP – Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in 1955. Although Bob spent a lot of time at IAHP as a child and was very aware of IAHP as he began his professional career, he disagreed with many of the foundational aspects … Read More

Home Education with NACD
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by Ellen Doman, M.A. Curriculum & Education NACD is a program designed to improve the development of the whole child. So we are addressing cognitive development, physical development in terms of fine and gross motor skills, behavioral development, academic development, and other aspects of your whole child. Our approach to home education (or homeschool) is, for many reasons, different from everyone … Read More

Is Your Child Getting the Education They Need?
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by Bob Doman In the midst of the pandemic, there perhaps has never been a greater time to actually evaluate the education your children have been receiving and look at some options. Education has unfortunately become almost synonymous with curriculum. Whether we are talking public school, private school, or even homeschool, the first question asked is, “What is the curriculum?” … Read More

NACD: A Game Changer for Our Daughter
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by M. Harrington We brought our daughter to NACD after adopting her from another country at the age of 7 and trying for four years to homeschool her ourselves. While we were making progress developmentally and academically, progress was slow before we found NACD. Lyn helped us discover specific things about our daughter’s brain and the way it processed information that … Read More

Why Should I Move to Home Education This Year?
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by Bob Doman Are the schools going to be open this fall? Will our kids wear masks? Will school be five days a week or three or two? Are they going to find enough teachers willing to be in the classrooms? Or is it going to be more distance “learning?” Most families who experienced this at the end of the … Read More

How to Teach Your Child With Special Needs to Wear a Mask
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by Bob Doman For many preschool children and children with special needs, particularly those on the autism spectrum, getting them to tolerate a mask can be a daunting task. For a child who doesn’t understand the need for a mask and who has some tactile defensiveness, getting them to wear a mask can be extremely difficult. Some of you might … Read More

NACD Homeschool & Home Education FAQ
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NACD Program for Home Education FAQ For those exploring options and asking questions about NACD Home Education or interest in homeschool for your child, we have collected a list of questions and answers that may help you with your decision making process. The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about our NACD Home Education (Homeschooling) program: What is NACD … Read More

YouTube: Parental Warning
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Unintended, Potential Harmful and Addictive Effects of YouTube on Children and Young Adults with Developmental Issues by Bob Doman Who would have thought that one of the potentially most harmful “tools” available to our children was something as educational and entertaining as YouTube? For many children and young adults with developmental issues, it is. Our work at the National Association … Read More

Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 5
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Parent Power or Powerless Parents by Bob Doman   My son won’t do what I tell him to do. Mom said, “Stop it!” for the ten-thousandth time. Why should I? The kids are out of control. You’re not the boss of me. Susie won’t sit at the table and finish her meal. I can’t get him to do anything. Many … Read More

Simply Smarter: Intensity – How to Achieve the Best Results
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by Bob Doman The Simply Smarter® program is built upon the foundation of neuroplasticity, utilizing the science of targeted input, frequency, intensity, and duration. Targeted The program constantly modifies itself to keep you right at the sweet spot, the spot that is targeted for you to achieve maximum benefit. Frequency To take advantage of neuroplasticity, we need to keep triggering … Read More

School Year 2020-2021: What to do, what to do? Homeschool or a variation of it?
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by Bob Doman As we start the first tentative steps to come out of the COVID-19 lockdown, there is a lot of discussion as to what this coming school year is going to look like. It is perhaps time to become proactive and establish your own course for this coming school year. I suggest that you look at 2020 as … Read More

NACD Targeted Home-Based Education: The Vision and the Plan
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by Bob Doman We are often asked, “What does a day doing NACD Home-Based Education look like?” Let’s see if we can help you get the picture. The truth is, the picture looks different for every family and almost constantly changes. Every child and every family are different and so are most days. A typical day for a child with … Read More

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