The Most Important Meal of the Day is Not Breakfast, It’s the Meal(s) the Family Has Together
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by Bob Doman “All great change in America starts at the dinner table.”  — Ronald Reagan   If your children are infants, toddlers, of school age, or adults, or somewhere in between, family meals can be incredibly important. Whether our motivation is teaching a skill (such as eating or participating in meal preparation) or fostering family dynamics (such as communicating … Read More

Educational Options 2022
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Your Child’s Educational Future: Questions Every Parent Should Ask Themselves by Bob Doman Whether you have a gifted or typical child, a child with learning or attention issues or special needs, parents need to understand what their role is, and the role, if any, of schools. More and more parents are realizing that the one size fits all education—just plug them … Read More

Arianna: You Can Say It Loud & Clear
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Arianna started at NACD, when she was 11-month-old. Today she is a 23-year-old young lady enjoying life and all the opportunities that come along. Last year she graduated from a 4-year trade school in administration and customer services.  As part of her studies, she did a 5-month internship as a receptionist in a psychology’s office. She was at the front … Read More

Don’t Forget About Chores
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Click above to watch the video   Please take a look at these videos (above) of my 26 month old grandson, Lachlan, doing one of his chores and learning another. This first one is a chore that he owns that helps his dad out in his office. As I have often stated, chores are the route to independence, learning about … Read More

Processing Power: What Every Parent Needs to Know
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  Processing and Its Relationship to Cognition, Maturity, and Global Function What every parent needs to understand about processing: It’s not about chronological age, it’s processing power. by Bob Doman Whether your child is “typical,” has learning or attention issues or special needs, you need to understand your child’s processing level and its global significance. Knowing and understanding your child’s … Read More

Another Educational Option
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by Bob Doman I wish I could say how great it is to be back to normal, how happy we all are to be done with Covid-19; but we’re not. Fortunately, here in Utah things are back pretty close to normal, but that certainly isn’t true in a lot of the world. As you are evaluating life as it is … Read More

Down Syndrome – A Gift
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by Bob Doman In his relatively short life, nineteen-year-old David has impacted and had a very positive influence on the lives of his four siblings, as well as his nieces, nephews, and the hundreds of children he has worked and interacted with at the family’s childcare center. If not for David, none of his siblings would have had the NACD … Read More

David’s Story, A Family’s Journey
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Below is a message from Dawn Zachmann, a superstar mother of a young man with Down syndrome and autism. Dawn is one of our exceptional parents who has taken her role as parent and grandparent very seriously, to the great benefit of her family and others. Dawn, mother of 5, brought her then five-year-old son David to see me in … Read More

Sarah – Beating the Odds!
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How She Overcame Cerebral Palsy by Sara Erling M.ED. “Program has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. For many years, the focus was primarily on addressing my physical, visual, and processing abilities. Despite ongoing physical and visual challenges, by the time I got through high school and into college, I had a solid … Read More

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