Autism Spectrum: “John”
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John was talking at 9 months old, saying “stop” at each stop sign we passed on the road, and saying “clock” as we passed his favorite large clock on a building near our home. He waved goodbye to his favorite babysitter at 8 months old. He walked at 12 months old. Then he began his fall into the world of … Read More

Bilingualism: The Way to Go
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by Prachi Sinha, NACD Developmentalist in India I live in a country where diversity is the best description. This applies to languages as well as culture. We have 29 different languages in India. Our common everyday use language is called Hindustani, which is a mixture of Hindi, Urdu, English, and some Sanskrit as well. Almost all households in India—rich or … Read More

Thank you, Coach!
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Congratulations to our NACD coaches! It has been a year since NACD added coaches to our staff, and what a successful year it has been. Our coaches have been very well received by NACD families, old and new, and have become an indispensible part of our team. But more importantly, with the addition of coaching, our clients are making better … Read More

Happy Holidays (And Do I Have a Gift for You…..and Me!)
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by Bob Doman At the moment I’m on a flight from Salt Lake City to Orlando. It’s December 12th, and I seem to have lost a week someplace.  I’ll be in Orlando for the week, and then it’s Christmas week.  I thought I had another week in there to get my shopping done, put up some decorations, and stock up … Read More

NACD Makes Adults Smarter Too!
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by Bridget Sheehan My name is Bridget, and I’m living in Dublin Ireland and working full time as Senior Manager in financial services. I have a Master’s degree. In May 2010 I went to London to meet Bob Doman. I had seen the amazing difference that Bob and Sara Erling had made working with my niece. I was curious to … Read More

David the Photographer
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KIDS CORNER by Tanyshia Doman Meet David. He’s nine years old and lives in New York City. David’s been with NACD for about four years. He’s in fourth grade and is getting good grades in school. One of his new-found talents is taking pictures. We have some of his great photographs here, but there are many more. David likes spending … Read More

NORWAY
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KIDS CORNER by Sarah Dils This is another story from our foreign correspondent, Sarah Dils. We are very proud of Sarah for her contributions to our newsletter. NORWAY If you are a trekker, a musk oxen lover or a camper, Norway is your place. There are so many ways to visit the lovely and historical places of Norway.   From … Read More

AAAHHH SUMMER!!!
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by SARA ERLING It never fails, year after year, while we think –  and our NACD parents think –  that it is going to be a good and productive summer, it ends up being crazy with baseball, soccer, camp, barbecues, and vacations.  Life as we know it gets in the way.  Whether I am talking to a parent on the … Read More

TSI: Focused Attention and Its Effects
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By Prachi Sinha NACD Developmentalist, India I have the opportunity to be an NACD evaluator and plus oversee the implementation of the program at the NACD centre in India, and I am very excited about what I have been seeing with the Targeted Sound Intervention (TSI) – Focused Attention CDs. I felt that I should share my observations with other … Read More

Increase Chores and Responsibilities, Increase Expectations, Increase Independence, Raise the Bar – Improve Function!
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Vidya Guhan When you see these things listed on your program, it is easy to overlook them. After all, there are no assigned frequencies or durations, nothing you can check off your daily list, and they are so vague. You are likely thinking, “My child does his chores, she has her responsibilities, my expectations are high; otherwise I wouldn’t even … Read More

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