Our Journey
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by Stacey W. Go back with me four to five years ago. My son had many fears and anxieties. Most revolved around loud noises or social expectations. He could not enter a room full of people. He would not flush a toilet or use a sink that he didn’t know because these might make unexpected loud noises. He could not … Read More

IEP’s, Schools and Our Children
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by Ellen Doman I am going to start this off by asking you to think of your child first. That precious child of yours who needs and deserves every opportunity to advance and grow is what this is all about first and foremost. It is the job of the parent to ensure that their child gets the best opportunities and … Read More

2008 Rendezvous Recap
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by Sara Erling “Thanks again for the wonderful time during the NACD Rendezvous!  Your hard work did not go unnoticed!” —Steve and Lori Lane “My husband and I also want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to everyone there for the great times and opportunities you presented for the NACD families. What a joy it was to get to meet … Read More

The Walk
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by Sue Mayer Today was a beautiful spring day, but someone forgot to tell Sam that news. He woke up in his usual fashion, happy and more than willing to give a morning hug and kiss with an enthusiastic, “Goooood Morrrrning, Mommy”. He even drank his juice (which for Sam consists of vitamins, coconut milk kefir and distilled water) which … Read More

California- They’re Not Dreamin, They’re Doing! Getting Serious About Processing and Working Memory
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. I recently returned from our Chapter in Southern California with renewed faith that our families there are really “getting” the importance of working memory/sequential processing. More importantly, they understand that they can really change it—dramatically! But before I tell you their specific stories, let’s look at the key they discovered to success—success at processing, at … Read More

FYI: Discounts for Homeschoolers
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Did you know that many bookstores offer a discount to Homeschooling families? Barnes & Noble offers PreK-12 educators, librarians and homeschoolers a 20% discount off the publisher’s list price on most hardcover and paperback books used in the classroom (school materials).   Borders’ program is called “Borders Classroom Discount”.  If you are a homeschooler and can provide any applicable state certification, … Read More

Become . . . Simply Smarter™
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Expand your working memory   Simply Smarter Sequential Processing Software™ is one of the many tools NACD has created for use with its TDI – Targeted Developmental Intervention™.  Simply Smarter™ will help you expand your short term and working memory, learn faster, and remember more. Simply Smarter™ has a simple, fun, easy-to-use format, with automatic record keeping built in. Simply Smarter™ … Read More

HEARING TESTS: A PRIMER FOR PARENTS
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by Lori Riggs, Certified Speech/Language Pathologist At first glance an audiogram may look simple and straightforward. Delving into interpretation and implications of the audiogram, however, leads to a whole different picture: the mysterious world of audiology. As many more parents have been sending me their child’s audiological reports to try to make sense of them, I have become acutely aware … Read More

Program: Know Your Race … Pace yourself for Success
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By Lyn Waldeck When I was in Junior High, I happened to be a very versatile track runner. Whether I was needed for a 50-yard dash, or a 4-mile relay, I could usually step in and take up the challenge. I had no idea at the time that some important lessons would be learned during those years that would help … Read More

NACD Kids: Mary Beth
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By Monique Cunningham My daughter Mary Beth had been diagnosed by the first grade with several labels – ADHD, dysgraphia, dyslexia, and auditory processing. Our small private school had a program called Discovery Lab where children with learning disabilities were helped on a one-on-one basis. They used a multi-sensory approach to teach our kids. Knowing no other alternative, we enrolled … Read More

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