Neurological Dysorganization and Antisocial Behavior
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Robert J. Doman, M.D. The NACD Foundation speaks of persons who ineffectively pass through or miss critical developmental brain levels as being neurologically dysorganized. This simply means they have a brain which is inefficient in its ability to receive, process, store and utilize information. Depending upon which level or levels of the brain that are involved, the individual may exhibit … Read More

LEARNING HOW YOU LEARN Auditory and Visual Digit Spans – What Do They Mean?
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Robert J. Doman Jr.   HOW TO EVALUATE AUDITORY AND VISUAL SHORT-TERM MEMORY AUDITORY SHORT TERM MEMORY To test the auditory digit span, the parent should slowly (1 digit per second) say number sequences beginning with 2 digits (Example, 4 – 1 sec. Space – 2). Have the child attempt to repeat the sequence. If the child was unable to … Read More

The Learning Environment
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Robert J. Doman Jr. The most important factor in how much and how well children learn is the learning environment itself. If a child’s learning environment does not instill a self-perception of success, it can inadvertently discourage his or her development. Ultimately, how much children learn is a reflection of how much they like to learn. How much they like … Read More

The Learning “Disabled” Child: Special Education
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Robert J. Doman Jr. Special Education Twenty-five years ago, special education was in its infancy. It was virtually impossible for the parents of children with severe problems to obtain any services from their school systems. With the recent development of special education and the passing of legislation providing for children with special needs, funds are now available through state and … Read More

The Causes of Seizures
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Robert J. Doman, M.D. There are many causes of seizures. Listed below are some of the common causes. Organic Brain Injury: This includes birth trauma, blood incompatibilities, premature separation of the placenta, oxygen deprivation from delayed or obstructed breathing or the umbilical cord wrapped around the child’s neck, tuberous sclerosis, vascular accidents and malformations, trauma such as fractures or edema … Read More

Trauma
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Robert J. Doman, M.D. Head trauma or injury is the leading cause of death of persons between the ages of one and forty-four. The leading causes of head injuries include vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, assaults, sports injuries, falls, gun shot wounds, etc. Head injuries may be divided into closed injuries in which the brain is not exposed and open injuries … Read More

Williams Syndrome: “Tricia Garrett” A Very Special Gift
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by Susan Garrett Tricia is a petite eight year old girl who is sure that everyone is her friend. She has Williams Syndrome, but she has no idea that she is any different from anyone in her first grade class. Symptoms of Williams Syndrome include a mild cardiac problem, poor muscle development, a small stature, and pixyish features. With the … Read More

Trauma and Recovery
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Robert Silverman When “Dr. Bob” Doman suggested that I write a section for his book, I was a bit puzzled. “Write something about attitude,” Dr. Bob suggested. Now that word didn’t seem adequate but we failed to come up with a better one. Yet it is really attitude that has driven me to do this rigorous neurological program for nearly … Read More

Sensory Deprivation
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Robert J. Doman, M.D. Stimulation is vital to our brain’s efficiency. It is the regular and proper stimulation of our brain through our five senses that permits us to be able to function on a relatively steady, even keel most of the time as our brain relates us to what is happening around us. Proper stimulation leads to the proliferation … Read More

The Learning Problems and Attention Deficits
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Robert J. Doman Jr. “Your child cannot sit still.” “Your child is not progressing in math.” “Your child doesn’t pay attention.” “Your child cannot enunciate sounds properly.” Ever read any of those statements in your child’s school report? Every year more and more children are “identified” as having a “problem” that affects their ability to learn and pay attention. A … Read More

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