NACD ANNOUNCES AMBASSADORS FOR DOWN SYNDROME
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April 8th, 2014 The National Association for Child Development and the NACD Foundation Announce the Appointment of Kaitlyn and Lisa Law as NACD’s Ambassadors for Down Syndrome. We are happy to announce that Kaitlyn Law, a 23-year old young lady with Down syndrome, and her mother, advocate, and cheerleader, Lisa, have been appointed as the Foundation’s Ambassadors for Down Syndrome. … Read More

The Value of Videos
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By Ellen Doman As we increase the number of Skype evaluations that we do and continue to request videos through our coaching program, we need to look at why we are doing videos and how to make the most of these opportunities. As evaluators we have a perspective regarding your child based on our own observations in evaluations, your written … Read More

WHY DO PROGRAM WITH YOUR CHILD?
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by Ellen Doman How many times have family members, neighbors, church members, and friends asked you why you are doing program with your child? It happens a lot, doesn’t it? Sometimes you even wonder why you are making such a big effort. You are certainly surrounded by parents that are going along with the status quo. Why don’t you? Many … Read More

Let’s Do It Better The NACD Daily Planners and New Coaching Guidelines
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  As I would hope you all know, we are always trying to find ways to do everything we do better, and that includes finding ways to help you do what you do better. We are instituting some changes that should help us all do a better job of implementing program and producing the results and changes that we all … Read More

NACD & FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS!
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by Sue Lesch With our current economic times, it’s now more important than ever to make sure you’re taking advantage of every possible way to save money.  I’m writing this to tell you about my family’s experience using our Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for our NACD expenses.  For those of you who don’t know, an FSA is an … Read More

The Importance of TDI Targeted Developmental Intervention™
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  NACD provides TDI Targeted Developmental Intervention™ for children and adults, with the goal of accelerating neurological development and function. Targeted Interventions are targeted because they are specific to the individual.  At NACD, there is no “one size fits all” approach.  There is no formula or program to match a label.  The treatment techniques and strategies are incorporated, developed, modified, … Read More

LEARNING PROBLEMS AND ATTENTION DEFICITS
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Robert J. Doman Jr. Each year, more and more children are being identified as having a problem that affects their ability to learn and pay attention. The first phase of a parent’s exposure to their child’s “problem” generally begins with school reports. “He’s not learning math facts.” “She doesn’t know her sounds.” “Your child cannot sit still.” “She doesn’t pay … Read More