Siblings of NACD Special Needs Children: The Game Where Everyone Wins
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by Lyn Waldeck At our recent staff training/brainstorming session last October, it was time to talk about articles for upcoming newsletters. I personally like to contribute in January because it fits right in to New Year’s resolutions, setting priorities, and making plans. Over the years I have actually written articles that touch on some of the key components of this … 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 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

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

Siblings Helping Siblings
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By Sara Erling NACD Evaluator NACD works with cream of the crop parents–parents who are willing to do whatever they can do to help their child succeed. While being able to do an entire program, as well as all your other duties that fall under the job of parent, sounds fairly easy in theory, we all know that reality is … Read More

A Part of All That I Have Met
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by Kenneth H. Waldeck I was born to two dedicated parents whose care exceeded just addressing the needs of the present. Perhaps it was the hopelessness that theses loving parents felt that prompted care like this. After all, these parents also had a severely brain injured son named Evan. They had to look forward to the future, because focusing on … Read More

JUST WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR: AN NACD COACH!
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by Ellen Doman At this time of year in particular, we are all wondering how to get everything done that needs to be done. We need to be able to prioritize and strategize to prevent important things, such as our children’s progress, from backsliding. In NACD’s continuing effort to give parents the tools they need to help their children succeed, … Read More

Simply Smarter Works!
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by Prachi Sinha NACD Evaluator New Delhi, India For me, to say that Simply Smarter works is a bit of an understatement. This is my experience with the results of using the program: Last year I spent six months in the U.S., training with NACD. One day while I was here, my mom called me and asked, “Have you been … Read More

Down Syndrome: The Importance of Crawling on the Stomach
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Robert J. Doman Jr. and Ellen R. Doman National Association for Child Development One of the areas of parental concern for the development of any baby is the area of mobility. Watching a baby learn to crawl, creep, stand and walk are thrilling to all parents. As a parent we can see our child learn to better explore their world … Read More

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