Neurodevelopmental Perspectives on Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. Founder and Director National Association for Child Development Printed in the Autism Health and Wellness Magazine Volume 1 Issue 3 – Autumn 2009 Bob Doman has been working with autism since the late 1960’s and was part of the team that first discovered the connection between sensory dysfunction and autism. Bob has been instrumental in … Read More

NACD/Wasatch Peak Academy School Model Program
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Wasatch Peak Academy Davis County School District, Utah 2007/2008 School Year (Appendices featuring additional information and statistics available as PDF Download HERE.) Wasatch Peak Academy is a public charter school in North Salt Lake, Utah. At the request of the principal and special education teacher, the National Association for Child Development (NACD) created a school model program for Wasatch Peak … Read More

Stressed Out Parents and the Art of Staying Positive
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By Ellen Doman Every week somewhere in the U.S. a mother sits across from me and wrings her hands or pulls at her hair and tells me what a terrible job she is doing as a parent. The really odd thing about it is that this parent’s child might be doing great. In the midst of her own anguish over … Read More

Estimation: How to Accelerate the Learning Process with Math and Build Visualization and Conceptual Skills Simultaneously
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. Teaching your child how to use estimation in math can significantly improve his learning curve. Estimation can increase the rate at which your child learns math facts, improve math conceptual development, and increase the overall intensity, and therefore impact, of math instruction. Estimation also provides a means for assessing his knowledge of math facts, as … Read More

Potty-Training Infants: An “Ancient Chinese Secret”
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by Fay Chou The Chinese toilet-train their children very early. It is an “ancient Chinese secret” that has been handed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. Unfortunately, it has also become a vanishing tradition for modernized city dwellers who are finding disposable diapers much more convenient. But most Chinese in my generation, even my children’s generation, still … 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

Study Helps Confirm NACD’s Developmental Perspectives on ADD and ADHD
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. New research by the National Institute of Health and McGill University provides confirmation of NACD’S belief about ADD and ADHD, i.e., that we are dealing with developmental issues rather than unique diseases. Using imaging techniques, the investigators evaluated the brains of 223 children labeled as having ADHD and 223 “typical” children. The children in each … Read More

Stuck on Academics? Is It Your Child or Is It You?
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Ellen Doman As evaluators, we often hear from parents that their children are stuck. They may be stuck in terms of learning their sight words or stuck in terms of learning in math. As you know, we expect your child to make measurable academic gains each time we see them if we have put academic work on the program. We … 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: Doing What Works for Homeschooling
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   For nearly thirty years, NACD has helped over 30,000 people of all ages and ability make exceptional strides in their mental and physical development.  Helping people with significant neurological issues has given NACD profound insight into how typical and gifted individuals can achieve highly advanced abilities.   NACD has a long tradition of actively supporting Homeschooling.  They have developed … Read More

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