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

David the Photographer
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KIDS CORNER by Tanyshia Doman Meet David. He’s nine years old and lives in New York City. David’s been with NACD for about four years. He’s in fourth grade and is getting good grades in school. One of his new-found talents is taking pictures. We have some of his great photographs here, but there are many more. David likes spending … Read More

NORWAY
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KIDS CORNER by Sarah Dils This is another story from our foreign correspondent, Sarah Dils. We are very proud of Sarah for her contributions to our newsletter. NORWAY If you are a trekker, a musk oxen lover or a camper, Norway is your place. There are so many ways to visit the lovely and historical places of Norway.   From … Read More

AAAHHH SUMMER!!!
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by SARA ERLING It never fails, year after year, while we think –  and our NACD parents think –  that it is going to be a good and productive summer, it ends up being crazy with baseball, soccer, camp, barbecues, and vacations.  Life as we know it gets in the way.  Whether I am talking to a parent on the … 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

Brag – Connor Macchabee
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by Julie Macchabee It is not how you start but how you finish the race; and by the way, this race you have begun will be a marathon. Do not feel defeated Gather your strength For if you glance to the right The sun is shining bright. Glance to your left and see that you are not alone. Other families … Read More

Maggie’s Story
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My husband and I felt like deer in the headlights as we walked into Bob’s office for the first time. Just a few months before, on her first birthday, our little daughter had been diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy. Bob was quite matter of fact, confident, firm in a loving sort of way, and completely open and hopeful about the … Read More

A Brag on Miss Stephany
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By Sara Erling Stephany is a beautiful and talented dancer who is 13 and from a rural area in Montana.  She started with NACD in April of 2009.  She had a rough start to her life, being diagnosed with Toxoplasmosis, and it was only after heavy supplementation that she recovered.  Due to this slow start, she was behind developmentally and … Read More

Working on Getting More Program Done? Here’s a great organizational tool: The NACD Family Planning Calendar!
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As we work together to find the best ways to help your child progress faster, the issue of getting more program done keeps presenting itself. Many of us wonder where the time goes as we mentally list all of the things that we did not complete in the day. In order to address this need, NACD has developed an online … Read More

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