NACD Kids: “Bobby Lyons” This Teen is College Bound
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by Nancy Lyons It’s that time of year when many high school seniors look forward to being accepted to the college of their choice. In the Lyons household, there is big reason to celebrate, as Bobby learned that he was accepted to a college in New York state, where he plans to major in Sociology. Many would say that the … Read More

NACD CHAPTERS IMPROVING LIVES AND IMPACTING COMMUNITIES
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NACD works with some of the best families in the world. When these families get together to change how their communities view children with delays, they can make a resounding difference. How does this work? It works best when NACD parents join forces with other NACD parents within a geographic area to effect change. Each quarter as NACD evaluators travel … Read More

YOGA FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS
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  Dear NACD families, Like you I have a special angel in our family named Gitane (7 y.o.) and, like you, since she arrived nothing has been quite the same. Somehow my acting career and chasing different roles around the world turned into dedication to chase the betterment of my Down Syndrome daughter who could barely open her eyes for … 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

The Icing on Your Cake: Siblings on Program
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By Lyn Waldeck NACD Evaluator “Children with significant challenges can be typical, typical children can be exceptional, and exceptional children can change the world.” (Robert J. Doman, Jr, Founder of NACD). NACD has been at the forefront of developing modalities to address a population of children that are most commonly “written off.” We have children that we have brought out … 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

Join NACD on Facebook!
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In addition to staying on top of the latest research and various modalities that affect our children, NACD also likes to take advantage of cutting edge and current technology in order to provide greater service to our families. NACD is pleased to announce that we have begun utilizing Facebook as a tool to unite the families on our caseload, to … Read More

FREE STUFF!
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A Message from Bob Some of the areas that I am particularly concerned about are issues relating to speech and language development, as well as feeding and oral motor issues.  We have two speech pathologists on staff to address these issues.   Lori Riggs, the Director of our Center for Speech and Sound, is really the best of the best in … 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

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