2008 Rendezvous Recap
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by Sara Erling “Thanks again for the wonderful time during the NACD Rendezvous!  Your hard work did not go unnoticed!” —Steve and Lori Lane “My husband and I also want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to everyone there for the great times and opportunities you presented for the NACD families. What a joy it was to get to meet … Read More

California- They’re Not Dreamin, They’re Doing! Getting Serious About Processing and Working Memory
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. I recently returned from our Chapter in Southern California with renewed faith that our families there are really “getting” the importance of working memory/sequential processing. More importantly, they understand that they can really change it—dramatically! But before I tell you their specific stories, let’s look at the key they discovered to success—success at processing, at … Read More

FYI: Discounts for Homeschoolers
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Did you know that many bookstores offer a discount to Homeschooling families? Barnes & Noble offers PreK-12 educators, librarians and homeschoolers a 20% discount off the publisher’s list price on most hardcover and paperback books used in the classroom (school materials).   Borders’ program is called “Borders Classroom Discount”.  If you are a homeschooler and can provide any applicable state certification, … Read More

Become . . . Simply Smarter™
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Expand your working memory   Simply Smarter Sequential Processing Software™ is one of the many tools NACD has created for use with its TDI – Targeted Developmental Intervention™.  Simply Smarter™ will help you expand your short term and working memory, learn faster, and remember more. Simply Smarter™ has a simple, fun, easy-to-use format, with automatic record keeping built in. Simply Smarter™ … Read More

HEARING TESTS: A PRIMER FOR PARENTS
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by Lori Riggs, Certified Speech/Language Pathologist At first glance an audiogram may look simple and straightforward. Delving into interpretation and implications of the audiogram, however, leads to a whole different picture: the mysterious world of audiology. As many more parents have been sending me their child’s audiological reports to try to make sense of them, I have become acutely aware … 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 Puts on Walking Shoes
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 NACD participated in the Walk Now for Autism sponsored by Autism Speaks It was beautiful, clear Saturday morning, May 3rd in Murray, Utah – the perfect sort of day for a fundraising and awareness-raising event sponsored by Autism Speaks.  NACD was one of 25 local groups participating in the Resource Fair.   We passed out flyers about our approach to children … Read More

Ask Bob: Volume 2
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I really don’t know what to do. My son continues to stim off of traffic lights. What would this problem be related to? How do I fix it? His language has actually improved quite a bit over the last couple of years of home school, and his processing is in normal range. (6 conceptual objects, 7 or 8 auditory digits, … Read More

NACD KIDS: From Smart to Brilliant
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– by Elisse Davis Last fall, I decided to finally enlist the help of NACD in my homeschool efforts.  My friend had been telling me about NACD for years, so now that my youngest had turned two, I thought I could make the commitment.  My oldest daughter, Ariel, in 5th grade, is a smart child, usually self-motivated, and happily compliant.   … Read More

Autism Spectrum – Exploring What Works – DVD
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With the increasing number of autism diagnoses, concerned parents need to see this DVD. The DVD explains the pieces of the puzzle and how to address the issues relative to those on the Autism Spectrum.  It contains a two-hour DVD seminar presented by Robert J Doman, Jr. To read more or to order, click here.

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