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

From One NACD Mom to Another: Encouragement to Join the “1,000 Hats” Club
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by Lisa Jamieson, Co-author of Finding Glory in the Thorns As a mom, I wear many hats. As an NACD mom, I’ve worn even more. And just like our ever-changing Minnesota weather seasons require different kinds of hats, my life’s seasons often require that I take on different roles and wear different “hats” to make sure my daughter Carly’s program … Read More

I WISH I WAS A KID ON PROGRAM
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By Prachi Sinha When I came to Utah, I had a very clear objective in my mind – to learn as much as possible and take it back to India. I really wished hard to become a part of the NACD staff. However, I now wish differently. I don’t want to be a staff member any more; I wish to … Read More

NACD Kids: “Renee”
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by Elisa Delfino How do I even begin? There was a time that I didn’t understand the new perfect angel that the Lord sent to me. I thought, “What do I do? Cry? Cuddle her and wish it wasn’t so?” As a mother I thought, “What can I do to fix the situation?” This time I needed help. I had … Read More

NACD Kids: Ammon (The Eagle Scout)
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by Debbie Frederickson When Ammon was born he had oxygen problems that weren’t detected until he was six weeks old. When he was three, the Sparks Clinic in Birmingham evaluated him and they said he was “mentally retarded.” When he was about five, we discovered that he had a hearing loss. We were told that he would never learn to … Read More

NACD KIDS: Therapeutic Videos Help Hannah, Lauren and Joseph
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by Ashley Lammons I have three children on the autism spectrum and they have been on NACD’s TDI Targeted Developmental Intervention® for 9 months. I have six-year old twin girls and a son who is now 3 ½. Hannah and her sister Lauren were born prematurely at 25 weeks. Hannah is legally blind. When we started with NACD she was … Read More

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