Mom Slays Wolf, Saves Child
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by Lyn Waldeck While there are many children on my caseload that I am very proud of, with this particular issue I want to do something a little out of the box. Rather than brag about a child, I want to share with you how incredibly proud I am of one of the mothers that I work with. Since this … Read More

“Johnny, You’re So Smart!” Or Not?
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by Vidya Guhan Most of us parents try to boost our children’s self esteem because we want our children to be confident and see themselves as highly capable. We want them to put their best effort into any task and face challenges head-on that come their way. We want them to succeed. So it should be good for them to … Read More

Autism Spectrum: Finally – I am a Soccer Mom!
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by Tamara Grosz, Ph.D., Mama Time – Southeast As a mother of a child with special needs I have sat on the sidelines for years excitedly cheering for children of close friends who danced in recitals, played baseball, basketball, football and of course–soccer! It is a bittersweet feeling, participating in these events, you are so proud of your friend’s child … Read More

A New View of Children within the Autism Spectrum – Ross
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Bob Doman The following story about Ross exemplifies the potential strengths of children who have been labeled as being within the spectrum and also the potential danger of labeling and classifying individuals. I proudly identify many of my good friends as “nerds,” a classification that I have often wished to be able to share, regardless of the fact that if they were children today … Read More

Big Steps + Little Steps = Giant Strides
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by Cori Longfellow NACD mom and coach At 2 ½ our son Evan rarely gave us any eye-contact, and did not communicate outside of dragging one of us to the kitchen when he was hungry, repeating phrases he heard on TV, or echoing what we said to him. He could play by himself beautifully for hours, but would throw huge … Read More

NACD Research: The Role of Working Memory in Reading Comprehension
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In yet another study in the area of working memory and reading comprehension, evidence has been found to support the key role working memory plays in an individual’s ability to understand what they read. This study, completed by Hannah Pimperton and Kate Nation and published in 2010 in the “Journal of Memory and Language,” found that children with reading comprehension … Read More

The Cure and Prevention of Parent “Burn Out”
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by Ellen Doman It’s January, a rough time of year for parents as teachers, as well as for the kids. The holidays are over, and everyone is frequently stuck indoors for longer periods of time. It is, in fact, the most common time to hear about “burn out.” It’s a funny thing about parenting, there are not a lot of … Read More

Brag – Usaid
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by Fatima Shaikh I am the mother of a lovely 12-year old boy, Usaid. He was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 1/2 years old. We went through all the regular denials, nightmares, helplessness, and frustrations that all parents of newly diagnosed ASD children go through. As his language started developing with speech therapy, we discovered he was advanced … Read More

Autism Spectrum: Working with “T”
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by Sara Erling “T was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was 4. Before we started with NACD 2 years ago, he had a high-pitched tone in his speech and he was afraid of loud noises. He could not take the regular school bus because it was too loud. He was in a mainstream classroom but got pulled out … Read More

NatGeo: “How to Be” Series
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Do you have a child who wants to be a pirate?  Or maybe an Egyptian princess?  Maybe they are too old for that but are really into learning about the Revolutionary War or ancient Greece?   The National Geographic series “How To Be” contains books with factual information about various time periods and places, and provide vivid pictures on how … Read More

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