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What It’s All About, Entering 2018
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. I recently got a call from an old NACD family that I hadn’t heard from for a few years. They live nearby and asked if they could come visit. They came over with their three children and a pie. It was great seeing them after a number of years. We were able to catch up … Read More

NACD & Families in Partnership
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. There is no more important job any of us ever have than raising a child, but there are very few jobs any of us ever have where we are given less training. Our goal at NACD is to help individuals achieve their innate potential. Our vehicle is the family. In the vast majority of cases, … Read More

NACD Gift Ideas
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Great Gift Ideas for Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions We have received thousands of requests from parents to help them find toys, materials, equipment and products that can help them help their children. Parents are often lost when trying to figure out what would be fun and helpful and actually get used by their children. None of us are thrilled … Read More

Science Corner Vol. 9 – Evidence That Sending a Child on a Guilt Trip Has Long-Lasting, Negative Effects
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  A recent research article published in The Journal of Family Psychology reported the use of guilt-inducing parenting causes distress and anger that is still measurable the next day. Guilt-inducing parenting is when a parent tries to impact a child’s behavior by trying to make them feel guilty. An example might be when a child won’t eat his dinner and … Read More

Science Corner Vol. 8 – Be Smart About Breakfast
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  Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing reported that children who ate breakfast more often had significantly higher IQ scores on the full scale, verbal, and performance tests. The study included 1,269 six-year-old children. After controlling for seven potential sociodemographic variables, the study found children who ate breakfast on a near-daily basis scored 4.6 points higher on … Read More

The NACD Neurodevelopmental Approach to Human Development
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Neurodevelopmental Approach NACD has created a neurodevelopmental approach to human development, the achievement of human potential, and the remediation of developmental, educational, and neurological problems that is based upon the gestalt of the individual. The NACD Neurodevelopmental Approach utilizes a neurologically-based, targeted, eclectic treatment methodology.  The efficacy of NACD’s Neurodevelopmental Perspective has been demonstrated with the over 25,000 clients whose … Read More

Science Corner Vol. 7 – Sleep Apnea and Its Association to Behavior, Learning Problems and ADHD
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  The Tucson Children’s Assessment of Sleep Apnea Study was published this year in the journal SLEEP [1]. In this study of 263 youth, sleep study and neurobehavioral data was collected twice, five years apart. Twenty-one of the children had persistent sleep apnea throughout the entire study. These children were six times more likely to have behavioral problems when compared … Read More

Science Corner Vol. 6 – Optimal Outcome for a Diagnosis of Autism
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Historically, it has not been considered a “realistic” goal in the mainstream world for a child with autism to ever lose their diagnosis, let alone lose all the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder and move completely into the non-autistic range of normal social interaction and communication. Although much recent research has documented individuals with ASD losing their diagnosis, there has … Read More

Science Corner Vol. 5 – Anxiety
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Anxiety disorders are supposedly the 
most common mental health issue 
today for adolescents, with one
 national study of more than 10,000 
adolescents finding that about 31%
 qualified for an anxiety disorder at 
least at one point in their lives 
(Merikangas et al., 2010). 
Prescriptions given to children for 
these anxiety disorders are
antidepressants that include selective
 serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) most … Read More

Science Corner Vol. 4 – Brain Imaging: What It Can and Can’t Tell Us
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The National Association for Child Development is always looking for the best knowledge to further our understanding of developmental disorders and their remediation. Therefore, we are fascinated by the prospects of neuroscience research, but are fully aware of the current limitations. One major area of neuroscience research that has generated a lot of hyped buzz over the last couple decades … Read More

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