Making This School Year A Success
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by Ellen Doman Getting through the school year can be a real challenge for you and your child. As this one gets going, let’s be sure that it’s a great one. Think that’s impossible? You’re wrong. The purpose of the school year is LEARNING. Make a sign and put it on your refrigerator. We need this posted because we so … Read More

NACD ANNOUNCES AMBASSADORS FOR DOWN SYNDROME
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April 8th, 2014 The National Association for Child Development and the NACD Foundation Announce the Appointment of Kaitlyn and Lisa Law as NACD’s Ambassadors for Down Syndrome. We are happy to announce that Kaitlyn Law, a 23-year old young lady with Down syndrome, and her mother, advocate, and cheerleader, Lisa, have been appointed as the Foundation’s Ambassadors for Down Syndrome. … Read More

Passionate Learning
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by Lyn Waldeck When I first started training with Bob back in the early to mid 1990s, I was fortunate to be able to sit through hundreds of evaluations with him. Hundreds of times I heard him ask the question, “So Johnny, what do you do for fun?” One evening over a working dinner meeting he went to great lengths … Read More

Brain Change: Simple Interventions to Dramatically Improve Student Functioning
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by Carol Estrada Bruce Haslam, PhD, Director of Research for The NACD Foundation, along with Tamara Knapp-Grosz, PhD, Director of Counseling and Support Services at Savannah College of Art & Design, presented “Brain Change: Simple Interventions to Dramatically Improve Student Functioning” at the 45th Southeast Conference of College Counseling Center Personnel held on November 5-7th in Chattanooga, TN. The presentation … Read More

How to School Your Child
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by Ellen Doman I am going to do something that may initially seem odd to you. I am going to separate the concept of educating from the concept of schooling because they are not the same thing. Educating your child is providing your child with what he or she needs to learn to think, process and filter information, understand ideas, … Read More

Does School Remediation Result in Success?
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by Ellen Doman I wrote a paper on this topic some decades ago for a graduate school paper. I entitled it, “Does Remediation Mean Failure?” and based it on quite a few definitive studies. Needless to say, those studies are long outdated and the paper, which was not very popular with my fellow educators, is no longer current. Sadly, though, … 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

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

IT’S ABOUT TIME
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by Bob Doman How long is a day? How long is a minute? How long does it take to make a bed, take out the trash, make a sandwich, or eat a meal? I’m sure you can all answer the first two questions, or at least you think you can; and I suppose that you could give a fair guess … Read More

PREPARING PARENTS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR
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by Ellen Doman   Isn’t it amazing that the new school year is almost here again? Many parents and children really dread the thought. Although some of you are just now starting to actually enjoy your summer, the school year lurks just weeks away. If you are taking a moment to cover your eyes trying to banish the thought of … Read More

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