Siblings Helping Siblings
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By Sara Erling NACD Evaluator NACD works with cream of the crop parents–parents who are willing to do whatever they can do to help their child succeed. While being able to do an entire program, as well as all your other duties that fall under the job of parent, sounds fairly easy in theory, we all know that reality is … Read More

A Part of All That I Have Met
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by Kenneth H. Waldeck I was born to two dedicated parents whose care exceeded just addressing the needs of the present. Perhaps it was the hopelessness that theses loving parents felt that prompted care like this. After all, these parents also had a severely brain injured son named Evan. They had to look forward to the future, because focusing on … Read More

Contemplating A Brave New World
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By Andrew Josefchak Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World presents itself as a story of the clash of two different worlds. The book uses this conflict as a medium in which to discuss our cultural perceptions. In the modern world of Brave New World, the idea of happiness is defined as living a socially acceptable life. Since the government has shaped … Read More

The Icing on Your Cake: Siblings on Program
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By Lyn Waldeck NACD Evaluator “Children with significant challenges can be typical, typical children can be exceptional, and exceptional children can change the world.” (Robert J. Doman, Jr, Founder of NACD). NACD has been at the forefront of developing modalities to address a population of children that are most commonly “written off.” We have children that we have brought out … Read More

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

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

Stuck on Academics? Is It Your Child or Is It You?
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Ellen Doman As evaluators, we often hear from parents that their children are stuck. They may be stuck in terms of learning their sight words or stuck in terms of learning in math. As you know, we expect your child to make measurable academic gains each time we see them if we have put academic work on the program. We … Read More

IEP’s, Schools and Our Children
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by Ellen Doman I am going to start this off by asking you to think of your child first. That precious child of yours who needs and deserves every opportunity to advance and grow is what this is all about first and foremost. It is the job of the parent to ensure that their child gets the best opportunities and … Read More

NACD: Doing What Works for Homeschooling
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   For nearly thirty years, NACD has helped over 30,000 people of all ages and ability make exceptional strides in their mental and physical development.  Helping people with significant neurological issues has given NACD profound insight into how typical and gifted individuals can achieve highly advanced abilities.   NACD has a long tradition of actively supporting Homeschooling.  They have developed … Read More

Parenting 101: The Love of Learning
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Robert J. Doman, Jr. Changing the brain (i.e., learning) requires providing the brain with specific, appropriate input that must be delivered with sufficient frequency, intensity and duration. Of the three components – frequency, intensity and duration – the least important is duration. Unfortunately, duration is the one component “education” tends to concentrate on the most. Most educators and legislators believe that “in order for … Read More

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