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 Needless to say, those studies are long outdated and the paper, which was not very popular with my fellow educators, is no longer current.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

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

A Brag on Miss Stephany
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By Sara Erling Stephany is a beautiful and talented dancer who is 13 and from a rural area in Montana.  She started with NACD in April of 2009.  She had a rough start to her life, being diagnosed with Toxoplasmosis, and it was only after heavy supplementation that she recovered.  Due to this slow start, she was behind developmentally and … Read More

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

Accelerated/Gifted: NACD Kids: “Andrew & Daniel”
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by Charlene Doland Andrew I brought Andrew to NACD when he was 9½. He had always been homeschooled and was an early reader, but I knew he had some sensory issues and some problems with fine and gross motor skills. I had heard about NACD before, but I had no awareness of “sequential processing” and how improving that could help … 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

FYI: Discounts for Homeschoolers
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Did you know that many bookstores offer a discount to Homeschooling families? Barnes & Noble offers PreK-12 educators, librarians and homeschoolers a 20% discount off the publisher’s list price on most hardcover and paperback books used in the classroom (school materials).   Borders’ program is called “Borders Classroom Discount”.  If you are a homeschooler and can provide any applicable state certification, … Read More

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