All Our Mothers Need to Be 10’s (and Our Dads Too!)
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. One of the things I have learned and have had reinforced on an almost daily basis is that raising children is not an easy deal. In fact, for many of us it’s the toughest, most challenging thing we ever do. And we’re not just talking about raising kids with developmental issues. It’s the “typical” ones … 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

Comparison Study Measuring Working Memory as Measured by Auditory Reverse Digit Spans and Classic Mode of the Simply Smarter-Memory App
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by Robert J. Doman, Jr. and W. Bruce Haslam, Ph.D. Working memory is generally defined as the ability to remember and use several pieces of information to make decisions or solve problems. Even listening to a sentence requires remembering several words until the meaning of the sentence is determined. Forward Auditory Digit Span refers to how many numbers can be … Read More

Making the Most of Your Summer with NACD
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by Ellen Doman As the days get longer and warmer, we are all finding ourselves looking forward to summer. As evaluators, we look forward to summer as well. This is a most wonderful opportunity to make truly exceptional gains with your child. So as you are trying to figure out how to arrange your summer, let me make some suggestions. … Read More

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

Face the Challenge
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KIDS CORNER by Lavanya Guhan A challenge, even though very tough Is a kind of opponent That eats you up in an instant very greedily And spits you out as fire bolts And although this omnipotent creature Never has an owner It still can do whatever it wants To strike you right away So do not collapse, do not fall … Read More

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS AN iPAD (Or, Making the Most of the iPad You Already Have)
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by Ellen Doman   With Christmas right around the corner, we are all trying to figure how to get gifts that are really worth getting for our children. When it comes to larger ticket items, it is hard to beat an iPad for usefulness and continued relevance. This is not a gadget that will get put away, but rather a … Read More

To Simply Hear
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Such a simple word with such profound ramifications. If you look it up in the dictionary you’ll read: Hear: \ˈhir\ transitive verb 1: to perceive or apprehend by the ear 2: to gain knowledge of by hearing 3 a: to listen to with attention : HEED b:ATTEND <hear mass> 4 a: to give a legal hearing to b: to take … Read More

Short Term and Working Memory: Clinical Insights
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Keynote Speaker: Robert J. Doman Jr., Founder and Director of the National Association for Child Development 2nd Annual International Congress of Developmental Psychology University of Aguascalientes Aguascalientes, Mexico October 2008 The International Congress of Developmental Psychology, held at the University of Aguascalientes, was the site of Bob Doman’s first opportunity to present the initial ground breaking data from NACD’s Simply … Read More

California- They’re Not Dreamin, They’re Doing! Getting Serious About Processing and Working Memory
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. I recently returned from our Chapter in Southern California with renewed faith that our families there are really “getting” the importance of working memory/sequential processing. More importantly, they understand that they can really change it—dramatically! But before I tell you their specific stories, let’s look at the key they discovered to success—success at processing, at … Read More

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