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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

The Role of Short-Term Memory in Academic Achievement

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by John M. Jaquith, M. Ed. Click here to read the study (PDF) Abstract In order to see the effects of short-term memory on standardized achievement scores, this study compared the auditory and visual digit spans of 546 students (from a private school located in the Southeastern part of the United States) to their scores on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT). … Read More

NACD Neuroeducational Model Program

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Research Study by Dr. Randall (Randy) Esters, Ed.S. At a K-12 school in Rural Louisiana, the principal and staff, in collaboration with the National Association for Child Development designed a model intended to increase the cognitive processing of identified at-risk students. A second, less intense part of the program targeted the general population of students. The Fairview Neuroeducational model (FNM) … Read More

NACD Telephone Seminar CDs

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If you missed any of the phone seminars or just want a copy to review or share with friends and family, they are now available. The CDs contain Robert Doman’s opening commentary followed by a question and answer session. These unique CDs are full of wonderful and valuable information on each particular topic discussed.Due to the number of people participating … Read More

Auditory Processing – What is It? (Hearing vs. Processing)

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by Lori Riggs MA, CCC/SLP                                         Director, Center for Speech and Sound “Auditory processing”—We are hearing this term be referenced more and more, and an increasing number of children are being identified as having an ” auditory processing disorder.” But what … Read More

Parenting 101: Questions for Bob Doman, Part 1

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Robert J. Doman, Jr. T. asks: My three-year-old son loves to watch the same videos over and over again. This is driving my husband and me crazy! But our son throws a fit if we don’t put on the video he wants, so we almost always give in. Is it okay for him to watch the same video a hundred times? Dear T., Anything you can’t do … Read More

Parenting 101: Processing, Behavior, and Maturity

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Robert J. Doman, Jr. In my last article I introduced “sequential processing” and encouraged readers to find out how well you and those in your family can process information. I hope you all took advantage of the opportunity. If you didn’t, you can still go to and take the free memory test. [This test is no longer available at this time.] Over the … Read More

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