Parent Power – Rewards and Consequences
| |

Parent Power – Rewards and Consequences

How to Provide Your Child with Effective Feedback by Bob Doman Rewards and consequences are the tools we have as parents, or, for that matter, as a society, to provide feedback, guidance, encouragement, and instruction, and to maintain order. Lack of consistent quality feedback leads to ambiguity, confusion, poor outcomes, and potentially chaos. We need…

Taxis, Busses & Rocketships: Harnessing Responsibilities to Build the Brain
| |

Taxis, Busses & Rocketships: Harnessing Responsibilities to Build the Brain

by Lyn Waldeck Recently I ran across a study from 2006 that presented what was labeled as “new” and exciting findings. Let me start by explaining why I placed the word “new” in quotations. I began as a parent on program and quickly moved into being a volunteer and then on to being a staff…

A Heartwarming Birthday Celebration: Charles’ Mission to Help Children in Need
| |

A Heartwarming Birthday Celebration: Charles’ Mission to Help Children in Need

I have been working with the Allman family for several years now.  As NACD staff, we often talk amongst ourselves about how fortunate we are to work with what we consider to be the cream of the crop parents.  Ken and Julie Allman are fine examples as to the level of dedication that we see every day in…

Homeschool & Special Needs Children
|

Homeschool & Special Needs Children

Defining Education and Developmental Opportunity for Special Needs Children: Targeted, Individual Home Based vs. School Based by Bob Doman Many parents of special needs children, as well as children with attention and learning related problems, mistakenly believe their children are receiving a good, real opportunity for development and education from the schools. With rare exception…

Debilitating Sensory Addictions (DSAs): Stimming & Fidgeting
| |

Debilitating Sensory Addictions (DSAs): Stimming & Fidgeting

by Bob Doman Many parents and professionals are confused about unusual behaviors, generally referred to as “stims,” which are usually associated with autism. These “stims,” in fact, exist to varying degrees with many children and adults, some of whom have various developmental issues and some of whom are considered “typical.” During the past year, many…