The NACD Perspective: Why We Do What We Do
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The NACD Perspective: Why We Do What We Do

Abstract: What makes NACD uniquely qualified to help individuals succeed and how can parents actively participate? NACD was established in 1979. We’re an international organization with many chapters and regions around the United States as well as our international chapters. We work with a full range of individuals—from those in a coma to those who are gifted and…

The Network

by Robert J. Doman, Jr. Where does a child’s future lie? How can we determine the potential of a given child? These questions cannot be answered. As difficult as it will seem to a parent, particularly the parent of a child with a problem, the questions shouldn’t even be asked. If someone volunteers an answer,…

Parenting 101: The Love of Learning
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Parenting 101: The Love of Learning

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…

Parenting 101: The Development of Memory and Thought
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Parenting 101: The Development of Memory and Thought

by Robert J. Doman, Jr. An unfortunate reality is that many important aspects of your child’s development are left to chance. Fortunately, one of the most important pieces in the developmental puzzle, if understood by parents, can be significantly and often dramatically improved. That piece is “sequential processing” – the stuff of which memory and…

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The Selective Use of TV and Videos for Advancing the Development of Special Needs, Typical and Accelerated Preschool Children

Robert J. Doman Jr. TV/Videos and The Preschool Child For over twenty-five years, the National Association for Child Development (NACD) has had the opportunity to serve a large, international caseload of children covering the entire functional spectrum. Our work with innovating ways to accelerate the development of children with profound developmental issues (such as brain…