Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say Part 1 – Communication

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by Bob Doman I just finished a novel, Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers, a very well written, powerful book about the experience of a soldier participating in the war in Iraq. On the next to last page of the book there was a sentence that jumped out at me. The author, in reference to something that had been very significant … 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

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

Establishing a Positive Environment Through Data Collection

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by Robert J. Doman Jr. All of those who attended the seminar are now familiar with positive environment and how to establish it in the home. We define a positive environment as one in which the ratio of four positive responses exists to every one negative response the child receives. The implications of a positive environment are extremely numerous; in … Read More

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