Perspectives and Remediation for Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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by Bob Doman Understanding and remediating the neurodevelopmental issues of those within the autism spectrum is critical if we are going to provide these children and adults with an opportunity to overcome their issues and to function at higher, “normal,” or even “superior” levels. It is important to understand that most neurodevelopmental issues will not simply go away. Merely teaching … Read More

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

Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say Part 2 – Education/Behavior

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by Bob Doman Most child management/behavior problems are credibility problems, a problem with the parent’s and/or the teacher’s credibility. If you don’t say what you mean and mean what you say, your child learns simply not to believe you. “If you do this again, I’m gonna….” The credibility problem more often than not begins when our children are toddlers because … 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

Tornadoes: Thoughts on the Brain and Child-Centered Learning

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by Bob Doman Understanding the brain and how it works has been the subject of a tremendous amount of study and research. Exploring such research in college really engaged and intrigued me, particularly when I realized that the knowledge that had been gained in neuroscience was not being acknowledged, reflected, or utilized by the educational community. Regrettably, this really hasn’t … Read More

NACD Announces Ambassadors for Down Syndrome

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April 8th, 2014 The National Association for Child Development and the NACD Foundation Announce the Appointment of Kaitlyn and Lisa Law as NACD’s Ambassadors for Down Syndrome. We are happy to announce that Kaitlyn Law, a 23-year old young lady with Down syndrome, and her mother, advocate, and cheerleader, Lisa, have been appointed as the Foundation’s Ambassadors for Down Syndrome. … 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

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