A Part of All That I Have Met

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by Kenneth H. Waldeck I was born to two dedicated parents whose care exceeded just addressing the needs of the present. Perhaps it was the hopelessness that theses loving parents felt that prompted care like this. After all, these parents also had a severely brain injured son named Evan. They had to look forward to the future, because focusing on … Read More

The Icing on Your Cake: Siblings on Program

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By Lyn Waldeck NACD Evaluator “Children with significant challenges can be typical, typical children can be exceptional, and exceptional children can change the world.” —Robert J. Doman, Jr, Founder of NACD NACD has been at the forefront of developing modalities to address a population of children that are most commonly “written off.” We have children that we have brought out … Read More

Estimation: How to Accelerate the Learning Process with Math and Build Visualization and Conceptual Skills Simultaneously

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by Robert J. Doman Jr. Teaching your child how to use estimation in math can significantly improve his learning curve. Estimation can increase the rate at which your child learns math facts, improve math conceptual development, and increase the overall intensity, and therefore impact, of math instruction. Estimation also provides a means for assessing his knowledge of math facts, as … Read More

NACD: Doing What Works for Homeschooling

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   For nearly thirty years, NACD has helped over 30,000 people of all ages and ability make exceptional strides in their mental and physical development.  Helping people with significant neurological issues has given NACD profound insight into how typical and gifted individuals can achieve highly advanced abilities.   NACD has a long tradition of actively supporting Homeschooling.  They have developed … Read More

Parenting 101: The Love of Learning

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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 order for our children to … Read More

Parenting 101: Being Specific – Parent Power

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Robert J. Doman, Jr. One of the keys to development and education revolves around the word specific. How specific the input is, and how appropriate it is to the individual child, largely determines how much impact it has on the brain. Random, disorganized input, which I call “stuff,” does not develop brains; specific, appropriate input does. Understanding the importance of … Read More

Parenting 101: A Child’s Education Begins with Educating the Parents

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Robert J. Doman, Jr. “When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments: tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.” – Louis Pasteur One of the great mysteries of life has to do with the big question of our children and their potential. What is it, and how do we help them achieve … Read More

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