Mom Slays Wolf, Saves Child

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by Lyn Waldeck While there are many children on my caseload that I am very proud of, with this particular issue I want to do something a little out of the box. Rather than brag about a child, I want to share with you how incredibly proud I am of one of the mothers that I work with. Since this … Read More

All I Want for Christmas is an iPad (or Making the Most of the iPad You Already Have)

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by Ellen Doman   With Christmas right around the corner, we are all trying to figure how to get gifts that are really worth getting for our children. When it comes to larger ticket items, it is hard to beat an iPad for usefulness and continued relevance. This is not a gadget that will get put away, but rather a … Read More

Short Term and Working Memory: Clinical Insights

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Keynote Speaker: Robert J. Doman Jr., Founder and Director of the National Association for Child Development 2nd Annual International Congress of Developmental Psychology University of Aguascalientes Aguascalientes, Mexico October 2008 The International Congress of Developmental Psychology, held at the University of Aguascalientes, was the site of Bob Doman’s first opportunity to present the initial ground breaking data from NACD’s Simply … Read More

California- They’re Not Dreamin, They’re Doing! Getting Serious About Processing and Working Memory

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by Robert J. Doman Jr. I recently returned from our Chapter in Southern California with renewed faith that our families there are really “getting” the importance of working memory/sequential processing. More importantly, they understand that they can really change it—dramatically! But before I tell you their specific stories, let’s look at the key they discovered to success—success at processing, at … Read More

Become . . . Simply Smarter™

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Expand your working memory   Simply Smarter Sequential Processing Software™ is one of the many tools NACD has created for use with its TDI – Targeted Developmental Intervention™.  Simply Smarter™ will help you expand your short term and working memory, learn faster, and remember more. Simply Smarter™ has a simple, fun, easy-to-use format, with automatic record keeping built in. Simply Smarter™ … Read More

Behavior and Processing

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by Ellen Doman Every week I see children who are not co-operating with processing activities. This may be happening with your child. Sorting out what is going on with that situation is a job that you, your support person and your evaluator will need to address. Let’s take a minute, however, and look at some typical scenarios that may help … Read More

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

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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 injury, autism and Down syndrome) … Read More

Language Acquisition in Children with Down Syndrome: The significance of auditory function and the developmental costs of teaching signing or “Total Communication”

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by Robert J. Doman Jr.   In order to determine appropriate treatment approaches for children with Down Syndrome (DS), one must first, look at “normal” development, and then explore how and why the DS population differs. When considering language acquisition we encounter historic problems that are not dissimilar from those of any of our special needs populations. The primary problem … Read More

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