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Join AAPD leaders, experts in the field of pediatric dentistry and other professionals for Pedo Talk. We’ll be discussing scientific, clinical and the most up-to-date, relevant information out there for anyone and everyone in the pediatric dental community. Topics include, but are not limited to SDF, Behavior Management, Practice Management, Trauma and more.
 
The Mama Bear Podcast is a place for women raising children with special needs to get together and chat about life. Mary Susan McConnell and her guests discuss the beautiful highs and the extreme lows that can come with parenting on such unique journeys. Conversations are fun, candid, and you may want headphones (adult language warning).
 
The LOMAH Podcast is an award winning show that runs topical series deep diving into an issue for 10-12 episodes with interviews from expert guests, including self advocates. Your host, Kim, has a teenage daughter with level 3 non speaking autism who will require 24/7 support the rest of her life. Like many parents, Kim has a lot of important questions. She does not claim to know the answers for her child nor yours but does promise to search for them and share what she is discovering along t ...
 
Welcome to Thriving in the Midst of Chaos! This show is about surviving parenthood while having a child with special needs, while attempting to keep your self and your sanity intact. We share our experiences and discuss how we survived, what worked for us, and what didn’t work for us. This is a nonjudgmental space, to realize that we all actually WILL live through this and to make thriving in parenthood an actual possibility. We will also be sharing fails, nails, and comical tales, as well a ...
 
Educating at every step. Absolute Trust Talk is not your run of the mill general counsel show filled with legal jargon that doesn’t resonate. Through her 20+ years of practice, Absolute Trust Counsel managing attorney Kirsten Howe found herself working with clients who were confused and overwhelmed by the complexity of estate planning and saw a need to help clients with education and specific client-centered estate planning services. Now Kirsten is taking her expertise and experience to a ne ...
 
The Special Chronicles radio show tells special needs stories in a unique way because the host, Daniel “PodmanDan” Smrokowski, is a person with special needs. Because of his insider’s perspective and the show being available online, Special Chronicles broadcasts distinctive, first person accounts of special needs that are heard around the world. Daniel interviews people with special needs including their families, friends and anyone who touches their lives. Special Chronicles is your guide t ...
 
Join us as we cultivate grace into the principles and practices of homeschool and motherhood. Homeschool experts and mom mentors will be here to share encouragement, tackle questions about homeschooling methods, learning styles, and help you cultivate a home and mom-life filled with learning and love. Right here -- every other Saturday.
 
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Episode 94: Building Independence in Your Children With Special Needs With Dr. Sarah Allen In this episode, we discuss developing and promoting independent skill building in children with special needs. Guest Dr. Sarah Levin Allen, AKA The Brain Gal, discusses ways to minimize anxiety in children with autism. She also provides tips for how to help …
 
In this final episode of the literacy series, Kim shares how she is implementing into Miranda's literacy instruction what the guests have taught and what she has learned from the book Comprehensive Literacy for All. Along with specific episode/guest mentions from the series and page references from the book Kim shares: How at the beginning of the s…
 
What does executive functioning have to do with speech-language pathology? SLPs are able to work on many skills under the executive function umbrella including task initiation, focus, time management, working memory, task completion, organization, self-regulation, and more. Although it is a newer topic in our field, we are able to work with student…
 
Episode 93: Raising a Micropreemie With Autism With Guest Melissa Harris In this episode, we discuss a mother’s experience raising a micropreemie. Melissa Harris has two children, one of whom was born at 24 weeks gestation. She found that she had a bincorniate uterus, and had to undergo several surgeries to fix the problem. While trying to become p…
 
Many aging adults rely on a spouse, children, or other family members to help manage things if they become incapacitated or unable to thrive in daily life. But what happens to those who don’t have extended family or anyone who lives close by? Fortunately, there are various resources and solutions to help those types of clients, such as bank trust d…
 
Dr. Man Wai Ng tells us about the extensive use of teledentistry she deployed with her team at Boston Children’s Hospital during the pandemic and beyond. She describes the systematic approach to using teledentistry, and how it worked so well in their health system. Dr. Ng describes how she believesteledentistry will continue in perpetuity beyond th…
 
She was denied access to appropriate educational opportunities and a robust communication system for the first 18 years of life. But now, she has a degree in education policy and is a grad student studying curriculum instruction. A self advocate shares what it was like to live with trapped thoughts for 18 years and what was helpful and harmful on h…
 
Do you know how SLPs fit into the dyslexia intervention process? In this episode, I am talking to Jeannette Washington about dyslexia and what an SLPs role is in treating children with dyslexia. Jeannette Washington, M.Ed. has worked as both a Speech Language Pathologist and Software Engineer. Her experience working largely with dyslexic learners h…
 
Episode 92: Sensory Processing Disorder With Guest Candice Curtis In this episode, we discuss sensory processing disorder, meltdowns, and making it all work. Guest Candice Curtis’s, OT, oldest son is autistic. Throughout her training, she began to gravitate toward occupational therapy and sensory processing disorder. There are 8 different sensory s…
 
Despite what research tells us about time learners need in emergent literacy environments, learners with CVI and significant disabilities are often expected to immediately jump into conventional strategies. This episode shares emergent literacy strategies, specifically in writing, for learners who have difficulty seeing and who have significant phy…
 
Do you use YouTube in speech therapy? I hope you do! YouTube videos can be so motivating for our students and there are SO many goals that we can address while using them. I was interviewed by Deborah Brooks from the SLPs Wine and Cheese podcast to talk all about this topic, and I loved our conversation so much that I asked her if I can have the re…
 
Episode 91: The Science Of Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, The Joy of Living, and Positive Psychology, With Guest Dr. Rabia Subhani Today, we discuss mindfulness, self-compassion, the joy of living, and positive psychology. Guest Dr. Rabia Subhani trained and worked as a pediatric neuropsychologist. However, after she had a child with autism, she fou…
 
If it’s not in the IEP then there is a good chance it won’t be an educational priority. Comprehensive literacy involves several areas of instruction. What should assessments and goals look like when using comprehensive literacy approaches toward literacy? About the Guest Stephanie Spadorcia is the chair of the Teaching and Learning department, whic…
 
Is there really a direct connection between difficulty with speech and learning to read? There sure is, and Angie Neal is joining me in this episode to talk about this connection. We are also getting into why we need to be aware of this as SLPs, and how to help our students with literacy. Angie Neal is the SLP Contact for the South Carolina State D…
 
Episode 90: Successfully Navigating College With Autism, Part 3 To help with the transition to college, work on independence at home, bit by bit, select the goal with the student and start with the easiest one, rather than the hardest or most importance, then build up from there. Incorporate a reward system into the mix. It is helpful to help the c…
 
Bringing all learners, regardless of disability, to a place of literacy is going to require specialized skill sets from the therapy team, leadership from the special education teacher, involvement of para professionals, and follow through at home. This episode offers insight from a public high school education team that have discovered how bring it…
 
I can’t believe I haven’t talked about this on the podcast yet... I am talking all about using commercials in speech in today’s episode with a focus on using them to work on inferencing. Working on inferencing is definitely one of my favorite topics and goals to work on because it allows me to show my students that they can actually be successful! …
 
At Absolute Trust Counsel, in nearly 100% of the trust administrations, we’re hired to execute, there is a least one failure that could have been avoided. Some of these failures are small and simple to fix. Unfortunately, the majority are much more difficult to rectify. In this context, difficult also means expensive. As a trust grantor, it is vita…
 
Episode 89: Successfully Navigating College With Autism, Part 2 In this episode, we continue our discussion of everything college for teens and young adults with autism. Guest Dr. Matt Segall discusses how to decide on the type of college that is right for the teen with autism. When deciding on the type of college to choose, pay the most attention …
 
Listen to Dr. Bryant Cornelius, Dentist Anesthesiologist and advocate for office-based anesthesia, talk about the challenges of poly-pharmacy sedation and managing through various levels of sedation. He describes why we are seeing challenges in getting access to narcotics, and some of the best advice on how to manage your sedation cases safely and …
 
Changes require new ideas and ways of thinking. When considering literacy instruction and the teams responsible, where is the path of least resistance? This episode is a brainstorming session yielding ideas such as whole team vs segmented IEP writing, how to spearhead a comprehensive literacy movement in your school, and how Covid may have introduc…
 
I have no doubt that when my children are grown people, making their way in the world, they will hear the faint refrain of my voice when they roll out of bed and get ready for their day: “Attitude-dressed-bed” And again after they have breakfast: “Teeth-face-hair-deodorant-zone” These have been the anthems of our mornings for years and my goal has …
 
How do you manage the behavior of your speech students? Lauren LaCour Haines from Busy Bee Speech is joining me in this episode to talk all about behavior when it comes to speech and language! Lauren LaCour Haines is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has been a school-based speech-language pathologist in the Baton Rouge area for several …
 
While there are a variety of senior living communities and assisted living options, a majority of older adults want to age in place for as long as possible. Many, however, need assistance to do so, but that doesn’t always mean hiring caregivers. For some, help with chores and simple daily tasks like grocery shopping or changing a lightbulb can make…
 
Episode 88: Successfully Navigating College With Autism, Part 1 In this episode, we discuss everything college for teens and young adults with autism. Guest Dr. Matt Segall discusses that nowadays, many teens with autism are going to college. However, a low number of them graduates. Those who do graduate tend to have a higher academic ability, good…
 
Many educators are required by their district to use prepackaged curriculum sets. While these sets are very user friendly, they often do not follow a comprehensive literacy approach to learning and assume reading level equates thinking level. As a result, many learners are either left behind or lack access to age appropriate materials and cognitive…
 
Are you ready to hear about how you can use video games to help your students with their goals? Dr. Erik X. Raj is joining me in this episode to talk about using video games to keep older students excited to practice their goals and objectives, and evolve as communicators. Dr. Erik X. Raj holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American…
 
Are you sick and tired of professional development that isn't relevant to you in the field being a school-based SLP or an SLP that works with school-aged children? I’ve been there, and that is why I created the Speech Retreat conference which provides amazing professional development and practical and relevant information for school-based SLPs! I d…
 
Episode 87: All Things Physical Therapy With Guest Lucia Montuonto In this episode, guest Lucia Matuonto discusses physiotherapy! Physical therapists (PTs) work in rehabilitation and accident prevention. Their goal is to improve the patient’s quality of life. A child needs a PT when there are developmental delays, the child is not meeting milestone…
 
Comprehensive literacy instruction at the emergent stage includes shared reading, predictable chart writing, alphabet and phonological awareness, writing, and self directed reading. Comprehensive literacy instruction at the conventional stage includes reading comprehension, word study, writing, and self directed reading. This episode gives a fly on…
 
Do you have students on your caseload that struggle with their vocabulary? In this episode, I am discussing how I help my students strengthen their vocabulary. I like to do this by focusing on strategies instead of specific words because I believe that they don't need to learn specific vocabulary words. They need to learn what to do when an unknown…
 
Episode 86: Fostering and Adoption Journeys With Children With Special Needs With Guest Daniel Hall In this episode, Daniel Hall discusses adoption and special needs. He and his wife have 5 children with special needs of varying degrees. Conditions ranged from Autism, drug exposure, Fetal Alcohol Symptoms, slowed processing speed, Reactive Attachme…
 
Studies show that universally, people prefer to stay in their own homes as they age rather than moving into a facility. Who wouldn’t, right? That, however, means that those same people will be hiring in-home caregivers, and there are a few different ways of doing so. If you don’t end up working with an agency that provides someone for you, you may …
 
Is there a part of you doubting literacy is truly possible for ALL learners regardless of degree of disability? Or, perhaps you are on the other side of the ring trying to convince others that lacking the ability to see, or move extremities, or speak does not exclude literacy possibilities. This conversation addresses common belief barriers and rem…
 
Some days or weeks are harder than others, and that is just the honest truth! Luckily, there are so many ways we can refocus and stay positive as SLPs. Marie Muratalla is joining me in this episode to talk about using improv as a way to stay positive and feel gratitude in the crazy SLP world we live in! Marie is a preschool SLP who has found a bala…
 
Episode 85: Infant Feeding Challenges With Guest Mallory Millet In this episode, Mallory Millet discusses feeding difficulties in infants and young children. Her three children experienced their own feeding difficulties, including difficulty nursing and reflux. She shared their stories. She noted that both speech therapists and occupational therapi…
 
Given the right accommodations everyone is capable of reading and writing, even those with the most significant physical disabilities. This is the first of 3 episodes tucked into our 15 episode literacy series that will focus specifically on learners with physical disabilities. Here, we learn of several tools that make literacy instruction accessib…
 
Do you incorporate the curriculum in your sessions? I get asked this all the time! In this episode, I am sharing a trick with you that I like to do that makes me feel like I am incorporating the curriculum into my sessions. This is a shorter episode, but I think you are going to get a lot of value out of hearing how I use curriculum maps to bring i…
 
Episode 84: Divorce and Special Needs Children With Guest Jackie Harounian In this episode, we discuss divorce while having children with special needs. Guest Jacqueline Harounian, Esq, has found that her field has become very busy during COVID, with an increase in fighting, domestic violence, mental health issues, and substance abuse leading to di…
 
Unfortunately, many today see money as a solution to problems, but that is not always the case. In fact, wealth can be quite damaging to a family dynamic. Planning, in this instance, is vital. When family members have prepared and have learned how to work together, that’s when wealth and inheritance can be used as a tool to benefit a family for gen…
 
It is important for learners with disabilities to have ample time in emergent reading and writing skills so as to build a solid platform for conventional literacy strategies. How do you know when that platform is ready to support more complex literacy instruction? This episode answers that question and lays out the areas to focus on when teaching c…
 
Do you work with younger kiddos and their parents? My guest, Amanda Gerson, and I are talking about early intervention and the importance of parent involvement. Amanda (Karas) Gerson, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist with a passion for working with children, families and professionals. She really breaks down how to ma…
 
Episode 83: Momming With Autism With Guest Alicia Trautwein In this episode, we discuss raising children with special needs and different diagnoses. Alicia Trautwein has 4 children, 3 of whom are autistic. Alicia was diagnosed with autism at age 33, after her children were formally diagnosed. She knew that something was different about herself but …
 
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