97 episodes

The Neurodiversity Podcast talks with leaders in the fields of psychology, education, and beyond, about positively impacting neurodivergent people. Our goal is to reframe differences that were once considered disabilities or disorders, promote awareness of this unique population, and improve the lives of neurodivergent and high-ability people.

Neurodiversity Podcast Emily Kircher-Morris

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings

The Neurodiversity Podcast talks with leaders in the fields of psychology, education, and beyond, about positively impacting neurodivergent people. Our goal is to reframe differences that were once considered disabilities or disorders, promote awareness of this unique population, and improve the lives of neurodivergent and high-ability people.

    Prosopagnosia - The Struggle With Face Blindness

    Prosopagnosia - The Struggle With Face Blindness

    On episode 97 we talk with Fleassy Malay about prosopagnosia, commonly referred to as “face blindness.” What are the symptoms? What can you do to lessen the effects, and how can you enlist the help of your friends and colleagues? Fleassy is a TEDx speaker and viral poet, is the host of the new “Fierce Gentle - The Courageous Voice Podcast,” and deals with the challenges of prosopagnosia every day.

    You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/neurodiversity.

    • 31 min
    Special Series, Part Three (reprise) - A Mother’s Story

    Special Series, Part Three (reprise) - A Mother’s Story

    This is the final installment of our series on suicide among gifted and 2e people. Today, Lisa shares the story of what led to her son’s suicide, and we get a glimpse of her current state of mind, nine months after Nick’s death.

    The Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255.

    • 21 min
    Special Series, Part Two (reprise) - Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

    Special Series, Part Two (reprise) - Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

    In part two of our series on suicide among high-ability and twice-exceptional people, we explore some of the signs of depression and suicidal ideation with Lisa Van Gemert, author of Perfectionism, and Living Gifted. We explore ways to identify problems that could lead to self-harm or suicide, and suggest ways to help you work through those problems.

    The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours every day at 1-800-273-8255. This is a reprise of an episode that first aired in 2019.

    • 43 min
    Special Series, Part One (reprise) - Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

    Special Series, Part One (reprise) - Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

    Is suicidal ideation more prevalent among the gifted population? Do our beliefs about suicide square with statistics? In part one of our series on suicide among gifted and 2e youth, Dr. Tracy Cross joins us to shed some light on a dark subject, and shares his Spiral Model of the Suicidal Mind.

    This is a reprise of an episode that first aired in 2019. New statistics have been released showing a marked decrease in suicide in 2019. One year doesn’t make a trend, but it is at least encouraging.

    • 42 min
    A Special Interview With Emily Kircher-Morris

    A Special Interview With Emily Kircher-Morris

    Emily’s new book, “Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom,” is now officially released! This is a special episode, featuring an interview of Emily Kircher-Morris by her executive producer/husband Dave. They talk about her background, her experiences with 2e kids, and how she views the world of neurodiversity. They also preview the book!

    You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/neurodiversity

    • 19 min
    Oppositional? Defiant? Or Just Misunderstood?

    Oppositional? Defiant? Or Just Misunderstood?

    One of the more misunderstood diagnoses in the world of neurodiversity is ODD, or Oppositional Defiant Disorder. We talk with Amelia Bowler, a behavior consultant and author of the book “The Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder,” about the diagnosis, and how to be better at decoding the message that kids are trying to send through their defiance.

    You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/neurodiversity.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

KErskine68 ,

2e podcast

I almost cried with relief hearing that I wasn’t alone in my experiences with my kids. Thank you so very much.

Aeshetic Honey ,

Review from a gifted kid

This is truly the best gifted podcast ever, coming from an twice-exceptional student. I’ve always had an intense interest in the brain. Like in year 2, we presented what we wanted to be when we grow up. I said “I’m not sure what particular occupation, but I want to go into the practice of cognitive developmental studies and potentially twice-exceptional education” i was 7— I, myself, am a twice exceptional student and face day-to-day social and expectational struggles, this podcast makes me fell less alone in my struggles and i feel as if i’m safe when i listen to it. i’ve been able to nurture my intense interest with learning all this new information about gifted and twice exceptionality! I’ve also increased my vocabulary a bit. I use ‘predominantly’ a little bit more, now that i hear the word more often. And my terminology in terms of the brain and giftedness has become astronomically more accurate! Emily, the host, is interesting and asks the right questions. I love to listen to her synopsis at the end of each episode and I did her as my inspiration for an assignment. I’m also THOROUGHLY dreading the ending of this podcast. I know all good things must come to an end and I really hope it will end when I forget about it 😂 (not to offend whomever this may concern) I recommend Mind Matters for everyone, from little kids like me to professionals. Please make more episodes! (There are a few loose capitals as I don’t have auto caps on and putting them in manually makes for boredom.)

Machiavellina ,

Fantastic gifted podcast

As a parent from Australia who has recently started learning about giftedness, I have had to quickly decipher truth from fiction. I have binge listened to most of the episodes and find the podcast very comprehensive. Each episode is concise with interesting experts and the host, Emily, is very knowledgeable and passionate. Although US centric, the podcast is still useful for a parent starting on their journey learning how to help and nurture their giftie kids.

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Listeners Also Subscribed To