10 episodes

The Adaptive Special Needs Career Podcast is a podcast where we discuss what it's like to have a career working with the adaptive special needs population. This includes interviewing professionals in the field and giving helpful information to those considering a rewarding career working with the adaptive special needs population. Our mission is to inspire others towards a career working with the adaptive special needs population.

Adaptive Special Needs Career Podcast Daniel Stein

    • Business

The Adaptive Special Needs Career Podcast is a podcast where we discuss what it's like to have a career working with the adaptive special needs population. This includes interviewing professionals in the field and giving helpful information to those considering a rewarding career working with the adaptive special needs population. Our mission is to inspire others towards a career working with the adaptive special needs population.

    Ariel Fasion - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - Episode #10

    Ariel Fasion - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - Episode #10

    This week, Daniel welcomes Ariel Faison, a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, to discuss the challenges and successes of her 9-year tenure in the field. Ariel explains how her personal life and relationship with her little brother affected her decision to enter the field of occupational therapy, her experience working with virtual therapy services and how she likes to involve the parents in the child’s therapy journey, and her advice to someone who is considering becoming an occupational therapist.

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    • 21 min
    Gretchen Owens - Executive Director and Founder of EDD Adaptive Sports - Episode 9

    Gretchen Owens - Executive Director and Founder of EDD Adaptive Sports - Episode 9

    On this episode, Daniel is joined by Gretchen Owens, the Executive Director and Founder of EDD Adaptive Sports. EDD Adaptive Sports is a Non-Profit sports organization that provides access to sports and recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities and aims to inspire athletes and break down the barriers between disability and sports recreation. Gretchen gives us insight into her role as an Executive Director, how she founded EDD Adaptive Sports, and why she believes why communication is so important in her line of work.

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    • 21 min
    Michelle Andrade - Speech Language Pathologist - Episode 8

    Michelle Andrade - Speech Language Pathologist - Episode 8

    This week, Daniel is joined by Speech-Language Pathologist, Michelle Andrade, to discuss what a speech therapist entails and how someone can become one. Michelle works primarily with children aged 0-3 in-home and community settings and describes how she encourages progress with the children she works with, how she became an SLP and the biggest challenges she’s overcome while in the field.

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    • 17 min
    Radhika Achari - Board Certified Behavioral Analyst - Episode 7

    Radhika Achari - Board Certified Behavioral Analyst - Episode 7

    This week, Daniel is joined by Board Certified Behavioral Analyst Radhika Achari to discuss their work as a BCBA and how she finds the functions behind behaviors to adjust into healthier ones. Radhika explains how she got into the field of Behavioral Analysis, the education requirements to become a BCBA, and the controversy behind ABA therapy and treatment.

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    • 16 min
    Mark Slavin - President of North Texas Blind Soccer Association - Episode 6

    Mark Slavin - President of North Texas Blind Soccer Association - Episode 6

    On today’s episode, Daniel is joined by Mark Slavin, the president of the non-profit organization, North Texas Blind Soccer Association. Mark talks about his role in the organization, as well as why decided to cater to people with visual impairments, his advice on starting a non-profit organization and how to specialize in what you’re passionate about, and what some of the challenges were in founding the North Texas Blind Soccer Association.

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    • 13 min
    Dawn & Jessica - Recreational Therapy | Adult Cognitive Wellness Center - Episode 5

    Dawn & Jessica - Recreational Therapy | Adult Cognitive Wellness Center - Episode 5

    This week, Daniel is joined by Recreational Therapists Dawn and Jessica to discuss their Adult Cognitive Wellness Center and the programming they implement to create a space where adults 50 and up with mild to moderate Dementia can maintain cognitive function, maintain their independence, and increase socialization. Dawn and Jessica also discuss what is considered standard recreational therapy, what a typical day looks like at the wellness center, and how they became recreational therapists themselves.

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    • 17 min

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