6 episodes

Welcome to Brain Child: A CanLearn Society Podcast. This is a podcast that is dedicated to bringing you trustworthy information about topics related to child development, mental health, learning disabilities, ADHD and Autism. Join our host, registered psychologist, Krista Forand, as she interviews knowledgeable researchers and clinicians to provide families with the most up-to-date information on child development and disorders. To stay connected, visit www.canlearnsociety.ca, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or your favourite podcast player.

CanLearn Society is a not-for-profit organization located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We serve children, youth and adults who have literacy, attention and learning challenges. For more information about CanLearn, check out our website at www.canlearnsociety.ca. At CanLearn we are dedicated to unlocking potential so all can learn.

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to Brain Child: A CanLearn Society Podcast. This is a podcast that is dedicated to bringing you trustworthy information about topics related to child development, mental health, learning disabilities, ADHD and Autism. Join our host, registered psychologist, Krista Forand, as she interviews knowledgeable researchers and clinicians to provide families with the most up-to-date information on child development and disorders. To stay connected, visit www.canlearnsociety.ca, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or your favourite podcast player.

CanLearn Society is a not-for-profit organization located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We serve children, youth and adults who have literacy, attention and learning challenges. For more information about CanLearn, check out our website at www.canlearnsociety.ca. At CanLearn we are dedicated to unlocking potential so all can learn.

    Autism with Dr. Carly McMorris

    Autism with Dr. Carly McMorris

    Welcome to Brain Child! In this episode, Krista Forand, registered psychologist, interviews researcher Dr. Carly McMorris about university students with Autism, as well as the Facing Your Fears program, which helps youth with Autism (and their parents) manage anxiety.

    Relevant links:
    CanLearn Society: www.canlearnsociety.ca
    Owerko Centre: https://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/owerko-centre
    Dr. Carly McMorris: https://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/profiles/carly-mcmorris
    Society for the Treatment of Autism http://www.sta-ab.com/
    Autism Calgary: https://autismcalgary.com/
    Ability Hub: https://sinneavefoundation.org/sinneave_work_item/the-ability-hub/

    • 27 min
    Screen time with Dr. Sheri Madigan

    Screen time with Dr. Sheri Madigan

    Welcome to Brain Child! In this episode, Krista Forand, registered psychologist, interviews researcher Dr. Sheri Madigan about her research related to screen time and early child development.

    Relevant links:
    CanLearn Society: www.canlearnsociety.ca

    Owerko Centre: research4kids.ucalgary.ca/owerko-centre

    Dr. Madigan’s research lab: www.madiganlab.com

    • 37 min
    Maternal Mental Health and Social Support - Dr. Nicole Racine

    Maternal Mental Health and Social Support - Dr. Nicole Racine

    Welcome to Brain Child! In this episode, Krista Forand, registered psychologist, interviews researcher Dr. Nicole Racine about her research related to parenting, maternal mental health and social support.

    Relevant links:
    CanLearn Society:www.canlearnsociety.ca
    Owerko Centre: research4kids.ucalgary.ca/owerko-centre
    Health Parents, Healthy Children: www.healthyparentshealthychildren.ca
    Parent Link Centres: www.alberta.ca/parent-link-centres.aspx
    Families Matter: www.familiesmatter.ca

    • 43 min
    Parenting with Dr. Nicole Letourneau

    Parenting with Dr. Nicole Letourneau

    Welcome to the first episode of Brain Child! In this episode, Krista Forand, registered psychologist, interviews researcher Dr. Nicole Letourneau about what she has learned over the years through her research about parenting.

    Relevant links:
    CanLearn Society:www.canlearnsociety.ca

    Owerko Centre: https://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/owerko-centre

    Dt. Letourneau’s research: http://www.childstudies.ca/

    Uninventing the modern family: Nicole Letourneau at TEDxWhitehorse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMdNFnnacxM

    Dr. Nicole Letourneau: PART 1: The 3 core concepts of development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdL7nrZ-r-0

    Dr. Nicole Letourneau: PART 2: Early experience influences brain development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDrWEZnZbRI

    Dr. Nicole Letourneau: PART 3: Serve and return interactions are the basis of attachment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89cVLlzM_Kc

    Dr. Nicole Letourneau: PART 4: Insecure attachment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLK-RN0ayrY

    Dr. Nicole Letourneau: PART 5: Keys to caregiving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTzbAB5fLoA

    Books:
    What Kind of Parent Am I? Self-Surveys That Reveal the Impact of Toxic Stress and More, by Dr. Nicole Letourneau (2018)

    Scientific Parenting: What Science Reveals About Parental Influence, by Dr. Nicole Letourneau (2013)

    • 57 min
    Dr. Gerry Giesbrecht - Brain Child

    Dr. Gerry Giesbrecht - Brain Child

    In this encore presentation, originally recorded for our Inside ADHD podcast, in June 2018, psychologist Krista Forand, interviews researcher Dr. Gerry Giesbrecht, from the Owerko Centre (Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute) in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Giesbrecht discusses his research, which focuses on how supportive spouses can have a positive influence on infants’ stress responses. Stay tuned for our official launch of Brain Child in November 2018!
    Web resources provided in the podcast:

    https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/inbrief-the-impact-of-early-adversity-on-childrens-development

    https://www.albertafamilywellness.org/resources/video/residual-effects-of-early-life-stress-into-adulthood-biological-mechanisms

    http://cumming.ucalgary.ca/owerko

    http://www.ucalgary.ca/adhdkids

    • 49 min
    Welcome to Brain Child!

    Welcome to Brain Child!

    Welcome to Brain Child! This is a podcast that is dedicated to bringing you trustworthy information about topics related to child development, mental health, learning disabilities, ADHD and Autism. Join our host, registered psychologist, Krista Forand, as she interviews knowledgeable researchers and clinicians to provide families with the most up-to-date information on child development and disorders. To stay connected, visit www.canlearnsociety.ca, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or your favourite podcast player. If you have a specific topic that you would like to hear about on our podcast please send your suggestions to brainchild@canlearnsociety.ca.

    We also have another podcast called Inside ADHD. Check it out!

    • 1 min

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