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Discover In It, a podcast for and about families of kids with learning and attention issues from Understood for Parents.

Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright talk with families of kids with learning disabilities such as ADHD, dyslexia, sensory processing issues and dyscalculia—as well as struggles with reading, math, focus, executive functioning, motor and social skills. We also speak with experts who offer support and practical advice.

Parenting children with learning and attention issues can be an emotional and frustrating adventure. But, as we’ll remind listeners on each episode, you’re in good company along the way. We hope our show will make you nod your head in agreement—or at the very least, remind you you’re not alone.

Understood is a free resource and online community for parents of kids with learning and attention issues.

In It: Raising Kids with Learning and Attention Issues Understood

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Discover In It, a podcast for and about families of kids with learning and attention issues from Understood for Parents.

Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright talk with families of kids with learning disabilities such as ADHD, dyslexia, sensory processing issues and dyscalculia—as well as struggles with reading, math, focus, executive functioning, motor and social skills. We also speak with experts who offer support and practical advice.

Parenting children with learning and attention issues can be an emotional and frustrating adventure. But, as we’ll remind listeners on each episode, you’re in good company along the way. We hope our show will make you nod your head in agreement—or at the very least, remind you you’re not alone.

Understood is a free resource and online community for parents of kids with learning and attention issues.

    Ep. 6: When Gifted Kids Need Accommodations, Too

    Ep. 6: When Gifted Kids Need Accommodations, Too

    Twice-exceptional (or “2E”) kids have learning or attention issues AND are gifted. In this last episode of Season 1, Lexi and Amanda speak with guests Penny Williams, a parenting trainer and coach, and Debbie Reber, author and creator of TiLT Parenting, about the unique challenges of meeting the needs of 2E children. For these moms, their kids' giftedness doesn't make things easier—it adds a layer of complexity.
     
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    Understood is a free resource and online community for parents of kids with learning and attention issues. Learn more and connect with other families who are In It: u.org/podcast 
     
    Copyright © 2019 Understood.org USA LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 5: Dyscalculia, More Than “Bad at Math”

    Ep. 5: Dyscalculia, More Than “Bad at Math”

    When does being “bad at math” mean something more? For Lily, a Missouri teen with dyscalculia, math struggles go a lot further than math class. On this episode, we go inside Lily’s world and experience the unexpected challenges that pop up because of her math learning disability. Amanda and Lexi talk with expert Daniel Ansari about why dyscalculia is underdiagnosed. And they hear from parents who called in to share what math challenges are like in their family.
     
    Understood is a free resource and online community for parents of kids with learning and attention issues. Learn more and connect with other families who are In It: u.org/podcast
     
    Copyright © 2019 Understood.org USA LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 4: To Disclose…or Not?

    Ep. 4: To Disclose…or Not?

    Who do you tell? When? Telling people your child has ADHD, dyslexia or other learning issues is a big, complicated decision. Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright talk with families whose experiences range from triumphant to cautionary. Gimlet Media’s Wilson Standish shares why he’s still cautious about disclosing. And expert Manju Banerjee explains how to pass the disclosure torch to your young adult child.
     
    Understood is a free resource and online community for parents of kids with learning and attention issues. Learn more and connect with other families who are In It: u.org/podcast
     
    Copyright © 2019 Understood.org USA LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 26 min
    Ep. 3: The Legit Fear Behind “Please Don’t Call On Me to Read”

    Ep. 3: The Legit Fear Behind “Please Don’t Call On Me to Read”

    It’s scary—in the moment and even recalling it years later. Reading out loud in front of a group when you have dyslexia can be legitimately awful. Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright dig into this fear with a mom whose son stumbled over reading his own name in front of his class. They hear from other parents, too, and hockey champion Brent Sopel. Expert Bob Cunningham also weighs in with insight on whether kids really do need to read out loud, and how to make the experience better for kids who struggle with reading.
     
    Understood is a free resource and online community for parents of kids with learning and attention issues. Learn more and connect with other families who are In It: u.org/podcast
     
    Copyright © 2019 Understood.org USA LLC. All rights reserved. 

    • 26 min
    Ep. 2: How We Deal With “Is ADHD Real?”

    Ep. 2: How We Deal With “Is ADHD Real?”

    It’s a dreaded (and hurtful) question that families get asked too often: “Is ADHD even real?” Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright hear from parents of kids with ADHD who’ve muddled through explaining their child’s attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity issues to family and friends. And they hear from expert Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D, about the brain science behind ADHD.
     
    Understood is a free resource and online community for parents of kids with learning and attention issues. Learn more and connect with other families who are In It: u.org/podcast
     
    Copyright © 2019 Understood.org USA LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 19 min
    Ep. 1: Why We Cry In IEP Meetings

    Ep. 1: Why We Cry In IEP Meetings

    On this first episode of In It, hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright dig into why emotions tend to run high IEP meetings. They talk with comedian Dena Blizzard about her (very) public reaction to a disappointing IEP meeting. They hear from other parents who gotten emotional when discussing the needs of their kids struggling in school. And they also connect with expert Mark Griffin, Ph.D., about what’s at stake during these meetings.
    Understood is a free resource and online community for parents of kids with learning and attention issues. Learn more and connect with other families who are In It: u.org/podcast

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

earlgreytuesday ,

Great resource

What a resource and a gift this show is. Helpful advice and a spirit of solidarity abound for parents of exceptional children / special needs children. I tend to feel alone with my child's diagnosis but not when I hear an episode of this show.

JanieCloho ,

Love it!

I love this Podcast! Be prepared to shed a couple of tears and a few laughs. It’s a great source of information for parents, teachers, students, advocates and anyone in between!

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