Dana Latter a parent coach for autism and sensory integration an author of “Against The Odds and Mother of two children on the autistic spectrum. I’m here to answer questions related to all things sensory, parenting, self-care, nutrition, vision therapy, health and relaxation interviewing specialists in the field providing my honest views ,strategies and ideas for parents to implement into daily life.
Chat With Dr. Patrick Porter about BrainTap autism, sleep and light therapy.
Dr. Patrick Porter is a brain researcher and the inventor of BrainTap. We talk about sleep, relaxation and light therapy and how can our brain recharge itself by getting enough deep delta sleep. What are the different brain waves and how can we tune ourselves to relax and reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Dr. Patrick kindly offers 15 days free trial following the link below: https://tinyurl.com/specialbraintap
** Also if you are a parent of a child on the spectrum please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get the 'Autism Package' for free. ** ================================================================================================
Chat with Dr. Mona Delahooke about ways to help children in a 'fight or flight' state and beyond.
In this chat I talk to Mona Delahooke about the Polyvagal theory and ways to help children when they shut down or when they are in a fight or flight state. I speak to Dr. Mona about her book "Beyond Behaviors" that shifted the way I looked at parenting looking at behaviors as the tip of the iceberg and focusing on developing meaningful relationships. As parents we need to pay attention to the important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the context of relational safety. We also speak about DIR FloorTime and about bottom up and top down approaches and why there is no such thing as "Good" or Bad" behavior. Dr. Delahooke is a member of the American Psychological Association and holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant to parents, organizations, schools, and public agencies. Dr. Delahooke has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based, neurodevelopmental interventions for children with developmental, behavioral, emotional, and learning differences.
Chat with Kelly Mahler about sensory integration and interception sense.
Kelly Mahler has been an occupational therapist for 18 years, serving school-aged children and adults. Kelly is an international speaker and presents frequently on topics related to sensory integration and interception in particular. In this chat we speak about ways to help kids on the spectrum to understand the signs we get from our body and how to help them thrive.
Chat with Alex Lopiccolo the "King Of Swings"
In this chat I speak to Alex about sensory kids and swings, the input swings and other ways to help children on the autistic spectrum.
Alex Lopiccolo known by the name The king of Swings is an OT specializing in designing sensory rooms and swings for private use. He is running Sensorimotor Workshop as an instructor and designs Home/Therapy Clinic Sensory Gym equipment. Alex Lopiccolo's sensory gyms come in all shapes and sizes and help kids who benefit from therapeutic movement. and above all, they're fun! I speak to Alex about sensory children and ideas to add a swing on a budget and even inside a plaster wall built house. Alex shares tips about bedtime and the sensory input we get from swings equipment. Lopiccolo designs and builds home sensory gyms for kids who need therapeutic movement. His own house, naturally, has a huge gym setup. The kids both have swings in their rooms. Their solarium, dubbed the Sensorimotor Exploration Lab, is basically the world’s most amazing playroom, complete with a zipline, Lycra swings and lots of padded shapes for climbing and cushioned landings. “I live and breathe sensory therapy. Lopiccolo owns Sensory Digest and also works part-time as an occupational therapy assistant at a pediatric clinic. He started designing sensory gyms to fill a need he saw. A home sensory gym might take the form of a bedroom Lycra maze to help kids relax and calm down — the stretchy fabric pulls you into fetal position. Sensory gyms can help hypermobile kids and those with low muscle tone improve joint stability and posture control. another benefit is that Sensory gyms can help kids improve joint stability and posture control. Currently he is the only one who really does it in the world,” Lopiccolo says. “I really enjoy it, watching kids use it and have fun with it and making it therapeutic.”
Chat with Dr. Sharik Peck about Rezzimax Tuner Pro and ways to heal your body.
In this video I talk to Dr. Sharik Peck about his invention and how to use the tuner to tune your body's energies in order to promote relaxation calm and healing. There are many ways to promote emotional regulation and methods to help integrate primitive reflexes faster using the Rezzimax Tuner Pro as it trains the vagus nerve to calm down our nervous system. This tool is being used as a therapeutic device by many clinicians around the world for a good reason and its available at special 20% discount price :
www.rezimax.com/discount/sensorychange (approx 140$ of value)
Chat with Dr. Omer Hirsh about helping children on the autistic spectrum and the 'Melillo Method'
In this chat I talk to Dr. Omer Hirsh about his experience as a functional neurologist who helps children and adults on the autistic spectrum.
Dr. Hirsh translated Robert Melillo's book 'Disconnected Kids' into Hebrew. we talk about the connection between low muscle tone and gut issues and behaviour, the role of the vagus nerve in facilitating emotional regulation and what makes primitive reflexes a barrier to normal development when they fail to integrate naturally. Dr Omer has the ability to explain complex concepts in a simple and visual way that makes perfect sense.
So refreshing and informative!
What a breath of fresh air and such a pioneering Mum! It's fabulous to hear about such a wide range of strategies, therapies and ideas all in one place. I also have her book, which I highly recommend. It's so uplifting to hear what amazing progress can be made with various therapies which all help from different angles. What I also love is the fact that these podcasts are so succinct and easy to fit in during your day. I'm afraid I do tend to switch off to other overly-long podcasts which go on for an hour or so. Thoroughly recommend!
Fantastic interviews by Dana, she has asked smart questions and seems to really listen to the people she is interviewing. Really useful for parents, proffesionals and any individuals interested in her topics.