37 episodes

Welcome, I am so glad you have joined in today as we take a deep dive into all things Educate to Advocate! Growing up with undiagnosed dyslexia, as a mother of a child with dyslexia, and as an occupational therapist working with hundreds of children with dyslexia, through the Dyslexia Center of Tulsa, the Educate to Advocate Podcast was born. My mission, it’s simple! It is to create a safe space to explore the lived experiences of learning differences that go beyond the classroom for parents, teachers, therapists, and everyone in between. You are not alone! Understanding the tears and celebrating the wins from my heart to your home. Production by Citizens of Sound

Educate to Advocate Educate to Advocate

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Welcome, I am so glad you have joined in today as we take a deep dive into all things Educate to Advocate! Growing up with undiagnosed dyslexia, as a mother of a child with dyslexia, and as an occupational therapist working with hundreds of children with dyslexia, through the Dyslexia Center of Tulsa, the Educate to Advocate Podcast was born. My mission, it’s simple! It is to create a safe space to explore the lived experiences of learning differences that go beyond the classroom for parents, teachers, therapists, and everyone in between. You are not alone! Understanding the tears and celebrating the wins from my heart to your home. Production by Citizens of Sound

    Overcoming Trauma with Jessica Heavin

    Overcoming Trauma with Jessica Heavin

    *Disclosure- The OvercomingTrauma episode may trigger unanticipated feelings as it explores trauma intervention. Listen with care.

    Jessica Heavin, Licensed Professional Counselor unpacks the complex trauma support role when working with a child, teen or adult. Learn how to plant the seed of good intention, good timing, professional crisis intervention or trauma resolution. 

    Guest: Jessica Heavin, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management

    • 22 min
    Happiness In This Perfect Imperfect Universe

    Happiness In This Perfect Imperfect Universe

    Guest: Meredith Walton Waddel, Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, BS in Secondary English Education
    Happiness! We seek it, chase it, and just know it is right around the corner. As the world continues to move at a fast pace with information coming at us at a rate much faster than we can process, mental wellness is a rising concern. How do children find happiness? It starts with the adults in their life. Meredith Waddel shares highlights from the 4-year comprehensive Health and Wellness curriculum she developed for school age children on intentional practice to achieve lifelong sustainable happiness. Meredith shares real life applications of the five pillars: relationships, kindness, gratitude, physical body, quiet and gratitude you can use today. Discover your happiness and the happiness in a child.

    • 30 min
    Neurodiversity and Adulthood

    Neurodiversity and Adulthood

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    Guest: Kassie Allison, MOT,OTR/L Owner Greenhouse Pediatric Therapy
    Kassie Allison, MOT, OTR/L is back as we take a deeper dive understanding neurodiversity and how it unfolds as a child becomes an adult. Understanding what it looks like and what it is not Kassie guides us through what support can look like when working with an adult who does day-to-day with neurodiversity.

    • 27 min
    Learning with Trauma

    Learning with Trauma

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    Guest: Jessica Heavin, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management
    *Disclosure- The Learning With Trauma episode may trigger unanticipated feelings as it explores examples of trauma. Listen with care.

    What is trauma? How is trauma internalized? Could trauma impact children more because they have less control or power? Hard questions. Candid conversation. Join us as Jessica Heavin, Licensed Professional Counselor explores all of these questions and how trauma can impact learning. Why? Because it it may be the root cause of your child's learning differences.

    • 28 min
    Eat Well. Think Well. Be Well.

    Eat Well. Think Well. Be Well.

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    A dinner plate for breakfast? Why not! Get the breakdown on nutrition, brain inflammation, and how sugar crashes impact how your kiddo learns. Grab a notepad as you will not want to miss the big take-aways to make mealtimes easier, more enjoyable and healthier with tips from parenting coach Alisha Alessi Barnes. Tune in and feel confident that you know how you can set up your children to be at their best each and everyday!  

    • 24 min
    Find Another Way with Sean Lewis

    Find Another Way with Sean Lewis

    Educate to Advocate –
    In this heartwarming episode Sean dismantles stereotypical beliefs of disability into extraordinary abilities. Touching on happiness as a choice, understanding everyone's experience is different and we are more alike than different it is guaranteed you will leave this podcast a changed person.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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I can't suggest this podcast enough. Dr. Penny Stack and April Tate are great hosts and very informative in the sapce of health education.