25 episodes

Elim Thriving is a disability-focused podcast produced by Elim Christian Service's Learning program! We’re here to connect you with information & resources that promote thriving. Our goal is to see you and the individuals with disabilities that you support thriving together in community.

Elim Thriving Elim Learning

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Elim Thriving is a disability-focused podcast produced by Elim Christian Service's Learning program! We’re here to connect you with information & resources that promote thriving. Our goal is to see you and the individuals with disabilities that you support thriving together in community.

    Listen to how I communicate with Emily Paluch

    Listen to how I communicate with Emily Paluch

    Nick sits down with Elim teacher Emily Paluch to dive deep into the strategies she uses in her classroom to connect and communicate with students. They discuss picking up non-verbal cues, AAC devices, and the power of families. If you have a person in your life who utilizes augmentative and alternative communication, this episode is worth a listen!Nick sits down with Elim teacher Emily Paluch to dive deep into the strategies she uses in her classroom to connect and communicate with students. They discuss picking up non-verbal cues, AAC devices, and the power of families. If you have a person in your life who utilizes augmentative and alternative communication, this episode is worth a listen!Nick sits down with Elim teacher Emily Paluch to dive deep into the strategies she uses in her classroom to connect and communicate with students. They discuss picking up non-verbal cues, AAC devices, and the power of families. If you have a person in your life who utilizes augmentative and alternative communication, this episode is worth a listen!Nick sits down with Elim teacher Emily Paluch to dive deep into the strategies she uses in her classroom to connect and communicate with students. They discuss picking up non-verbal cues, AAC devices, and the power of families. If you have a person in your life who utilizes augmentative and alternative communication, this episode is worth a listen!

    Questions? Comments? Email elim.thriving@elimcs.org to connect with Nick and Emily!

    • 23 min
    Why Our Students Need SEL with Noelle Hirsch

    Why Our Students Need SEL with Noelle Hirsch

    What is SEL and why is it so important for students at Elim? Nick sits down with Elim Social Worker Noelle Hirsch to discuss why students need social-emotional learning, and how educators in the Crossroads and Bridges programs help students understand this vitally important life skill.



    Questions? Comments? Email elim.thriving@elimcs.org to connect with Nick and Noelle!

    • 34 min
    Looking Deeper into the WHY with Ashley Barlow

    Looking Deeper into the WHY with Ashley Barlow

    Why do you do what do you? It's important for educators, parents, and advocates of individuals with disabilities to have a strong link to their why. In this special collaboration episode, Nick sits down with Special Education Lawyer, advocate, parent, and former teacher Ashley Barlow to look deeper into our motivations and driving force behind the work that we do.

    Links to Ashley's website and podcast can be found here:

    Ashley Barlow Co Website

    Ashley Barlow Co Podcast

    Questions? Comments? Email elim.thriving@elimcs.org to connect with Nick and Ashley!

    • 43 min
    Why Do They Do That? with Author Sandy Sotzen

    Why Do They Do That? with Author Sandy Sotzen

    Ever wonder why people may act different, perhaps even funny, out in public? Author and Special Educator Sandy Sotzen wrote a book to answer that specific question! She sat down with Nick to discuss Why Do They Do That? and all that went into creating a book that is informative to both children and adults. If you've ever wondered "Why do they do that?" this is the episode for you!

    Links to Sandy's books can be found here:

    Amazon

    Storybook Genius Publishing

    Questions? Comments? Email elim.thriving@elimcs.org to connect with Nick and Sandy!

    • 36 min
    All About the Brain part 2 with Dr. Bradley Heit

    All About the Brain part 2 with Dr. Bradley Heit

    Nick and Bradley finish their conversation on how the brain works and it's implications for students with special needs. 

    Listen to All About the Brain part 1 here

    Questions? Comments? Email Elim.Thriving@elimcs.org



    #sped #educhat #neuroscience #brain #neuroplasticity #teaching

    • 21 min
    All About the Brain with Dr. Bradley Heit

    All About the Brain with Dr. Bradley Heit

    Nick sits down with Neuroscientist Dr. Bradley Heit to talk all about the brain and how it works in relation to students with special needs. Topics discussed include:


    Bradley’s background
    The different parts of the brain
    Interconnectedness in the brain
    Neuroscience’s Executive Functioning
    How the brain sends signals to our body
    The frontal cortex’s processing
    The reptilian brain/limbic system
    What disabilities physically look like in the brain
    How the connections within the brain impact students with disabilities
    The brain is like a computer
    Neurogenesis and the creation of new neurons

    Questions? Comments? Email elim.thriving@elimcs.org to connect!



    #sped #educhat #neuroscience #brain #neuroplasticity #teaching

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Education