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EXPLORING DIFFERENT BRAINS is a weekly interview show hosted by neurodiversity advocate Harold "Hackie" Reitman, MD., and presented by DifferentBrains.com. Join us as we speak with some of the most interesting people involved in autism, Asperger's, dyslexia, ADHD, OCD, down syndrome, and any condition that can be considered "neurodiverse." From doctors to judges, teachers to caregivers, scientists to advocates, parents to kids, neurodiverse to neurotypical, we want to tell any story that can offer insight into the difference in our brains.

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EXPLORING DIFFERENT BRAINS is a weekly interview show hosted by neurodiversity advocate Harold "Hackie" Reitman, MD., and presented by DifferentBrains.com. Join us as we speak with some of the most interesting people involved in autism, Asperger's, dyslexia, ADHD, OCD, down syndrome, and any condition that can be considered "neurodiverse." From doctors to judges, teachers to caregivers, scientists to advocates, parents to kids, neurodiverse to neurotypical, we want to tell any story that can offer insight into the difference in our brains.

    An Introduction to Stress Management, with Dr. Marsha D. Brown | EDB 194

    An Introduction to Stress Management, with Dr. Marsha D. Brown | EDB 194

    Dr. Marsha Brown covers basic stress management.

    (14 minutes) Dr. Marsha D. Brown is a Florida Licensed Psychologist with specializations in forensic and clinical psychology. She has extensive experience in the assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families across a variety of settings. Forensically, she conducts psychological evaluations in family, criminal, and civil court. Dr. Brown discusses some basic challenges people face with stress, and leads Dr. Hackie Reitman through a mindfulness session.

    For more about Dr. Marsha Brown: https://drmarshabrown.com/

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    • 14 min
    What is Sports Psychology? with Dr. Harold Shinitzky | EDB 193

    What is Sports Psychology? with Dr. Harold Shinitzky | EDB 193

    Dr. Harold Shinitzky covers the basics of sport psychology

    (28 minutes) Harold E. Shinitzky Psy. D. in a Licensed Psychologist with offices in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been helping to make a difference in the lives of others for nearly 25 years. He specializes in Sport Psychology and is a highly acclaimed and sought after Motivational Speaker. Dr. Shinitzky works with nationally ranked junior, collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes from every major association (PGA, NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL). He is also an author, and his latest book is “A Champion's Mindset: 15 Mental Conditioning Steps to Becoming a Champion Athlete”.

    For more about Dr. Shinitzky: http://drshinitzky.com/

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    • 28 min
    2019 in Review: Advice For Every Brain | EDB 192

    2019 in Review: Advice For Every Brain | EDB 192

    (14 minutes) In this annual two-part special episode we cover some of the highlights from of Exploring Different Brains in 2019. In this second part, we are going to hear from of the dedicated clinicians, specialists, educators, advocates, and change-makers working to improve the lives of those of us with Different Brains: Sandra Cumper (executive director of NAMI [National Alliance on Mental Illness] Broward), Ed Harrold (author, motivational speaker, inspirational, educator, and breathing expert ), Dr. Cholet Josue (psychiatrist, neuroscientist, physician, and author of the book “12 Unending Summers: Memoir of an Immigrant Child”), Flip Aguilera (holistic wellness coach), Dr. Marcie Ratner (world-leading neurotoxicologist and research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine), Dr. April J. Lisbon (autism coach/strategist/mom, school psychologist, and author), Herag Haleblian And Jessica Lee (co-founders of The Spectrum Works - and organization dedicated to helping people with autism find employment), Dr. Nancy Doyle (occupational psychologist, CEO and Founder of Genius Within CIC, and featured on A&E’s “The Employables”), and Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis (celebrated psychologist, REBT proponent, and adjunct professor at Columbia University).

    For more about the guests featured and their full interviews:

    Sandra Cumper
    https://namibroward.org/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/national-alliance-on-mental-illness-ending-the-stigma-with-sandra-cumper-m-s-edb-171/

    Ed Harrold
    https://www.edharrold.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/breathing-and-the-brain-with-ed-harrold-edb-187/

    Dr. Cholet Josue
    https://drjosue.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/keeping-your-brain-healthy-with-cholet-josue-m-d-edb-178/

    Flip Aguilera
    https://www.sweatnation.world/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/the-path-to-holistic-health-with-flip-aguilera-edb-185/

    Dr. Marcie Ratner
    http://www.neurotoxicants.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/neurotoxicants-neurodiversity-with-marcia-ratner-edb-162/

    Dr. April J. Lisbon
    http://www.advocacycoaching.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/the-journey-of-an-autism-mom-with-dr-april-j-lisbon-edb-183/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/supporting-autism-parents-with-dr-april-j-lisbon-edb-184/

    Herag Haleblian And Jessica Lee
    https://www.thespectrumworks.org/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/the-spectrum-works-with-herag-haleblian-and-jessica-lee-edb-156/

    Dr. Nancy Doyle
    https://geniuswithin.org/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/finding-the-genius-within-with-dr-nancy-doyle-of-aes-the-employables-edb-179/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/jobs-for-the-neurodivergent-with-dr-nancy-doyle-of-aes-the-employables-edb-180/

    Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis
    http://www.debbiejoffeellis.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/what-is-rebt-with-dr-debbie-joffe-ellis-edb-167/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/understanding-rebt-with-dr-debbie-joffe-ellis-edb-168/

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    • 12 min
    2019 in Review: The Wisdom of Self-Advocates | EDB 191

    2019 in Review: The Wisdom of Self-Advocates | EDB 191

    (14 minutes) In this annual two-part special episode we cover some of the highlights from of Exploring Different Brains in 2019. In this first part, we are going to hear from inspiring self-advocates we have featured: J. David Hall (autism self-advocate and NeuroGuides CEO & founder), Clay Moyle (author and brain injury survivor), William Manzanares IV (entrepreneur, author, and dyslexia self-advocate), Jo Ann Marianne (mental health self-advocate and board member of NAMI Broward), Kayla McKeon (the first Washington lobbyist with Down syndrome), Amy Gravino (certified autism specialist, autism self-advocate & consultant, and columnist), Jude Morrow (autism self-advocate and author of “Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad?”), Marcie Ciampi, M.Ed. (autism self-advocate, author, and educator), and Haley Moss (author, self-advocate, host of Spectrumly Speaking, and the first openly-autistic lawyer in Florida).

    For more about the guests featured and their full interviews:

    J. David Hall
    http://NeuroGuides.org/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/excelling-with-autism-featuring-j-david-hall-of-neuroguides-edb-176/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/neuroguides-helping-people-with-autism-succeed-with-j-david-hall-edb-175/

    Clay Moyle
    http://PrizeFightingBooks.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/my-bout-with-brain-injury-featuring-clay-moyle-edb-166/

    William Manzanares IV
    http://WillTalksBiz.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/success-with-dyslexia-with-william-manzanares-iv-edb-181/

    Jo Ann Marianne
    http://NAMIBroward.org/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/ending-corporate-mental-health-stigma-with-jo-ann-marianne-of-nami-broward-edb-174/

    Kayla McKeon
    http://KaylaMcKeon.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/the-groundbreaking-lobbyist-with-down-syndrome-featuring-kayla-mckeon-edb-159/

    Amy Gravino
    http://www.AmyGravino.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/what-parents-should-know-about-autism-sexuality-with-amy-gravino-edb-169/

    Jude Morrow
    http://JudeMorrow.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/fatherhood-on-the-autism-spectrum-with-irish-self-advocate-jude-morrow-edb-182/

    Marcie Ciampi, M.Ed
    http://MySpectrumSuite.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/everyday-aspergers-crafting-a-life-on-the-autism-spectrum-with-samantha-craft-edb-163/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/the-professional-advantage-of-neurodiversity-with-marcie-ciampi-m-ed-edb-164/

    Haley Moss
    http://HaleyMossArt.com/
    https://www.differentbrains.org/floridas-first-openly-autistic-lawyer-with-haley-moss-edb-160/

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    Supporting Autism Families, with Dr. Lina Moyano | EDB 190

    Supporting Autism Families, with Dr. Lina Moyano | EDB 190

    An interview with DIR/Floortime provider and autism specialist Dr. Lina Moyano

    (25 minutes) Dr. Moyano is specialist in serving children with regulation and communication disorders and their families. She has worked in the field of autism since 2005, and is a DIRFloortime® provider. Dr. Moyano is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida and received a Doctoral Degree in Special Education with a minor in Autism from Nova Southeastern University. She holds a degree of Master of Social Work from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Philosophy from Saint Thomas University.

    For more information about Dr. Moyano: http://crcautism.com/

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    • 24 min
    The Neurobiology of Socialization, with Stanford University’s Dr. Karen Parker | EDB 189

    The Neurobiology of Socialization, with Stanford University’s Dr. Karen Parker | EDB 189

    Dr. Karen Parker, director of the Social Neurosciences Research Program at Stanford University

    (25 mins) Dr. Parker is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University where she directs the Social Neurosciences Research Program as its principal investigator. Her research expertise is the biology of social functioning, with a particular interest in oxytocin and vasopressin signaling pathways. Her preclinical research program focuses on developing novel animal models; her clinical research program encompasses biomarker discovery and therapeutic testing in patients with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. She serves on the Editorial Board of Psychoneuroendocrinology, the scientific advisory board for the Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s Hospital, and on various national (e.g., NIH and NSF) and international (e.g., Medical Research Council) grant review committees. She discusses her research into the biological role of socialization, how her work may eventually lead to easier autism diagnoses, and the challenges to the scientific research community.

    For more information about Dr. Parker’s work, visit: http://parkerlab.stanford.edu/

    And take a look at this recent article about the Parker Lab's research: http://stanmed.stanford.edu/2019summer/kids-autism-connect-hormone-treatment-vasopressin.html

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