196 episodes

Learn Smarter: the Educational Therapy Podcast is your go-to resource for the parents and teachers of students with different learning needs. We are two educational therapists who are committed to helping parents and educators find easy, simple and FUN ways of supporting learners. We’ll be covering everything from executive functioning to games to feelings to tricks of the trade. Join us on this journey to support your complex and diverse kids.

Learn Smarter Podcast Rachel Kapp and Stephanie Pitts- Educational Therapists

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

Learn Smarter: the Educational Therapy Podcast is your go-to resource for the parents and teachers of students with different learning needs. We are two educational therapists who are committed to helping parents and educators find easy, simple and FUN ways of supporting learners. We’ll be covering everything from executive functioning to games to feelings to tricks of the trade. Join us on this journey to support your complex and diverse kids.

    191: The Why and How of Informal Assessment with Katie Nolan (Educational Therapy Series)

    191: The Why and How of Informal Assessment with Katie Nolan (Educational Therapy Series)

    Rachel and Stephanie welcome back Katie Nolan, the Clinical Director of Kapp Educational Therapy Group. Katie breaks down why she loves formal AND informal assessment. She also explains how intentional informal assessments are flexible tools for progress monitoring, leading to more questions and increased curiosity. Informal assessment also highlights resilience and tolerance levels.

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    Ep 134: Learn Smarter Pro

    Ep 185: Announcements and Updates

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    Other episodes mentioned:

    Ep 95: Comprehension Strategies & Tools with Katie Cadigan (Local Professionals Series)

    Ep 127: Understanding Vision with Developmental Optometrist Dr. Elise Brisco (Local Professionals Series)

    Ep 145: Auditory Processing with Dr. Bea Braun (Professionals Series) 

    Ep 187: Steph's Favorite Games of 2021

    Ep 19: Steph’s Top Games and Apps (Reading Series)

    Ep 64: Steph's Favorite Math Apps & Games for Elementary 

    Ep 80: Steph's Favorite Middle/High School Math Games (Math Series)

    Ep 32: Our Favorite Apps and Games of 2018

    Ep 139: Social Emotional Games with Tara Eddy (Professionals Series)

    • 42 min
    190: Emotionally Charged Task Avoidance (Educational Therapy Series)

    190: Emotionally Charged Task Avoidance (Educational Therapy Series)

    The learners that Rachel and Steph work with at Kapp Educational Therapy Group and My Ed Therapist ALL have some emotional response to tasks that they avoid. Rachel and Steph dig into this–they talk about what it means, what it looks like, how to figure it out through getting curious, and some examples from their own experiences. 

     

    Learn Smarter Pro is back! Listen to find out more and apply here. Program begins February 1, 2022.

    Ep 134: Learn Smarter Pro

    Ep 185: Announcements and Updates

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    How to connect with us:

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    Rachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group website

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    @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    • 19 min
    189: How to Set the Stage for Success

    189: How to Set the Stage for Success

    Ever wonder what Rachel and Stephanie think about at moments of transition? In this episode, they discuss what they do with clients at the start of a new semester or school year and share their principles for establishing success. 

     

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    Ep 134: Learn Smarter Pro

    Ep 185: Announcements and Updates

    Support us on Patreon:

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    How to connect with us:

    Join our FB Group

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    Rachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group website

    Steph’s My Ed Therapist website 

    @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    Other episodes mentioned: 

    Ep 16: Why Does Your Backpack Look Like That?

    Ep 38: How to set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

    Ep 44:  School Partnership & Comprehension Strategies with Evelize Ramos 

    Ep 129: Parent Coach Cheryl Hersh and the Ground Rules Playbook for Parenting (Parenting Series)

    Ep 136: Creating a Check-in/Check-Out of Work System (Executive Function Series)

    Ep 179: Classic ADHD: Avoidance and Lies with Annie (Success Stories)

    • 18 min
    188: Happy New Year

    188: Happy New Year

    Rachel & Steph take the time to share a quick message of appreciation and some well wishes for all Smarties.

    Learn Smarter Pro is coming back! Listen to find out more and join the waitlist here.

    Ep 134: Learn Smarter Pro

    Ep 185: Announcements and Updates

    Support us on Patreon:

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    How to connect with us:

    Join our FB Group

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    Rachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group website

    Steph’s My Ed Therapist website 

    @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    • 57 sec
    187: Steph’s Favorite Games of 2021

    187: Steph’s Favorite Games of 2021

    It’s that time of year again! Stephanie shares her favorite games of 2021. If you’re on our email list, you already received her list in a freebie! If you’re not on the Learn Smarter email list, what are you waiting for? Join us on our website  www.learnsmarterpodcast.com.

    Learn Smarter Pro is coming back! Listen to find out more and join the waitlist here.

    Ep 134: Learn Smarter Pro

    Ep 185: Announcements and Updates

    Support us on Patreon:

    https://www.patreon.com/learnsmarterpodcast

    How to connect with us:

    Join our FB Group

    Join our e-mail list

    Rachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group website

    Steph’s My Ed Therapist website 

    @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    Other episodes mentioned:

    Ep 19: Steph’s Top Games and Apps (Reading Series)

    Ep 32: Our Favorite Apps and Games of 2018

    Ep 64: Steph's Favorite Math Apps & Games for Elementary 

    Ep 80: Steph's Favorite Middle/High School Math Games (Math Series)

     

    • 15 min
    186: All or Nothing Brain (Executive Function Series)

    186: All or Nothing Brain (Executive Function Series)

    Understanding the “all or nothing brain” can be critical for learners. Rachel & Steph talk about what an “all or nothing brain” is, how it shows up in learning, school, and life. They discuss real world examples and why it is so important to understand the choices being made.

    Support us on Patreon:

    https://www.patreon.com/learnsmarterpodcast

    How to connect with us:

    Join our FB Group

    Join our e-mail list

    Rachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group website

    Steph’s My Ed Therapist website 

    @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    Other episodes mentioned:

    Ep 82: Understanding Kids who are Rigid (Educational Therapy Series)

    Ep 83: How To Help Kids who are Rigid (Educational Therapy Series)

    Ep 166: How Time Perception Impacts Learners with Dr. Ellen Braaten (Author Series)

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Judy-UD ,

Brava!

Stephanie and Rachel are doing such important work and they are doing it with intelligence, empathy, flexibility, and playfulness! You are the oasis in our learning desert. Thank you!
Judith Herring

JPS364 ,

Game changer!

This podcast has been such an amazing source of knowledgeable information as we navigate school & COVID-homeschool with our kids. I don’t know what I’d do without Rachel & Stephanie!

Followerofx ,

Thank You!

I love hearing your podcast on the way to work and applying what you share that same day with my students! Today it’s about my slow processors. I’d love more info on the colored timer but don’t see a link in the show notes. Thanks!

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