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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, 51 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.

    111: The Intersection between Twice Exceptional and Executive Functioning with Lolly Nelson (On Air-Coaching Call)

    111: The Intersection between Twice Exceptional and Executive Functioning with Lolly Nelson (On Air-Coaching Call)

    Today, Rachel & Steph welcome fellow educational therapist Lolly Nelson for an on-air coaching call. They dig into a challenging case on her caseload. Johnny, a 6th grader who’s twice-exceptional with a high IQ & ADHD. They talk to Lolly about some new tips and tricks of calendaring that they’ve never shared before, managing expectations through parent coaching and realistic goals, how to think about a learner who isn’t an accurate reporter of their day and how to pick battles that will get you closer to your goals.

    Lolly Contact: bendeducationaltherapy@bendbroadband.com

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    How to connect with us:Join our FB GroupJoin our e-mail listRachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group websiteSteph’s My Ed Therapist website @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    Other episodes mentioned:Ep 37: How Educational Therapy WorksEp 79: The 4 excuses kids have for not calendaring (Executive Function Series)Ep 41: The One Thing We Wish Learners Wouldn't Do Ep 109: Learning About Learning with Dr. Rishi Sriram

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    110: Why we can’t Ignore Math Vocabulary (Math Series)

    110: Why we can’t Ignore Math Vocabulary (Math Series)

    Today Rachel & Steph dig into math vocabulary and how “ignoring” it by omission in the early learning years of learners often is part of the reason learners are so resistant to math as they grow. Rachel coaches today on why it’s so important to think about math vocabulary early and often. Rachel & Steph offer up some ideas and strategies on how to highlight math vocabulary for learners.

    Support us on Patreon:

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    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, @myedtherapistOther episodes mentioned:

    Ep 11: Math is a Four Letter Word

    Ep 45: Word Problems

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

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

    Ep 41: The One Thing We Wish Learners Wouldn't Do 

    Ep 109: Learning About Learning with Dr. Rishi Sriram110: Why we can't Ignore Math Vocabulary (Math Series)

    Ep 87: Why Every Learner Needs a Living Strategies Document (Educational Therapy Series) 

     

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    109: Learning About Learning with Dr. Rishi Sriram (Author Series)

    109: Learning About Learning with Dr. Rishi Sriram (Author Series)

    Rachel & Steph welcome Dr. Rishi Sriram from Baylor University to the podcast. In this episode, they chat with Dr. Sriram about how learning occurs in the brain, how important and normal forgetting is to learning and the importance of interleaving, spacing and mindfulness. They have an amazing conversation about how essential productive struggle is to learning as a whole. Dr. Sriram also shares some fantastic tangibles--things we can immediately do impact the lives of the learners in our practices. He also shares some thoughts he and his wife have developed on parenting with high expectations while not linking their kids self-esteem to their learning.

    https://www.edutopia.org/article/neuroscience-behind-productive-struggle

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    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/learnsmarterpodcast

    How to connect with us:Join our FB GroupJoin our e-mail listRachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group websiteSteph’s My Ed Therapist website @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    Other episodes mentioned:Ep 03: The Do’s and Don’ts of StudyingEp 04: Creating a Study PlanEp 57: How to Create Free Time while Maintaining Grades and Minimizing Anxiety with Nikki 

    • 48 min
    108: Feeling Time: Part 2 (Executive Function Series)

    108: Feeling Time: Part 2 (Executive Function Series)

    Rachel & Steph continue the conversation from episode 104. In this episode, they chat about several strategies that work to increase awareness of time. They dig deep into the differences between kids who feel time quickly and learners who feel time slower.

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    How to connect with us:Join our FB GroupJoin our e-mail listRachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group websiteSteph’s My Ed Therapist website @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    Other episodes mentioned:EP 104: Feeling Time: Part 1 (Executive Function Series)Ep 37: How Educational Therapy Works

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    107: Psychotherapy Expectations with Barrie Sueskind, LMFT (Local Professionals Series)

    107: Psychotherapy Expectations with Barrie Sueskind, LMFT (Local Professionals Series)

    Connect with Barrie:

    https://www.barriesueskindtherapy.com

    https://www.instagram.com/psycho_therapist_confessions/

    https://m.facebook.com/BarrieSueskindTherapy/

     

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    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

    • 30 min
    106: Parenting Very Different Learners with Janice (On-Air Coaching Call Series)

    106: Parenting Very Different Learners with Janice (On-Air Coaching Call Series)

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    How to connect with us:







    Join our FB GroupJoin our e-mail listRachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group websiteSteph’s My Ed Therapist website @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist







    Other episodes mentioned:Ep 94: The Business of Educational TherapyEP 103: Youtube Learning with Mr. DeMaio (Author Series)Ep 32: Our Favorite Apps and Games of 2018Ep 64: Steph's Favorite Math Apps & Games for Elementary (Math Series)Ep 80: Steph's Favorite Middle/High School Math Games (Math Series)Ep 19: Steph’s Top Games and Apps (Reading Series)

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51 Ratings

51 Ratings

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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!

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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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