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Welcome to Learn with Dr. Emily, the podcast. Where parents and teachers come together for neurodivergent youth. I’m your host, Dr. Emily King, child psychologist and former school psychologist specializing in raising and teaching children and teens diagnosed with autism, ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities, and/or giftedness. Each week, I share my thoughts on a topic related to psychology, parenting, education, or parent-teacher collaboration, which you can read on my blog or listen here.

If you want to learn more about me and my online resources for parents and teachers, visit www.learnwithdremily.com. Let’s get started.

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    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

Welcome to Learn with Dr. Emily, the podcast. Where parents and teachers come together for neurodivergent youth. I’m your host, Dr. Emily King, child psychologist and former school psychologist specializing in raising and teaching children and teens diagnosed with autism, ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities, and/or giftedness. Each week, I share my thoughts on a topic related to psychology, parenting, education, or parent-teacher collaboration, which you can read on my blog or listen here.

If you want to learn more about me and my online resources for parents and teachers, visit www.learnwithdremily.com. Let’s get started.

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    Are You a Sober-Curious Parent?

    Are You a Sober-Curious Parent?

    Parenting is challenging. Add neurodivergence and a busy job to the mix, and sometimes (ok, often) you feel like you deserve that glass of wine. But does it make things better or worse? Are you a sober-curious parent?
    Today, Casey Davidson and Dr. Emily share their personal journeys of transitioning to sobriety, shedding light on the challenges of moderation and the addictive nature of alcohol. There are both physical and emotional benefits of reducing alcohol intake, but societal pressures around alcohol, particularly for women and mothers, can make even being sober-curious a challenge.
    So what can we do about it?
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    Casey Davidson is a sobriety coach for busy women, and the host of the Hello Someday Podcast.
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    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit learnwithdremily.substack.com.
    Learn with Dr. Emily is edited by Earfluence.

    Helpful ResourcesParent Workshops - https://learnwithdremily.substack.com/s/parent-workshopsProfessional Development - Bring Dr. Emily to Your School - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/schoolsFor Teachers - Regulation Roster and Reframing Behavior Worksheet - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/roster or https://www.learnwithdremily.com/reframingbehaviorParent Referral Tracker - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/tracker

    • 54 min
    Understanding Trauma at School w/ Dr. Lori Desautels

    Understanding Trauma at School w/ Dr. Lori Desautels

    On today’s podcast, Dr. Lori Desautels joins me to discuss how students experience trauma at school, and how we need to move away from traditional discipline approaches and towards promoting emotional regulation for students and educators. We dive into practical strategies in an effort to promote a positive learning environment for all students.
     
    This episode is for teachers wanting to better understand the emotional experience of their neurodivergent students as well as for parents wanting to know what to advocate for when collaborating with their child’s team.
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    Dr. Lori Desautels is an Assistant Professor at Butler University and author of several books, including Connections Over Compliance: Rewiring Our Perceptions of Discipline.
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    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit learnwithdremily.substack.com.
    Learn with Dr. Emily is edited by Earfluence.

    Helpful ResourcesParent Workshops - https://learnwithdremily.substack.com/s/parent-workshopsProfessional Development - Bring Dr. Emily to Your School - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/schoolsFor Teachers - Regulation Roster and Reframing Behavior Worksheet - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/roster or https://www.learnwithdremily.com/reframingbehaviorParent Referral Tracker - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/tracker

    • 44 min
    How NC is Empowering Autistic Professionals, with NCBCE's Caroline Sullivan

    How NC is Empowering Autistic Professionals, with NCBCE's Caroline Sullivan

    Much of the content on this podcast centers around raising neurodivergent kids. But what about when they become young adults?  How do we think about higher education options and entering the workforce?
    Today, North Carolina Business Committee for Education Executive Director Caroline Sullivan joins Dr. Emily to discuss the groundbreaking LiNC-IT program. Launched in 2018, LiNC-IT provides invaluable support for neurodivergent individuals in the workforce, offering job coaches, tailored training, and personalized assistance.
    Plus, Caroline and Dr. Emily discuss the challenges neurodivergent young adults face in higher education, and they highlight North Carolina's innovative programs that bridge the gap between education and employment for autistic individuals.
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    Caroline Sullivan is the executive director of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE), which is a business led education and workforce nonprofit in the office of the Governor. NCBCE focuses on promoting work based learning, providing professional development opportunities and closing the home / work connectivity gap for students.
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    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit learnwithdremily.substack.com.
    Learn with Dr. Emily is edited by Earfluence.

    Helpful ResourcesParent Workshops - https://learnwithdremily.substack.com/s/parent-workshopsProfessional Development - Bring Dr. Emily to Your School - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/schoolsFor Teachers - Regulation Roster and Reframing Behavior Worksheet - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/roster or https://www.learnwithdremily.com/reframingbehaviorParent Referral Tracker - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/tracker

    • 44 min
    The Regulated Classroom: Empowering Educators and Engaging Students, with Emily Daniels

    The Regulated Classroom: Empowering Educators and Engaging Students, with Emily Daniels

    How can educators cultivate a classroom environment that's the most conducive to learning?  What are the real secrets to a successful and regulated classroom?
    Today, Emily Daniels discusses the Regulated Classroom framework, which emphasizes practices like co-regulation, connectors, activators, settlers, and affirmations. By understanding behaviors through past experiences and utilizing Polyvagal theory, educators can create a regulated space that supports student well-being and engagement.
    Emily discusses how leveraging nostalgia, music, movement, and affirmations can create joyful and regulating experiences for all learners, including neurodivergent students. ---
    Emily Daniels is the author of The Regulated Classroom©, a framework that enables educators to cultivate conditions for felt safety in the classroom.---Sign up for Dr. Emily's weekly newsletter at www.learnwithdremily.com
    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit learnwithdremily.substack.com.
    Learn with Dr. Emily is edited by Earfluence.

    Helpful ResourcesParent Workshops - https://learnwithdremily.substack.com/s/parent-workshopsProfessional Development - Bring Dr. Emily to Your School - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/schoolsFor Teachers - Regulation Roster and Reframing Behavior Worksheet - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/roster or https://www.learnwithdremily.com/reframingbehaviorParent Referral Tracker - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/tracker

    • 52 min
    Juggling Aging Parents and Neurodivergent Children, with Edla Prevette

    Juggling Aging Parents and Neurodivergent Children, with Edla Prevette

    For everyone who's a parent of a neurodivergent child, you might be taking care of your aging parents as well. You're in a Sandwich Generation, and it's not easy to navigate setting boundaries, finding support outside your family, and prioritizing your own mental health.
    Today, Edla Prevette has some advice for navigating the complexities of this family dynamic.
    As a mental health counselor for over thirty years, Edla Prevette (instagram) has worked with neurodivergent children and their families as a therapist, consultant, and trainer. But currently, she is focusing her attention on the adults who are sandwiched between their kids' needs and the needs of their aging parents. ---Sign up for Dr. Emily's weekly newsletter at www.learnwithdremily.com
    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit learnwithdremily.substack.com.
    Learn with Dr. Emily is edited by Earfluence.

    Helpful ResourcesParent Workshops - https://learnwithdremily.substack.com/s/parent-workshopsProfessional Development - Bring Dr. Emily to Your School - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/schoolsFor Teachers - Regulation Roster and Reframing Behavior Worksheet - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/roster or https://www.learnwithdremily.com/reframingbehaviorParent Referral Tracker - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/tracker

    • 39 min
    Neurodiverging: PDA Day-to-Day: Parenting Pathological Demand Avoidance/ Pervasive Demand for Autonomy

    Neurodiverging: PDA Day-to-Day: Parenting Pathological Demand Avoidance/ Pervasive Demand for Autonomy

    Today we're sharing an episode from Neurodiverging with Danielle Sullivan. It's a super interesting conversation on PDA, an acronym for Pathological Demand Avoidance or Pervasive Demand for Autonomy. I enjoyed listening to this, and I think you will too!
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    Today host Danielle Sullivan discusses their experience parenting PDA children. Danielle has a child with pathological demand avoidance/ pervasive demand for autonomy and has unique experience as an adult autistic PDA-er themselves. Danielle describes what PDA is, why these behaviors show up in certain autistic folks, and gives some examples of parenting PDA for her child in everyday life.
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    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit learnwithdremily.substack.com.
    Learn with Dr. Emily is edited by Earfluence.

    Helpful ResourcesParent Workshops - https://learnwithdremily.substack.com/s/parent-workshopsProfessional Development - Bring Dr. Emily to Your School - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/schoolsFor Teachers - Regulation Roster and Reframing Behavior Worksheet - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/roster or https://www.learnwithdremily.com/reframingbehaviorParent Referral Tracker - https://www.learnwithdremily.com/tracker

    • 44 min

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