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Welcome to Let’s Talk About Super Special Kids and Cake the podcast for parents of children with special needs. During each Podcast Professor Rhea Paul Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim cover a topic of interest to parents and families of children with Special needs. They also answer questions sent to them by one of their listeners and they share their thoughts on some common misconceptions about interventions for children with special developmental delays and neurodevelopmental difficulties. Both Granny Rhea and Auntie Donia love cake! The eating cake for breakfast segment is all about the fun activities you can do at home with your super special kids. So make yourself a cup of tea, grab yourself a piece of cake, relax and enjoy the theme music composed by the New York Musician Marty Isenberg. This podcast was recorded live from the studios of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut and is brought to you by our book Let’s Talk: Navigating Communication Services and Supports for Your Young Child with ASD published by Paul H Brooks and available from Amazon.

Dr. Donia Fahim, Ph.D., Cert. MRCSLT (U.K.), A.K.A Auntie Donia, is a speech and language pathologist, an international educational consultant, and specializes in the treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and in development of curriculum and interventions for young children with special needs in countries with limited services. She is now based in London, and is the founder and director of Education and Therapeutic Spaces, Ltd. She lived in NYC for ten years (2008-2018) where she was a Consultant for the ASD Nest Project at New York University, and a Professor at Hunter College, where she was also Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Special Education Program from 2008 to 2013. She was also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Autism Friendly Spaces, Inc. (2010-2018) and developer of the first dual language ASD public school program in New York City. She is the co-author the books Let’s Talk with Professor Rhea Paul and she has authored several peer reviewed journals and chapters. She obtained her B.Sc., M.A and Ph.D. from the University of London. She is a certified member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Professor Rhea Paul, PhD., CCC-SLP: Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, (AKA Granny Rhea) is Professor and Founding Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Sacred Heart University, author of over 100 refereed articles, 50 book chapters and 9 books. She serves as Editor for Language at the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. She received the Editor's Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology in 1996, and the Ritvo/Slifka Award for Innovative Clinical Research from the International Society for Autism Research. She has been a Fellow of ASHA since 1991, and received Honors of the Association in 2014.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8, 21 Ratings

Welcome to Let’s Talk About Super Special Kids and Cake the podcast for parents of children with special needs. During each Podcast Professor Rhea Paul Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim cover a topic of interest to parents and families of children with Special needs. They also answer questions sent to them by one of their listeners and they share their thoughts on some common misconceptions about interventions for children with special developmental delays and neurodevelopmental difficulties. Both Granny Rhea and Auntie Donia love cake! The eating cake for breakfast segment is all about the fun activities you can do at home with your super special kids. So make yourself a cup of tea, grab yourself a piece of cake, relax and enjoy the theme music composed by the New York Musician Marty Isenberg. This podcast was recorded live from the studios of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut and is brought to you by our book Let’s Talk: Navigating Communication Services and Supports for Your Young Child with ASD published by Paul H Brooks and available from Amazon.

Dr. Donia Fahim, Ph.D., Cert. MRCSLT (U.K.), A.K.A Auntie Donia, is a speech and language pathologist, an international educational consultant, and specializes in the treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and in development of curriculum and interventions for young children with special needs in countries with limited services. She is now based in London, and is the founder and director of Education and Therapeutic Spaces, Ltd. She lived in NYC for ten years (2008-2018) where she was a Consultant for the ASD Nest Project at New York University, and a Professor at Hunter College, where she was also Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Special Education Program from 2008 to 2013. She was also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Autism Friendly Spaces, Inc. (2010-2018) and developer of the first dual language ASD public school program in New York City. She is the co-author the books Let’s Talk with Professor Rhea Paul and she has authored several peer reviewed journals and chapters. She obtained her B.Sc., M.A and Ph.D. from the University of London. She is a certified member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Professor Rhea Paul, PhD., CCC-SLP: Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, (AKA Granny Rhea) is Professor and Founding Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Sacred Heart University, author of over 100 refereed articles, 50 book chapters and 9 books. She serves as Editor for Language at the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. She received the Editor's Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology in 1996, and the Ritvo/Slifka Award for Innovative Clinical Research from the International Society for Autism Research. She has been a Fellow of ASHA since 1991, and received Honors of the Association in 2014.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

NMMMAS ,

Inspiring

I love it!! Listening to this podcast is so inspiring in many ways. Parents (for both typical and non typical children) can pick up so many tips along the way.
You feel as if you are having coffee with Dr Rhea and Dr Donia, and learning so much about how to emotionally maneuver your daily challenges with your child. It also helps you understand that it’s ok to relax and enjoy your child’s learning process. The expertise of Dr Rhea and Dr Donia in this podcast is shared in a simpler , non medical way that allows a listener to focus on what is important rather than deciphering difficult medical terms.
So empowering ! Thank you!

moira slp ,

Valuable and informative podcast

As an SLP working with parents and early providers, Rhea and Donia provide insightful tips and strategies that are intuitive, helpful and based on years of experience in the field. I appreciate their overview of ASD, while also providing evidence-based information (and de-bunking myths). I will definitely tune in to future podcasts!

susanberk ,

So much useful information!

I loce that your episodes are full of good idea and tips for families. I talk a lot about using routines to build on language; thanks for reinforcing the idea that you don't necessarily need to do something different or more. Playing with our kids is just what they need.

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