Hosted by behavior consultant and author Torri Wright, the See Beyond Behavior podcast aims to make sense of the complex and challenging world of behavior. Each episode delves into different behavioral topics, from parenting a child on the spectrum, to the ins-and-outs of trauma informed care. Torri imparts her own knowledge from over twenty years in the special education and behavior field, inviting those living with challenging behaviors themselves, families, educators, and professionals to join her in sharing their perspectives and experiences. We hope to bring new insight, strategies, and a place to collaborate, so we may all feel like we belong in a world of many differences. Learn more at behca.com
Creating a Loving Home as Foster Care Providers
Erin and his wife Lisa found themselves contemplating a life-changing decision. In this episode, Erin dives into their journey in becoming foster parents to two young children at a time in their lives they were finding a sense of normalcy within supporting a child with Williams Syndrome - a syndrome impacting both physical health and developmental aspects - as well as the challenges that come with becoming a new parent.
Meeting Basic Human Needs: COVID-19
Jessica Swain-Bradway is the executive director for NWPBIS (North West Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) and has a great deal to offer in the way of meeting basic needs at a time it is most critical. Jessica and Torri dive into a conversation about how to best support ourselves and one another during these unprecedented times. We also talk about the importance of relationship and connection between school supports and home.
End the Stigma: Autism and Cannabis
Torri interviews Rhonda Moeller, co-founder of the nonprofit organization WPA4A (Whole Plant Access for Autism). WPA4A is focused on educating families and medical cannabis industry professionals about the science behind & benefits of cannabis for autism. WPA4A has grown to be an amazing support group, giving a place for families to share access to information and connect on just about anything autism-related. Cannabis as medicine has the potential to raise the quality of life for everyone involved.
Inclusion Practices: building community
Torri interviews Jason Hobson, the Director of Student Services in Estacada, about his work & perspective around inclusion and creating a sense of community for families who often experience isolation. They discuss inclusion practices that Jason's district have implemented, and how this can increase the level of community collaboration involved in educational systems. It is through conversation that we can bring more awareness. Questions or comments? Contact Torri by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via LinkedIn
A Chat with the Founders of BEHCA
Learn more about the founders of BEHCA, Torri Wright & Michael Krol, as they talk about the development of BEHCA. This process opened their eyes to learning more about each other's worlds and fascinating discoveries of human behavior.
Michael and his team are the genius behind the application development. His attention to detail & level of care become evident in the user-friendly design.
Questions or comments? Contact Torri by email at email@example.com or via LinkedIn.
Shifting Perspectives on Poverty and Behavior
What are the links between generational poverty and human behavior? Throughout her career, Dr. Donna Beegle has worked hard to shift perspectives around poverty; urging everyone to look beyond the surface and understand there is a culture, system structures, and common variables, creating recurring barriers that keep people from pulling themselves out of poverty.
Questions or comments? Contact Torri at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @TorriWrightSPED
Sheryl Strum, LMFT
This is so good! Thank you for understanding the importance of being human to kids who haven’t experienced much positive humanity! I’ll definitely listen again and pass this on to my colleagues 😊👍🏻
As someone who has worked closely with individuals I found this See Beyond Behavior podcast informative and easy to listen to Torri does an excellent job explaining behavior without overwhelming the listeners with jargon. Her guests offer up deep insights learned throught their own experiences which makes the show that much more interesting. Definitely worth a listen.
This was really helpful in better understanding my son's behavior and how I can better engage with him. It really helped change my perspective on what is "bad behavior" vs. understanding what his behavior is actually telling us. Instead of getting angry I can pause, assess the situation, and once he's calm have a rational discussion.