Dana Latter a parent coach for autism and sensory integration an author of “Against The Odds and Mother of two children on the autistic spectrum. I’m here to answer questions related to all things sensory, parenting, self-care, nutrition, vision therapy, health and relaxation interviewing specialists in the field providing my honest views ,strategies and ideas for parents to implement into daily life.
Chat with Lauren Butcher about mindfulness for kids through play
In this chat I speak to Lauren Butcher about Mini-Mindfuls course and the concept of mindfulness and meditation for children, the benefits and the way she incorporates learning through play.
We also talk about stress relief for children and adults and the benefits we can expect from her course and from mindfulness in general.
Lauren found a way to reconnect to her child through mindfulness and play focusing on cognitive development and emotional regulation. she created a 12-Week Home Series all around charming Mindful Mates to help other parents to reconnect to their children through mindfulness and play.
Learn more about Lauren and her Mini-Minidfuls program
Chat with Sheila Frick OTR/L about sensory integration and auditory interventions
In this chat I talk to Sheila Frick the founder of Vital Links about sensory kids and auditory therapeutic listening, a program I attended more than 8 years ago which impacted my son's ability to focus, improved his speech and his motor skills, coordination and communication.
Sheila has well over 40 years of clinical experience, having worked in psychiatry, rehabilitation, and home health before specialising in paediatrics. Sheila expertise includes sensory processing dysfunction, sensory integration, and auditory interventions.
Sheila has explored the links between Sensory Integration and developmental movement patterns through auditory therapy, she keeps on training clinicians in her methods.
Her aim is to make these therapies accessible to all parents.
Chat with Afshan Tafler about Anger and emotions in the family and how to deal with them in the most effective way
In this facinating chat I talk to Afshan about emotions and how to help our children express a wider range of emotions that will help them through life.
We talk about the affect of breathing and relaxation techniques, 'Emotional Fitness' and why is it important to implement it in day to day life and the relationship between the emotions and behaviour..
Afshan has become a sought-after expert of emotional and “whole life” wellness for families and has been featured on multiple parenting shows, it was a pleasure talking to her.
Chat with Dr. Carla Adams about vision therapy and how can it help our kids.
In this interesting and very informative chat I talk to Dr. Carla Adams about vision therapy and the holistic approach behind it as many parents are not aware about the difference between sight and vision.
When your child is checked for sight and - there is no guarantee that their vision is impaired.
Behavioural and developmental optometrist Carla Adams left retail optometry to open her own practice and create an “alternative vision clinic.” Dr. Adams says she felt she could “do more to help patients” through neuro-visual rehabilitation and pediatric vision therapy rather than simply 20/20 eye testing.
“Eighty percent of patients coming through retail optometric outlets require only primary care optometry,” Dr. Adams says. “I wanted to help patients with special needs as well – people for whom primary care optometry is insufficient.”
But, after years in her own practice, Dr. Adams realized that, perhaps, therapy alone might not always be the most direct – and most rapid – approach to getting patients to their goals. “Therapy relies on compliance, and not all patients are diligent in adhering to prescribed therapy regimens,” she says.
Dr. Adams is training in applying the advanced neuro-optometric rehabilitation techniques practiced by the Mind-Eye team
Chat with Jackie De Vries about Neurofeedback and children on the autistic spectrum
Jackie de Vries is a certified neurotherapist and a licensed CMT.
She specializes in understanding the whole picture for each client and applying the most advantageous approaches for their situation. Jackie draws on her extensive experience with functional medicine, energy therapies, neurotherapy, sound therapy and vibroacoustic therapy to help each client maximize their potential.
Our chat focused on her experience with children on the autistic spectrum and neurofeedback treatment, what is it and how is it done using different modalities combining with other therapies at the same time.
Neurofeedback saved her life and as a result Jackie changed her focus to help children and adults in this fascinating field.
The brain is the most complex organ and changes are possible as for the plasticity of the brain and the therapies used.
Chat with Dr. Kyle Daigle about primitive reflexes and holistic approach helping children on the autistic spectrum
Listen to this eye opening chat with Dr. Kyle Daigle in which we discuss the importance of working on the primitive reflexes and helping children using multi sensory holistic approach.
Kyle is a chiropractor who utilizes a special treatment which combines multiple fields of science - from Chiropractic, Low Powered Lasers, Vibration Therapy, Physiotherapy, Applied Kinesiology, and Clinical Nutrition. His primary focus is to help his patients regain a sense of Neurological balance by making sure your muscles, joints, and spine are able to send signals throughout the spinal cord without “interference”.
The human brain is the most powerful organ we have in our body and it’s extremely sensitive to inflammation, injuries, nutritional deficiencies, as well as muscle imbalances. Dr. Daigle believes that if we can give the body its proper nutrients, the body will start to heal itself.
Dr. Daigle has worked with patients with numerous conditions such as traumatic Brain Injuries and children on the autistic spectrum.
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My Chat With Dana!
I recently did a podcast with Dana. The first time we talked l could tell she was a very caring, dedicated individual. She was so easy to chat with and made me feel at ease during the whole experience. :)