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Navigating the world of special education, communication delays and learning differences can be a challenge. Tune in twice a month to hear Stephanie Landis and Meredith Krimmel, two speech-language pathologists at The Parish School in Houston, Texas interview guests from parents to industry professionals with the goal of providing guidance, insight and hope to those touched by children who are differently wired. Each episode will cover a different topic related to education or child development. Whether you’re the parent or caregiver of a neurodiverse child who has autism, a speech-language delay or a learning disability, or you’re an educator who works with special needs children, this show is for you.

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Navigating the world of special education, communication delays and learning differences can be a challenge. Tune in twice a month to hear Stephanie Landis and Meredith Krimmel, two speech-language pathologists at The Parish School in Houston, Texas interview guests from parents to industry professionals with the goal of providing guidance, insight and hope to those touched by children who are differently wired. Each episode will cover a different topic related to education or child development. Whether you’re the parent or caregiver of a neurodiverse child who has autism, a speech-language delay or a learning disability, or you’re an educator who works with special needs children, this show is for you.

    Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT : Multisensory Math | Season 6, Episode 8

    Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT : Multisensory Math | Season 6, Episode 8

    In this episode we speak with dyslexia specialist, Marilyn Zecher, MA, CALT, about using her expertise and experience as a Certified Academic Language Therapist to teach mathematics. During the episode, Marilyn explains what it means to teach using a “multisensory approach”, discusses the intersection of language and mathematics and talks about why it is so important to use real world, hands-on learning experiences. She also gives parents and teachers specific multisensory activities they imp...

    • 53 min
    Dr. Michele Joseph: Supporting Neurodiverse Students into Young Adulthood | Season 6, Episode 7

    Dr. Michele Joseph: Supporting Neurodiverse Students into Young Adulthood | Season 6, Episode 7

    In this episode Stephanie speaks with Dr. Michele Joseph, Head of School at Gateway Academy about supporting high school students as they transition into young adulthood. Gateway Academy is a private school in Houston, Texas that serves 6th-12th grade students with academic and social challenges. Through their programming, Gateway supports students on their path to employment, college, and life beyond high school. Throughout her years in education, Michele has found teaching and addressing sp...

    • 47 min
    Elizabeth Elder: Finding Community and Support | Season 6, Episode 6

    Elizabeth Elder: Finding Community and Support | Season 6, Episode 6

    In this episode we speak with Elizabeth Elder about finding a community and support system as a mother of children with special needs. Elizabeth is the founder of Steel Magnolia Moms, a Houston based support group for Mothers of children with special needs. Steel Magnolia Moms offers a variety of programs, events, and an online community designed to share knowledge, resources and, most importantly, encourage moms to find themselves again. Throughout the episode Elizabeth discusses her journey...

    • 34 min
    Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo: Using Conscious Discipline at Home | Season 6, Episode 5

    Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo: Using Conscious Discipline at Home | Season 6, Episode 5

    In this episode Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo, former special education teacher and Conscious Discipline Master Instructor, discusses the positive impact of using Conscious Discipline at home and in her classroom. Elizabeth highlights the changes she implemented in her classroom and home that had the greatest impact as well as which elements of conscious discipline she started with and why. She also gives advice on what she recommends parents begin with at home. Throughout the episode, Elizabeth c...

    • 53 min
    Ash Brandin: Managing Screen Time | Season 6, Episode 4

    Ash Brandin: Managing Screen Time | Season 6, Episode 4

    Screens are becoming increasingly interwoven into our children’s everyday lives. Unfortunately, a lot of the information around screen usage is either contradictory, vague, or rooted in extremes. This can leave parents confused, frustrated, or feeling guilty as they navigate screen usage for their family. In this episode, educator Ash Brandin (@TheGamerEducator) gives tips and information to help families make screens work for everyone. They provide ways for parents to reframe their thinking ...

    • 47 min
    Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP: Strategies to Support Executive Functioning | Season 6, Episode 3

    Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP: Strategies to Support Executive Functioning | Season 6, Episode 3

    In this episode we sit down with Speech-Language Pathologist and executive functioning expert, Sarah Ward to discuss strategies to support the development of executive functions at home and school. Sarah starts off by giving a brief overview of what “executive functioning” means in everyday life then jumps into practical and effective ways parents, caregivers, teachers, and therapists can support students as they develop these skills. Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP is the Co-Director of Cogniti...

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Htown mom ,

Such a gem!!!

I’m only 20 min into the episode with Kimberly Harrison and I am at a loss of words how to describe how amazing this lady is. So much valuable information. Thank you so much for putting such valuable content out there 💕

dc08469 ,

Very informative

I would recommend this podcast to any educators or students who would want to learn more about special education, learning differences, or communication delays. This podcast is run bu two speech-language pathologists who interview guests that provide hope, guidance, and insight on topics related to child development or special education.
The episode I listened to was season 2, episode 1 “Autism Spectrum Disorder 101” there were two things that stuck out to me as being beneficial to know and understand. The first point were things to look out for his being red flags along with how to consult your concerns. If you see any of these things happening with the child and it is concerning to you one of the tips Dr. Guttentag gave is to document any specific actions that are concerning and take them to the pediatrician to discuss. The second point I thought was beneficial was what to expect during an evaluation. I thought this was important to address because a lot of parents get nervous when they are put in a situation that is unfamiliar to them. There’s many more questions and topics discussed about ASD in this podcast that are very informational and detailed that allow listeners to understand how to help and provide the best care for children with autism spectrum disorder.
I enjoyed this podcast because it gave me insight on what a parent may go through when having concerns about their child’s development. It really gives you a lot of information on where to start, where to go, who to talk to you, and what you can expect leading up to the diagnosis of autism.

karleighpagel ,

At-Home Sensory-Based Play Activities with Julie Friedman

Rating: 4 stars
“At-Home Sensory-Based Play Activities with Julie Friedman” discusses the options for sensory play and how it can benefit children. She has a company where she creates play-doh kits for people of all ages, specifically geared toward children. Her company started off just for her daughter who needed more sensory stimulation and it blossomed into a way bigger company. I was interested in this episode in particular because I struggle with sensory issues as well and wanted to explore Julie’s examples of at-home sensory activities and how they help children. She discussed sensory toys that help her daughter and how to continue improving as they grow up, such as by incorporating objects they are currently interested in (for example, adding paw patrol toys into the child’s play-doh). They also talked about how sensory activities can help children AND adults, which I thought was really interesting because no matter how old you are, you can benefit from sensory play and stimulation. They mentioned using a zen sandbox during a meeting at work, so sensory play can be beneficial in almost all scenarios. I think this podcast could’ve been made better if they discussed more types of sensory activities other than play-doh, but I did enjoy hearing about her business and how many people it has helped. At the end of the episode, they asked her what advice she could give and she said to let kids be kids and not to take life too seriously. It’s important to let loose and let children explore how sensory play can benefit them. All in all, this podcast was very informational and I would definitely listen to more of their episodes.

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