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Sue Larkey enlightens, and entertains with valuable insights into Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ODD and PDA. Covering strategies from the Early Years to Teens Years and Beyond. To learn more about teaching or understanding ASD please visit my websites below. Australian website: https://suelarkey.com.au Rest of the world: https://www.autismspectrumelearning.com/ Join Sue as she shares simple yet effective tips, supports and strategies on a range of topics including social skills, communicat ...
 
Autistic Flappy Hour is a podcast with an Autistic Angle. While there are a lot of amazing blogs written by autistic people, we noticed that there was a lack of podcasts. We like podcasts, so we decided to make our own!The aim of Autistic Flappy Hour is to offer one-hour episodes on autism-related subjects, viewed from an autistic angle with autistic hosts & guests with various opinions and lived experiences. We will be talking about major topics relating to autism and autistic life in order ...
 
This show is for anyone who is raising a child with neurological differences. Raising a child with autism and epilepsy like my daughter Remy, I have learned quite a few lessons about the special needs world and the evolution of growth as a mom. In this show, we discuss all of it. Parenting, marriage, the autism world, epilepsy world and everything in between. Welcome, I am so glad you stopped by
 
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Discussed in this episode Do you know kids who haven’t toilet trained like their peers? Getting kids out of nappies can be hard if you use traditional techniques. Do you want some strategies that work for kids with Autism Spectrum & Why they work. Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/kids-…
 
Discussed in this episode Are you Getting Ready for 2021? It is so important to start transition now! Do you want to know what I share? How I prepare students, staff, school etc? Watch my free transition webinar Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-90-tips-for-transition/ Join the …
 
Discussed in this episode Today on the podcast I have Kathy Hoopmann. Kathy has authored over 20 books on autism, ADHD and anxiety. Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-92-kathy-hoopman/ Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast https://www.facebook.com/groups/suelarkey…
 
Discussed in this episode Executive functioning refers to the part of your brain that organises, prioritises and regulates emotions. However, I prefer to refer to it as the ‘Air Traffic Control,’ as just like air traffic control has to manage thousands of planes on countless runways with perfect timing, students have to manage information and distr…
 
Psychologically verified sperg Jeremy and suspected sperg Sarah give advice with an ASD twist and otherwise shoot the shit. ---------- This episode, Sarah, Jeremy and Julian discuss the squalor of their youth, art remorse and poop words. ---------- If you have a question in need of advice send it to: spergingoutpod@gmail.com If you want to get your…
 
In this episode, we are going to be talking about how to let others care for your special needs child. The reason why this is an important topic is because as special needs moms, we wear all the hats. We take care of our children, the house, our marriage, other kids, work, cooking, cleaning, errands, doctor’s appointments, and the list goes on. I u…
 
Discussed in this episode ✅ 8 Ways Sue Can Help You Teach Students With Autism ✅ BONUS 9th Way to Help ✅ Why You Need to Implement These 9 Ways Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-87-8-ways-to-help-podcast/ Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast https://www.facebook…
 
Okay. I hear you. Hiring a babysitter is too expensive. No one can take care of your kids as well as you can. How could you trust someone or find the time to find someone? How do you know if they are treating your kids well when you aren't there? I get it and I hear you. These are things I used to tell myself. But I am doing this episode because I …
 
Discussed in this episode In this podcast Sue discusses Dietician Caitlin Arundale explains what food jagging is and why children stop eating food they previously loved How to reduce anxiety around food How do people decide if they need food therapy for their child What the SOS program is and how to implement it into your household Top Tips to redu…
 
On this Q&A episode of the podcast, I am responding to a question I got on Instagram that was really really good! It's all about how offended we are when we hear the R word. In the special needs arena, that is very hurtful. I have a lot of thoughts about this because it's something I’ve struggled with over the last few years, and I’ve finally come …
 
Discussed in this episode In this podcast Sue discusses ✅ How to Address your Biggest Challenge & What to do ✅ 3 Steps to Success ✅ Step 1: Ask Yourself “What is the worst thing that could happen if I try this strategy” ✅ Step 2: Write down what you are going to try or talk to someone about what you are planning to do. ✅ Step 3: Just do it! Read mo…
 
Discussed in this episode ✅ Dysgraphia and what it means ✅ Why You Should Use Pencil Grips ✅ Handy Handwriting Tips ✅ How to Use Spinning Tops and Stress Balls to Help Handwriting ✅ Why Kids Tire So Quickly ✅ Why Fine Motor Skills Requires a Whole Body Approach Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarke…
 
In this episode, it's going to be a little different. I have had the idea of adding a second episode a week. I get a lot of questions from people, a lot of questions that are really good and important to me and to the special needs community, so I really want to discuss them with all of you. In this episode, and for future Q&A's, I am just going to…
 
Discussed in this episode In this podcast Sue discusses >> Why Danuta wrote ‘I am Aspie Girl’ >> How to use the book ‘I am Aspie Girl’ to explain a diagnosis >> When is a good time to talk about a diagnosis >> Why diagnosis needs to be an ongoing conversation >> How girls on the spectrum mask and the impact of this >> How teachers should approach a…
 
Discussed in this episode Some Q & A and general information for Teachers Assistants or as I alike to call them my 'Angels'. Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-83-teacher-assistant-appreciation-week-q-a/ Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast https://www.facebook.c…
 
Today we are talking about acceptance. It is my biggest dream for every parent that has a child with special needs because what you can do with acceptance can change the world. You cannot be the best, most effective, and most loving parent until you get to this phase. The journey is you discovering what that purpose is. And I believe that your chil…
 
When my daughter Remy was diagnosed with autism, I had ALL the feels. I struggled and I felt alone. I didn’t know how I was going to be the kind of mother that Remy needed, and I didn't understand why she had special needs. How could God do this to a child? Why did God choose me? What did I do to deserve this? But I had SUCH a radical transformatio…
 
Discussed in this episode In this podcast Sue discusses ✅ Why children on the spectrum are often perfectionists ✅ What is a one-track mind ✅ The importance of teaching students that it is okay to make mistakes ✅ Different types of mistakes ✅ 11 ways to decrease frustration when making mistakes: how you can make a difference Read more about this pod…
 
Today’s topic is ALL about bargaining. The word bargaining is confusing for a lot of people, and whenever we talk about the stages of grief, we don't even know what it really is and want to move on to the “better” stages, because who needs bargaining? But it's one that will actually keep us stuck the longest. I don't think we even realize we are do…
 
This episode is a heavy topic, but I am really excited about it. It is about anger and grieving what your old ideas or thoughts were for your child. It is a previously recorded episode and it's one of the first one I've ever done. I wanted to play it because the discussion of the stages of grief still rings true for any mom or any parent who is pro…
 
Discussed in this episode Today I will be interviewing Chris Bonnello! Chris is an autistic former primary school teacher and author of the popular website Autistic Not Weird. When Chris was ten an educational pscyhologist came to assess him. It was 1995 so the professional psychologist wrote down "slightly odd personality" on his form and that's w…
 
This episode is about denial and it is one of THE most important episodes of this entire podcast. What I know now is that when you are raising a child with special needs, there is a part of you that has to die. And I know that sounds a little crazy, but raising a child with special needs requires you to change. It requires you to become a better ve…
 
Discussed in this episode ✅ Importance of literacy and reading ✅ How teaching literacy to all children is a life skill ✅ Where to start and what to do ✅ 9 top tips for reading ✅ What is Hyperlexia and what strategies to use Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-80-how-to-teach-readi…
 
Currently, I am going through a season of depression in my life. This is not a comfortable topic for me to talk about, but I realize how important and crucial this discussion is right now. I also know that one of the BEST ways to overcome it is to talk about it. So, that's what I am doing in this episode. This is just coming from my own experience …
 
Discussed in this episode Cooking! One of the best ways to Teach Everything from life skills, social skills, maths, science, english and more! Cooking is a daily activity for everyone. It is a wonderful activity to teach ALL ages and stages. Cooking is an activity families, schools, community groups - indeed anyone can do it, and it provides long t…
 
On this episode, I am talking with Sherilyn Toro who is an amazing mama of two kids. Her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was ten years old, and her son, Gabe, was recently diagnosed with Autism. She is so incredible and openly shares about her hopes and fears surrounding her son’s diagnosis, how important Early Intervention was…
 
Discussed in this episode Girls with ASD are often undiagnosed, because original diagnostic criteria have a boy bias. The criteria were created by actually examining mainly boys, and the girls can be very different. I think we all know ‘neuro-typical’ boys and girls are very different in their social, communication and behaviour. There are many cha…
 
I am speaking today with Heather Cadenhead, who is the incredible mama and home-school teacher of two boys. Her 8 year old son Milo is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum. Heather and her family have been on the autism journey for a few years now and she has learned a lot throughout her journey. She talks about finding resources for her son, getti…
 
Discussed in this episode Today I will be interviewing Beth Aune! Beth is a paediatric occupational therapist with over 22 years experience, which includes working in the Special Education department in many schools. This vast experience and knowledge shines through in her easy to read books which are jam packed with tips & strategies that you can …
 
This is a very different episode then the ones I’ve done in the past. I have had a lot on my mind and I wanted to share that with you. I believe that it really ties in to special needs parenting and has given me clarity about why I am even here, doing this podcast, and why I have such a passion to talk to parents with kids that have special needs. …
 
Psychologically verified sperg Jeremy and suspected sperg Sarah give advice with an ASD twist and otherwise shoot the shit. ---------- With shit-eating, drowning musicians and literally spanking a monkey, this episode of Sperg Out and Chill reveals just how truly sadistic Sarah, Jeremy and Julian are. Disclaimer: Sperging Out does not endorse anima…
 
I am so excited to have Stephanie Hanrahan on the podcast for this episode because she is so vulnerable and unafraid to talk about the hard areas of her life. She shares the personal story of having a husband with a chronic illness, what its really been like being a mom of two kids on the spectrum, and how she achieved success by opening up and una…
 
I am really excited about today’s episode because I am speaking with Valerie Brooks who is the mother of three kids, and currently a caretaker for her daughter Jess, an adult who is blind and has autism. People like Val and her daughter Jessica help me to see how amazing life can be, even when it is really hard. Val shares all of her struggles with…
 
In this episode, I am interviewing Nicole Gottesmann, who shares her powerful story of overcoming the tragedy and grief of losing her husband, her experience with getting an autism diagnosis for her son Gabe, dealing with breast cancer, and through it all, how she was able to find love again. Nicole's story is so beautiful and she is such an amazin…
 
Discussed in this episode Today I will be interviewing K.I. Al-Ghani. Kay is a lecturer in autism spectrum at the University of Brighton, Autism Transer, Specialist Teacher, Author of multiple books and most importantly, mother of a son wtih autism who will soon be 35! Kay is the author of many books but the one which most of you will know best is …
 
Discussed in this episode Today I will be interviewing Dean Beadle! Dean has toured the UK and the world for fifteen years as an autistic speaker and trainer. Dean is also a proud promoter of the autistic voice, encouraging and empowering other autistic people to share their experiences and insights too. I am a huge fan of Dean’s work and have tour…
 
In this episode, I am talking to Katie Poirier who was a former physician’s assistant and is now a stay-at-home mom to two kids under two. She talks about the birth of both of her children, Everett and Isla, Postpartum Depression, and her story about recently getting an autism diagnosis for her first child, Everett. It is an amazing conversation ab…
 
In this episode, I am interviewing Andrea Andrade who is the mother of 3 children, ages 22, 18, and 16. Her middle child, Teddy, was diagnosed with autism when he was just 2 years old, so she has almost 17 years of experience of being an autism mom. She talks about receiving an autism diagnosis, motherhood, raising three children, self-care, having…
 
Discussed in this episode Today I will be interviewing Yenn Purkis. Yenn is an autistic author, speaker and advocate. Yenn is an avid writer not only writing fabulous books but also has a wonderful blog (check it out here). Yenn has authored numerous books covering everything from Women with AS, Mental Health, Education and more which are all avail…
 
So, this week I intended to put out a different podcast episode, but it just didn’t feel right. There are so many things going on in our world right now that it felt like it was important to address what is happening. The two big controversial topics that are discussed in this episode are the racism and injustice surrounding the story of George Flo…
 
Discussed in this episode In this Podcast Sue discusses ✅ Complexity of returning to school for neurodiverse students ✅ The Social Anxiety many children/students are experiencing and what to do ✅ Why social skills needs to be taught to whole class, whole family & why only teaching the neurodiverse child only is a flawed model ✅ What to do - Top 10 …
 
Discussed in this episode This week I have interviewed Robyn Steward, an autistic author, who has written one of my favourite puberty books ever “The Autism Friendly Guide to Periods”. Don’t stop reading if you have a son or teach a boy! They need to learn about Periods too. Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below su…
 
Download my free guide. 11 areas to focus on after an autism diagnosis ASDparenting.com/autism I got a DM asking me how I have such peace with Remy doing ABA right now with the COVID crisis still happening. I decided to record an episode on how I have that peace. I give you steps for you to take to create that peace too. Don't forget to subscribe t…
 
Discussed in this episode In this episode I am interviewing Lauren Brukner, her bestselling emotional regulation series contains four books providing awesome strategies to help children stay in control and keep calm!. Hope you all enjoy!! In my interview with Lauren we discuss: ✅ Lauren's four ways of labelling our feelings ✅ Different stages on La…
 
Today, we are finishing up the topic about 11 Areas to Focus on After an Autism Diagnosis. I wanted to talk about this because when Remy was diagnosed with Autism, we didn’t have a manual, directions, or any type of instructions. I didn't have a guide, so I created one. It has been about 5 years now, and I can really see what has worked and what ha…
 
Discussed in this episode In this episode I am interviewing Jed Baker, he is the author of many award-winning books on behaviour and social skills.I am a big fan of Jed and all of his work and very grateful to have him on the podcast. Hope you all enjoy In my interview with Jed we discuss: 7 common reasons for meltdowns Strategies to help children …
 
Psychologically verified sperg Jeremy and suspected sperg Sarah give advice with an ASD twist and otherwise shoot the shit. ---------- This episode, Sarah, Jeremy and Julian discuss the fall of the Twilight series, touching dog nipples and tinned pies. Skip the first 10 to 15 minutes if you're sick of hearing about COVID-19. ---------- If you have …
 
I am SO excited about this topic. In this episode, I am talking about the eleven MOST important areas that should be focused on after an autism diagnosis. These are all things that I have really thought about over the years and have first-hand experience with after 5 years of being a mom to a daughter with autism. This is a breakdown of the FREE GU…
 
Discussed in this episode Strategies have been taken from The Essential Guide to Secondary School By Sue Larkey and Anna Tullemans In my experience one of the biggest challenges for staff and students with autism is the number of staff involved with the student compared to primary school. Staff should endeavour to share what works and problem solve…
 
Discussed in this episode And now some children are going back to school one day a week. It's all very confusing, stressful and uncertain. To reduce some of this stress I have created 11 Top Tips to Support Learning from Home with a podcast explaining these tips. I highly recommend you give it a listen. This podcast is aimed at providing you with s…
 
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