Best Learningdisabilities podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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The Dyslexia Quest is the fastest growing media platform in all of the special education genre, featuring interviews with the leading experts in the field of intelligence, learning, flourishing and neurodiversity, as well as profiling uber- successful dyslexics to share their story and wisdom . The Dyslexia Quest tackles the holistic experience of being a dyslexic( think: shame, struggles, and joys) with a secret( shhh) backdoor agenda of empowerment.
 
Jayson and Abby dive into the areas of school-based Occupational Therapy most frequently discussed by OTs and other special education professionals. Join them as they discuss the difficult questions and host interviews with other special education stakeholders.
 
This show is all about functioning in an ever increasing digital world with learning disabilities. Created by Jennifer Cronk who is dyslexic and has executive dysfunction, this show is designed to empower students, teachers, and parents to assist learning for all students.
 
This show is dedicated to brain tumor survivors and those with learning disabilities who like taking God's Words nice and slow. Let's learn how to apply God's Words to our everyday lives. You can learn more about the host of this show and Think Differently Bible Study Videos by visiting our website.
 
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In this episode, Jayson interviews Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L and the wonderful lady behind the PocketOT.com website. Along with sharing endless amounts of therapy activities on her blog, Cara has authored 6 books and provides several online webinars for pediatric therapists. Today, she holds nothing back as we dive into how she became the pock ...…
 
The Ten Commandments Bible study video is ready for download it is free and full of knowledge with a special bonus. Once you sign up for the Ten Commandments your name will automatically be added to the waiting list for Spiritual maturity 2019 Bible study video. I think it is important to watch and study the Ten Commandments before we head into ...…
 
Join us for this episode as we delve into the world of Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP) and how to best support a highly sensitive child. This can go hand-in-hand with dyslexia, so it may be a topic that resonates with a specific group of our Dyslexia Quest audience. Julie specializes in the trait of high sensitivity and has helped thousands of h ...…
 
The Ten Commandments Bible study video is ready for download it is free and full of knowledge and you also get a special bonus. Once you sign up for the Ten Commandments your name will automatically be added to the waiting list for Spiritual Maturity 2019 bible study video. I think it is important to watch and study the Ten Commandments before ...…
 
For the next few podcast shows I will be focusing on The Spiritual Maturity 2019 project and another Bible study video I recorded last year "The Ten Commandments." I broke down every commandment to the bare bone. I tried to cover every ittty bitty detail for these commandments. In my next upcoming podcast shows we will dive into the Ten Command ...…
 
Join us for Part 2 of the Katie Garner interview as we uncover The Sneaky Backdoor Secrets to Unlock Reading for The Dyslexic Mind. Katie brings a wealth of knowledge on these secrets to help student access the sounds and recall them. Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in M ...…
 
In this episode, Jayson interviews occupational therapist and creator of the Zones of Regulation self-regulation program, Leah Kuypers. Leah has spent nearly all of her career working with children as both a private practice pediatric OT as well as a school-based therapist. But, it was during her Master's in Education program that she had an id ...…
 
Join us for a discussion on Why Some Logical Thinkers Especially Have a Hard Time With Reading --with Katie Garner, author of Secret Stories - Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind. She is an internationally known educational speaker, author, and literacy consultant with 25 years of elementary classroom experience. Katie has a passio ...…
 
Join us for this empowering conversation where Delphine Rule talks with us about how to teach your child to advocate for themselves in the classroom. From first learning to speak up, to helping them persevere when the advocacy road gets challenging, Delphine guides and encourages us to help our kids find their voice and learn to get their needs ...…
 
To earn a professional development certificate of completion for this episode, click here! With technology advancing every day and becoming cheaper to access in all forms, it is no longer a matter of if virtual OT services will become prominent. Rather, virtual OT services are already here and are only going to become more prevalent in school-b ...…
 
In this episode, we talk with Rosa Berland and Helen Roussel about their journeys with their children and lessons learned on how to advocate fiercely and effectively for dyslexia services. They generously offer to help others, so stay tuned to the end to get their information. They are passionate about the creative and transformative power of t ...…
 
Successful mom and entrepreneur forged through her dyslexia and emerged as a successful CEO of the She-Compass organization, built to inspire girls and women. Join us for this fantastic episode.
 
In episode 21 of the OT School House Podcast, guest Meg Proctor of LearnPlayThrive.com joins Jayson to share five essential strategies for occupational therapists who work with students who have Autism. Meg is an experienced pediatric occupational therapist who specializes in the provision of services with children diagnosed with Autism Spectru ...…
 
In episode 20 of the OT School House Podcast, Abby and guest, Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L of the OT 4 LYfe Podcast, talk about the differences between school-based OT and Early Intervention OT. They also touch on what the transition from Early Intervention to school-based services may look like. View the entire show notes at OTschoolhouse.com/episode ...…
 
Join us for this fantastically useful episode with author and parent advocate Cheri Rae, author of "DyslexiaLand." Cheri Rae gives us some great words of wisdom and encouragement as we search for resources to help our children, assess what schools are telling us, and devise our own plan suited for our children. "The timetable is the one that YO ...…
 
In episode 19 of the OT School House Podcast, we are excited to host Jaime Spencer, OTR/L, of MissJaimeOT.com to talk about how we can advocate for ourselves as OTs at every level from the school site to nationally. Have you heard about California's Credentialling efforts? How about New York's? Join us for a conversation on why OTs should be va ...…
 
How to Succeed in School When You Struggle with Organization, Time management, Homework, Studying, Responsibility, Motivation, & Focus -- with Seth Perler, Executive Function and 2E Coach (twice exceptional). Join us for this great episode with Seth Perler, MeD Gifted Education. He walks us through the process of helping students function with ...…
 
Join us for this amazing episode with successful dyslexic and young tech entrepreneur, Cliff Weitzman on how he created a tech solution for dyslexics like himself to turn text into speech, and earned a spot on "Forbes 30 under 30." A senior at Brown University and Google Student ambassador, Weitzman has come up with a solution to reading disord ...…
 
Today we talk to Lauren Drobnjak, physical therapist and co-creator of The Inspired Treehouse Blog. Lauren and Claire, (the OT behind The Inspired Treehouse) recently co-authored a book titled the Playful Learning Lab for Kids. This new book features 52 gradable activities for kids of all abilities. You can get it on Amazon now! Be sure to list ...…
 
Food is fuel. Learn to cook with your child and and for your dyslexic child from author of "Easy Read Recipes Cookbook," Leanne Foreman, mother of dyslexic and ADHD children. Join us for this episode with cookbook author Leanne Foreman who created "Easy Read Recipes" that make it as easy as possible to follow a recipe and eat healthy - specific ...…
 
Join us for this incredible talk, as Ashley Roberts, dyslexia advocate and IDA Houston Director (as of Jan 2019), talks with us about helping parents navigate the beginning of a dyslexia journey. It can be an overwhelming, stressful, confusing time for parents and their child, and she walks us through it with compassion and wisdom. She works to ...…
 
The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework notes that "Clients may require access to and the ability to use technology such as cell or smartphones, computers or tablets, and videogame consoles to carry out their daily routines and occupations." (2004). With this in mind, it is not only important to understand how meaningful it is for our clien ...…
 
In this episode, Elisheva and Julie Lythcott-Haims discuss her book "How to Raise an Adult", and Julie draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and soci ...…
 
Kyle Schwartz is a third-grade teacher at Doull Elementary in Denver Public Schools. Her first book: I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids focuses on realities that students face and how educators can respond to their students’ needs. Her second book: I Wish For Change: Unleashing the Power of Kids to Make ...…
 
Join us for this episode with Jordan Toma, a speaker and advocate for children with dyslexia and learning disabilities. Jordan's strong and inspiring message for young students with learning disabilities is geared towards 8th grade to high school students their parents and teachers. He is currently working as a Financial Advisor and started his ...…
 
Are boys adrift? Does gender even matter? Let's dive into how you can unleash your sons motivation and ambition, and raise an unanxious daughter. Join us for this incredible interview with Dr. Leonard Sax, MD Phd and author, as he guides us to help both boys and girls deal with motivation, societal pressures, and school pressures. Dr. Leonard S ...…
 
Join us as Abby has a conversation with fellow pediatric blogger, The Anonymous OT (whose name will be revealed) from TheAnonymousOT.com. An experienced pediatric OT, The Anonymous OT has practiced in school-based settings as well as in a clinic and in home health settings. Together, Abby and our guest discuss the similarities and differences b ...…
 
Join us for this inspiring podcast episode about Cigdem Knebel's work on building your Dyslexic child's reading confidence with Simple Word Books and decoding simple words. She has a passion for helping children and it shows in her resources and all her work. Cigdem's story: From a very early age, my son had a passion for books. Unfortunately, ...…
 
How do children thrive? As a parent, you probably think about this all the time. You want your children to have happy, healthy, and meaningful lives—but what’s the best way to support them? In this episode, developmental pediatrician and parent Dr. Mark Bertin provides a positive, simple, and empowering approach for raising children of all ages ...…
 
In this episode, Abby interviews Robert Constantine of OTRobert.wordpress.com about how to assess and address concerns related to visual perception and visual motor capabilities in our children. In this podcast, you will learn to identify some of the behaviors associated with vision problems and several helpful hints about how to tease out the ...…
 
Join us for this episode with Dr. Adam Price, Ph.D., author of "He's Not Lazy." Why are some teenage boys unmotivated? Why do they spend endless hours playing video games or glued to their phones and social media sites instead of studying? Is this a sign of laziness or something more troubling? As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Adam Price has fou ...…
 
An expert on helping differntly-wired children, Debbie Reber is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker who, before creating TiLT, spent more than fifteen years writing inspiring books for women and teens and speaking about issues like media literacy, self-esteem, and confidence. But when Debbie learne ...…
 
In this episode, Jayson interviews Jason Gonzales of DoubleTimeDocs.com (Affiliate link for your convenience) about some of the Laws, regulations and state guidelines that help OTs understand what should be in (or omitted from) our reports. Also discussed is when you should use standardized assessments, how to choose what assessment to use, and ...…
 
Part 2 of a conversation with Dr. Bob Dillon about learning spaces. Dr. Robert Dillon is an author, speaker, educator, and a lifelong learner. His twenty plus years in education has seen him serve kids and families as a teacher, principal, technology director, and innovation leader. His primary focus is working to bring synergy to instructional ...…
 
Our guest Dr. David Gleason is a neuropsychologist and author of the book "At What Cost?: Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools." Students with dyslexia, ADHD, and reading difficulties are often at risk of feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Dr. Gleason walks parents through striving for balance as we raise children and ...…
 
Our guests Kate Power and Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth join us to discuss their new illustrated book on dyslexia. They both have dyslexia, they have dyslexic children, and they currently thrive in their creative design careers. This uplifting episode reveals insights into amazing dyslexic people and will help you embrace the differences and strengths ...…
 
Do you run a handwriting group? Do you use a specific program? In this episode, Jayson is diving into the recent literature on handwriting to help you with your decision making when it comes to supporting your students' handwriting goals. We'll discuss everything from which programs work in what setting, to who can benefit from handwriting inst ...…
 
Dr. Dan Siegel has written over 20 books, including a variety of parenting books. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the executive director of the Mindsight institute (his credentials go on!). His book, The Yes Brain: How to Cultiva ...…
 
Dr. Robert Dillon is an author, speaker, educator, and a lifelong learner. His twenty plus years in education has seen him serve kids and families as a teacher, principal, technology director, and innovation leader. His primary focus is working to bring synergy to instructional design, technology infusion, and learning space design. He believes ...…
 
Jade Rivera’s work will completely resonate with so many of us. With her unique experience working with neurodivergent children, we unpack what it means to be an alternative learner. We uncover what it means to have these needs that conventional education is not addressing. This episode explores: Microschools and Jade’s work developing these in ...…
 
In this episode, Jayson interviews fellow occupational therapist, Akemi McNeil (formerly Davies). Akemi is currently the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at Stanbridge University's Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy program where she works with hospitals, clinics, schools and other employers in order to place upwards of 120 students in a ...…
 
Barbara Steinberg, founder of PDF Reading Specialists, LLC, quests with us today and shares about her journey inspiring others. She is the founder of PDX Reading Specialist, LLC and also offers teacher training on proper instruction for students with dyslexic type difficulties. She shares a template parents can use to structure conversations to ...…
 
Our guest Dean Bragonier is Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility, an organization that helps you unlock dyslexic strengths. He asks: What if you were in a classroom where you were understood? What if learning in school focused on the skills that came easy to you? How would that have changed the way you thought about school? How would ...…
 
In this episode, Jayson Interviews Dr. Amy Sadek about how every school-based occupational therapist should be using evidence-based practices and how to find the research that guides what they are doing. Dr. Sadek's background in nutrition and occupational therapy led her to earn a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. Dr. Sadek's research focused on ...…
 
This Dyslexic Woman Sued The New York State Bar Examination, Changing Disability Law Forever -- Interview with Dr. Marilyn Bartlett. Dr. Marilyn Bartlett is a professor of Educational Leadership (school administration certification) and educational law at Texas A&M University Kingsville. She is also a professor at the Institute for Special Educ ...…
 
Our guest Scott Sonnon has had an interesting, heartbreaking, and inspiring journey. Despite doctors and teachers claiming that he would “never amount to anything academically or athletically,” Scott Sonnon overcame childhood obesity, learning disabilities, and joint disease -- he's now a martial arts champion, author, and dyslexia advocate. No ...…
 
In this episode, Jayson chats with Hopemarie Hower, OTR/L, the winner of the OT School House School's Out Giveaway conducted in June of 2018. Together, Jayson and Hopemarie discuss the similarities and differences between practicing OT in California and Florida. Hopemarie also shares how she collaborates with her school team to conduct assistiv ...…
 
Nelson Lauver is a nationally syndicated radio broadcaster (150+ radio stations), a dyslexic, an award winning author, an entrepreneur, a storyteller and foundation founder. Nelson’s inspiring journey of triumph, from an emotionally and physically abused illiterate boyhood, to an actualized adulthood–as an poignant agent of change, has inspired ...…
 
Are you easily distracted by the tapping of your co-workers pencil, by your family member talking loudly on the phone, or by a barking dog? Researchers have been investigating the differences between people with different levels of distractibility, or levels of ” sensory gating”. Turns out people with low sensory gating or “leaky filters” are c ...…
 
In this episode, guest Leah Hiller, OTR/L, and Jayson dive into Response to Intervention (RTI) a bit and discuss several ways occupational therapists can have an impact on students without ever completing an evaluation. RTI is a growing model in schools and as OTs, it opens the door for us helping more students in less time. It also provides op ...…
 
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