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Cultivating Grace
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Join us as we cultivate grace into the principles and practices of homeschool and motherhood. Homeschool experts and mom mentors will be here to share encouragement, tackle questions about homeschooling methods, learning styles, and help you cultivate a home and mom-life filled with learning and love. Right here -- every other Saturday.
 
Homeschooling Outside the Box is the podcast that encourages and equips moms who homeschool an outside-the-box child. Join the host, Cindy Rinna, as she talks autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Charlotte Mason's philosophy, great books, therapy, special needs' friendly curriculum, and all the ups and downs of homeschooling an outside-the-box child.
 
The LOMAH Special Needs Podcast is an in depth look at topics relevant to raising our special needs children. The show runs topical series deep diving into an issue for 10-12 episodes. Series include education, safety, advocacy, inclusion, technology, housing, health, and more. Your host, Kim, is the mother of a teenage daughter with type 3 autism, epilepsy, hypotonia, and intellectual disability. For behind the scenes of the journey, find Kim on Instagram @journey2lomah
 
Giving respect and voice to people with special needs
 
Rachel Harrington, a pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant and owner of The Sensory Project, along with Jessica Hill, a pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant, health coach entrepreneur, and mother, answer your questions related to all things sensory, occupational therapy, parenting, self-care, nutrition, and health, from a therapist’s perspective. Providing raw, honest, fun ideas, and strategies, for parents and families to implement into daily life.
 
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Pedo Teeth Talk
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Join AAPD leaders, experts in the field of pediatric dentistry and other professionals for Pedo Talk. We’ll be discussing scientific, clinical and the most up-to-date, relevant information out there for anyone and everyone in the pediatric dental community. Topics include, but are not limited to SDF, Behavior Management, Practice Management, Trauma and more.
 
Educating at every step. Absolute Trust Talk is not your run of the mill general counsel show filled with legal jargon that doesn’t resonate. Through her 20+ years of practice, Absolute Trust Counsel managing attorney Kirsten Howe found herself working with clients who were confused and overwhelmed by the complexity of estate planning and saw a need to help clients with education and specific client-centered estate planning services. Now Kirsten is taking her expertise and experience to a ne ...
 
Kevin A. Thompson and guests on leadership, marriage, parenting, and the common places in life that we tend to get stuck.
 
Parents share their unique experiences of raising kids with special needs, disabilities, developmental delays, diseases and other challenges.
 
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Welcome to Episode 66 - Part 2 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica dive deep into tough topics with Amber Grant. Amber is passionate about helping her boys thrive in their everyday lives as well as helping others! This interview was so insightful and ended up lasting for nearly 2 hours! Make sure you've listened to Part 1! SH ...…
 
Charlotte Mason - the habit of obedience. Discussing the third of Charlotte Mason's 20 principles brings us to a tender subject. Join in the conversation here: https://www.laramolettiere.com/charlotte-mason-habit-obedience/By Everyday Graces Homeschool.
 
Most students in special education are tracked to age out of the school system without a degree or direct pathway to employment. What if we believe expectations can be higher for our student? What are the options for exiting the school system and where does each option lead? Who is making these choices? About the Guest Our guest, Ashley Grant i ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 66 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica talk with the mother of two amazing boys - Amber Grant. Amber is passionate about helping her boys thrive in their everyday lives as well as helping others! This interview was so insightful and ended up lasting for nearly 2 hours! This is Part 1 so be sure to tune in n ...…
 
What's really the important stuff in homeschooling? Is it the curriculum or how early a child can read or which method we use? Join special guest Andrew Pudewa from IEW as he shares some veteran homeschooling wisdom and encouragement. Find the transcript and resources here: https://www.laramolettiere.com/homeschooling-well-andrew-pudewa/…
 
See a lot of tongue tie in your office? It seems to be talked about more, but how often is it a problem? In this very informative podcast, Dr. Ray Tseng discusses his well-thought-out assessment tool for tongue tie, and if treatment in the form of frenectomy might be corrective when confronted with breastfeeding challenges. Don’t miss the chanc ...…
 
We hear a lot and think a lot about the inevitable time of transitioning out of special education school services and into adult services. It has been coined “when the bus stops coming” or “falling off the cliff.’ What does this time of life feel like from the perspective of the person actually going through it? From the perspective of the indi ...…
 
This Week on The Special Chronicles Show, Episode 350: Daniel Smrokowski talks with Matthew and Crystal Williams from Special Olympics Canada. Tune in as Matthew and Crystal talk about: Disabilities they were diagnosed with; How They Met; Involvement in Special Olympics; Reflecting on 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, On being married and giving h ...…
 
Are you ready to homeschool? Whether you're a newbie starting from scratch or a veteran wanting to be sure you've built a firm foundation, I want to encourage you on your homeschool journey. I'm not sure what led you to this decision to educate your child at home but I am pretty sure of one thing – you want to do your best. You want to give thi ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 65 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica dive into a not-so-familiar topic - multi-sensory processing. As per usual, they go through the details to help you understand why they are so passionate about this topic and why they use a multi-sensory approach during their OT treatment sessions and promote it to the ...…
 
Individuals with disabilities have the right to make choices for themselves and for those choices to be honored, but what if it is hard for us to understand what those choices, likes, and dislikes are because of complex communication needs? How do we begin teaching and honoring self determination at a young age? This episodes explores 3 strateg ...…
 
This Week on The Special Chronicles Show, Episode 349: Daniel Smrokowski hosts a LIVE panel discussion from Special Olympics North America's Inclusive Youth Leadership Summit in Chicago. Our panelists discuss: What Leadership means; Showcasing Leadership in Their Schools/Community; On Playing Unified & Benefits of Creating Inclusive Communities ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 64 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica talk with Nekole, an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about helping families. She specializes in early childhood development and strives to help the entire family thrive! She has her own website, a YouTube channel, and an amazing Instagram account where she sha ...…
 
Developing a strong relationship that lasts into adulthood is a goal every parent has. Connie is sharing her heart for parents and the relationships we have with our children today and you don't want to miss these great tips! For notes and resources visit us here: https://www.laramolettiere.com/parenting-beyond-rules-connie-albers/…
 
When we start considering the future for individuals with differing abilities, the assessment process is an important yet often omitted first step. Ongoing formal and informal assessments, specifically those identifying strengths and interests, should be the drivers of transition IEP goals. How can we encourage school districts to assess and wh ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 63 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica talk about oral motor tools - specifically tools from ARK Therapeutic! Giving you tips and tricks to incorporate oral motor tools into your child’s routine as well as solid advice to teach your children how to use these tools. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PR ...…
 
Are you loving the preschool years? According to Charlotte Mason, the preschool years were intended to be "a quiet growing time" but for many families, those years have turned into a time of pressure and unrealistic expectations. It's hard to drown out all the voices in today's culture telling you to "do more" and find a way to provide that sim ...…
 
Be a morning basket mom! Learning and edifying should be part of your daily routine too. Resource list and notes are here: https://www.laramolettiere.com/morning-basket-mom/By Everyday Graces Homeschool.
 
Transition planning begins during the teen years and becomes part of the IEP between the ages of 14 - 16. Does the process work? Are we focusing on the right areas? Mary Susan McConnell, Ed.D, shares results and implications of her research which aimed to answer 3 key questions: 1) Actual Post Secondary IDEA Outcomes 2) Identifying the Most Sig ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 62 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica discuss self-confidence and perseverance. So many children struggle with these “skills” but there are some easy tricks to help build them! Get ready to take notes because you are about to get some real life ideas to incorporate today! Enjoy! SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMM ...…
 
Leadership has many forms and in this interesting podcast, Dr. Oshmi Dutta discusses how his upbringing, and the propensity for business brought him to improve the quality of his practice. He discusses staying sharp with business practices and how it improves the quality of care. Don't miss Oshmi's personal reflections on leadership training an ...…
 
Join us today with special guest Amy Roberts of Raising Arrows to learn 5 tips for homeschooling multiple ages. Find show notes and resources here: https://www.laramolettiere.com/homeschooling-multiple-ages/By Everyday Graces Homeschool.
 
Transition planning sets the stage to get students where they want to be upon aging out of the school system. Depending on the state, transition planning becomes a part of the IEP by the age of 14 or 16. Some school districts take the transition planning process and knock it out of the ballpark. Some school districts barely meet minimum require ...…
 
This Week on The Special Chronicles Show, Episode 348: Daniel Smrokowski and Emanuelle Dutra de Souza, Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers with Special Olympics(SO), talk about: Emanuelle's Backstory with Special Olympics; Why we enjoy SO movement; Recap How they first meet & SO 50th Anniversary Unified Cup in Chicago; On us Getting ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 61 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica interview Todd, a chiropractor who has been in the business for many years, in fact since childhood! He is passionate about his business and helping people from the inside out! Enjoy! Make sure to check out The Sensory Project Club - a brand new membership site where R ...…
 
Today we are diving into Charlotte Mason's second principle - the good and evil nature of a child. Charlotte Mason says "Children are not born bad but with possibilities for good and for evil." What does that mean practically? Listen in here and find show notes at: www.laramolettiere.com/charlotte-mason-principle-2-good-evil-nature…
 
Do you want to inspire language in your child with autism? So often there seems to be an unspoken time limit placed on our autistic children when it comes to language. A sort of "now or never" attitude that implies if our child doesn't talk by a certain time, that window closes forever. Join us today as Kate Wilde, Director of The Son-Rise Prog ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 60 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica interview the amazing Jennifer Johnson - a Functional Health Coach (FDN-P), who is incredibly passionate about helping people get to the root cause of their health problems with a self-care model! This is an interview you don’t want to miss! Make sure you get your pen ...…
 
Charlotte Mason brush drawing is an artful way to visually narrate. Join special guest Dallas Nachtigall of Bestowing the Brush today to learn about enjoying this lovely art with your family! Show notes here: https://www.laramolettiere.com/charlotte-mason-brush-drawing/By Everyday Graces Homeschool.
 
This Week on The Special Chronicles Show, Episode 347: Daniel Smrokowski talks with Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, co-writers & directors of THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON movie. Tyler & Michael talk about Backstory of how they got started working on this feature-length movie; Lessons learned during filming & Behind-The-Scenes Stories; Importance ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 59 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica discuss the possibility that many of our kiddo’s challenges relate back to ocular motor deficits. Not only do they discuss the difference between ocular motor abilities and visual acuity, they also discuss the steps YOU can take if you suspect an ocular motor deficit i ...…
 
Charlotte Mason was right to include art study as part of the educational feast! There are so many wonderful benefits and today we are sharing them with you. Find show notes, resources, and more here: https://www.laramolettiere.com/charlotte-mason-art-study-benefits/By Everyday Graces Homeschool.
 
Welcome to Episode 58 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica dive into their favorite tips, tricks, and strategies for making the transition back to school as easy and enjoyable as possible! They talk about sensory diets, brain breaks, and even the food that can help your child increase their success and independence with school ...…
 
Join us today with Courtney Messick to learn how to create a delightful homeschool action plan and make this your best year yet! Find show notes and resources here.
 
In this practical and information-filled podcast, Dr. Bill Waggoner, a leading expert in esthetically desirable full coverage restorations the primary dentition, tells us all about zirconia crowns. When they are indicated, how to select them, how to use them in a step-by-step approach. Listen to Dr. Bill give us exactly what we need to start ou ...…
 
Welcome to episode 57 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica talk with an amazing Occupational Therapist - Tiffany Pollock. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and has spent most of her time working in the school districts. She has so much knowledge in the areas of early development, fine motor and handwrit ...…
 
Join us today as we explore the first of Charlotte Mason's 20 Principles. Find the post and show notes here: https://www.laramolettiere.com/charlotte-mason-children-born-persons/By Lara Molettiere.
 
The health series included 3 episodes focusing on caregivers and 9 episodes focusing on individuals with special needs. What did you miss? What’s coming next? *Journey with LOMAH over on instagram @journey2lomah Episodes in the Health Series: #74 - Caregiver Emotional & Mental Health #75 - Obesity in the Disability Community #76 - Caregiver Phy ...…
 
This Week on The Special Chronicles Show, Episode 346: Daniel Smrokowski gives two speeches LIVE from Special Olympics Illinois Foundation Golf Outing on July 22, 2019 at the Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette, Illinois. Tune in to hear the welcome speech and dinner program keynote speech Daniel gave to Foundation Board Members and guests af ...…
 
Welcome to episode 56 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica answer one of your questions! They love doing this - really serving you and giving you the answers and resources that you truly need! They had a parent ask about bathtime and water play; so many children struggle with tolerating bathtime as well as enjoying playing in ...…
 
Many women and teens use hormones to manipulate their menstrual cycle and so it makes sense this can also be an option for women with disabilities. What ethical considerations come into play and what options are available? What about the pelvic exam? Is it a recommended procedure for this population? How can it be performed with the utmost dign ...…
 
Join us for an encore edition of Absolute Trust Talk Episode #029 featuring Dori Sproul of the Alzheimer's Association of Northern California. Dori is a featured speaker at our upcoming Elder Advocacy & Law Boot Camp on September 18, 2019. She will be discussing effective communication strategies for those who suffer from dementia. Over 5 milli ...…
 
This Week on The Special Chronicles Show, Episode 345: Daniel Smrokowski sits down with Ryan Dempster, a player for the Chicago Cubs baseball team who played 16 years as a professional hosted a talk show with other high celebrities that raised over $80,000 for Special Olympics Illinois. Tune in to this fun segment recorded in … Continue reading ...…
 
Welcome to episode 55 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica dive into what is the “normal” age for kiddos to complete various activities of daily living (aka ADLs). They reference a tool called the REAL - the Roll Evaluation of Activities of Life - as well as provide you with some of their favorite tips, tricks, and strategies ...…
 
Cannabis has been used as a medical treatment since ancient times yet still has an attached stigma. Laws are inconsistent from state to state and regulatory gaps with distribution and use exist. How do we responsibly approach this agent as a medical option? Joining us for the discussion is Dr. David Traver. Dr. Traver is a board certified pedia ...…
 
Welcome to episode 54 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica talk all things messy play. First, they discuss the WHY behind messy play and then dive into their favorite messy play mediums and some different activities to try with them. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS Barbasol Shaving Cream Cremo Shaving Cream Ul ...…
 
There are over 52 million people with disabilities in the U.S. and only 10 percent of dental professionals are prepared to treat them. What is being done about this and is there anything care providers can be doing to better support dental health? Guest Kyle Guerin is the Executive Director of the Pacific Dental Services Foundation. The Pacific ...…
 
This Week on The Special Chronicles Show, Episode 344: Daniel Smrokowski and Ian Harper, Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers with Special Olympics, talk about: Ian's Backstory with Special Olympics; Becoming an Athlete Leader and Ian Co-chairing SO Europe-Euroasia's Athlete Input Council; Recap Our SSIGM Training in January 2019 at ...…
 
Join us for an encore edition of Absolute Trust Talk Episode #028 featuring elder care expert Francesca Vogel of Home Care Assistance. Home Care Assistance and Francesca will be joining us as platinum sponsors of our Elder Advocacy & Law Boot Camp on September 18, 2019. In episode 28 of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes Francesca Vogel, hom ...…
 
Welcome to episode 53 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica interview the amazing mother, wife, and blogger Jenny Saunders! She is a mother of a strong little boy who is “beating the odds one day at a time!” Listen in to hear about how and why she got started, why she’s so incredibly passionate, and how she navigates life with ...…
 
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