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Welcome to the personal brain trainer podcast. I’m Dr. Erica Warren and I’m Darius Namdaran and we are your hosts. Join us on an adventure to translate the scientific jargon and brain research into simple metaphors and stories for everyday life. We explore executive function and learning strategies that help turbocharge the mind. Come learn how to steer around invisible barriers so that you can achieve your goals. This podcast is ideal for parents, educators, and learners of all ages.
 
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Dr. Erica Warren @ Good Sensory Learning

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The Go Dyslexia podcast features discussions with dyslexia experts from around the globe on topics such as assistive technology, entrepreneurship, learning strategies, and cognitive remedial tools. Now, therapists, teachers, parents, and individuals with dyslexia can get advice, strategies, material suggestions and more.
 
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In this episode, Darius and Erica discuss the relationship between goals to executive functioning and how to make and execute them. We all know the importance of setting goals, but it would be intriguing and meaningful to see how our EF skills can help us or hinder us in making or achieving goals. Working Memory How can working memory affect goal s…
 
Darius and Erica discuss how creating a mindful daily practice can rewire subconscious patterns that aren't serving us. What is the subconscious? The subconscious is part of your mind that notices and remembers information when you are not actively trying to do so and influences your behavior even though you do not realize it. Sub-conscious - below…
 
In this episode, Erica and Darius discuss how executive functioning training can provide the tools for us to drop into our best selves. What is the best self? - Proud of who you are and your accomplishments. - Sense of inner peace - Able to walk through life with a sense of intention and grace. Becoming your best self involves - taking care of ones…
 
In this episode, Darius and Erica reflect upon the executive functioning lessons from Darius’ dingy sailing expedition from Ireland to Scotland. They use the metaphor of sailing a dingy to understand executive functioning skills and talk about key concepts. Topics covered: - Domino decisions - finding those small things that can lead to disaster - …
 
In this episode, Darius Namdaran and Dr. Erica Warren discuss how one’s executive function difficulties can affect an individual in the workplace. If who think differently, or experience symptoms of dyslexia or ADHD, this episode offers many tips and tricks. The discussion centers around how to “show up, prepare, contribute, and collaborate." How t…
 
In this episode, Darius and Erica discuss the importance of parental support for children with executive functioning problems. General executive functioning support: - Set an example - Be structured and organized - Plan for events - Be on time - Think aloud - Share your own strategies - Help your kids define and use their own strategies - Find an e…
 
In this episode, Darius and Erica share some personal life hacks, tools, and technology for managing cognitive flexibility. How cognitive flexibility works - Managing different rules for different situations - Realizing diverse perspectives - Shifting from one task to another Personal executive function hacks - Find joy and excitement in new learni…
 
In this episode, Darius and Erica share thoughts on the online, video-communications tool, Zoom. The discussion focuses on how Zoom can be used to support and assist our executive functioning. Discussion: - Visual features: background blurring, visual composition, gallery vs individual view - Auditory features: sound quality, headphone - Tools: ann…
 
In this episode, Darius and Erica share some personal life hacks, tools, and technology to develop inhibitory control skills. - how inhibitory control works - personal executive function hacks - Time blocking - Calendars - Reminders - Managing your environment - physical - visual - desk position - Lighting - Clothing - uniform - shoes - glasses - S…
 
In this episode, Darius and Erica share some personal life hacks, tools and technology to maximize your working memory. - Darius and Ericas’ personal executive function hacks - What is working memory? - Visualization, visual-spatial, and inner voice - using the tools of working memory - Working memory and memory strategies - Technology tools and te…
 
In this episode, Erica and Darius discuss the symptoms of ADHD from both the UK and US perspective. They also discuss how this relates to executive functioning and other diagnoses such as dyslexia. Finally, they address how to acquire a diagnosis, as well as some solutions to ADHD. Here is a combined symptoms list as defined by the United Kingdom N…
 
Auditory processing is a cognitive skill that allows us to interpret and find meaning from sounds in our environment. In other words, it is how we make sense of what we hear. In this podcast, we will review ten types of auditory processing and will discuss the importance of each skill for early literacy and learning at large. What does this have to…
 
Last week (Episode 18) we talked about a number of cognitive areas that work in tandem with visual processing. In this episode, we discuss vision problems and their impact on learning. Vision Problems: Importance of vision screening (must rule out before testing) Symptoms - Frequent headaches or eyestrain - Blurring of vision (near or far) - Avoida…
 
Last week (Episode 17) we talked about visual processing. In this episode, we discuss a number of cognitive areas that work in tandem with visual processing. Additionally, we discuss a variety of resources that can be used to enhance these cognitive skills. Related Areas that Work with Visual Processing 1. Visual Processing Speed: processing visual…
 
Visual processing is a cognitive skill that allows us to interpret and find meaning from visual images. In other words, it is how we make sense of what we see.Visual processing is vital because it plays a key role in learning visual information from our environment. It is a fundamental skill for reading, math, and spelling.Visual processing involve…
 
In this episode, we explore the connection between working memory and long-term memory. Darius shares his experience in dyslexia and executive functioning master class with Dr Neil Mackay and others. We discuss the application of memory strategies, effortful mental transformation, and active processing to improve learning. We covered the following …
 
In this episode, we discuss learned helplessness and its impact on learning. We also address strategies that can help students move through learned helplessness and embrace learning. - Learned helplessness happens when people or animals become conditioned to believe that a bad situation is unchangeable or inescapable. - Learned helplessness occurs …
 
In this episode, we discuss how we teach writing skills to our own students as well as a number of valuable tools that can make the process fun and memorable. We covered the following topics: - Common ways to teaching writing to students - Writer’s block or writer’s bottleneck - Visual Organizer (The Story Star Method) - Writing Games at Good Senso…
 
In this episode, we talk about motivation as a fire that is inside the child and it's up to us to ignite the fire and keep it burning. We also talked about how to properly praise a child through and the use of non-violent communication. We covered the following topics: - How to motivate children from different perspectives: teachers, parents and st…
 
In this episode, we discussed the overlap between executive function difficulties, dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning difficulties. We covered the following topics: - Executive Functioning: - Working Memory: Intentionally pulling, manipulating, storing information - Inhibitory Control: Inhibit or block distractions - Cognitive Flexibility: Shift fr…
 
In this episode, we discuss a number of ways we teach executive functioning skills in our own practices. We covered the following topics: - Executive Functioning and Study Skills Course by Erica - Master Mentality vs Coping Mentality Master Mentality- People who easily learn content don’t always make good teachers Coping Mentality- People who strug…
 
Creating a daily routine is a way to take care of yourself, present your best self to others, and reach your ultimate goals. It also establishes priorities, limits procrastination, provides a structure that builds positive habits and can generate momentum that will carry you on the days when you are feeling rather apathetic and unmotivated. When we…
 
In this episode, we discuss 12 strategies that can be used to improve executive functions. We organized the discussion under four main headings: Routines and Approaches: 1) Maintaining a structured daily routine 2) Using planners and PDAs 3) Developing study skills and strategies (spaced repetition, memory strategies, developing working memory, doi…
 
Higher-Level Executive Functions unite working memory, inhibitory control, and cognitive flexibility. Like a sound engineer in a recording studio, we can mindfully arrange, balance and adjust our mental input or perceptions into a composition. It requires a concert of reasoning, creativity, planning, pattern recognition, timing and sequencing skill…
 
Cognitive flexibility is part of executive functioning that helps us switch gears to changing demands, priorities and perspectives. It also helps us to consider different rules for different situations, opens pathways to creative thinking, and allows us to update goals so we can achieve them. In a nutshell: Cognitive flexibility is a critical skill…
 
Inhibitory Control - Inhibitory control, also known as response inhibition, is an executive function – that permits an individual to inhibit their impulses and habitual behavioral responses in order to select a more appropriate behavior that is consistent with completing a task or goal. Ability to block distractions - Editing your moment - MUTE Lin…
 
Executive functioning conducts our multisensory symphony of cognitive skills and makes it possible for us to - mentally juggle ideas - think before we act - meet unanticipated challenges - resist temptations - stay focused - initiate tasks to name a few. Today, we will offer an overview of the core executive functioning skills. 3 Core Executive Fun…
 
I am thrilled to be speaking with Dr. Pete Bowers a researcher and literacy consultant. Pete educates teachers, practitioners, and students around the globe with understanding the spelling-meaning connection of the English language through the approach of scientific inquiry. He calls this instructional approach, "structured word inquiry." Watch thi…
 
Working memory is a complex cognitive skill that enables learners to hold pieces of information in the mind and manipulate them. It is often described as a mental workspace that helps individuals manage their memories, stay focused, block distractions, and stay abreast of their surroundings. Alan Baddeley's theory: - Sensory Input and Memory enable…
 
Automaticity is the ability to complete tasks without occupying the conscious mind. These tasks become an automatic, unconscious response pattern or habit. This episode reveals the benefits of automaticity for learning and the steps required to achieve this goal. Steps of automaticity: Make a conscious choice to acquire a habit. Focus all your atte…
 
This episode continues our discussion on the mind’s eye and goes into ways we can exercise and improve one’s visualization capacity. We discuss the 10 visualization skills as defined by Aristotle, an ancient Greek philosopher. We will also teach you a game you can play with others to improve this needed skill. Links for reference of the topic: - Vi…
 
I am thrilled to feature Sharon J. Bainbridge a dyslexia expert and advocate. Sharon is dyslexic, and when the school system didn’t teach her to read, she found her own way to master reading and writing. Later when her daughter, Melody, experienced similar learning challenges, Sharon knew she was dyslexic too and homeschooled her. Due to her creati…
 
Visualization is the ability to create mental images within one’s mind. These imaginary pictures or mind movies enable us to see experiences from the past, conjure up ideas in the present, or even project visuals into the future. In our first podcast, we reviewed how visualization can improve memory, make books and other academic classes come alive…
 
Hear about the genesis and purpose of this podcast, as well as background information about the hosts. Join us on an adventure to translate scientific jargon and brain research into simple metaphors and stories. We explore topics that will help you turbocharge your mind and steer around the invisible barriers so that you can achieve your goals. Lin…
 
Dyslexia Episode 11: Tips for Empowering Readers with Dyslexia with Emily Gibbons I am so pleased to feature Emily Gibbons a certified dyslexia practitioner and author. Emily works one-on-one with students, writes educational resources for early literacy and dyslexia, and runs an annual, virtual conference called Building Readers for Life. You can …
 
I am so pleased to feature Dr. Lauren McClenney-Rosenstein a dyslexia expert and advocate. She is the creator of http://www.thinkdyslexia.org/ and she presently works as a middle school learning specialist and instructional coach at a private Quaker school in Baltimore, Maryland. In this episode, we discuss dyslexia awareness, research, advocacy, a…
 
I’m so pleased to announce my ninth Go Dyslexia podcast: The Bullet Map Approach with Darius Namdaran. This podcast shares a discussion with Darius Namdaran, the CEO of Bullet Map Academy and Dyslexia at Work. Darius tells us about his own life adventure with dyslexia and his lifelong commitment to helping kids and adults with this learning differe…
 
I’m so pleased to announce my seventh Go Dyslexia video podcast: Rapid Automatic Naming and Multisensory Methods with Guest Dr. Michael Hart and Host Dr. Erica Warren. URL: https://youtu.be/PfwxcU2B3-U This video podcast shares my most recent video podcast, featuring dyslexia expert and advocate, Dr. Michael Hart. This is the seventh of many, free …
 
This video podcast, Dyslexia and Memory features memory and language expert, Aaron Ralby from Linguisticator and host Dr. Erica Warren. This is the sixth of many free video podcasts for Go Dyslexia! This video podcast offers a fascinating discussion about mindful and multisensory strategies that enhance cognition and learning. Come learn about fun …
 
This is Dr. Erica Warren’s most recent video podcast, featuring dyslexia advocate and author, Winston Chen. https://youtu.be/uyPcMZyEZ1E Winston tells us all about the many benefits of his app Voice Dream Writer for individuals with dyslexia. This is the fifth of many free video podcasts for Go Dyslexia! What is Voice Dream Writer? Voice Dream Writ…
 
This Go Dyslexia video podcast features dyslexia advocate and entrepreneur Nathan John. Having overcome the barriers of being an undiagnosed dyslexic at school, Nathan became a successful event organizer and DJ while completing a university degree in Applied Economics. Now, Nathan is a successful multi award-winning entrepreneur who has been public…
 
Title: Dyslexia Episode 3: The Creative Side with Artist and Advocate Mike Juggins URL: https://youtu.be/_XozsnO9kbs Dyslexia Strengths and Advocacy with Artist Mike Juggins and Dr. Erica Warrren at Go Dyslexia - This podcast feature artist, videographer, and dyslexia advocate, Mike Juggins. Mike has worked tirelessly to raise a greater understandi…
 
Learning how to homeschool your dyslexic child with tips and strategies on the Go Dyslexia Podcast with Dr. Erica Warren and Marianne Sunderland. Marianne is an author, blogger and dyslexia advocate, but most importantly she is a homeschooling mother of eight lively children ages 5 to 24, including Zac and Abby Sunderland, known for their world-rec…
 
This video podcast features Winston Chen, the author of our favorite app for readers with dyslexia. This is the first of Dr. Erica Warren's free video podcast for Go Dyslexia! Winston founded Voice Dream while on sabbatical on an island north of the Arctic Circle and his flagship product Voice Dream Reader is an amazing assistive technology device …
 
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