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The Coffee Klatch Special Needs Radio
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Award winning, world renowned authors, psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, advocates and respected children's foundations join us to help you better understand a special needs child.... and yourself. You are your child's best advocate - if not you then who - become an informed educated parent here at The Coffee Klatch.
Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy! 21st Century Teens: Understanding 'em - Parenting 'em
Host Dr. Richard Selznick Guest Dr. Michael Bradley Raising a teenager was never supposed to be like this. In today's world, every thirteen-year-old child lives with issues like sex, violence, drugs, alcohol, divorced parents, and easy access to guns. Yet in this new and sometimes terrifying 21st century, many parents struggle in vain to raise teens with 30-year-old rules that no longer work. Parents of adolescents who need help, but haven’t got time to read a book, can get the answers they need by listening to this audio book during the daily commute. David Kropp’s brilliant reading breathes new life and meaning into the stories, the wisdom, and the wit that Dr. Bradley is famous for. In Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy! psychologist Michael Bradley updates the rule book, giving you the insight, the hope, and the help you need to safely steer your teenage children through the stormy waters of adolescence. Explaining that you are the most important influence in your teenager's life, Dr. Bradley gives you the training and skills you need to transform your 21st century teen into a  strong, confident, productive adult.
Jun 22, 2016
41 min
The Out Of Sync Child Grows Up - Carol Kranowitz
At last!  The long-awaited follow-up to the million-copy bestseller, The Out-Of-Sync Child! [is here! The Out-Of-Sync Child Grows Up, the latest in the “Sync” series, offers practical advice for coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the tween, teen, and young adult years.  As a generation of kids with SPD enters young adulthood, this guide will help them and their families navigate the world that seems too loud, bright, fast, close, or otherwise overwhelming and confusing to the senses. The Out-Of-Sync Child Grows Up delivers revealing and inspiring first-person accounts from young people living with SPD.  These accounts highlight their strategies for thriving in the face of daily challenges such as grooming, eating, sleeping, and managing school, work, and the shopping mall.  Other topics touch upon emotions, family relationships, making friends, dating, nurturing one’s passion and developing “extrasensory grace,” as well as making the most of occupational therapy and other resources.   In addition, the book provides advice from researchers, parents, adults with SPD looking back, and other experts, including Lucy Jane Miller, Lindsey Biel, and Kelly Dorfman.   A unique resource for young people with sensory processing challenges as well as their parents, educators, and professionals, this insightful book gives voice to the millions of individuals with SPD, offering much-needed sensible advice and emotional support.
Jun 19, 2016
58 min
The two most frequently asked questions by special needs parents
Host Marianne Russo Guest Amalia Starr I Have Autism…What’ll I Do Without You, Mom? How to Prepare for When Your Special Needs Child Outlives You  In Starr’s latest book, “I Have Autism…What’ll I Do Without You, Mom?” she writes all about this subject matter and includes a separate in depth section on “How to Achieve Independence.”  The more independent our children are, the better it will be for them now and after their parents are gone. Yes, talking about one’s mortality is never an easy or pleasant topic, but with our special needs children it may be the single most important thing a parent can do. Starr discovered that when parents address this issue head on they feel a tremendous relief. No reason to put this off anymore, Starr’s book will take you hand in hand as she shares how she achieved this goal and how you can too. Are you concerned about your child’s future?  Then you have come to the right place. Amalia Starr has been a pioneer and trailblazer on the autism and special needs path for the past forty years.
Apr 21, 2016
36 min
Your Legal Toolbox For Kids With Behavioral Issues - Part 1
Do you have a child with behavioral issues? How do you get the right accommodations and appropriate placement under special education law? Part 1 Committee Meetings – The Process 504  IEP IDEA Classification How is classification determined? What is the difference between a 504 plan and an IEP and why it’s important to know. My child is very bright and does well academically but cannot learn due to behavioral/neurobiological issues so the school will not classify him? Part 2 The IDEA FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education LRE – Least Restrictive Environment What if my child isn’t failing but is unable to learn or attend class due to behaviors? What are different classifications for children and teens with mental illness or behavioral issues? Do I have to use an attorney to get my child classified? What rights attach to someone who has been classified? What if my child has been classified and I don’t think that problems are being solved? The District offered my child a seat in a program and I’ve heard things about it that I don’t like and feel it will worsen her behaviors, do I have to accept it? How can parents enroll their child in a private school that best accommodates their child at district expense? Is an IEP a legal contract?
Apr 11, 2016
27 min
Switched On - John Elder Robison
Host - Marianne Russo Imagine spending the first forty years of your life in darkness, blind to the emotions and social signals of other people. Then imagine that someone suddenly switches the lights on. It has long been assumed that people living with autism are born with the diminished ability to read the emotions of others, even as they feel emotion deeply. But what if we’ve been wrong all this time? What if that “missing” emotional insight was there all along, locked away and inaccessible in the mind?  In 2007 John Elder Robison wrote the international bestseller Look Me in the Eye, a memoir about growing up with Asperger’s syndrome. Amid the blaze of publicity that followed, he received a unique invitation: Would John like to take part in a study led by one of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, who would use an experimental new brain therapy known as TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, in an effort to understand and then address the issues at the heart of autism? Switched On is the extraordinary story of what happened next.  Having spent forty years as a social outcast, misreading others’ emotions or missing them completely, John is suddenly able to sense a powerful range of feelings in other people. However, this newfound insight brings unforeseen problems and serious questions. As the emotional ground shifts beneath his feet, John struggles with the very real possibility that choosing to diminish his disability might also mean sacrificing his unique gifts and even some of his closest relationships. Switched On is a real-life Flowers for Algernon, a fascinating and intimate window into what it means to be neurologically different, and what happens when the world as you know it is upended overnight.
Mar 30, 2016
48 min
Life With Autism  - Autism  From The Dads Perspective Hearing The Diagnosis Pt2
In this episode, Joel and Rob continue their discussion on the emotions dads go through when recieving an autism diagnosis for thier child.
Mar 25, 2016
45 min
Managing Teen and Parent Anxiety in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
Host Dr. Marla Deibler - Mind Matters   Guest:  Dr. Anne Marie Albano   The transition from adolescence to young adulthood is naturally fraught with excitement as well as anxiety. Responsibility increases for the adolescent, on matters of personal care, finances, managing their social relationships, romance, and working on their goals for entering college or the workforce.  Eventually, they must launch into adulthood being fully independent from their parents. For adolescents with anxiety and related mental health conditions, the launch is often postponed, and indefinitely, as each developmental task associated with emerging adulthood seems insurmountable to the youth, and to his or her parents. Dr. Albano will discuss the process of this transition to adulthood and what signs to look for of anxiety, and make recommendations for parents and youth in now to manage anxiety, move forward into challenging situations, and to engage resources found on campus, in the community, and within one's self to make a healthy transition into adulthood.
Mar 7, 2016
32 min
Life With Autism  - Autism  From The Dads Perspective : Hearing The Diagnosis
Hosts Joel Manzer and Rob Gorski Two part series In part one of this two part series, Rob and Joel discuss the emotions felt when first getting an autism diagnosis
Feb 18, 2016
30 min
Rapid Naming & Phonemic Awareness; Two Top Contributors to Dyslexia
School Stuggles with host Dr. Richard Selznick Michael Hart, Ph.D. is a child psychologist with 25 years of experience in teacher training, clinical psychology and the diagnostic assessment of a full range of learning differences, including dyslexia as well as attention problems (AD/HD). He is the founder/owner of www.drmichaelhart.com and is currently providing webinars, online courses and onsite presentations/training regarding the proper educational care of our dyslexic students.   Dr. Hart has been creating and presenting curricula for professional training and development for many years.  In the recent past, he served as an instructor/facilitator for a Masters-level educational psychology course focused on cognitive learning theory and behavioral management.  In that role, he taught advanced course materials in psychology to educators and administrators and received average instructor performance ratings of 97 out of 100 for six straight quarters.   Prior to his current role, Dr. Hart served as a clinical psychologist, educational administrator and expert witness for learning disabled students in various settings including pediatric inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, private practice and K-12 school settings. During his practice, he administered the full spectrum of psychological tests, behavioral assessment tools, affective inventories, projective tests, academic achievement tests and behavioral interviews.  His experience spans from infants to adults and he has conducted approximately 1000 evaluations.   Michael enjoys mentoring other professionals and is intensely focused on supporting teachers, specialists and parents as they become better informed and more experienced in the effective treatment of our dyslexic students.
Feb 18, 2016
39 min
Mind Matters 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Host Dr. Marla Deibler  Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but every family faces challenges that can be frustrating and overwhelming. For more than twenty-five years, internationally renowned clinical psychologist Thomas W. Phelan's 1-2-3 Magic has helped millions of parents, teachers, and caregivers raise independent, emotionally intelligent children and build happier, healthier families?all through an easy-to-understand program that you'll swear "works like magic." 1-2-3 Magic helps you discipline and set limits for your children by breaking down the complex task of parenting into straightforward steps. The 1-2-3 Magic program offers parents, pediatricians, mental health professionals, grandparents, teachers and even babysitters a simple and gentle-but-firm approach to managing the behavior of 2 to 12-year-olds, whether they are average kids or special-needs children. 1-2-3 Magic books sales have crossed the 1,500,000 mark, the number of foreign translations has passed twenty, and the 1-2-3 Magic book has consistently been the #1 child-discipline book on Amazon. Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. has worked with children, adults and families for over 35 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association. In addition to writing and producing, Dr. Phelan maintains an active schedule of international lectures, and is a frequent guest on radio and television. His articles appear in numerous regional and national publications.
Feb 17, 2016
31 min
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