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133 Building Resilience and Advocacy in Parents with Dr. Maureen MIchele

133 Building Resilience and Advocacy in Parents with Dr. Maureen MIchele

Advocacy and Resilience are the cornerstones of parenting a child with disability. As a parent of an Autistic child or a child with Down Syndrome, how often do you find yourself navigating medical and school offices and being close to tears at the end of several meetings?

Dr. Maureen Michele guides us through the work of building resilience and understanding advocacy, and finding your strong inner Mother Bear!

Tune in to learn:

  • The 3 pillars of Advocacy
  • Dr. Maureen’s parent resilience toolkit that she uses herself
  • The single most powerful tool for building inner stability

You can find Dr. Maureen at

www.maureenmichelemd.com

instagram.com/maureenmichelemd

I am also offering my Anxiety Toolkit to you today – a 10 point checklist of things that work, when nothing seems to.

You can download it for free at www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/anxietytoolkit

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

132 The #1 thing we get wrong when we teach Math to kids with disabilities

132 The #1 thing we get wrong when we teach Math to kids with disabilities

Why does math education seem so challenging for autistic students and those with Down syndrome?

Join me as I flip the script and explore how focusing on input, rather than output, can revolutionize your student’s learning journey.

There are broadly 2 things we are doing wrong:

  1. Focusing on output as opposed to input

  2. Prioritizing proficiency over curiosity

Listen to the episode to find out how we can flip the traditional “boring” Math script!

Non Linear Education launches in 4 weeks – get on the waitlist!

 

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Disclaimer:
The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

131 Teaching Math is a Life Skill with Dr. Jen Leon

131 Teaching Math is a Life Skill with Dr. Jen Leon

Did you know that teaching Math is uniquely regulating? Not just Math, but slightly challenging Math.

This episode’s guest, Dr. Jen Leon, has a unique name for Math – Brain Candy! And I totally agree.

-So what makes Math brain candy?

-What makes it a life skill?

-What makes it grow your child’s mind, even if you think they have a learning disability, in fact especially if you think they have a learning disability?

Listen on to learn more….

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Dr. Jen Leon is the Director of All Minds Academy, an online high school program for neurodiverse students who communicate best by spelling or typing. All Minds Academy recently announced a new, accredited high school diploma program through a partnership with Global Village School that’s starting Fall, 2024.

To learn more about Dr. Jen’s math services and high school program and to schedule a complimentary initial consultation visit allmindsacademy.com.

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If you are new to Non Linear Education principles, I (Dr Vaish Sarathy) have a brand new toolkit with 5 strategies to get you started on this journey.

Use them to switch on your child’s learning switch. You can find this free toolkit at www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/nonlinearlearning

Find Dr Vaish on Instagram

 

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Disclaimer:
The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

130 When therapies and diets don’t work for your child

130 When therapies and diets don’t work for your child

If you find yourself trying diet after diet after therapy after therapy and nothing seems to either work or stick, nothing seems to take hold, this is the episode for you.

Tune in to learn:

  • the 3 pillars of core therapeutic changes that often work symbiotically to create change.
  • why even anti-inflammatory diets sometimes fail
  • the therapies that never work (for most people)

You can get my free book on the 6 learning hacks here.

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

119 The Magic of adding Movement to Communication with Sonia and Lili Story

119 The Magic of adding Movement to Communication with Sonia and Lili Story

What does adding a Movement Therapy do to a child’s learning and communication? I chatted with Sonia Story and Lili  Turns out quite a lot.

Welcome to Functional Nutrition and Learning for kids – the podcast where we explore learning and education for kids with disabilities such as Down syndrome and Autism from inside out.

In this podcast, you will learn:

  • Why communication may be stalled due to dis regulation
  • What neurodevelopmental and integrative movements can do to support regulation
  • How adding more than one complementary technique can transform a child’s growth
  • The difference between behavior and compensation.

This is a pretty phenomenal episode, and here are some links if you want to know Sonia and Lili more. 

Brain and Sensory Foundations course

Case Studies, Inspiring Stories and Research

47 pages of Evidence on brain-based movements for transforming challenges

In addition, just for nervous moms, I have created a 10-step free resource to help you make most of your child’s return to school this year. 

If you are nervous about another year with IEPs and going Back-To-School within a special ed system, check out my free resource at www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/backtoschool

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.