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143 Parenting an Autistic Child – When you struggle

143 Parenting an Autistic Child – When you struggle

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In this episode, Vaish answers a question from a mom of a 6-year-old Autistic boy with ADHD who is experiencing some parenting struggles.

We discuss why parenting parenting a child with a disability becomes challenging – and discuss 7 ways to move from swimming upstream to downstream.

Send Vaish questions to be answered in future podcasts here.

To get a jump start on your child’s regulation (from a gut health perspective), check out my Gut Health Toolkit.

  • 03:02 Swimming Against the Current
  • 04:26 The 7 point checklist
  • 07:15 Understanding the Reasons Behind Behavior
  • 08:10 Effective Communication with the Child
  • 10:30 Prioritizing Self-Care for Parents

 

 

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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.

142 Unlocking the Vagus Nerve for Cognitive and Health Benefits

142 Unlocking the Vagus Nerve for Cognitive and Health Benefits

There is no level of inflammation, physical or mental or central nervous system inflammation, that is not damaging.”

Vaish and JP Errico discuss the role of the vagus nerve in reducing inflammation (esp. neuroinflammation), cognition and supporting brain health in Episode 142.

Obviously stress and inflammation are critical in cognitive and overall health, but what is largely unknown is the role of the vagus nerve in modulating inflammation!

Vagus Nerve Stimulation can be achieved through various methods, including non-invasive devices like TruVaga (which JP helped found).

JP shares a personal experience of using vagus nerve stimulation to alleviate eczema and migraines in his child, leading to significant cognitive improvements.
JP Errico’s Book: The Vagus-Immune Connection
TruVaga – the stimulator mentioned by JP

 

 

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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.

141 What my son eats in a day: An Anti-Inflammatory Meal Recap

141 What my son eats in a day: An Anti-Inflammatory Meal Recap

https://www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/dosa   -For those of you interested in Dosas!

The 2nd most common question I get asked is this: What is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet, and how do you feed your son?

So I thought I would lead you on a day’s plan of a vegetarian anti-inflammatory meals.

We will talk about breakfast, a pre-breakfast (!!), lunch and dinner! And blood sugar balancing, nutrient density, gut health and more!

 

 

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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.

140 The Impact of Vision on Learning and Behavior in Children with Disabilities

140 The Impact of Vision on Learning and Behavior in Children with Disabilities

“If your child is having difficulty moving their body, they ARE going to have difficulty in moving their eyes.”

Dr. Susan Daniel, neuro-developmental optometrist talk about vision and its role in learning and regulation for Autistic students and learners with Down Syndrome

Vision difficulties can impact a child’s regulation and behavior, leading to frustration and anxiety.

Dr. Daniel explains the various components of vision, including visual gathering skills, eye teaming, and visual processing.

Tune in to learn:

  • Why specialized vision exams are crucial for children with autism, Down syndrome, and other disabilities

  • How vision difficulties can impact a child’s regulation and behavior, leading to frustration and anxiety

  • The components of Vision

  • What you can do right now to support your child’s learning

00:00 The Impact of Vision on Regulation and Behavior

06:09 The Relationship Between Body Movement and Eye Movement

16:23 The Gap in Vision Evaluations for Children with Disabilities

34:46 The Importance of Access to Complex Information

45:21 Passion for Helping Children and Adults with Vision Impairments

Links mentioned in the podcast:

Find a developmental optometrist here:

– www.covd.org

– www.noravisionrehab.org

The reading app Dr. Daniel mentioned: www.bookshare.org

You can reach Dr. Daniel at susan.danieloptometry@gmail.com

 

 

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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.

139 Two Steps to increase Motivation and Learning in your child

139 Two Steps to increase Motivation and Learning in your child

In this week’s Wednesday Wind-Up, we explore the connection between motivation, feedback, choice and learning, for children with disabilities – whether Down Syndrome, Autism or a generic “learning disability”.

In less than 7 minutes, you will learn exactly what 2 things you can do rightaway to build learning and motivation in your child.

00:00 The Science of Motivation and Learning
03:12 Optimizing Learning for Children with Disabilities
04:59 The Power of Choice and Communication in Learning
If you are interested in learning about NON LINEAR LEARNING – check out this free guide to learn 5 strategies to turn ON your child’s learning switch.

 

 

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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.