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136 How and Why your child’s intelligence can change!

136 How and Why your child’s intelligence can change!

Intelligence is not a constant. The brain is constantly changing, adapting, and learning new skills. Most tests, including IQ tests, do not measure intelligence accurately. In this episode, Dr. Vaish Sarathy talks about the role of AI, Growth Mindset in what she calls Intellectual Malleability – the idea (which comes from Neuroplasticity) that intelligence can change for anyone regardless of label or diagnosis. You can sign up for her FREE workshop on building intelligence at the link below: https://www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/intelligenceworkshop In this workshop, Vaish talks about the 3-step method to building intelligence in your child with disability – be that Down Syndrome or Autism.

 

 

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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.

135 Somatic Eating (and Picky eating) in Kids with Stephanie Mara Fox

135 Somatic Eating (and Picky eating) in Kids with Stephanie Mara Fox

How can we help our kids cultivate a healthy relationship with food? If your child is struggling with picky eating, Stephanie Mara Fox talks to Dr Vaish Sarathy about the Art of Somatic Eating and how to navigate food restrictions in kids.

Especially in kids with disabilities (Autism, for example), it is important to understand that:

– The nervous system plays a crucial role in our experience with food, and regulation is key to creating a safe and regulated environment.

– Trauma can impact a person’s relationship with food, and it is important to approach food behavior with empathy and curiosity.

– Tools for regulation, such as body awareness and co-regulation, can be helpful in supporting children with picky eating.

CHAPTERS

01:14 Understanding Somatic Eating

07:24 The Nervous System and Food

08:03 Regulation and Children’s Experience with Food

15:43 The Impact of Trauma on Food Behavior

30:34 Tools for Regulation

35:05 Applying Regulation Techniques to Picky Eating

You can reach Stephanie at: 

Website: https://www.stephaniemara.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_stephaniemara/

Find Dr. Vaish Sarathy at

www.instagram.com/drvaishsarathy

And Download your free Gut Health Toolkit at www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/guthealth

 

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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.

134 Bilingualism and Cognition in Kids with Disabilities

134 Bilingualism and Cognition in Kids with Disabilities

Being multi-lingual and multi-communicative may be the way that our kids with Autim / Down Syndrome find richness of language and expression. What does mean? And what’s the latest research? Stick with me for this super-short focus episode about multimodal language and brain health!

In this episode, I talk about:

  • What the documented results are of being bilingual
  • How you can start right now with your child
  • What this means for communication

Enjoy!

Timeline:
00:56 Bilingualism and Cognitive Protection
03:12 Enhanced Memory, Attention, and Executive Function
04:11 Takeaway 1: Expose Kids to Multiple Languages
05:04 Takeaway 2: Communicate in Multiple Languages
06:00 Takeaway 3: Using Different Forms of Communication

 

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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.

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.