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Therapeutic Approach to Growth
57 minutes | Jun 14, 2016
Shamanic Energy Healing: What is it, Who May Benefit From It, and How it Works
Are you having difficulty sleeping at night? Are you having panic attacks? Are you struggling with putting your our health first? Are you experiencing severe anxiety? If you answered yes to any of these questions you will want to listen in. In this episode host Brooke Wagner will interview Patty Bellando Field, Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner to learn about the positive impact of energy healing and how to recognize old, unhealthy patterns and invite in and establish new ones in. In addition, Patty will share what Shamanic energy healing entails, who may benefit from it, and how it can be used to support overall health. To end the episode she will share some simple but powerful strategies that can be used by all to support overall health and wellbeing, and balance.
57 minutes | Jun 7, 2016
Dyslexia: A Discussion About the Symptoms, and Commonly Used Strategies, Accommodations,and Curriculums Used to Support Growth and Progress
In this episode host Brooke Wagner interviews Educational Therapist, Dyslexia Specialist and Founder of La Jolla LearningWorks to discuss Dyslexia. Topics such as how symptoms present themselves, recommended accommodations and strategies along with commonly used curriculums will be covered. In addition, the pair will review current research outlining the unique strengths of individuals with Dyslexia in addition to talking about inspirational success stories, offering hope to parents and individuals with the diagnosis.
56 minutes | May 31, 2016
EMDR: One Woman's Journey Through Healing and Her Therapist's Insight
In this episode host Brooke Wagner interviews licensed clinical social worker Jan Cehn and author and plane crash survivor Carol Miller. We will discuss the research based treatment EMDR and learn about the focus, effectiveness, and philosophy of the treatment. In addition, we will have the opportunity to learn from both a patient and clinician who have successfully worked together to support the patient's healing process. In addition, Carol will discuss her newly released book, Every Moment of a Fall, and how it can offer hope and inspiration to many.
57 minutes | May 24, 2016
Relationship Development Intervention: A Discussion About Dynamic Intelligence, Why It's Essential to Address With Individuals With Autism and What the Dynamic Intelligence Curriculum Looks Like
In this episode host Brooke Wagner interviews Dr. Steven Gutstein, licensed psychologist and co-founder of RDIConnect, to explore and learn more about Relationship Development Intervention, and how the program supports dynamic intelligence in individuals with autism and developmental delays. We will discuss why dynamic intelligence is so critical to success in life, how this can break down in individuals on the spectrum and how growth in this area is addressed in an RDI program.
57 minutes | May 10, 2016
PEMF 'pulsed electromagnetic field': What It Is and How It Can Be Used to Support Overall Health For the Entire Family System
In this episode host Brooke Wagner will interview Eileen Kurlander, Frequency Wellness Specialist to learn about the advanced technology PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field). PEMF has been studied and used on the body for decades, showing significant results and favorable effects. Scientific studies from over the world, in over 1,000 published PEMF studies--including gold standard double-blind placebo controls corroborate PEMF as an effective enhancement to most any therapy and lifestyle. Eileen will cover what the treatment entails, who may benefit from it, and how the entire family system can use this to support overall health, in addition to discussing current research being done and how much it costs.
56 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
In this episode host Brooke Wagner will interview Dr. Kevin T. Murphy, Director of Pediatric Radiation Oncology Service at Rady's Children's Hospital, Professor and Vice Chair of UCSD Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences and founder of The Medical Synchrony Center. Dr. Murphy will discuss the cutting edge treatment rTMS including how it works, what the treatment entails, which diagnoses may benefit from it, and how to learn more. In addition, they will delve into what happens when various parts of the brain are failing to communicate with another aspect of the brain and how EEG's are used as a tool for treatment planning.
56 minutes | Apr 19, 2016
Therapeutic Riding: Learning About How Horses Support and Heal Individuals With Developmental Delays
In this episode Brooke Wagner will interview Stephanie Mitchell, PATH Certified (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) and founder of Sunshine Ranch Therapeutic Riding. Topics such as who benefits from therapeutic riding, what a typical lesson entails, and the types of growth an individual may experience from the program will be covered. In addition, Sunshine Ranch will be discussed and information will be shared about where they are located, what their program consists of and how to get involved in their therapeutic riding lessons.
57 minutes | Mar 29, 2016
Art Therapy: Learning About Who Can Benefit From it and How It Works
In this episode host Brooke Wagner interviews Art Therapist Kiki Haddad and film director Alfonso Bui to discuss and learn more about the field of Art Therapy, who benefits from it, and how it works. Real life stories will be weaved into the discussion to paint a vivid picture of the powerful changes individuals can make in addition to talking about how Kiki individualizes and customizes her sessions to meet her client's needs on a moment to moment basis. Finally, Alfonso Bui will talk about his journey as the director of the film, Art Therapy: The Movie, how he got involved in this incredible project and how to learn more about this up and coming film in the months to come.
55 minutes | Mar 22, 2016
Gut Health: Why it is so Essential, How it Can Positively Impact the Brain, and How to Strengthen and Restore the Gut With Nutrition
In this episode host Brooke Wagner will interview clinical nutritionist, certified GAPS Practitioner, and co-founder of Bonafide Provisions, Sharon Brown to discuss and learn more about the gut, how changes in nutrition can have a significant and positive impact on it, and how nutrition is linked to overall brain health. More specifically we will talk about the GAPS diet in great detail while also reviewing additional diets that are used as alternatives, such as the SCD diet (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) and the Autoimmune Paleo Diet. Finally, we will learn more about Bonafide Provisions and the incredibly healing bone broth that is being distributed nation wide and available in numerous local grocery stores. To wrap up the show a recipe will be shared, so make sure to tune in!
55 minutes | Mar 15, 2016
DIR/Floortime: What it is, How it Can Help Individuals With Developmental Delays, and Tips to Get You Started
In this episode host, Brooke Wagner, interviews Dr. Joshua Feder, child and family psychiatrist and DIR specialist to explore and learn more about DIR (Developmental, Individual, Relationship-based)/Floortime and how it is utilized to support individuals with developmental delays. An overview and history of the program will be discussed and include: case studies, real life examples, tips, and key concepts.
56 minutes | Mar 8, 2016
Supported Typing: One Mom's Journey Through Guiding Her Son With Autism To Communicate Via Typing
In this episode host Brooke Wagner interviews Nancy Brady, special education advocate and expert in supported typing and assisted technology to explore and learn more about her journey as a mom to her son with autism, Nick. We will learn how supported typing has given Nick a voice by affording him the opportunity to express his thoughts and opinions, connect with his community and have greater access to higher levels of academic work. In addition, this episode will review the progression many individuals with autism go through as they learn to communicate with this type of scaffolding.
58 minutes | Mar 1, 2016
Learning More About Autism: Interview With Professor, Autism Researcher, Author and Presenter, Dr. Stephen Shore
In this episode host Brooke Wagner, will interview Dr. Stephen Shore, professor at Adelphi University, autism researcher, author and presenter. Dr. Shore will share his personal story of being diagnosed with autism at a young age. We will spend time learning about his journey, how is parents supported him, and connect about the experiences and challenges he had from childhood to adulthood. In addition, we will delve into topics such as relationships, sensory integration, his love for music, behaviors, and transitioning to adulthood. Finally, we will learn more about the numerous books written by Dr. Shore and the impact they have had on the community.
57 minutes | Feb 23, 2016
One Mom's Journey With Supporting Her Son With Autism Using Relationship Development Intervention
In this episode host Brooke Wagner will interview Catina Havelock. They will talk about Catina's journey through supporting her son with autism, his regression at 1 year, therapies she utilized to support him, his successes and accomplishments, and the hope she has for his future. More specifically they will discuss her experience with implementing Relationship Development Intervention, how it has impacted her family, core elements of the program, and how Adam is doing today. Upon doing so real life examples will be weaved in to provide a vivid picture of her family's journey.
57 minutes | Feb 16, 2016
Chiropractic: A Key Approach to Care for Individuals With Developmental Delays
In this episode host Brooke Wagner, will interview chiropractor and international presenter, Dr. Steve Tullius. We will learn more about how chiropractic care works, the way in which it supports individuals with special needs, and the types of improvements a patient may experience. In addition, Dr. Steve will share what a session commonly looks like and how he assesses the health of the nervous system. Finally, case studies will be imbedded into the discussion to paint a vivid picture of Dr. Steve's unique approach to supporting individuals with developmental delays.
57 minutes | Feb 9, 2016
Succeeding Through Autism: One Man's Journey Through Overcoming Challenges, Being Triumphant, and Persevering
In this episode host Brooke Wagner, will interview author and public speaker Sean Barron. We will spend time learning more about his journey with autism and connect about the experiences and challenges he has had from childhood to adulthood. His story is one of hope, inspiration and a testament to never giving up. Sean describes himself as one that has healed from autism, he has an established career, enjoys socializing with family and friends, and is in a loving relationship with his girlfriend Barb, who also received a diagnosis of autism as a child. In addition, we will learn more about the two books he has co-written (one with his mom and the other with Dr. Temple Grandin) and the third one that is in the works!
58 minutes | Feb 2, 2016
Special Education Law: Taking a Close Look At Client Rights, Defining Key Terms, and Sharing Inspirational Testimonials
Are you struggling with understanding your child's special education rights? Are you feeling overwhelmed with navigating the IEP process? Are you wondering if you might benefit from the support of an educational consultant and/or attorney? In this episode, host Brooke Wagner interviews Arizona licensed attorney and California special education consultant, Amy Langerman to explore and learn more about client rights, to define key terms, to talk about LRE (Least Restrictive Environment) and Inclusion and to share inspirational success stories. She will cover topics such, determining how to positively respond to challenging IEP situations, to learn more about available services, and how to ensure your child is receiving a well rounded education.
56 minutes | Jan 26, 2016
Therapy and Service Dogs: Looking at the Healing and positive Impact That These Trained Dogs Can Have on Individuals with Developmental Delays
Are you considering getting a therapy or service dog for your child? Have you wondered how your child could benefit from interacting with a therapy or service dog? Does your child gravitate towards or is fearful of dogs? In this episode, host Brooke Wager interviews Kathryn Bovino RDI Certified Consultant and Certified Therapy Dog Handler, to explore and learn more about how she includes her therapy dog in her work with individuals on the Autism Spectrum. She will cover topics such as overcoming a fear of dogs, focusing on increasing communication with the support of her dog, and enhancing her client's overall confidence. In addition, guest Rick Sylvester will be present to share valuable information about his organization Good Dog! Autism Companions, including the type of training his dogs receive, how to apply for one, and who would benefit from a Good Dog amongst other topics.
57 minutes | Jan 19, 2016
Speech Therapy: A Different Way to Give Children Opportunities For Language Development
Is your child delayed in language development? Do you know the difference between speech and language and the difference between verbal and nonverbal communication? Do you feel your child is progressing in his/her communication with you? In this episode host Brooke Wagner interviews Gail Ludwig, licensed speech/language pathologist to explore and learn more about experience based speech therapy and how it supports individuals with speech and language delays. In addition, the episode will touch on individuals in her practice with Autism and Down Syndrome. We will discuss the link between emotional engagement and motivation for communication and the importance of working on nonverbal skills in addition to verbal skills.
55 minutes | Jan 12, 2016
Occupational Therapy: looking at new perspectives in the field, considering the sensory motor system and behavioral regulation, and how breakdowns in these areas impact success in life
Does your child have difficulty with maintaining attention and staying focused in class? Does your child struggle getting starting with homework and finishing assignments? Does your child find it challenging to calmly and confidently approach new situations? Do you feel that your child is ruling the household? Does your child experience heightened anxiety? In this episode host, Brooke Wagner, interviews Chris Vinceneux, licensed Occupational Therapist, to explore and learn more about Occupational Therapy and how it is utilized to support individuals with developmental delays (Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Down Syndrome etc.). We will discuss the link between the sensory motor system, learning and behavior control. In addition, we will stress the importance of addressing the whole individual, while sharing case studies, and how parent consultation is an integral piece to treatment.
56 minutes | Jan 5, 2016
Relationship Development Intervention, what it is, how it can help individuals with developmental delays, and tips to get you started
In this episode host, Brooke Wagner, interviews Dr. Sheely, licensed psychologist and co-founder of RDIConnect, and RDI Consultant and BCBA Jackie Zaldua to explore and learn more about Relationship Development Intervention and how it is utilized to support individuals with developmental delays. An overview and history of the program will be discussed and include: case studies, real life examples, tips, and key concepts.
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