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12 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Ep. 26 - The Science is in
Let's talk about the science behind how we teach children to read.
15 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Ep. 25 - Letter Reversal
In this episode, we go down the rabbit hole of letter reversal. Why is this so common? Is this a dyslexic characteristic? The answers may surprise you. Let's get down to the bottom of it all.
7 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Ep. 24 - The meLon Stand
It's time to tell you about our merch store! We've had it up for a while and have been working out the kinks. It's time to launch that baby into orbit! Head over to https://the-melon-stand.creator-spring.com/ or to our Instagram bio @melons.podcast to view our line of merch. It's a great way to support the pod. Let us know what you like or would like to see in the future!
15 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Ep. 23 - How The Brain Learns
We've talked about it before but here we are again enlightening you on the brain. This time it's on how it learns! Let's have a conversation about that. Let's learn why we are the way we are!
14 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Ep. 22 - The art of decoding
Today we backtrack to the basics of phonics, the importance of decoding, and the purpose of repetition. It's way better than it sounds! Tag along with us sweet-ass dyslexic ladies and our mild ranting as usual!
17 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Ep. 21 - Falling Through The Cracks
This time around we get to hear from one of our hosts! Drew takings us through a bit of what it was like for her in public school as a dyslexic and the struggles she faced. Leaving us with the question - How do we make public education work for everyone?
10 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Ep. 20 - The Eyes Have It
We've talked about it before - eyes, sight, and vision. In this week's episode, we go over a new study from April of 2021 on eye movement and tracking.
16 minutes | May 27, 2021
Ep. 19 - ADHD in women
This one is for the ladies! Women are often overlooked or misdiagnosed for a number of factors - ADHD is atop the list. Today we talk about ADHD, what it's like being a woman with it and why understanding how the details are so important.
31 minutes | May 20, 2021
Ep. 18 - The people behind the podcast
Hey, melons - We've given you a lot of info on dyslexia and other neurodiversities. It's about time we give you a bit of info into who your hosts are. Today we have a very basic Q&A. Let's learn about our hosts!
24 minutes | May 13, 2021
Ep. 17 - The Intelligence Quotient of a meLon?
Intelligence Quotient = IQ . IQ is a measurement, this is known. The question is - of what? Today we post an episode that we feel we'll never get right. Today we talk about the history and purpose of the IQ test and the standards we hold too. Today we ask why? What is your measurement of success? How does IQ factor into our preconceived notions of capability? What are we trying to prove? All this and more in Ep. 17
27 minutes | May 6, 2021
Ep. 16 - Ask an Educator
Welcome back from spring break melons! We have new adventures ahead - Let's get started. This is our first interview-style episode. We're happy to have Catherine on the pod! She's going to answer some questions we have and tell us why she became an Educator.
17 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Ep. 15 - Politically Correct - Really?
Your eyes aren't deceiving you - today we talk PC and dyslexia. It's all about getting informed and understanding that our words, our actions matter. . This is our last episode in season one - Thanks for being on this journey with us! Don't worry though, we'll be back in 2 weeks with season two. Head over to intsa @melons.podcast for content while you wait.
12 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Ep.14 - The Average?
Humans have created a world designed for the average person. It’s in the clothes we buy, classes we attend, homes we own, and cars we drive. Average should seemingly be all-around but who is this average person? What even is “average”? Today we talk about 1950’s air force innovation, modern education, and some small steps for a better tomorrow. “Average” is a myth and that’s a good thing! Design for the edge, not the average!
12 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Ep.13 - This means warfare, Chemical warfare
To medicate or not to medicate, this the question - that is no one's business. Medication isn't a fix-all or anything close. Most people are wary of the concept. I believe this is due to the stigma around it. Meds have a purpose! let's dive into today's topic and shed some light on why we use them and what they are for.
14 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Ep.12 - The Workplace
Today we stand atop of a never-ending iceberg called the workplace. How does one hand neurodiversity and their job? What jobs should we do? Should we tell our employer? How should employers manage neurodiverse employees? All this and more in workplace episode.
23 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Ep.11 - Assistive Technology
Let's Talk Tech - Assistive Tech. There are lots of things that fall under assistive tech. Ranging from old-school programs to an app on your phone and beyond.
27 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Ep.10 - Accommodation VS Modification
What is Modification? What is Accommodation? Why are these important? In this episode, we define these terms and explain how they are used as tools for dyslexic students in the classroom.
21 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Ep.9 - Total Recall
This episode is all about memory. You've heard of Short-term, you've heard of Long-term but have you ever heard of Working memory? Let's get to know this term and its relationship with dyslexia.
30 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Ep.8 - Neurodiversity
We're talking all things Neurodiverse - How it got started, why we use this term, and what falls under it.
32 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Ep.7 - Stress & Anxiety
Stress and Anxiety are very misunderstood responses in the natural human condition. Both stress and anxiety are good for us, keeping us alive. In other moments these reactions cause harm. Join us as we talk about the good, the bad, the differences, and what helps. Competence instills confidence and confidence leads to success
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