Equine therapy can be effective in a number of ways for individuals of all abilities! Learn about how and why from our expert friends at TREE House in Wentzville, MO. Visit their website at https://thstl.org/
Sarah Weirich, also known as @embracingthespectrum on Instagram, is a queen of sensory solutions for her son Tristan. They've decked out their two-bedroom apartment with a variety of sensory experiences. Learn Sarah's ideas and solutions.
Variety is an international organization that provides kiddos with disabilities and special needs funding for therapies and equipment. In this episode, Susan Susch gives us insights as to how the organization got started, qualifiers for funding, and how to begin reaching out for funding.
Guest Mary Blanner has 8 kids and used to home school all of them. To top it all off, she has a bachelor's in special education and is pursuing her master's in the same field. These days, her kiddos, who now attend a private school, are learning from home again. In this episode of the eSpecial Needs Podcast, we discuss quarantine-time tips for parents of kiddos of all ages and abilities.
Kelly Quinn is the State Director for the state of Missouri for Best Buddies international. We discuss the importance of finding, maintaining, and cultivating good friendships for individuals with special needs and/or disabilities.
Lyndsey Boyer is the founder of our Special Needs Family Support Group here at eSpecial Needs. She is connected to the special needs community in a pretty unique way. Not only is she an occupational therapist, but she's also has a twin sister who has CP. In this episode of the eSpecial Needs Podcast, Lyndsey gives insight into the unique relationships families form with their loved ones with special needs.
The IEP process can seem a bit daunting. Pack your bag with the necessary information and communication tools from special education teacher for Great Circle, John Ourth. He's written over 200 IEPs in his career, so he's got the tips and tricks that you need to know to help your kiddo.
Just about every kid needs the birds and the bees talk at some point. For individuals with special needs, that doesn't always happen. We sit down with sex therapist Nicholas Maio-Ather to talk about the importance of talking to your kiddo with special needs, how to help them understand the anatomy of it, and the significance of teaching consent at an early age. Please keep in mind that the content of this podcast may not be acceptable for a workplace environment, or age-appropriate for younger children.
eSpecial Needs sits down with Kelly Behlman, physical therapist and executive director/founder of the Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) in St. Louis, MO, to talk about the importance of physical activity for individuals with special needs. Music is "Easy Saturday" by Bad Snacks, from the Youtube Music Archive.
eSpecial Needs sits down with occupational therapist Emily Martin to talk about her background as an OT and her approach to "Ninja Therapy."
Music: "Easy Saturday" by Bad Snacks from the YouTube Audio Library.