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Special Needs in Motion

Special Needs in Motion

By Ilana Danneman
Move, Go, Walk, and Flow! Let's learn how to help children with special needs function at their best! With 32 years of special needs, physical therapy and product innovation experience, Ilana Danneman, your host, shares ideas for encouraging movement and physical well being for those with physical challenges and special needs. Join along to learn and share ideas to encourage movement and independence.
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Special Needs 2020 Holiday Toy Guide
Looking for the perfect toy for a child with special needs? What toys will you be buying this season? Not sure ?  This episode has been therapist selected and toy approved! An interview with Rachel Williams, DPT and owner of Sandy Toes Pediatric Physical Therapy. Learn about what kinds of toys are "open-ended," best for floor play, standing or sharing. We all love toys, but you might want to hear this one before you go out and shop! #2020holidaytoyguide #2020holidayseason #specialneedsinmotion #sandytoespt #specialneedsparenting #pediatricphysicaltherapy  Would you like to sponsor an episode and feed a special needs family? You can find out more here!  Questions? Email specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com 
29:37
November 24, 2020
The Power of Play with Lekotek of Georgia
Part 2 of our Holiday Toys Series! An interview with Helene Prokesch, the executive director of Lekotek of Georgia (a non profit toy lending and special needs organization) and Teresa Shartar, OTR/L (occupational therapist) that will help you understand the value in using toys and technology to bridge families and special needs communities. Learn about creating community through exploration, inclusion and independence that are outcomes of using toys and technology to promote play.  Both ladies bring a multitude of special needs experiences to Special Needs in Motion podcast.  Listen along, share and review! Would you like to sponsor an episode? Each sponsored episode provides a pizza for a special needs family! specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com Also check out our downloads for parents of children with special needs!
39:13
November 12, 2020
Creating Toys! for Children With Special Needs
Part 1 of our Holiday Toy Series! Learn all about making toys for children with special needs! An engaging Interview with Debbie Kissel, product developer, environmental scanner, grandma extraordinaire, and artist. Debbie and I discuss making toys for the special needs market and for home. Safety tips, great ideas and inspiration included!  This episode sponsored and a pizza was delivered to a Special Needs Family! Would you like to sponsor an episode? Please contact us at specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com! Every sponsored episode provides a pizza for a special needs family! Pizza for Special People! #specialneeds #specialneedsinmotion #toysforspecialneeds #specialneedstoys #christmas2020 #specialneedsfamily #parenting #pediatricoccupationaltherapy #pediatricphysicaltherapy #adaptedtoys  Special Needs in Motion
43:37
November 3, 2020
Creating Community Through Cerebral Palsy Research
This interview (with Christopher Modlesky, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Kinesiology at University of Georgia and Galvin Colquitt, EdD, CAPE, CSCS Professor at Georgia Southern University) will enlighten you on the potential effects of using vibration with ambulatory children diagnosed with cerebral palsy. But what’s so impressive is the community that is being bridged with this research! For more information and to cheer them on, please click here! Would you like to sponsor an episode? Please contact us at specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com! Every sponsored episode provides a pizza for a special needs family! Pizza for Special People! #specialneeds #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpalsyresearch #vibrationplates #kinesiology #pediatricphysicaltherapy
26:18
November 3, 2020
Becoming a Special Needs Adult: An Interview with Skip and Angie Weiland
What happens after your special needs child ages out of the school system? When is a good time to start planning for their adult needs? What resources are available? What about their siblings? These are a just a few of the questions we delve into in this very special episode. Skip and Angie are parents of Bret who has profound special needs and is currently 24 years old. Listen along to their journey of raising Bret with love, grace, and support for one another and their other children.  Resources: FOCUS Lekotek  Parent to Parent of Georgia Katie Beckett SB10 Law Want to sponsor an episode? Reach out to us at Special Needs in Motion or specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com #specialneedsparenting #raisingspecialneedskids #specialneedsadults #specialneedsinmotion #specialneedsteens 
44:34
October 14, 2020
Raising Complex Kids With ADHD and More: A Coach Approach
This interview with Elaine Taylor Klaus, author, parent educator, and certified coach provides insight into treating and raising complex children (and adults) with the "coach approach." . Learn about radical compassion, creating inspiration, focusing on progress not perfection and embracing the process of change.  Elaine is the co-founder of ImpactADHD and ImpactParents (an expansion from ADHD to more complex diagnosis) and co-creator of Sanity School® (an online behavior therapy program). She provides coaching, training and support for parents of complex kids – and parents raising kids in complex times. Her newest book, The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More is available now.  Elaine has served as a parent advisor for the American Academy of Pediatrics and on the national Board of Directors of CHADD. She is the mother in an ADHD++ family of six.  Would you like to discuss your book? Want to sponsor an episode and reach hundreds of special needs listeners? Contact us at: Special Needs In Motion #ADHD #Specialneeds #specialneedsparenting #pediatricphysicaltherapy #pediatricoccupationaltherapy #impactadhd #impactparents #elainetaylorklaus 
42:53
September 21, 2020
Bounce! Rebound Therapy with Jenn Evans
Have you thought about using a trampoline to achieve therapy goals? Work on posture, reduce hypertonicity, improve hypotonia and more with Rebound Therapy. This interview with Jenn Evans owner of Therabounce will enlighten you and provide an informative interview on the what, how and why of using trampolines in your practice.  TheraBounce is the first organization in Ontario to offer Rebound Therapy and Flexi-Bounce Therapy to children and adults with a range of abilities and needs. Rebound Therapy and Flexi-Bounce Therapy make use of a trampoline or rebounder to provide therapeutic exercise, activities, and recreation. TheraBounce was founded in 2019 by Jenn Evans. Jenn was introduced to Rebound Therapy while completing her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy in Leeds, England. While in Leeds, Jenn became involved with a charity called SNAPS (Special Needs and Parents Support) which delivers Rebound Therapy and hydrotherapy to children with disabilities. Jenn fell in love with Rebound Therapy as she saw the benefits first-hand week in and week out. She was inspired to pursue official training in Rebound Therapy and completed her Rebound Therapy Practitioner qualification through Rebound Therapy International Ltd. In addition to SNAPS, Jenn was exposed to Rebound Therapy while on placement in an Adult Learning Disability service. Following these experiences, Jenn recognized that Rebound Therapy can benefit individuals of all ages and abilities. Jenn is now one of two Rebound Therapy Tutors in Canada and is aiming to grow Rebound Therapy both nationally and internationally! Want to reach Jenn? Go to Therabounce! Want to sponsor an episode and reach hundreds of therapist and special needs listeners? Contact Ilana (specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com) or Special Needs in Motion  #specialneeds # specialneedsparenting #reboundtherapy #jennevans #pediatricphysicaltherapy #pediatricoccupationaltherapy #specialneedsinmotio
26:16
September 7, 2020
The Magic of Every Day Movement: an interview with Andrea Santman and Taryn Rosner (Moco Movement Center)
Learn about the magic of every day movement and joining families at their rhythm. Therapy works when you meet a child in their joy. This is a delightful interview with Andrea Santman, PT, DPT (CEO and founder) and Taryn Rosner OTR ( director) of the Moco Movement Center in Kensington Maryland. #pediatric physical therapy #pedicatric occuapational therapy #playtherapy #learntomove #specialneeds #specialneedsinmotion  Want to sponsor an episode? specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com  Check us out at Special Needs in Motion
44:38
August 24, 2020
Treating Torticollis! An interview with Dr Amy Braase, DPT
What is Torticollis? Why are children born with it? How can we as parents and therapists help to minimize discomfort and maximize function in children diagnosed with Torticollis and or plagiocephaly? This interview with expert pediatric physical therapist, Dr Amy Braase, will help prepare you for maximizing therapy and minimizing dysfunction when it comes to Torticollis. Amy is the founder of the Milestone Mentor. She is extremely passionate about her work with children and families  providing menotrhsip and age appropriate milestone progression. Listen along to learn from Amy! And, Amy would love to hear from you! You can reach Amy at: The Milestone Mentor Facebook Instagram info@themilestonmentor.com Would you like to sponsor an episode? Or be interviewed? Reach out to Ilana at Special Needs in Motion and have an impact on hundreds of listeners!  specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com
38:37
August 9, 2020
Designs and Sensory Motor Solutions for Your Home!
Meet Jean Server, an occupational therapist and owner of Enable Kids (www.enablekidsatl.com) who put her passion to practice. Jean serves the Atlanta community (though her information is without borders) to provide home solutions to maximize therapeutic benefits. Learn about using the walls, swings, cozy corners and more! Now more than ever we need to learn how to use our home environment to meet all our special needs. Need more information? You can reach Jean at 770-842-6328. Or you can visit her website enablekidsatl.com.  Want to sponsor an episode or have a question? specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com or www.specialneedsinmotion.com
26:09
July 24, 2020
Why FASCIA Really Matters!
Still stretching your kids with cerebral palsy and hypertonicity? Well, you might want to listen to Mariana Barreto, a physical therapist and biotensegrity specialist (and owner of We Flow Therapy), explain why feeding the fascia may be more important. Learn about fascia, biotensegrity, segmentation and weight bearing as a new paradigm for treating children with cerebral palsy and other forms of hypertonicity. #biotensegrity #fascia #cerebral palsy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting #weflowtherapy #pediatricphysicaltherapy #pedicatricoccupationaltherapy Want more information?  Check out: We Flow Therapy We Flow Facebook Page We Flow Facebook Group We Flow Instagram We Flow YouTube Want to reach Ilana? specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com or Special Needs in Motion Sponsorships available! 
46:51
July 12, 2020
Development 101: Learning to Crawl
Crawling is a crucial part of development and learning how to walk, but there is more than one way to help stimulate, challenge and assist new or reticent crawlers. Help your children and clients get off the ground and learn to crawl. An important milestone in a child’s development. This is part 3 of this series called Development 101.  Special Needs in Motion Want to sponsor or have questions? specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com #crawling, #learntocrawl, #pediatricphysicaltherapy #occupationaltherapy #earlyintervention #developmentaldelays #specianeeds #specialneedsinmotion #specialneedsparenting 
12:24
June 22, 2020
Telehealth or Homehealth Tips During Covid-19
Whether you are using telehealth or going into clients homes for home health here are a few tips that might help make it easier for you and your clients. Thank you for listening sharing and reviewing these podcasts so more listeners can find them. Stay healthy and happy! Specialneedsinmotion.com
09:09
June 8, 2020
Development 101: Sitting!
Just a quick few tips on maximizing your therapy time working on sitting!! Please visit specialneedsinmotion.com
09:07
June 2, 2020
Get Out of the Box! A Journey with Chaya Gottesman, occupational therapist extraordinaire!
Out of the box thinking, handwriting, whole body learning, lessons from the dark side and how Chaya became the exceptional OT we know. This interview with Chaya Gottesman is fun, entertaining, enjoying and enlightening. Learn about how Chaya became an occupational therapist, how she loves an out of the box thinker, the importance of creative out of the box thinking and why handwriting is so important for all ages (the whole body handwriting approach)!   Want more on Chaya? You can reach her at Sensaton New York.  Want to say hi, sponsor a podcast or need some great therapy tools? Special Needs in Motion is where I can be found! specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Sending you a beautiful day! Let's get moving! 
45:42
May 20, 2020
Foundations, Funding and Fun! An Interview with a Special Needs Mom
Perhaps you met Camille Sutton Brown a few episodes back? She is a dynamic special needs mom who loves to share her experiences with therapists and other parents. In this episode Camille  will share her insights and experiences with some local (Atlanta) and national non profit organizations that are impacting the lives of children with special needs. Whether you live in Atlanta or elsewhere, this episode may help you find what you need for that special child in your life.   Please review and share so we can grow! Want to sponsor an episode? specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com  Links for this episode:  Kyle Pease Foundation  Lekotek of Georgia  Focus Camp  Twin Lakes  The Friendship Circle  Fodac  Andees Army  Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission  Bobby Dodd Institute  Variety  Santas Little Helpers  Songs for Kids  Miracle League  Best Buddies  Tim Tebow Foundation  Make a Wish
30:45
May 13, 2020
Development 101: Rolling Along
Learn how to help your kids roll! Might seem simple but for some it’s not. Great for therapists, parents and early childhood educators. Learn about trunk dissociation, Torticollis, plagiocephaly and rolling strategies.  Questions? Want to sponsor? www.specialneedsinmotion.com, specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. #pediatricphysicaltherapy #occupationaltherapy #learntoroll #specialneedsparenting #earlyintervention #downsyndrome #cerebralpalsy
12:17
April 28, 2020
Laugh Out Loud! Bringing Laughter to Your Practice
Listen as Rachel Siegelman, the Laughter Champion at the Laughter Habit teaches us how to laugh, why to laugh, when to laugh and why we need to practice laughter. Tips for helping your kids laugh along too! Check out The Laughter Habit (youtube), The Laughter Habit (facebook) for more information. Also don't forget to comment, like, review and share!! We are growing but need your help! What to contact us? Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a question?: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
26:31
April 22, 2020
Sensory Processing Differences, an interview with Rebecca Duvall Scott
Meet this extraordinary special needs mom, author of Sensational Kids Sensational Families: Hope for Sensory Processing Differences. Learn how to recognize SPD, the difference between SPD and Austin and the silver lining in understanding SPD.  Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting #occupationaltherapy #sensoryprocessingdysfunction
21:07
April 12, 2020
The Vein of Galen Malformation: an Interview with Marlene Brochu
What is the Vein of Galen Malformation? Listen to Marlene Brochu, mom, CEO and co founder of the VOGM Support Group explain this special diagnosis and what she is doing and how you can help. A great non profit for your next Facebook birthday fundraiser! Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
29:46
April 5, 2020
Telehealth! Parents and therapists: Get the most out of your session!
Ilana shares her insights and a few indispensable tips for therapists and parents using telehealth for their therapy sessions. Want to sponsor or reach Ilana?  ilana@theideatherapist.com. Please like, share and rate.   Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
10:34
April 1, 2020
Up, Up and Away! A special interview with Alex Lopiccolo, COTA, the King of Swings!
Meet Alex, the King of Swings and break the boundaries of everything you thought a swing could do for you and your kids!  Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
21:40
March 24, 2020
Cueves Medek Exercises: An Interview with Mara Gordon
A trailblazing form of pediatric physical therapy that utilizes postural responses to improve function. Learn about CME therapy from expert physical therapist Mara Gordon!  Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
25:59
March 17, 2020
Horsing Around! Hippotherapy: An interview with Michelle Winer, physical therapist.
Learn about  hippotherapy from physical therapist, Michelle Winer, PT, MSPT, HPCS. Michelle explains differences between therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy, benefits, contraindications, tips for new riders and why you might just want to consider this tool for your child's therapy needs. For more information: https://www.americanhippotherapyassociation.org https://www.myheroestherapy.com https://www.chastainhorsepark.org Michelle@mwptservices.com   Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
23:09
March 3, 2020
Let’s Talk Insurance and Funding: an Interview with Venessa Barnard
A perfect episode for parents of children with special needs. Learn about insurance, deductibles, copays and funding for therapies. Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
24:44
February 25, 2020
The Madcaster! An interview with Amanda Hall, PT Expert Serial Caster
Amanda Hall is a physical therapist, presenter and an expert in serial casting. Learn about casting, the perfect brace, specificity of motion, advocacy and the power of our words.  Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
38:20
February 10, 2020
Bounce! 5 Must-Have Therapy Balls
All about balls! Learn about therapy balls, playground balls, weighted balls and other must have balls for therapy time. Podcast covers materials, pumps, inflation, usage and the 5 types of therapy balls you must have in your clinic, car or home. Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
13:31
February 3, 2020
Special Magic: An interview with Camille Sutton-Brown
Listen to Camille, a mom of a special needs child living with cerebral palsy, talk about her insights on schedules, therapies, funding equipment, sibling time and receiving special magic!  Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
22:21
January 24, 2020
Tummy Time Tips
The why and how of Tummy Time. This important position is crucial for child development and helping children with special needs maximize their potential. Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
11:37
January 14, 2020
Seating Solutions for Special Needs
Learn about soft vs hard seating and how to choose the best chairs and seats for individuals with sensory and special needs. Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
12:23
January 9, 2020
Special Needs Swings for your home!
Learn a few tips about installing a simple swing system in your home. Got kids? Then you need a swing! Understand single vs dual point suspension and hard vs soft swings. Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting
11:07
January 7, 2020
Let's Help Your Kids Learn to Walk
Learning to walk but just not quite independent? Listen for 5 tips to help improve walking skills.  Would you like to sponsor an episode? Have a questions: specialneedsinmotion@gmail.com. Please review and share so we can grow! #pediatricphysicaltherapy #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting 
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