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By Jana Parker
I’m Jana Parker, a licensed educational psychologist, bringing you interviews with helping professionals in the Bay Area and beyond, so that when you need help, you know where to go. My goal is to connect parents and their kids to the community resources they need to thrive.
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Transgender School: Interview with Bridget Sampson and Jackie Thornhill
Check out my interview with Transgender School’s founders, Bridget Sampson and Jackie Thornhill. They are a loving mother and her transgender daughter with a vision of saving lives, keeping families together and making school, work, and all spaces safe for transgender people. Transgender School offers courses to educate allies about how to support the transgender people in their lives. They also host weekly Facebook Livestream Q&A sessions on Saturdays from 4-4:30 pm, are starting a podcast called Transgender School Podcast (released Feb 2), are building a YouTube channel, and much more. Transgender School was founded to make the world more compassionate toward and aware of the experiences of transgender people. If you are a transgender person, have a transgender person in your life, or want to learn more about the community, check out their helpful resources and participate in their live chats and courses. Their first webinar is designed for parents, family and community members, friends, teachers, co-workers, or anyone who wants to be a better ally to transgender people. Connect with Transgender School at: info@transgenderschool.org https://transgenderschool.org/ The free offering is the weekly Facebook Live or being in our Facebook group (search Transgender School). I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.  You can find me at: https://www.jplep.com/ Email: jana@jplep.com Facebook: @janaparkerlep  Please rate and review, and if you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
27:52
January 24, 2021
Performance and Mindset Coaching: Interview with Todd Parker
Check out my first interview of 2021 with none other than MY BROTHER, Todd Parker, Performance and Mindset Coach, Executive Leadership Coach, and College Professor.  Todd and I discuss emotional intelligence, developing habits, and perspective as we start the new year.  And of course, we throw some fun loving sibling humor in along the way.     Todd can provide valuable coaching for parents, late teens/young adults, and executives.  He brings a "realist" yet compassionate approach to his work...just like me!    Check out our video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/SD5VHoseSlE. Todd can be reached at: todd@sampsoncoachingandconsulting.com , on Instagram @toddparkerofficial, on Facebook and on LinkedIn. Website:  samponcoachingandconsulting.com   Also check out www.transgenderschool.org   I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.    More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.     You can find me at:    https://www.jplep.com/    Email: jana@jplep.com    Facebook: @janaparkerlep     Please subscribe, rate and review! ! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
43:56
January 7, 2021
Pacific Preparatory School and Tutor Corps: interview with Jesse Roselin
Listen in as I interview Jesse Roselin, Head of School for Pacific Preparatory and Tutor Corps.  Pacific Prep is an accredited K12 Online Private School that supports students in-home and virtually, through individualized learning.  Tutor Corps supports students through tutoring of all content areas and additionally supports executive function.     Jesse and I discuss the advantages of schooling one on one, schooling through COVID and distance learning, and we have authentic conversation about our own lives and families during this time.  Jesse has been an educator for over 20 years and he brings his experience and passion to his programs, implementing education in ways he believes are efficient, effective, and relevant.   Pacific Preparatory can be found at: https://www.pacificpreparatory.com/ Tutor Corps can be found at: https://www.tutorcorps.com/ Email or call: info@tutorcorps.com or www.tutorcorps.com 415-990-1322  or for PacPrep: info@pacificpreparatory.com or 314-PAC-PREP   I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.     More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.     You can find me at:    https://www.jplep.com/    Email: jana@jplep.com    Facebook: @janaparkerlep     Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
42:40
December 17, 2020
Methods for Success: Interview with Lorette Keane, Educational Therapist and Dyslexia Specialist
Lorette Keane is the founder of Methods for Success, an Educational Therapy practice.  Lorette specializes in supporting dyslexia but also tutors in other academic areas.  Listen in to our conversation about differently-wired learners and support through these unprecedented times of COVID and school closures.  Lorette is a passionate, knowledgable, and committed therapist who brings her personal lens to her work, as a parent of a now adult, who struggled with severe dyslexia.   Find Lorette at www.methodsforsuccess.com.   I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.     More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.     You can find me at:    https://www.jplep.com/     Email: jana@jplep.com     Facebook: @janaparkerlep     Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
24:04
December 12, 2020
OnTarget College Consulting: Interview with Jennifer Piercey
Jennifer Piercey is the founder of OnTarget College Consulting. She helps students explore their academic interests, community engagement, extracurricular activities and what the idea of the “right fit” college means for each student. Then she helps students work their way through the entire college application process. She offers comprehensive programs as well as hourly consulting that covers multiple aspects of the college application journey. It’s all about the many steps of discovery along the way. A “good” college is not about prestige and rankings. Contact Jennifer through her website at: OnTarget College Consulting Professional Organizations:  Independent Educational Consultants Association. Here's the website link: https://www.iecaonline.com/ Higher Education Consultants Association link is here: https://www.iecaonline.com/ I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com. You can find me at: https://www.jplep.com/ Email: jana@jplep.com Facebook: @janaparkerlep Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you! 
39:45
December 7, 2020
Launch Learning with Executive Function Coach, Ali Meyers!
Ali Meyers, Executive Function Coach and Writing Specialist, is the founder of Launch Learning!  Ali provides EF coaching for students from middle school through college and also specializes in tutoring for writing as well as college essay writing.  Ali is a wealth of information and strategy, using a comprehensive toolbox she has acquired from her training as an educator and social worker, and through her work with students for over 20 years.     Ali can be found on her website, https://launchlearning.com/, her email, info@launchlearning.com, or by phone at (650) 544-5645.   I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.     More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.     You can find me at:    https://www.jplep.com/     Email: jana@jplep.com     Facebook: @janaparkerlep     Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
46:03
November 17, 2020
Individualized Learning with Fusion Academy
Is your student struggling with traditional school?  Fusion Academy is a fully accredited private school offering one-to-one instruction and a robust social experience to students grades 6-12.  Listen in to my interview with Aurora Terracina, Director of Outreach, a previous public school teacher who found her niche, continuing to work in education but in a capacity that fills her bucket daily.  She stands behind Fusion's mission, to change students’ lives-- emotionally, socially, and academically, for the better. Fusion Academy has multiple campuses and provides the following services: One-to-one classes Homework Cafe post-secondary counseling Tutoring summer programs Aurora serves the Los Gatos, Palo Alto, and San Mateo campuses and can be reached at  Email: aterracina@fusionacademy.com Website: www.fusionacademy.com Phone Number: 978-424-3315 If school is a pain point for your student, don't hesitate to reach out! I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com. You can find me at: https://www.jplep.com/ Email: jana@jplep.com Facebook: @janaparkerlep Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
43:38
November 8, 2020
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Jimmie Brown! A therapist ready to bring the greatness out of you.
Jimmie Brown is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is as real as it gets.  He has been working as a therapist in a school district for 17 years, is a consultant for the community, and has a private practice in Campbell, CA where he helps a range of individuals, children through adults. Jimmie’s therapeutic approach is strength-based and real.  He dives deep, making a true connection with his clients, finding ways to bring out their own greatness through their work together.  He connects well with children and teens, and others who can appreciate his intense, caring, and “real” approach to therapy.  He uses his own experiences to shape and support his work with others and he practices what he preaches. Jimmie’s passion for his career was sparked by Alan Thicke’s television character from Growing Pains, of all places.  He loved that the character was a therapist who helped people, in an office from his home, and was able to be home and present for his kids.  Jimmie thought, “I want to be like that!” Jimmie spends copious amounts of time with his son, instilling learning, love, life and greatness.  He is a fitness enthusiast, coach, husband, father, therapist, consultant, and speaker. Jimmie can be reached via phone or email and accepts text messages to: (408)891-3565 jbrownmft@gmail.com If Jimmie Brown’s passion resonates with you or you believe he would be a great support to your child or teen, please do not hesitate to reach out. I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com. You can find me at: https://www.jplep.com/ Email: jana@jplep.com Facebook: @janaparkerlep Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
38:24
October 31, 2020
A Therapist for the Little’s! (and all other kiddos)
What a therapeutic treat!  Jessica O’Connor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who loves working with the littles!  She sees children in her practice as young as 3!  You may not believe that infant mental health or toddler behavior can be helped through counseling, but if you are a parent of one of these kiddos, Jessica may be your panacea! Listen in as Jessica and I talk about her practice and specialties, including everyday challenges of kiddos 3-15, skill building, positive self-esteem, working through challenging behaviors, and improving overall emotional regulation.  Watch as Jessica shares her calming and therapeutic space with us and enlightens us with some her puppets and games that she uses in her sessions with children.  Even in a virtual world, Jessica is finding her sessions to be extremely effective. Jessica works in person, when needed, and virtually, with children and families all over California.  If you have a kiddo who may benefit from Jessica’s services, just give her a call or send her an email.  She will meet with you for a 20 minute consultation session at no cost to you, to see if it is a good fit. Jessica can be found on her website at: https://jessicaoconnor.org/, and her phone number is (669) 221-5386. I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com. You can find me at: https://www.jplep.com/ Email: jana@jplep.com Facebook: @janaparkerlep Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
35:55
October 25, 2020
When to Change the Podcast
In this free flow of thought episode I use my morning podcast routine as a representation for self-awareness and metacognition. I talk about how this relates to our kids and their executive function skills, and one of the key things we can do as parents to increase their likelihood of becoming successful adults.  Listen in! Books mentioned:  How to Raise an Adult, Untamed I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com. You can find me at: https://www.jplep.com/ Email: jana@jplep.com Facebook: @janaparkerlep Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
12:47
October 20, 2020
Look Out for Parallel Learning!
Viewers, be on the lookout for Parallel Learning!  Diana Heldfond and team are developing the first of its kind collaborative platform in a one-stop shop for all things child-centered support.  It's like she took the inside of my heart and brain and grew it a million fold!     I am thrilled to bring you this interview with Diana, who is in the beginning stages of what I hope is a major problem solver for families who have kids with learning challenges in the near future.  She brings her tech-savvy knowledge, strong entrepreneurial and business sense, AND her personal experience as an individual with dyslexia to this platform and anyone who knows anything about me and my passions, knows that this is near and dear to my heart!   Diana's platform is called, Parallel Learning, and can be found at www.parallellearning.com.  What will start as a resource site for parents and professionals, will soon become virtual and integrative support for students and families who need information and support for their children with educational, developmental, and mental health barriers.   I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational and school neuropsychological evaluation to students ages six through young adult, as well as executive function coaching and educational/IEP coaching to teens and parents. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.     More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.  This video is also available as a podcast and you can find it by searching EduSwitchboard on your favorite podcast player.   You can find me at:    https://www.jplep.com/    Email: jana@jplep.com    Facebook: @janaparkerlep     Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment!  And if you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
39:03
October 17, 2020
All About NeuroPlay Academics: interview with Lexie Burns
Lexie Burns, where have you been all my life!  I feel like we are long lost kindred spirits!    Listen in as Lexie and I discuss academic and executive function needs and supports during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Lexie supports students currently in distance learning and hybrid models and her team has seen it all!  They have a 100% success rate of supporting students virtually. Find Lexie at :  lexie.braintraining@gmail.com and her website is: http://www.neuroplaybraintraining.com/   I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.     More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.     You can find me at:    https://www.jplep.com/    Email: jana@jplep.com    Facebook: @janaparkerlep     Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
35:11
October 12, 2020
Screen Addiction: How to support our teens and parents with healthy screen use
In this interview I talk with Virginie Goldstein, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Tech Connect Reset.  Virginie's passion is coaching parents to improve communication with their teens and promote healthy screen use.  In a world where screens are the norm, how do we teach our kids to use screens in a responsible way rather than ban them from using them for fear they will become addicted?    Virginie has developed a protocol to support families through developing healthy relationships with screens, starting with an awareness of their own screen use and improving communication skills with their teens.  Her goal is to support families in groups moving forward, and expanding her protocol to other therapist and throughout California, for starters.   Virginie's website is www.techconnectreset.com and her email is virginie@techconnectreset.com.     I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.     More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.     You can find me at:    https://www.jplep.com/    Email: jana@jplep.com    Facebook: @janaparkerlep     Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
47:25
October 4, 2020
Special Advantage and Denise Carbon: Helping children with special needs and their parents
What is the Special Advantage?  Listen in to my interview with special needs expert, Denise Carbon.  Denise specializes in early childhood development, ages 0-5 and with children who have complex medical and special needs.  She has been a resource and specialist in the community for over 20 years and not only helps young children, but their parents as well.  Denise offers coaching for parents who have children with any variety of needs and emphasizes the importance of parent wellness (like me!).  Denise and I are kindred spirits and though a little long, this interview was one of my favorites!   Denise is offering a gift to families who listen in to this episode:  a 1.5 hour complimentary consultation with her to go deep and understand what it is parents really want and some actionable steps for how to get there.  Contact Denise to make your appointment today!   Denise can be contacted at: SpecialAdvantage.com 650-218-1884 denise@specialadvantage.com Denise also has a weekly complimentary Zoom meeting with parents of kids of ALL AGES where they discuss whatever comes up.  She offers her support and the support of the parent community.  Feel free to join the meeting here:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdu-gqDorH9EEO9shecWpQTS8FZ18gF3y I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com. You can find me at: https://www.jplep.com/ Email: jana@jplep.com Facebook: @janaparkerlep Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
45:29
September 27, 2020
Should I Have my Child Tested? Demystification of the Psycho-educational Evaluation
Ever wonder if you should have your child assessed for learning or attentional challenges?  Curious about the difference between a psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessment?  Are you a parent who really wants to know what's going on with your child but you're unsure of the process and want answers to questions before you commit?  Take a listen!  I talk all about all of it!     If you'd like to connect with me and have more questions about this topic or want to hire me for service, please don't hesitate to reach out!     I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.     More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.     You can find me at:    https://www.jplep.com/    Email: jana@jplep.com    Facebook: @janaparkerlep
28:52
September 22, 2020
Learning Support for Thriving Minds: Interview with Thriving Minds Learning Center
Listen in to my interview with Andie Rich and Danielle Morgan of Thriving Minds Learning Center in Campbell, CA. Thriving Minds offers learning support in reading, writing, and math, to students between 1st and 8th grade.  All services are provided one on one and tailored to meet the needs of the individual child.  Support can also be provided in the private school setting, during the school day.  Currently, due to COVID-19, all services are being provided remotely.   If your student is starting to fall behind academically or you are noticing problems with reading, writing, or math development in the early years, don't hesitate to give Thriving Minds a call.  You will speak directly to either Andie or Danielle and they will help to choose a specialist for your child, based on his or her needs. Find their website at www.thrivingmindslearing.com or email andie@thrivingmindslearning.com or danielle@thrivingmindslearning.com.  Their phone number is (408) 628-0378 I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, educational/IEP coaching and parent coaching. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com. You can find me at: https://www.jplep.com/ Email: jana@jplep.com Facebook: @janaparkerlep Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
28:10
September 19, 2020
Mindfulness and Heartfulness for Children: Special Education Tutoring and Distance Learning Support
Diana Psyras is an educational specialist and owner of Learn Mindfully, an academic support center in Campbell, CA.  She holds a Master's Degree in special education from Santa Clara University, is trained in the Linda Mood-Bell Seeing Stars program, and is a forever learner (like me!).   Diana works with children ages 4-16 and specializes in reading interventions for decoding, fluency, comprehension, distance learning and homeschool curriculum support.  She is currently working with all clients virtually, and with a lot of success, meaning she can work with students no matter where they are physically located.   Diana is also the creator of a meditation class for children called, Mindfulness and Heartfulness https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mindfulness-Heartfulness-Meditation-Course-Distance-Learning-for-Kids-Digital-5814700   Diana can be reached at learnmindfully1@gmail.com, www.learnmindfully.com, (cell: 408-836-9298)   I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.     More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.     You can find me at:    https://www.jplep.com/    Email: jana@jplep.com    Facebook: @janaparkerlep     Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
24:02
September 13, 2020
How to Find Balance while Parenting
If there is one episode you don't want to miss, it's this one!  Listen in to my interview with Caitlin Hoffman of Academic Coaching Works.  Her education center in Campbell, CA has a new schedule and a menu of service options, from all day in person support for distance learning to virtual coaching.  Our conversation focuses on what students are experiencing, what PARENTS are experiencing in efforts to maintain their sanity and support their kids, and what parents can do to find balance while parenting.   Please check out Caitlin's website at https://www.academiccoachingworks.com/ or email her at caitlin@academiccoachingworks.com!   I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA. I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation. Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.   More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.     You can find me at:   https://www.jplep.com/   Email: jana@jplep.com   Facebook: @janaparkerlep     Please rate and review this podcast so that other parents have the opportunity to find it! If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you!
32:51
September 8, 2020
How to Support your Child’s Mental Health during Distance Learning
Listen in to hear from Melissa Mayes, Executive Director for Teen Therapy Center and Family Therapy Center in San Jose, CA.  We discuss critical mental health issues for families and teens during the COVID-19 pandemic, warning signs and when to reach out for help, and how these community resources can provide critical mental health support.  Melissa's calm and compassionate nature is representative of the kind of care a family receives when they reach out for help.   If you, your teen, or someone you know, could benefit from mental health services, please do not hesitate to share this video resource.   Contact Information:  Teen Therapy Center: (408) 389-3858  Email:  info@teentcsv.com, http://www.teentherapycentersv.com   Family Therapy Center:  (408) 560-0065   Email:  information@ftcsv.com, https://www.familytherapycentersv.com    More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at http://jplep.com/.   Who am I? I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA.  I provide psycho-educational evaluation, executive function coaching, and educational/parent coaching and consultation.  Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where my goal is to connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  Please don't be afraid to reach out to people and organizations that are here to help.  We are all in this together.   You can find me at: https://www.jplep.com/  Email: jana@jplep.com  Facebook:  @janaparkerlep   Please subscribe to my channel and please rate and review this podcast!
22:02
September 6, 2020
How to Support your Child’s Speech and Language Development!
Listen in to my interview with Something to Say, speech pathology group, in San Jose, CA.   Do you have a youngster who struggles with speech and/or language development?  Are you worried that your child may not be talking as much as he should be for his age, able to understand and use language for communication, or navigate his or her social world through both verbal and nonverbal language?    In this episode I interview Krystle Wright and Karen Patterson, owners and operators of Something to Say, a speech and language pathology clinic in San Jose, CA.  We discuss signs and symptoms of early speech and language delay, what to look for in elementary years, and how to determine if a student is struggling with social skills or interpreting nonverbal language.  Something to Say is available for a free consultation and they provide both assessments and speech/language therapy.  Additionally, they specialize in AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).   Find their website at www.something-to-say.com or email krystle@something-to-say.com or Karen@something-to-say.com I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA.  I provide psycho-educational evaluation, wellness and executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation.  Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.   More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com.   You can find me at:  https://www.jplep.com/  Email: jana@jplep.com  Facebook:  @janaparkerlep   Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard!    If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out!  I'd love to hear from you!  
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September 5, 2020
How to Practice Mindfulness Quickly and Easily
In the heart of 2020 stress, John Lewis Parker (my dad) gives us some nuggets of goodness. He teaches us to practice mindfulness quickly and easily, through our busy days, when you need it most. Share this episode with someone who needs it.
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August 31, 2020
How to Support Attention, Sensory Processing, and Social Skills during Distance Learning
Listen in to hear from Brittney Weinerth, occupational therapist and owner Almaden Valley Children's Therapy Center, in San Jose, CA.  We discuss why a child might need occupational therapy, what it provides, and how to access support from Brittney and the clinicians at her center.   Occupational therapy is used to support things like fine and gross motor skills, self-regulation skills, social skills, and sensory processing.  Brittney provides some hands on tips and tools you can use with your child immediately, and stresses the importance of the family relationship during this unprecedented time of COVID 19.   If you, your child, or someone you know, could benefit from occupational therapy services, please do not hesitate to share this video resource.  Brittney's services are currently provided via tele-health and also in person.  Contact Information: Almaden Valley Children's Therapy Center: 408-601-0993  Email:  info@av-ctc.com www.almadenvalleychildrenstherapycenter.com   More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at http://www.jplep.com.    Who am I? I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA.  I provide psycho-educational evaluation, executive function coaching, and educational/parent coaching and consultation.  Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where my goal is to connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  Please don't be afraid to reach out to people and organizations that are here to help.  We are all in this together.  You can find me at: https://www.jplep.com/ Email: jana@jplep.com Facebook:  @janaparkerlep   Please subscribe to my channel!
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August 27, 2020
How to help your child with dyslexia
Dyslexia = reading problem.  I assess for dyslexia and other learning disabilities in my private practice.  In this episode, listen in to hear from Karen Isaacson, Dyslexia Instructor and Master-Certified Barton Reading and Spelling Tutor.  Karen is located in California but tutors solely online and therefore has clients all over the world!    Karen has been an educator for over 35 years and is passionate about helping dyslexic students succeed.  She has the highest level of certification available in the Barton Reading and Spelling Program, a highly-respected Orton-Gillingham-based approach designed specifically for individuals with dyslexia.  Karen specializes in supporting students with dyslexia and ADHD and anxiety.   Karen's website is www.pathtoreadingsuccess.com If your student is struggling with reading or spelling, he or she may have dyslexia.  Visit Karen's website to read this important list of dyslexia warning signs:  https://www.pathtoreadingsuccess.com/dyslexiawarningsigns   If your child, or someone you know, could potentially benefit from the support of a reading specialist, please do not hesitate to share this video resource.    More information for this interview as well as other community resources can be found at www.jplep.com. I'm Jana Parker, a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Campbell, CA.  I provide psycho-educational evaluation, executive function coaching, and educational/IEP coaching and consultation.  Welcome to my passion project, EduSwitchboard, where I connect families to valuable community resources that can support us during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.     You can find me at: https://www.jplep.com/  Email: jana@jplep.com  Facebook:  @janaparkerlep   Please subscribe to my channel, like, and comment, and listen to my podcast, EduSwitchboard!     If you would like to be featured as a helping professional on this show, please reach out!  I'd love to hear from you!  
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August 23, 2020
How to prepare your child for distance learning
In this episode I talk about how to prepare yourself in your home for distance learning. By following some simple steps you can help both yourself and your children and set your family up for success. Listen in and if you like this episode, please rate and review on your favorite podcast player. As always, I can be reached on Facebook @janaparkerlep, or through my website www.jplep.com.
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August 18, 2020
How to know when you need a medical professional
In this episode, Makenzie and I discuss questions like why you would seek out the support of a developmental and behavioral nurse practitioner, how she supports and helps her clients, and some tips and strategies parents can use for themselves and supporting their children. Makenzie works at the Center for Developing Minds in Los Gatos, California. She is supporting clients virtually during the pandemic, so don’t hesitate to reach out, even if you live out of the area. www.devminds.com (408)358-1853
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August 16, 2020
How to support your child's behavior during distance learning
Contact Margie for a free consultation at margiebrubin@gmail.com. Connect with me at jana@jplep.com, my YouTube channel, and my website, www.JPLEP.com. If you’d like to be a guest on the show, please reach out! Please like, comment, and review this podcast!
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August 13, 2020
How to maintain a positive attitude during distance learning
We are in this distance learning thing together! We can complain as much as we want but it’s here and it’s happening. The attitude we bring to the next few months is going to set the tone for our own sanity as well as our kids. They need our support, our positivity, and our in-it-to-win-it mindset. We can do this, together.  As always, please like this episode, comment, and review. Let me know what you want to hear about! Drop me a line at jana@jplep.com. Visit me and watch these videos or check out my services at www.jplep.com. Thanks for listening!
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August 9, 2020
I Bring to you my Passion Project!
This is the beginning of EduSwitchboard. I hope you join me on this journey as I bring you tips and tricks for parenting (especially during distance learning) and interviews with community professionals whose passion is to support students and families.
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