Sensory Change

Chat with Penny Williams about Autism ADHD and her surprising epiphany

An episode of Sensory Change

By Dana Latter
Dana Latter a parent coach for autism and sensory integration an author of “Against The Odds and Mother of two children on the autistic spectrum. I’m here to answer questions related to all things sensory, parenting, self-care, nutrition, vision therapy, health and relaxation interviewing specialists in the field providing my honest views ,strategies and ideas for parents to implement into daily life.
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Chat with Avital about parenting challenges and resourceful ideas.
Avital is a mindful parenting coach helping parents across the globe to be the loving parents they most want to be. Her work has been published in Huff Post and is endorsed and recommended by the leaders in the Parenting space, Dr. Shefali Tsabary and Dr. Laura Markham.  Avital have helped thousands of parents through her courses memberships and hundreds of thousands through her blog. In this chat I learned about Avital's journey how did she start coaching parents and why. I was intreated by  her peaceful parenting approach and how to implement it daily . we also touch on technology and rewards system beside challenges like tantrums and encouraging independence among young children.
22:24
September 5, 2019
Chat with Gaynor Ralls about RMT and the way she helps children with ADHD Autism and Sensory Processing Difficulties.
Gaynor is a an experienced teacher, who has always had a passion for bringing out the best in her students. Now, she combines her years of teaching experience with RMT, to investigate the possible roots of difficulties and work with them from the foundation, upwards. We talk about awareness to the primitive reflexes role in normal development and the signs you should look for as a parent for normal developmental delays. Having personally encountered and experienced the profound effectiveness of RMT for her son, Gaynor has trained in RMT. As a result, she has new knowledge, understanding and tools to help students on the road to realising their true capabilities. Working on our natural building blocks, just makes complete sense, and has answered many questions she had as an educational practitioner. She is delighted to be able to offer RMT to clients and continue to support them towards attaining their personal goals
24:49
August 9, 2019
Chat with Dr. Laura Markham about peaceful parenting and relationships
 Dr. Laura Markham is the founding editor of AhaParenting.com she  also serves as a parenting expert for many websites, makes frequent TV and radio appearances and has been interviewed for thousands of articles by publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Real Simple, Newsday, Men's Health, Redbook and Parents Magazine. Over 140,000 parents subscribe to her weekly email. Dr. Laura Markham's relationship-based parenting model, which she calls Peaceful Parenting, has helped thousands of families across the U.S. and Canada find compassionate, common-sense solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems. Dr. Markham's approach syncs very well with mine. In this talk we discuss ways to help parents focusing on connecting with their children and bonding in a joyful way.
32:04
July 7, 2019
Chat with Penny Williams about Autism ADHD and her surprising epiphany
Penny is a parenting & ADHD Trainer she trains and coaches parents raising kids with ADHD and/or autism. She’s the parent of a son with both ADHD and autism, and the award-winning author of four books on parenting ADHD: Boy Without Instructions, What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD, The Insider’s Guide to ADHD, and The Hidden Layers of ADHD. In this fascinating chat we discuss the challenges and ways Penny helps fellow parents with kids on the autistic spectrum and how mindset is the most important change parents should adopt. Penny is the current editor of ParentingADHDandAutism.com, Founder and Instructor for The Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy, facilitator of the Happy Mama Retreat and the Purposeful Parenting Bootcamp, and a frequent contributor on parenting and children with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications.
25:55
June 16, 2019
Chat With Professor Daniel Ansari about Dyscalculia and the understanding of math concepts at an early age
Daniel Ansari is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology  at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, where he heads the Numerical Cognition Laboratory.  Ansari and his team explore the developmental trajectory underlying both the typical and atypical development of numerical and mathematical skills, using both behavioral and neuroimaging methods. It is highly important that children will develop numerical and mathematical skills for their later success in school and university. On our call we discuss ways to help children who face challenges learning and understanding math. Overall this is a fascinating call with Prof. Daniel make sure to listen.
17:36
June 10, 2019
A chat with Professor Adam Ockelford about the connection between music language and autism
In this fascinating chat with Professor Ockelford we talk about the ways to help children on the autistic spectrum through music. While attending the Royal Academy of Music in London, Adam started working with children with special needs - a number of whom, he noticed, had special musical abilities too.   He was intrigued by just how musical many of them seemed to be. Trying to understand how these young people could 'hear' and understand music so effectively led him to develop a theory of how music makes sense - not just to them, but to all of us - a theory for which he was awarded a PhD by London University.
20:48
May 22, 2019
Chat with Dr. Maya about children's health and the 3 foundations of our health
This is fascinating talk with Dr. Maya about children's health and nutrition following the 3 foundations: -Getting exposed to germs and microbes  -Eating fresh food from healthy soil -Getting outdoors into nature   Dr. Maya believes that children’s bodies naturally have the capacity to be healthy and heal when they have the tools to do so. Her plan starts with the soil, using fresh foods and nature to heal children from the inside out and the outside in. Revealing the profound connections between food, nature, and children’s health. Dr. Maya explains how food is constantly changing kids’ bodies, brains, and even genes—for better or for worse. She also shares tips to parents to transform your child’s health through food and ensure the long-term wellbeing of your kids and the entire family.
25:37
May 15, 2019
Chat with Steve Chinn about helping children with maths learning difficulties and dyscalculia
In this fascinating episode Steve talks about the problems for learners who are dyscalculic and/or who have trouble in learning mathematics is retaining facts and procedures in long term memory and the way to address these problems by developing an understanding of those maths facts and procedures. DYSCALCULIA is a specific learning difficulty with mathematics, primarily arithmetic. It's a condition that affects the ability to acquire mathematical skills. Dyscalculic learners may have a difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers, and have problems learning number facts and procedures Even if they produce a correct answer or use a correct method, they may do so mechanically and without confidence.' Research into dyscalculia has lagged far behind research into dyslexia, but this is beginning to even out. The new powerful neurological tools are shedding new light on this difficulty. Despite this, our understanding of dyscalculia lags behind our knowledge of dyslexia. However, researchers agree that there is no single profile. There are many contributing factors. It is described as a heterogeneous problem which is compounded by the constellation of demands made by maths.
37:21
April 28, 2019
Chat with Dr. Nicole Beurkens about helping children to overcome behaviour difficulties.
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Nicole Beurkens about helping children of ADD and ADHD and others on the autistic spectrum. Parents are not aware that medication is not the only way and the long terms effect of medication. By making changes to their day to day patterns and implementing the right nutrition  parents can help their children to flourish and improve symptoms and functioning for their child. discover the 5 areas you must address to consistently improve behavior for children and young adults. If you don’t resolve these root issues you will struggle to get the long-term results you and your child need.
30:30
April 17, 2019
Chat with Debbie Olley about Craniosacral Therapy
This is an amazing chat with Debbie Olley who is a qualified Craniosacral Therapist in London. I was looking for a therapy to help my boys relax and calm down tantrum, focusing  and attention as well as regulating their emotions and other behavioural challenges.I met Debbie as she has an amazing approach to people in general and kids with learning difficulties in particular. On the call we discuss what is Craniosacral Therapy and ways to help children overcome their difficulties with this gentle aproach.
30:17
April 9, 2019
Chat with Sarah Jones from BIRD charity about primitive reflexes and therapy
In this chat with Sarah Jones from Bird we discuss the way this wonderful charity helps children and adults to overcome a verity of brain related issues through working on the primitive reflexes . I found BIRD when all hope seems lost and I have managed to do the impossible through hard work and the support I was given by Sarah and the team at BIRD through almost 3 years of therapy.  Many people with brain injury are born with the problem due to genetic reasons or complications during pregnancy and birth. Other people suffer trauma during their life from accidents, assaults and natural disorders such as strokes. BIRD help children and adults through a unique treatment that complements the more traditional methods such as medicine and adapted education. Symptoms include: StrokeAutismCerebral palsyCongenital defectsAcquired head injuryDevelopmental delay DyslexiaDyspraxiaHyperactivity/attention deficit disordersBehavioural / emotional disordersOther non – specific learning difficulties.
27:53
March 31, 2019
Chat with Lindsey Biel about sensory challenges
Do you or does someone you care about have sensory processing challenges? My chat with Lindsey is all about sensory challenges and practical solutions for overcoming sensitivities to noise, touch, movement, visuals, taste, and smell that can interfere with function at home, at school,Sensory strategies  and where to get help. Lindsey Biel, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with a private practice in NYC where she evaluates and treats children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental challenges. She is coauthor of the award-winning Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues,
38:41
March 24, 2019
Chat with Jennifer Kozek the author of the book 'Healing without hurting' about helping children overcome ADHD apraxia and autism Spectrum disorders naturally without harmful medications.
Jenniffer tells her story and the way she discovers a new world of alternative medicine hidden from most parents.Many mainstream doctors recommended medication rather than address the underlying causes. many children are biochemically unbalanced and plagued by nutritional deficiencies.  As a result of genetic mutations and food intolerances, the intestinal system becomes inflamed, causing inflammation and preventing proper metabolic and brain functioning.
19:22
March 17, 2019
Chat with Cory Cochiolo about helping children with anxiety and mindset
This interesting chat with Cory Cohiolo about wellbeing and meditation for children, how to deal with anxiety feelings and how can the change of mindset also affect the mood and the way we think.  How to make the shift from a child who is not regulated and feeling upset into a positive and calm mindset.
28:42
March 11, 2019
Chat with Bonnie Brandes about Quantum Reflex Integration
Quantum Reflex Integration (QRI) combines the powerful effects of cold laser, sound, and reflex integration techniques. Reflex Integration revives the nervous system for quick, visible results. Individuals with conditions such as autism, ADD/ADHD, brain injuries find relief of their symptoms.
24:33
March 3, 2019
Chat With Geoff Shayler about vision therapy and syntonics
Geoff Shayler is one of the most qualified Behavioural Optometrists in Europe who combines syntonics therapy and helped many children to overcome vision difficulties through his methods.
30:05
February 18, 2019
Chat with Susanna Zaraysky -The one Eyed Princess
I had the honour to talk to Susanna Zaraysky Susanna shared the amazing story of her life about her vision journey. This is a story of hope and determination to create global awareness in order to help children and adults through vision therapy
32:55
February 18, 2019
Robin - Autism from a person not just a textbook
Amazing chat with Robyn who is working with young people both on and off the autism spectrum. Robyn shares her new book 'The autism friendly guide to periods' - a detailed guide for young people on the subject. Robyn does an amazing job spreading the word in schools all over the world. She teaches classes learning about autism, how to live life as a young autistic adult and music workshops.
43:44
February 18, 2019
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