Special Needs Podcast Roundup – Week of August 23, 2011

microphone It is time to listen to brand new episodes of podcasts that talk about topics that are relevant to parents of children who have special needs. In this week’s Special Needs Podcast Roundup you can listen to episodes on dyspraxia and dyslexia, on girls and attention deficit disorder, and much more!

The Coffee Klatch has an episode that was released on August 21, 2011. This episode is called “Dr. Samango-Sprouse and The Focus Foundation”. Dr. Samango-Sprouse is a neurodevelopmentalist. He is the director of the Neurodevelopmental Diagnostic Center for Young Children in Maryland. They focus on X & Y variations that are diagnosed before birth, and developmental dyspraxia and dyslexia.

Special Kid School Talk has an episode that was released on August 21, 2011. This episode is called “Girls Can’t Really Have Attention Deficit Disorder Can They?” In this episode, Dr. Kari is joined by psychologist Dr. Jennifer Cassatly. They discuss the problems girls who have ADD develop, and give some tips about how to tell if your daughter has it.

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children has an article called “The Magic Age” that you can listen to in podcast form. It was released on August 8, 2011. It gives advice about what parents of children who have special needs should do before their child reaches age 18.

Podcast for Parents has an episode that was released on August 16, 2011. This episode is called “Advocating for your special needs child”. Host Annie Fox speaks with Robert Rummel- Hudson, who is the author of “Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey With His Wordless Daughter”. Topic covered include tips about how a parent can become their child’s most ferocious and unyielding advocate.

Family Health has an episode that was released in August of 2011. The episode is called “Sickle cell treatment for babies”. This episode talks about the different types of treatments that are available for infants who have sickle cell disease.

The Mayo Clinic has an episode that was released on August 17, 2011. This episode is called “Epilepsy Basics”. Dr. Jerry Shih, from the Mayo Clinic, gives an overview about epilepsy.

Hope Saves the Day is also called “AutismRadio.org”. Show number 86 was released on August 22, 2011. This one is called “We Need Better Support For Our Children”. One of the topics discussed in this episode is a story about an autistic child that was handcuffed, and escorted to the hospital by police in Denver.

NPR has an episode of Morning Edition that was released on August 18, 2011. The episode discusses the Supplemental Security Income Program for severely disabled children, and how the funding for it is being scrutinized.

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