It is time for another Special Needs Podcast Roundup! This is where to go to find brand new episodes of podcasts that are about topics that are relevant to parents of kids who have special needs. You can learn helpful information, find out about trends in special education, and even get a glimpse into the lives of other parents who are raising children who have special needs.
NPR has an episode of “All Things Considered” that was released on October 11, 2011. This episode is called “No Child Left Behind Waivers Worry Some Advocates”. The Department of Education is going to allow all states to apply for waivers from the No Child Left Behind law.
Advocates for students who have special needs are concerned that this could potentially result in schools failing to adequately provide for the students who have special needs. Others feel that schools who are permitted waivers will have more freedom to tailor special education programs around what really is best for individual students.
Parenting Podcast has an episode that was released on October 10, 2011. This episode features Dr. Bernard Golden, and focuses on the topic of “helping your child manage anger and frustration”. I think this episode could be useful for parents of kids who have the types of special needs that include symptoms involving anger, rage, and frustration.
Family Health has an episode that was released sometime in October of 2011. The episode is titled: “What is celiac disease?”. The episode describes what celiac disease is, and how gluten affects the bodies of people who have it.
The Coffee Klatch has an episode that was released on October 9, 2011. This episode is called “Zachary Warren Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD”. What does that mean? It means that this episodes features Dr. Warren, who is the director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autsim Spectrum Disorders. This shortens to “TRIAD”. He talks about research, treatment, and the education of children on the autism spectrum.
The Mayo Clinic has an episode that was released October 11, 2011. This episode is called “What to Do For a Seizure”. Dr. Jerry Shih has some medical advice about what to do if you witness someone having a seizure. This is actually an episode of “Medical Edge Radio”.
Hope Saves the Day has an episode that was released on October 10, 2011. This episode features WWF and WCW and former WWE Wrestler Devon Storm, (or “CrowBar”). He talks about his journey with his daughter, Mia, and how his story can help others. His wife, Dina Ford, is a dietician and nutritionist, and she talks about the changes they made for their daughter.
The Parents Plate Podcast has an episode that was released on October 11, 2011. It is called “Your Child: Victim or Victor?” Glynnis Whitwer is the guest on this episode. She talks about childhood stress and bullies, and has some advice for parents.
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