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Thriving in the Midst of Chaos: Parenting With Special Needs Kids

Jan 14, 2021

Episode 72: Free and Appropriate Public Education With Guest Dr. Steve Jacobson

In this episode, we discuss evaluations, FAPE, LRE, nonpublic placements, and giftedness. Guest Dr. Steve Jacobson suggests that if a parent feels something is wrong in the schools, they should talk to the teachers, then request a...


Jan 7, 2021

Episode 71: Online Speech Therapy With Guest Leanne Sherred

In this episode, we discuss speech therapy in times of COVID for kiddos who are verbal or nonverbal. Guest Leanne Sherred created Expressable, an online speech therapy company, to provide easier access to speech therapy. Speech therapy online is very similar...


Dec 30, 2020

Bonus Episode: Living With Auditory Processing Disorder

In this episode, Lewis discusses his experience with auditory processing disorder. Lewis was diagnosed with APD by an audiologist after a battery of tests. As a child, he would have difficulty understanding what his friends were saying to him, but he never knew...


Dec 28, 2020

Episode 70: Auditory Processing Disorder With Guest Dr. Lilach Saperstein

In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of auditory processing disorder (APD). Guest Dr. Lilach Saperstein noted that APD occurs when the brain can’t properly pick out what is important to hear vs what is noise. APD is more likely to occur...


Dec 23, 2020

Episode 69: Our Crises of Faith

In this episode, Jessica and Lewis discuss their own crises of faith. Jessica’s faith varied throughout her lifetime but was strong before having children. After both kids were diagnosed with special needs, the Jewish community in which she lives, her son was kicked out of a Jewish day...