More Than Words: Treating the Whole Child

More Than Words: Treating the Whole Child

More Than Words is for parents and people working with children who notice that their child is struggling to keep up with their peers, be it academically, socially, or emotionally. In each episode, we share resources, guidance, and a sense of assurance on the path to helping your child.

Episodes

June 22, 2022 29 min

In today’s episode, we’re talking to Gabriele Nicolet about Orchid Kids. Gabriele is an SLP, parenting coach, and self-dubbed “toddler whisperer” in the DMV area. She specializes in family communication. She co-owns Raising Orchid Kids where they coach parents to raise their Orchid children with confidence. She also owns a practice called Speech Kids offering speech therapy to children.  Today you will learn:

  • What is an Orchid Kid
  • W...
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    In today’s episode, we’re talking to Samantha Crooks about AAC in the Classroom. Sam is an SLP in the DMV area. She specializes in AAC in and outside of the classroom. She is the Clinical Lead for AAC Services at National Therapy Center. Today you will learn:

  • What AAC stands for 
  • How SLPs determine if a child would benefit from an AAC device 
  • Possible changes in a child once they have a device
  • What devices are appropriate for differen...
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    In today’s episode, we’re talking to Dr. Zachary Cohen about Physical Therapy. Dr. Cohen is a physical therapist in the Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia area. He specializes in physical therapy for adults with active lifestyles and young athletes. Dr. Cohen is the owner of Cohen Health and Performance with locations in Bethesda and McLean. Today we will be discussing:

  • What is physical therapy and why would someone need it?
  • If som...
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    May 11, 2022 46 min

    In today’s episode, we’re talking to Kristen Masci about Dysgraphia. Kristen is an Occupational Therapist in the Northern Virginia area. She is the founder and CEO of “Skills on the Hill” where they provide a variety of different pediatric therapies. Today we will discuss:

  • What is dysgraphia?
  • How is it treated?
  • Why is pencil grip so important? 
  • What are some tools to improve fine motor skills?
  • Do you find that some children who have se...
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    April 27, 2022 21 min

    In today’s episode, we’re talking to Lauren Coughlin about Regulation. Lauren is an Occupational Therapist (OT) and the Clinical Director at Creative Development in Avon, Connecticut. She works primarily with children and some young adults at Creative Development doing Occupational Therapy. She also works at a private school, offering therapy to those with autism. Today you will learn:

  • What Occupational Therapy is
  • What regulation me...
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    In the second half of this two-part episode, we are chatting with Dr. Lynn Adams who is an SLP working for Moore Pediatric Therapy Services. She specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Child Language Disorders. Today you will learn:

  • What a visual schedule is and why it’s important?
  • The difference between an IFSP and IEP
  • About Asperger syndrome
  • Links and Resources

  • Moore Pediatric Therapy Services: http://www.moorepediatricnc.com 
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    In the first half of this two-part episode, we are chatting with Dr. Lynn Adams who is an SLP working for Moore Pediatric Therapy Services. She specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Child Language Disorders. Today you will learn:

  • Some of the challenges parents may face
  • How parents can approach the research regarding ASD
  • What strategies/techniques might parents want to include in their home?
  • Links and Resources

  • Moore Pediatric T...
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    In today’s episode, we’re talking to Lorraine Hightower about navigating private therapy and school support. Lorraine is a Certified Dyslexia Advocate in the Northern Virginia area working to ensure that the 1 in 5 children that have dyslexia receive the support they need. She assists families at every stage of the special education process and remains dedicated to her aforementioned mission. While Lorraine is located in Virginia, ...

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    In today’s episode, we’re talking to Kimberly Glassman about the Role of an Education Attorney. Kimberly is a special education attorney in the DMV area working at the Law Office of Brian K. Gruber, P.C. She specializes in special education law and has been representing parents, guardians, and adult students since 2005. Today you will learn:

  • What an education attorney is and why you would need one
  • When you should seek out an educat...
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    February 23, 2022 34 min

    In today’s episode, we’re talking to Dr. Cindy Sherman about Expressive Writing. Dr. Sherman is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a doctorate in Special Education in Washington D.C. She is the CEO and owner of The Write Turn where they specialize in serving students who struggle with written language. Today you will learn:

  • What Expressive Writing is
  • The correlation between language and written expression
  • The definition of dysgraphi...
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    February 9, 2022 13 min

    In today’s episode, we’re talking to Sara Zeglevski about Music and Movement. Sara is an SLP at The Reading and Language Learning Center and a Soprano in the Detroit Area. Sar has 7 years of combined experience working with children as a preschool music teacher, applied behavior analysis technician, and phonics and reading tutor. She is passionate about using augmentative and alternative communication to promote literacy skills and...

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    In today’s episode, we’re talking to Kim Sabourin about the impact of stuttering on the family. Kim is a clinical instructor at Temple University where she primarily runs their fluency specialty clinic. She also owns a small private practice and does teletherapy. She runs support groups for parents, teachers, and adults. In the summertime, she runs the Speak Now Camp for young pre-adolescents and teenagers who stutter. Today you wi...

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    In today’s episode, we’re talking to Dr. Matthew Lerner about Facilitating Social Connections For & Among Those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Lerner is an Associate Professor of Psychology and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at Stony Brook University. His research focuses on understanding mechanisms of and developing interventions for social and emotional functioning (in particular peer relations) am...

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    In today’s episode, we’re talking to Adrian Yeates about Wellness and Managing Anxiety. Adrian is a professional freelance wellbeing presenter and Mental Health advocate in Dublin, Ireland. He is the owner of Lizado Services which provides training, presentations, and talks on Mindfulness, Stress Management, and Mental Health in the workplace. This episode is a perfect reminder to everyone to take care of themselves as we are about...

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    In today’s episode we’re talking to Dr. Jeffery Kranzler about Bullying and Anxiety for Children with Autism. Dr. Kranzler is a therapist in  Bethesda, Maryland. He specializes in Treating Children, Adolescents, and Adults With: Autism Spectrum, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Panic, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and School-Related Stress. He owns his own practice and provides telemedicine as well as in person individual and group therap...

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    December 1, 2021 31 min

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    In today’s episode we’re talking to Dr. Kristy Davies about AAC. Dr. Davies is a Speech Language Pathologist and AAC Specialist in the New Jersey area. She owns the practice Speech Language Associates located in Mt Laurel, New Jersey.

    Today you will learn:

  • What AAC stands for
  • When to use AAC  
  • The benefits of AAC 
  • Different AAC Device Options (Low-High Cost)
  • AAC and early literacy skills 
  • Links and Resources:

  • Krist...
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    In today’s episode we’re talking to Dr. Rebecca Resnik about ADHD & Executive Functioning. Dr. Resnik is a licensed psychologist in Maryland who specializes in neuropsychological testing. She owns a practice where they provide quality psychological testing, psychotherapy for all ages, educational consulting, and public speaking. Today you will learn:

  • What is ADHD or ADD?
  • What are some early red flags? 
  • What is ex...
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    In today’s episode we’re talking to Gillian Gladstone Teran about Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. Gillian is a speech language pathologist and IAOM Board Certified Orofacial Myologist™ in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. She owns a private practice called Gladstone Speech where they specialize in oral motor difficulties.

     

    Today you will learn:

  • What Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is and who it affects
  • What OMDs are and th...
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    In today’s episode RLLC owners Susan Danker and Carla Askew are answering the most frequently asked questions that parents have when their child is diagnosed with Dyslexia. Susan and Carla are SLPs in the DMV area who specialize in dyslexia. They both have a passion for helping people succeed which is why they began their practice in 2002. At their practice they treat children and adults with speech, language, and r...

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    October 19, 2021 22 min

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    In today’s episode we’re talking to Susan Danker about Dyslexia. Susan is the Co-Owner of the Reading and Language Learning Center along with her business partner Carla Askew. She is a speech language pathologist in the DMV area who specializes in dyslexia. Today you will learn:

  • What dyslexia is and how it affects people
  • Red flags for dyslexia
  • Who can diagnose and treat dyslexia
  • What parents can do at home to help the...
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