COMING SEPTEMBER 2011 – Special Needs Talk Radio, the talk radio network dedicated to bringing excellence in broadcasting for parents and educators on focused topics relating to special needs children and teens. Talking Special Needs Network is brought to you by Special Needs Coffee Klatch Ltd (The Coffee Klatch) bringing you the same quality and standards you have come to expect from The Coffee Klatch.
Watch for our new website coming next week!
SIX OUTSTANDING PROGRAMS FEATURING FOCUSED TOPICS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTS AND EDUCATORS
MAXIMIZING YOUR CHILD’S POTENTIAL - Mondays 9PM EST
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Hosted by Dr. Gary Brannigan and Dr. Howard Margolis authors of Reading Disabilities: Beating The Odds.
Two of the most respected professionals in the special needs community discuss how parents and professionals can help children develop their personal, social, emotional, and academic abilities. The hosts and their guests will provide instructional and enrichment approaches that can benefit a wide spectrum of children. Raising children is a joint effort between educators and parents – maximize your child’s potential by educating yourself to the possibilities.
TALKING PARENTING – Tuesdays 9PM EST
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Hosted by Dr Lynne Kenney and Marianne Russo
A view of special needs parenting from two different perspectives. Dr. Lynne Kenney, pediatric psychologist in a neuropsychology practice and author of The Family Coach Method brings her expertise and brain-based skills to struggling parents. Dr. Kenney is a well known multimedia expert, speaker and on air personality. Marianne Russo, Founder and President of The Coffee Klatch, a mother who has been there and back, has been teaching parents the importance of accepting the life the diagnosis will bring and the true meaning of advocacy. Marianne speaks from her heart and from experience to help you break down the barriers and stigma that create obstacles for parents raising a special needs child. Two women with a passion for the workings of the brain and the disorders they sometimes bring. Join Marianne and Lynne as they discuss special needs parenting issues surrounding neurobiological disorders in clear and understandable terms to help you unravel and make the best decisions for your child
September 6 Ava Parnass – The emotionally sensitive Child
September 13 Jennifer Kolari – The Cortisol loop
September 20 Vanessa VanPetten – Parenting Teens from the Teen Perspective
RAISING ASD KIDS AND TEENS – Wednesdays 9AM EST
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Hosted by Elise Ronan and Susan Cortilet bringing you practical parenting tips on life skills, executive functioning and educational accommodations. Elise is the mother of two sons, now young men, with Aspergers Syndrome. Elise has been writing about and giving real life answers for the most difficult parenting dilemmas facing autism families. Susan is a licensed mental health counselor providing trainging for social skills and competencies, improved academic success, reducing social anxiety and fear and formation of healthy relationships in her private practice. This show brings parents from early diagnosis to early adulthood raising children on a spectrum with many dimensions and coexisting disorders. Our hosts will help parents unravel the confusion and difficulty identifying the comorbid conditions that are so key to proper treatment and therapies. For a parent raising a child with Autism there is no better resource than someone who has been there or someone who has spent their career coaching a child with Autism, this show brings you both. Autism parenting tools and specifics to guide you on your autism journey.
September 7 Meet the hosts Elise Ronan and introducing Sue Cortliet.
September 14 Debunking the disaster myth of diagnosis
September 21 Identifying the right professionals and the right therapies for our child
September 28 Relatedness and empathy
October 5 Dispelling the myth of specific interests
October 12 Thinking out of the box – how to do it and what it means
YOUR SPECIAL EDUCATION RIGHTS – Thursdays 6PM EST
Hosted by Jennifer Laviano, a special education attorney and Julie Swanson, a parent of a teenager with a disability and a Special Education Advocate. Jennifer has dedicated her law practice entirely to the representation of children and adolescents with disabilities whose families are in disagreement with their public school districts. Jennifer is the author of the award winning blog, Special Ed Justice. Julie devotes her advocacy practice to securing special education services for children with a wide variety of disabilities. She appears regularly on television discussing the issues that matter to families with disabilities. Join these two amazing women as they answer your questions and discuss the legal roadmap of special needs parenting. Know your rights to be the best advocate you can be.
September 8 Introduction: What Is the IDEA? What is Special Education Advocacy?
September 15 Back to School Primer
September 22 Bullying: Yes, Bullying IS an IEP Issue!
September 29 Special Education Urban Legends
Hosted by Nicole Eredics, founder of The Inclusive Class, with co-host Terri Mauro, About.com guide to Parenting Children with Special Needs. Nicole is an elementary educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in an inclusive classroom setting. Through her experience, she has solutions and strategies for supporting the inclusion of special needs children in the classroom. Terri Mauro is one of the most recognized experts on special education and special needs parenting on the net. She is the author of 50 Ways to Support Your Child’s Special Education and The Everything Parent’s Guide to Sensory Integration Disorder. Together, Nicole and Terri will explore the issues around the promise and practice of inclusion. Their unique points of view will allow educators and parents to gain a better understanding of what inclusion means, strategies for successful inclusion and the role of parents in inclusive education. The Inclusive Class Radio Show will give listeners the information they need to help provide the best possible education for their child.
September 9 Guest Kathryn Burke – What is Inclusion?
September 16 Is the inclusive classroom the right place for your child?
September 23 Guest Mary Eulich – Successful Inclusion – What it looks like
September 30 Inclusion in the United States and Canada – Laws and Rights
OUR KIDS THRIVE!
Our Kids Can Thrive! Products that Work.
Ilana Danneman, Director of Product Education hosting.
These amazing women will provide you with solutions for balance,
mobility, positioning, play, communication, sensory solutions,
fine motor and body works. Join Areva and Ilana as they discuss
products hand selected by experienced special needs professionals
which not only meet their high quality standards but are also
kid tested and therapist, teacher, parent approved. Bringing
you the best gizmos, gadgets and sensory solutions for your child