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Ep. 19: The Story of Claire
Although Claire’s medical condition has many characteristics, for Katie and her husband they all pale in comparison to the heart-shattering fact that it is terminal.
Ep. 18: Season 2 Kickoff
Season 2 is finally here! I’ve been really looking forward to Season 2 because I have some amazing guests to share and the theme is dynamite.
Ep. 17: Season 1 Finale
Well that’s a wrap! Reminisce about the amazing episodes from Season 1. We’ll listen to the season in the form of short audio clips, and I’ll share feedback about a few episodes from Season 1 from unexpected (but amazing!) audience members.
Ep 16: Strategies to Support Selective Eaters w/ Kimberly Hirte, SLP
From food play to food chaining, there are many practical strategies in this episode, as explained by speech language pathologist Kimberly Hirte.
Ep. 15: Communicating w/ a Nonverbal Child
Ever feel totally overwhelmed communicating with a non-verbal child? Parents Candace and Shawn have been there.
Ep. 14: The Story of Miller
Miller is “joy personified”, very social, and loving. But that isn’t to say there aren’t major challenges that come along with having a child with Angelman Syndrome. Their number one challenge is Miller’s non-verbalism.
Question of the Month
It’s easy to smile and nod when our children’s therapists tell us what to work on each day between scheduled visits. But then life happens and actually doing what they assign can be quite the feat.
Ep. 13: Feeding Tube Adventures
“Tubie”: Do you know what it means? Before Kimball came along, I hadn’t a clue what the term meant (a word among many I learned courtesy of my medically complex parent status).
Ep. 12: 3 Fun Ways to Facilitate Language Development w/ Hearing Specialist Angie
Learn why these three everyday activities help children develop language and discover fun tips to tweak them in order to enrich your child’s access to language even more.
Ep. 11: Embracing Your Therapy and Medical Tribe w/ Kari Harbath
Do you totally love your child’s intervention tribe? Or do you see room for improvement in that department?
Question of the Month
Appointment Day Hacks
Appointment days can be super emotionally charged days—If you know, you know.
Ep. 10: The Story of Sloan
Mom Kari gives us a glimpse into the world of her daughter Sloan who is profoundly deaf-blind and is tough as nails.
Ep. 9: 3 Ways to Take Charge of Your Therapy and Medical Team
Take your rightful place at the head of your child’s care team and watch everyone benefit from it.
Ep. 8: Advocating Using the FIG Method w/ Dr. Saperstein
FIG is an acronym to guide advocacy for your child. They are the three considerations you should take when advocating for your child, according to audiologist Dr. Lilach Saperstein.
Ep. 7: Educating Others About Your Child’s Differences w/ Emily Young
Emily’s mission is to help the others see past her daughter Nora’s differences and treat her like anyone else; and she has had plenty of experience doing so.
Ep. 6: The Story of Nora
Nora is unstoppable. Her determined and ambitious spirit is housed in a body affected by the most common form of dwarfism, achondroplasia.
Ep. 5: A List of Diagnoses
Any diagnosis received for your child can be completely overwhelming and heartbreaking. In this solo episode, Madeline shares her experience learning about each birth defect her son has because of his rare genetic syndrome.
Ep. 4: You Are Not Your Child’s Therapist w/ Developmental Specialist Lisa Rawley
Do you ever feel like you’re just not enough? As special needs parents, I’m pretty sure we all have at some point.
Ep. 3: Quality of Life w/ Alyssa
Quality of life can be a complex issue, but also really, very simple: Is your child happy? Do they experience joy? Are they loved?
Ep. 2: The Story of William
Alyssa was told her son William would die shortly after birth. He is now 4 years old, and Alyssa shares her incredible birth story, her deep connection with him despite his inability to speak, and the transformation Alyssa has experienced because of William.
Ep. 1: Season 1 Kick-Off
Get an overview of how the first season will all go down. Whet your appetite with extended clips from Season 1 and get a better explanation of the theme.
Preface: Kimball’s Origin Story and a Little More About TRL
A devastating ultrasound, a misdiagnosis of down syndrome, an incredible birth, and a whole lot of complicated feelings make up Madeline’s entrance into the special needs world.