On today's episode of the podcast, Katie interviews Rylee Neal who decided to become a Child Life Specialist from her past experiences being hospitalized with a heart condition called tetralogy of fallot. An experience with a Child Life Specialist during one of her...
Episode 58 | Shani’s Story – A child with a learning difference #ADHD #Anxiety #Dyslexia #Dysgraphia
Podcast Show Notes
Katie, Certified Child Life Specialist welcomes back Shani (a.k.a. Child Life Mommy) to the podcast.
Shani is a Certified Child Life Specialist who has a private practice in Northern California and you can learn more about her community-based program in a previous episode here.
But, today Shani puts on her “mom hat” and talks about the journey of having a child with learning differences like #anxiety, #adhd, #dyslexia and #dysgraphia.
She describes how:
*She has had to learn to advocate to get her child the appropriate testing and IEP’s
*Community plays an important role of getting the answers and support they need
*The pandemic and virtual learning has been challenging for children with learning differences.
The books Shani recommends are: Overcoming Dyslexia, The Dyslexia Empowerment, 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD, Facebook groups, Understood.org, Barton reading programs, Wrights Law.
You can follow Shani on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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