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16 Motor Issues, Cognition and Myelination with Elizabeth Vosseller

Elizabeth Vosseller is a speech therapist and founder of S2C (Spelling to Communicate). She talks to me this week about how motor issues can seem like cognitive disorders.

“What we observe often is the body. We can’t really observe intelligence directly.” Tune in to listen to how powerful using motor appropriately can be.


14 Accessing an Equal Education in Children with Down Syndrome with Geralyn Spiesz

Geralyn Spiesz, a path-breaking thinker, leader and mother who also has a son with Trisomy 21 shares her unique thoughts and findings on teaching a child with Down Syndrome in this paradigm shifting episode. Particularly how a simple shift from focus on output to focus on input and processing, can result in a potentially equal education for the child.


12. Gut Microbiome and Brain Function

Dr. LaRosa explains the detailed connection between the microbiome, disruptions (dysbiosis), and immune and brain function. It is quite impossible to optimize brain activity, whether focus or regulation, in the absence of a diverse and healthy gut microbiome. She talks of simple strategies that can help most people get on the path to a healthy gut, and how powerful these tiny changes can be.


9. Strategies for Picky Eaters with Katharine Jeffcoat, (RDN LD)

Listen to Portland based nutritionist Katharine Jeffcoat as she discusses the intricacies of dealing with picky eaters and talks about how she helps parents raise mindful and competent eaters.

How do taste and smell play into picky eating?

I am also so happy to hear Katharine talk about how letting a child skip a few meals till they are hungry just doesn’t work for all kids.



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