Special Parents Confidential-logo

Special Parents Confidential

8 Favorites

We post interviews with experts on subjects relating to special needs children and adults for parents and family members, as well as anyone who has contact or relations with special needs people. Informative and credible information is shared. Each episode is like a support group meeting for families dealing with the challenges of children with special needs. Topics include education issues, medical issues, legal issues, social issues and more.

We post interviews with experts on subjects relating to special needs children and adults for parents and family members, as well as anyone who has contact or relations with special needs people. Informative and credible information is shared. Each episode is like a support group meeting for families dealing with the challenges of children with special needs. Topics include education issues, medical issues, legal issues, social issues and more.
More Information

Location:

United States

Genres:

Podcasts

Description:

We post interviews with experts on subjects relating to special needs children and adults for parents and family members, as well as anyone who has contact or relations with special needs people. Informative and credible information is shared. Each episode is like a support group meeting for families dealing with the challenges of children with special needs. Topics include education issues, medical issues, legal issues, social issues and more.

Twitter:

@SPCJohnP

Language:

English


Episodes

Applied Behavior Analysis ABA – Revisiting SPC Episode 15

10/2/2017
More
Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA. In January of 2014 we posted episode 15 of Special Parents Confidential, in which we learned about Applied Behavior Analysis ABA. Our guest was Conny Raaymakers, who is a board certified behavior analyst. Her interview has become our most downloaded and listened to episode, with nearly double the listens of any […] The post Applied Behavior Analysis ABA – Revisiting SPC Episode 15 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:23:34


Education Funding – Revisiting SPC Episode 27

9/19/2017
More
Education Funding Every year it seems the news is full of stories with politicians calling either for cuts in education funding, or increases in education funding. This year, however, cuts were attempted in special education funding. Thankfully, the Congress was able to work out a bill that increased funding for special education. Never the less, […] The post Education Funding – Revisiting SPC Episode 27 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:23:49


Special Parents Confidential 54 Neurocore and the Education Secretary

7/13/2017
More
Neurocore and the Education Secretary The new Eduction Secretary of the United States has caused some controversy in the past months since her appointment over her views on special education, and her financial ties to a company called Neurocore. Specifically, she seems to have no interest in special education at all. Indeed, one of the […] The post Special Parents Confidential 54 Neurocore and the Education Secretary appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:28:04


Special Parents Confidential 53 be nice campaign.

5/31/2017
More
be nice. A new program called the ‘be nice’ campaign has been started in West Michigan to help end bullying. One of the hardest issues to deal with for parents of special needs kids – as well as parents of any child – is bullying in schools and online. What do you do if your […] The post Special Parents Confidential 53 be nice campaign. appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:44:54


Special Parents Confidential 52 Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Treatment

5/24/2017
More
Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Treatment Clubfoot, or talipes equinovarus, is a treatable birth defect that affects approximately 150,000-200,000 children each year. When clubfoot occurs the foot is twisted inward and down. For decades the standard treatment for clubfoot consisted of performing radical surgery on the tendons and bones of an infant’s feet. In the mid […] The post Special Parents Confidential 52 Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Treatment appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:45:06


Special Parents Confidential 51 Michigan Alliance For Families

5/19/2017
More
Michigan Alliance For Families. Find out how the Michigan Alliance For Families, and other similar organizations around the United States can help you negotiate special education services for free. What Is The Michigan Alliance For Families? Trying to get help with the special education process can be very difficult, and potentially expensive. There are dozens […] The post Special Parents Confidential 51 Michigan Alliance For Families appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:29:35


Early Intervention – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 25

4/30/2017
More
Early Intervention – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 25. It’s IEP Season and we’re looking back on older episodes that deal with Individualized Education Plans. Early Intervention is one of the first terms that parents hear when they are trying to find help for their children. We talk to an early intervention coordinator to learn […] The post Early Intervention – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 25 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:31:57


Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 06 Special Education Advocacy

4/29/2017
More
Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 06 Special Education Advocacy. It’s IEP Season and we’re revisiting older episodes that offered information to help with the IEP process. Today we’re Revisiting Special Parents Confidential 06 Special Education Advocacy. Learn about the role of the Special Education Advocate and how they help parents negotiate the Individualized Education Plan, […] The post Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 06 Special Education Advocacy...

Duration: 00:34:10


Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 10 Special Education

4/28/2017
More
Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 10 Special Education. It’s IEP Season, and we’re revisiting some of our older episodes that have information that will help you with the process. In this episode, we find out what Special Education is all about. Special Education. In this episode we take a look at the world of Special […] The post Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 10 Special Education appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 01:06:55


Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 17 When Schools Say ‘No’.

4/27/2017
More
Revisiting Episode 17 When Schools Say ‘No’. It’s IEP Season and we’re revisiting past episodes on the Individualized Education Plan. Find out what you can do when schools say ‘no’. Special Parents Confidential Episode 17 When Schools Say ‘No’. In 1990 Congress passed IDEA, or Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which entitles each student with a […] The post Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 17 When Schools Say ‘No’. appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 01:01:50


Revisiting Episode 21 Special Parents Confidential IEP And The Law

4/26/2017
More
Revisiting Episode 21 Special Parents Confidential IEP And The Law. It’s IEP Season and we are Revisiting Episode 21 Special Parents Confidential IEPS And The Law. Individualized Education Plans. IEPs for short. Possibly one of the most stressful times for parents of special needs children. IEP meetings are those annual events when parents meet with […] The post Revisiting Episode 21 Special Parents Confidential IEP And The Law appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:56:40


Special Parents Confidential 50 ADHD Nation Alan Schwarz

3/16/2017
More
ADHD Nation Author Alan Schwarz. ADHD Nation, Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the making of an American Epidemic, is a new book by New York Times correspondent Alan Schwarz, that is putting a lot of focus on ADHD and the way it’s diagnosed and treated in the United States. Alan Schwarz is the Pulitzer Prize nominated investigative reporter […] The post Special Parents Confidential 50 ADHD Nation Alan Schwarz appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:59:11


Special Parents Confidential 45 Soledad O’Brien

1/13/2017
More
Soledad O’Brien Interview. A few months ago, while in a doctor’s office for a checkup, reading the usual magazines, my wife happened to see an article about Soledad O’Brien. She talked about her son Jackson, who was having issues in school with behavior and not understanding instructions from the teacher. Finally, Jackson was diagnosed with […] The post Special Parents Confidential 45 Soledad O’Brien appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:18:47


Special Parents Confidential 44 Alix Generous

1/4/2017
More
Alix Generous. In 2015, a young woman named Alix Generous gave a Ted Talk speech that has subsequently had over 14 million views. The speech was entitled, “How I learned to communicate my inner life with Aspberger’s”, and in it Alix talks about her amazing life and how she has achieved so much. Living With […] The post Special Parents Confidential 44 Alix Generous appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:31:48


Special Parents Confidential 43 Special Education Rights

12/15/2016
More
Special Education Rights. For many parents of special needs kids, special education rights continue to be the main cause of concern and worry. Are our kids being given the right accommodations in school? Are the schools being held accountable for special education services, and who is supposed to be checking to see if they are? […] The post Special Parents Confidential 43 Special Education Rights appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:36:04


Special Parents Confidential 42 Understanding Learning Disorders Part 2

12/5/2016
More
Understanding Learning Disorders Part 2. ADD. ADHD. Dyslexia. Dysgraphia. Dyscalculia. Understanding learning disorders might be one of the most difficult challenges any parent can face. We’ve known about these disorders for centuries, and the medical names for them have been in place for decades. But there’s still a lot of misinformation and incorrect beliefs when it […] The post Special Parents Confidential 42 Understanding Learning Disorders Part 2 appeared first on Special Parents...

Duration: 01:16:43


Special Parents Confidential 41 Understanding Learning Disorders Part 1

12/5/2016
More
Understanding Learning Disorders Part 1. ADD. ADHD. Dyslexia. Dysgraphia. Dyscalculia. Understanding learning disorders might be one of the most difficult challenges any parent can face. We’ve known about these disorders for centuries, and the medical names for them have been in place for decades. But there’s still a lot of misinformation and incorrect beliefs when it […] The post Special Parents Confidential 41 Understanding Learning Disorders Part 1 appeared first on Special Parents...

Duration: 01:03:07


Special Parents Confidential Episode 40 Child Medication Errors.

11/8/2016
More
Child Medication Errors. Have you ever checked your child’s medications to see if you’re giving them the right medicine? Of course you have. Have you ever checked your own ability to measure out the correct dose of medicine? Are you certain your measuring ability and the tools you’re using to measure the medications are accurate? […] The post Special Parents Confidential Episode 40 Child Medication Errors. appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:36:05


Special Parents Confidential Episode 39 All About Clubfoot

9/26/2016
More
All About Clubfoot. Clubfoot is one of the most common birth defects and can cause serious disabilities for those born with it. The foot can be turned severely inward so that, if untreated, a child will start to walk on their ankles, or in some cases, on the tops of their feet. For over a […] The post Special Parents Confidential Episode 39 All About Clubfoot appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration: 00:16:29


Special Parents Confidential Episode 38 All About ER

8/8/2016
More
All About ER. For some parents of Special Needs Children, trips to the ER - Emergency Room - can become as frequent as going on family outings. Those trips can be frightening for both the parents, the special needs child, and the siblings. What can parents do to minimize trips to the ER? When is a trip to the ER necessary? What can parents do to minimize their children’s fears when going to the emergency room? Additionally, what should parents do to make sure their concerns are being...

Duration: 01:14:04

See More