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#022 Dayna Martin – Radical unschooling, peaceful parenting, and meeting your own needs

7/22/2017
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On this episode of The Literate Child, our guest is the lovely Dayna Martin. Dayna is an advocate in the radical unschooling movement, and is an inspiring human being. She has written two books – ‘Radical Unschooling’, and ‘Sexy Birth’. She is a speaker, thought-provoker, and change maker. In this episode, we discuss radical unschooling, peaceful […] The post #022 Dayna Martin – Radical unschooling, peaceful parenting, and meeting your own needs appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:39:30


#021 Managing Behaviours Through Trigger Solutions

6/11/2017
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In this episode, Rebecca and Nanci talk about sensory, environmental, and emotional triggers, and how we can meet our children’s specific needs without limiting their experiences in the wider world. As well as playing an impromptu Trigger Game, Nanci and Rebecca explore the following concepts: Safeguarding against meltdowns before they occur. Identifying the triggers behind […] The post #021 Managing Behaviours Through Trigger Solutions appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 01:02:54


#020 Finding What Works. Talking Dyslexia With Tiffany Sunday

5/28/2017
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In this episode, Rebecca talks with author, entrepreneur, mother, and fellow dyslexic Tiffany Sunday about learning by trying, throwing mud at walls, finding your community, identifying your ‘workarounds’, her inability to grasp phonics and learning to read by memorising words instead, knowledge-hungry brains, and failing upwards. Tiffany Sunday is the author of Dyslexia’s Competitive Edge and You […] The post #020 Finding What Works. Talking Dyslexia With Tiffany Sunday appeared first on...

Duration: 00:42:52


#019 Happy Hearts, Healthy Thoughts, And Home Education

5/21/2017
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On this episode of The Literate Child, Rebecca Laffar-Smith and Nanci Nott chat with Lorri McCarthy. Lorri began home schooling her eight year old son, Maxx, after becoming unhappy with the way he was treated at school. Maxx has been diagnosed with ADHD, and is on the waiting list for an autism assessment. Since removing […] The post #019 Happy Hearts, Healthy Thoughts, And Home Education appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:51:30


#018 Negating Piaget (And Other Ways To Re-Set Society)

5/14/2017
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This episode is unique, in that it was never intended to be a podcast episode. It was a casual, late night, on-line chat between Rebecca and Nanci, which was unknowingly recorded onto the tail end of an actual episode. We decided to share this honest, unguarded conversation with our listeners, as the content may be […] The post #018 Negating Piaget (And Other Ways To Re-Set Society) appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:13:07


#017 Traci Harding on being a successful dyslexic author

4/30/2017
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In this episode, Rebecca and Nanci are lucky enough to chat with the lovely (and prolific!) Australian novelist, Traci Harding. Traci Harding has written 20 incredible books (so far). She is a truly beautiful person, who has inspired and entertained countless readers since 1996. She is also dyslexic. Rebecca asks Traci how she went about […] The post #017 Traci Harding on being a successful dyslexic author appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:31:55


#016 That Dreaded ‘T’ Word Why I Hate The Word “Talented” Revisited

4/16/2017
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On this episode of The Literate Child Podcast, Rebecca Laffar-Smith and Nanci Nott talk about The Dreaded ‘T’ Word… Talent. Rebecca revisits the blog post she wrote, “Why I Hate The Word “Talented” – The “Gifted”/”Ungifted” Argument“, makes the case that this seemingly sweet word holds the sneaky power to undermine some children’s self-confidence. Nanci […] The post #016 That Dreaded ‘T’ Word Why I Hate The Word “Talented” Revisited appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:40:51


#015 Overcoming Judgement & Encouraging Respect.

4/9/2017
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Welcome back to The Literate Child Podcast! This week’s episode is about protecting our children from the potentially detrimental consequences of judgement. Rebecca Laffar-Smith and Nanci Nott talk about their various strategies for responding to judgement directed toward their children as people, and themselves as parents. It can be uncomfortable to have to remind other […] The post #015 Overcoming Judgement & Encouraging Respect. appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:36:09


#014 Perth Writers Festival 2017

4/2/2017
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A few weeks ago we hung out for a fantastic family fun day at the Perth Writer’s Festival. We roamed around, pulled aside some of the fabulous writers and illustrators from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and also grabbed some rather surprised but wonderfully engaging young families. It was wonderful to hear […] The post #014 Perth Writers Festival 2017 appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:43:46


#013 A Teen’s Inspirational Dedication And A Zany Circus

3/26/2017
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In our funniest episode to date, Rebecca and Nanci speak with Xanthe Turner, the passionate, dedicated, hard-working, 14-year-old illustrator of ‘Zany Circus: Paradox‘. Xanthe and Nanci talk about what inspired the Zany Circus stories, and Rebecca shares her thoughts on why she sees ‘Zany Circus: Paradox’ as a fun and exciting teaching tool. This episode […] The post #013 A Teen’s Inspirational Dedication And A Zany Circus appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:38:51


#012 Shifting Paradigms: Changing the way we think.

3/19/2017
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In this episode of The Literate Child, Rebecca and Nanci talk with Nerida Mills about overcoming deeply ingrained default settings in order to consciously choose how you want to parent, who you want to be, and what your real priorities are. Nerida is a trained human behaviourist, NLP practitioner, and generally fabulous human being. A […] The post #012 Shifting Paradigms: Changing the way we think. appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:48:10


#011 ‘Trust Yourself’ And Other Tips About Facing Diagnosis Difficulties

3/12/2017
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In this episode, Rebecca and Nanci chat with Careen Brash Elsner, about professionals listening to parents, the importance finding an empathetic community, and the struggles many families face in finding an accurate diagnosis for their child. Careen was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child. Now, as an adult, she is the mother of a son […] The post #011 ‘Trust Yourself’ And Other Tips About Facing Diagnosis Difficulties appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:27:55


#010 Proud Dyslexic Dad

3/5/2017
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This week, Nanci and Rebecca talk to proud dyslexic dad, Simon. Like many dyslexic adults, Simon faced significant challenges in school because of dyslexia but found opportunities to really flourish when given autonomy and a sense of the positive expectations of others. One of the key advantages he attributes for his success came from the […] The post #010 Proud Dyslexic Dad appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:26:40


#009 From Stickmen To Da Vinci

2/26/2017
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This week, Rebecca’s mother, Stephanie Hewitt, joins The Literate Child to talk about how she was diagnosed with dyslexia in adulthood. Stephanie’s experience with diagnoses was positive, because it enabled her to understand her neuro-difference, and learn more about her own compensatory strategies. As a child, Stephanie found it difficult to learn at school. The […] The post #009 From Stickmen To Da Vinci appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:32:05


#008 Video Games for Literacy and Learning

2/19/2017
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This week, Nanci and Rebecca talk about how they use video games for literacy and learning. And particularly, how video games can benefit children with language or literacy difficulties. They cover a vast range of games and resources. We’ve done our best to link to those mentioned in our show notes below. Computer Games for […] The post #008 Video Games for Literacy and Learning appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:24:30


#006 Incidental Learning: Finding opportunities to read and learn through living life.

2/5/2017
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Originally we titled this episode Incidental Literacy but we really broaden that reach to the many varied learning opportunities that are available in the world around us so I decided to call it Incidental Learning. This week, Nanci and Rebecca share their experiences with opportunities to read and learn that occur simply by living a […] The post #006 Incidental Learning: Finding opportunities to read and learn through living life. appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:37:49


Aulexic Earns Top 50 Dyslexia Blog Award!

2/1/2017
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We were so thrilled and delighted to learn that Aulexic has been chosen among Feedspot’s Top 50 Dyslexia Blogs. Right now we’re ranking a beautifully healthy number 24 which I love because it shows how we have room to grow. The list is dynamic so who knows where we’ll be ranking tomorrow! I know there […] The post Aulexic Earns Top 50 Dyslexia Blog Award! appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:03:32


#005 eBooks for Children: Motivate resistant readers with eBooks

1/29/2017
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This week we look at the advantages and disadvantages of using ebooks for children and developing readers. Parents and teachers can be resistant to what is considered “screen time” which can be a significant factor inhibiting experiences with eBooks for children. And yet the evidence indicates significant benefits to offering eBook reading opportunities to children. […] The post #005 eBooks for Children: Motivate resistant readers with eBooks appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:34:53


#004 Dyslexia and Music

1/22/2017
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This week, Nanci and Rebecca talk about dyslexia and music. We discuss the challenges dyslexics can face with working memory, processing speed, sheet music, and organisation. We also consider some of the natural strengths dyslexics may have with many having a natural instinct for rhythm and patterns. Some dyslexics may have an ear for music […] The post #004 Dyslexia and Music appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:30:23


Identity-first vs Person-first Language: Proudly Dyslexic / Proudly Autistic

1/18/2017
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I was recently discussing with a friend one aspect that’s highly controversial in the disability community: identity-first vs person-first language and the politically correct way to talk about people who are disabled. Here at Aulexic, we’re very careful about our wording in regard to disability. Because the truth is, we don’t want to have a […] The post Identity-first vs Person-first Language: Proudly Dyslexic / Proudly Autistic appeared first on Aulexic.

Duration: 00:09:07

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