Thursday, February 29, 2024

autism

Episode #70: ADHD Coach’s Secrets: Empowering Special Needs Parents for Success

Show Notes:

In this insightful interview, Tonya talks with Arianna Bradford, an expert on ADHD and founder of the “Chase the Chaos” digital summit. Arianna shares her personal experiences with ADHD, discussing the challenges she faced growing up, the impact of her diagnosis, and her journey of self-discovery. She emphasizes the importance of understanding the diverse manifestations of ADHD and highlights the misconceptions surrounding the condition.

Throughout the interview, Arianna addresses common stereotypes about ADHD, debunking the myths and explaining how ADHD affects individuals differently. She emphasizes that ADHD is not solely a childhood disorder and provides valuable insights into the specific challenges adults with ADHD may encounter.

Arianna sheds light on executive functioning and the difficulties it poses for people with ADHD, including time management, organization, and impulsivity. She discusses strategies to cope with these challenges, such as creating routines, using reminders, and employing various tools and apps.

The conversation delves into the relationship between ADHD and emotional regulation, highlighting the heightened emotional sensitivity often experienced by individuals with ADHD. Arianna shares coping mechanisms and encourages seeking professional support to manage emotions effectively.

Tonya and Arianna discuss the benefits of a supportive community for people with ADHD, acknowledging the significance of connecting with like-minded individuals who understand the challenges and triumphs associated with the condition.

Arianna further explores the link between creativity and ADHD, describing how ADHD individuals often have a strong ability to recognize patterns, which is sometimes mistaken for psychic abilities. She encourages embracing this creativity and incorporating self-care practices into daily life.

The interview concludes with Arianna sharing her upcoming “Chase the Chaos” digital summit, a platform for people with ADHD who enjoy focusing on multiple interests. The summit aims to create a community where diverse interests are celebrated, and individuals can learn from experts and share experiences.

Overall, Arianna’s expertise and personal journey provide a comprehensive understanding of ADHD, breaking down stigmas and offering practical strategies for navigating life with this unique condition.

*******************

Connect with Arianna:

Website: https://youradhdone.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thearibradford/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AdhDONE

Resource mentioned during this episode:

Chase the Chaos Online Summit: https://chasethechaos.thrivecart.com/ctc-summit-ticket/

Theta Wave Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4973024/

Connect with Us: https://linktr.ee/waterprairie

Support this channel: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/waterprairie

Music Used:

“LazyDay” by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Read More

Episode #47: Uncovering the Mystery Behind Analytic vs Gestalt Language Processors

Meet Lenora Edwards, Chief Knowledge Officer for Better Speech – a revolutionary online speech therapy company dedicated to helping children use language effectively! Lenora has years of experience when it comes to analyzing the differences between analytic language processors and gestalt language processors. In this interview, she reveals her expertise on the matter, as well as a fascinating look into echolalia – or “echo speech.” Tune in to find out more about Lenora’s journey in providing quality speech therapy options for children and to get an insider’s perspective on these different types of language processors.

During our Season 2 episodes, we’ll be asking each guest to share “2 Truths and a Lie” about themselves as a fun way to get to know our guests. We’ve decided not to give the answer right away so our listeners can try to guess the true answers. In the comments section for this video, add your thoughts to which of Lenora’s answers were true and which was the lie. Here are the answers she gave us:
1. She had a baking business.
2. She hiked the Appalachian trail.
3. She hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc.
*** We’ll post the answer on our Instagram and Twitter account a week after this video posts so go there and check to see if you got it right!
https://twitter.com/waterprairie
https://www.instagram.com/water.prairie/

Lenora’s Contact information:
Website: https://www.betterspeech.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourbetterspeech/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@better.speech
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterspeech/
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-speech/mycompany/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BetterSpeechVideo

Connect with Us: https://linktr.ee/waterprairie

Support this channel: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/waterprairie

Music Used: “LazyDay” by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Read More

Episode #45: Virtual Reality for Neurodiverse Children

Show Notes:

Join us as we learn more about how Virtual Reality rooms in schools can help children overcome challenges with social and emotional struggles. Ange Anderson has worked in the field of special education and used virtual reality with many children to help them overcome fears and help them feel more comfortable in everyday situations.

Connect with Us: https://linktr.ee/waterprairie

Support this channel: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/waterprairie

Links:

*As an Amazon Associate, I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking these links. If you purchase anything on Amazon within 24 hours of clicking the link, Water Prairie might receive a small commission without it affecting the price you pay. This is an easy way to support the podcast!

Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial – https://amzn.to/3VUmlA4

Amazon Prime Student 6-Month Free Trial – https://amzn.to/3gygS1G

Audible Plus Free Trial – https://amzn.to/3sildZs

Music Used: “LazyDay” by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Read More

Episode #29: Parenting a Child With Autism

Parenting a child with autism isn’t easy, and adding homeschooling could make it more difficult. In this episode, you’ll meet Fiorella Perkins. She is a “girl mom, homeschooling, autism advocate,” and she spends some time talking about how her daughter was diagnosed with autism just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Some of the challenges she faced in finding ways to help her daughter may not be the same today, but Fiorella has some creative ideas of how you can help support your child with autism.

Listen to her story and why she has become a strong voice that is helping thousands of other parents guide their children and support each other! This is the first of 2 interviews with Fiorella.

Be sure to join us for the second part of the interview to learn more about what she is doing to create a supportive environment for families who have children on the autism spectrum and how you can create the same where you live!

Contact Fiorella: @fiorella_perkins

Connect with Us: https://linktr.ee/waterprairie

Support this channel: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/waterprairie

Music Used: “LazyDay” by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Read More

Episode #1: What’s It All About?

Your hosts, Steve and Tonya Wollum, talk about what Water Prairie is all about, how they came up with the idea, and who they want to serve through the information they will feature on the podcast and website. Find out where the name came from and hear some of the topics coming up soon.

Music Used: “Your Intro” by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Connect with us: https://linktr.ee/waterprairie

Read More

Trailer: Welcome to the Water Prairie Chronicles Podcast!

Everyone has a story to tell, and I want to help share some of the stories of parents who are raising incredible children with life challenges. You’ll hear from adults who have made the journey of being a child with a disability and find out what they’ve learned along the way. You’ll hear interviews with organizations and specialists who can help guide parents as they look for support for their child and get connected in their community. 

The Water Prairie Chronicles is a series of stories that will inspire you, encourage you, and help you view the people you meet from a new perspective. Episodes are posted every Friday at noon Eastern Standard Time. We’ll add some bonus episodes from time to time with behind-the-scenes and extra content. Episodes are about 30 minutes long, and you can find us at waterprairie.com/listen. Be sure to subscribe and tune in on Friday!

Music Used: “Your Intro” by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Read More