Podcast Episode 18 Recording

Amy and Evelyn discuss the topic of mouthing habits, focusing on pacifiers, pens, and nails. They explain the importance of oral stimulation for a baby’s development and the impact of persistent mouthing habits on older children and adults. They provide insights into the factors contributing to mouthing habits and emphasize the need to address the…

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Podcast Episode 17 Recording

The podcast episode discusses the topic of self-regulation and its development throughout different stages of life. Amy and Evelyn explain that babies are not born with the ability to regulate themselves and that self-regulation is a skill that needs to be learned. They introduce the concept of the “fourth trimester,” which refers to the period…

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Podcast Episode 16 Recording

Please note:  Sexual trauma content is discussed during this podcast episode.  Please be advised if listening with sound on before children.   Disclaimer:  Evelyn’s Question Starts: 42:25 – Ending: 49:51 Rape/Incest Story: Starts: 51:34 – Ends: 54:41 Important note about this podcast: At times during the interview, there were intense moments.  At about mark 42:25, Evelyn…

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Podcast Episode 15 Recording

In this engaging podcast discussion, Amy and Evelyn, neuro-developmental occupational therapists, delve into the critical aspects of learning readiness, regulation, and emotional development, underscoring their pivotal role in achieving academic and behavioral excellence. The conversation emphasizes the significance of addressing precursor skills, including neurochemical components, gross motor skills, balance skills, and sensory systems, as a…

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Podcast Episode 14 Recording

The podcast delves into the intricate relationship between sleep and eating issues in babies, revealing the profound impact of hunger and fullness levels on the ability to fall asleep. Amy explores the developmental nuances of sleep and nutrition in infants, emphasizing that their sleep patterns are uniquely influenced by stomach size. As infants grow and…

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Podcast Episode 13 Recording

You can be a highly sensitive person without a formal diagnosis. Some diagnoses include aspects of high sensitivity, but can be highly sensitive without anything else being “wrong.” And when there is no diagnosis, then it can be overlooked. If realize that there is a physiological way body interprets internal and external stimuli, then can…

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Podcast Episode 12 Recording

Early birds and night owls. Catching some Z’s, winks and shut-eye. Jet lag and insomnia. Why do we need to sleep, anyway? In this podcast, Amy and Evelyn delve into the impact of sleep on our lives, and how it influences our children’s and teens’ development and our daily functioning as adults. They reveal how…

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Podcast Episode 11 Recording

PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) is a condition in which high levels of strep antibodies can end up attacking the body’s cells and causing extreme, intense, acute-onset sensory issues, OCD-like symptoms and more. In this podcast, Amy and Evelyn discuss their 20+ years of experience with PANDAS in the context of…

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Podcast Episode 10 Recording

Technology facilitates so much good by enabling us to reach and touch people worldwide. At the same time, the constant connectedness of technology can make it more challenging to connect to our friends, families… and deepest selves. A generation or two ago, the ability to listen to someone for ten minutes without pings or distractions…

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Podcast Episode 9 Recording

What happens when a child has no problem speaking at home, but will not say a word at school or in other public settings? In this podcast, Amy and Evelyn discuss what selective mutism is, where it comes from, and practical things we can do to help our children and our students who struggle with…

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