Let’s Talk About Super Special Kids & Cake
By Dr. Donia Fahim & Professor Rhea Paul | Specializing in Speech & Language Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Special Needs, Education, Parenting
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Welcome to Let’s Talk About Super Special Kids and Cake the podcast for parents of children with special needs. During each Podcast Professor Rhea Paul Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim cover a topic of interest to parents and families of children with Special needs. They also answer questions sent to them by one of their listeners and they share their thoughts on some common misconceptions about interventions for children with special developmental delays and neurodevelopmental difficulties. Both Granny Rhea and Auntie Donia love cake! The eating cake for breakfast segment is all about the fun activities you can do at home with your super special kids. So make yourself a cup of tea, grab yourself a piece of cake, relax and enjoy the theme music composed by the New York Musician Marty Isenberg. This podcast was recorded live from the studios of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut and is brought to you by our book Let’s Talk: Navigating Communication Services and Supports for Your Young Child with ASD published by Paul H Brooks and available from Amazon. Dr. Donia Fahim, Ph.D., Cert. MRCSLT (U.K.), A.K.A Auntie Donia, is a speech and language pathologist, an international educational consultant, and specializes in the treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and in development of curriculum and interventions for young children with special needs in countries with limited services. She is now based in London, and is the founder and director of Education and Therapeutic Spaces, Ltd. She lived in NYC for ten years (2008-2018) where she was a Consultant for the ASD Nest Project at New York University, and a Professor at Hunter College, where she was also Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Special Education Program from 2008 to 2013. She was also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Autism Friendly Spaces, Inc. (2010-2018) and developer of the first dual language ASD public school program in New York City. She is the co-author the books Let’s Talk with Professor Rhea Paul and she has authored several peer reviewed journals and chapters. She obtained her B.Sc., M.A and Ph.D. from the University of London. She is a certified member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Professor Rhea Paul, PhD., CCC-SLP: Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, (AKA Granny Rhea) is Professor and Founding Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Sacred Heart University, author of over 100 refereed articles, 50 book chapters and 9 books. She serves as Editor for Language at the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. She received the Editor's Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology in 1996, and the Ritvo/Slifka Award for Innovative Clinical Research from the International Society for Autism Research. She has been a Fellow of ASHA since 1991, and received Honors of the Association in 2014.
||Clean001: Meet Aunty Donia & Grandma Rhea||In today’s episode, Professor Rhea Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim discuss the importance of living in the ‘now’ and casting our worries for the future aside. They’ll answer a question about what a speech and language therapist is and the work that...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: The Big Screen||In today’s episode, Professor Rhea Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim discuss screen time. Is it good? Is it bad? They discuss it all. They’ll also answer a question about what to do when your special child is naughty. Extreme parents are the focal point of..||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Tantrums, Diets & Dinosaurs||In today’s episode, Professor Rhea Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim discuss words that therapists use and how parents can better understand them. They give advice on what parents can do when their child tantrums in public. They discuss restrictive diets and..||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: The A Team||In today’s episode, Professor Rhea Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim discuss the development of positive relationships with professionals who work with your child. They give advice on what to do when a child carries out the same repetitive activity. Forcing...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: The Chosen Ones||In today’s episode, Professor Rhea Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim discuss speech sounds and when they develop. They give advice on what to do if your special child becomes upset around unfamiliar faces. Unhelpful advice that others give parents of special..||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Food Glorious Food!||In today’s episode, Professor Rhea Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim discuss food and how it relates to special children. They give advice on what to do if your special child is unresponsive when called. Special children not being included in the traditional..||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Play Dates||In today’s episode, Professor Rhea Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim discuss the importance of having fun with our special child at home. They give advice on the best approach to set up play dates with other children. Giving children false choices is what...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Follow My Lead||In today’s episode, Professor Rhea Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim discuss inclusion. They give advice on what to do when your child engages in preservatives play. Speaking about a special child in their presence is what makes them go ‘arghhh’ this...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: Siblings are Super Special too!||In today’s episode, Professor Rhea Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim discuss siblings. They give advice on what to do when your child doesn’t want to greet people like relatives and friends properly. Judgement cast upon parents of special children is what...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Big Special People||In today’s episode, Professor Rhea Paul and Dr. Donia Fahim are joined by fellow Speech and Language Pathologist Christi Kaplain. They discuss adolescence with special needs. They answer a question on the difference between augmentative, alternative..||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Thank you Auntie Donia and Grandma Rhea
After listening to the first episode I was compelled to write to a friend who recommended this series how much I was moved and amazed by these child care angels. I was particularly struck by the idea to meet our super special children in the “now” rather than be concerned about where we think they should be in terms of their development. This will certainly help me in my practice and in building capacity in my own school community. We are blessed by the knowledge and expertise these two practitioners and educators bring to the table. Thank you for this series and I look forward to listening to another episode.
Klaus Benker, Nova Scotia Canada