BY YOUR SIDE Autism Podcast
By Matthew Croke
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BY YOUR SIDE Autism Podcast comes out on the first and third Monday of every month and is an interview show featuring open and honest conversations from therapists, parents, educators, authors, and experts in the autism field. BY YOUR SIDE provides theraputic services in three different environments (in-center, in-home, school-based) in Northern IL offering ABA, ST, & OT. The BY YOUR SIDE podcast topics include therapy tips, coping skills, ideas, strategies, and plain ole heartfelt conversations from parents who live with autism in their lives.
||CleanBYS 032: Anna Kalinowski-Kluzik||We have always known that parents who have children on the spectrum are special people. Yet, we sometimes forget that our parents are facing battles outside of the autism world. Anna Kalinowski-Kluzik is a single mom, has two children on the spectrum, a||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 031: A Principal Talks Education and Learning||Mr. Balduf is the principle at Carpenter school in Park Ridge IL and has always been a proponent of rethinking how we look at education. In this episode, we discuss the current state of education, in addition to where it could be headed: Do grades and c||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 030: A 67-Year-Old Learns He Has Autism||Garret and MaryAnne Mathews give an honest look into their marriage of 38 years with Garret recently finding out he's on the spectrum. In what ends up both answering questions and yet bringing up new questions. They use this recent discovery to try and||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 029 Part 2 Gaining Cooperation||BCBA Brian Katz continues breaking down the concept of 'positive parenting' based on an article "The Seven Steps to Earning Instructional Control with You Child" by Robert Schramm (Part 1 is Episode 26).||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 028 SibShops||Six BY YOUR SIDE therapists went to the official SibShops training where they learned how to facilitate a workshop for kids who have a sibling with special needs. Hear these therapists talk about what kids can expect during the workshop, the benefits of||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 027 Sensory Friendly Stage Productions||Leslie Shook has worked as the theatre manager for The DePaul Theatre School in Chicago since 1982 and is responsible developing audiences of more than 35,000 people at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre each season. One performance of Cinderella was turned||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 026 Gaining Cooperation from your Child||Brian Katz, BCBA, breaks down in detail an article about gaining instructional control from your child. Brian talks about methods and prompts that will help parents with their child to act more independently. He focuses on the concept of positive parent||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 025 Dr. Temple Grandin||Dr. Grandin’s passion is in full force as she clearly defines what parents and kids need to be doing and how to prepare for the next stage of their lives. Her philosophy of “Mentors are attracted to talent” offers as a great reminder of getting ki||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 024 Explaining ABA||Brain Katz and Matthew Zaffos are both BCBAs. They cover ABA topics such as, parent training and early intervention, and explain how they are passionate that these are the keys to a child’s success. We also go in detail on the definition of common A||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 023 Natalie and Susan: Two Speech Paths||Natalie Halm and Susan Theis both are speech pathologists at BY YOUR SIDE. Both work at the Burr Office and have, at times, teamed together to give presentations. Susan and Natalie talk about the importance and the distinction of ST in conjunction with||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 022 Anita Lomax: Discussing What We Heard||We do something a little differently in today's episode. We review with a behavioral specialist, the interview we did with Andrew Blaha, a teenager on the spectrum. Anita and I break down what Andrew talked about and Anita discusses it from a profession||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 021: 19 Year-Old with Autism. Part 2||We start with the difficult topic of bullying, in this second part of our interview with Andrew Blaha, a nineteen year old on the autism spectrum. Andrew also discusses how help at school literally changed his life from anger to one of knowledge. And h||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 020: 19 Year-Old with Autism. Part 1||Andrew Blaha is a 19 year-old kid on the spectrum. He offers insight through - what he calls - his lens. From changing how he thought he was stupid, to how he thinks parents should discipline. Andrew offers amazing insight on what is going through the m||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 019 Laura Mahlmeister BCBA||What does a treatment plan look like?Why family training is crucial to ABA therapy and fighting the perception parents might that it means they are “bad parents”. Find out the difference between Focused and Comprehensive ABA therapy.||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 018 Nick Johne: Second City Teacher: Improv and autism||Improvisation is performing without a script and Nick Johne, Second City teacher, has been teaching people on the spectrum an improv class with people for over two years. Find out how basic rules of improv can lead to useful life skills, like the impor||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 017 Samantha Mitchell: OT||Samantha is the Sr manager of OT at BYS. She holds a Masters of Occupational Therapy from The Ohio State University. Sam talks about areas of therapy most people don’t know OT’s can do. She gives tips and ideas about everyday household items that ca||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 016 Navigating through an IEP||What should parents bring? What does a parent do if they don’t like what they hear? Can IEPs be amended? Caitlin Dalton is a certified special education teacher who has her Master's in ABA. Having been on both sides of an IEP meeting, she gives an ins||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 015 Julie Stretch: Parent||Julie has recently been on both sides of her understanding of ABA therapy. The before, where her son didn’t start yet and she was researching if it was the right fit. And the after, seeing firsthand what ABA can do. Julie walks us through the good||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 014 BCBA Ginny Nikiforos: What is ABA?||Ginny is a Senior Manager of ABA Therapy at BYS. She’s a licensed clinical social worker and board certified behavior analyst. Ginny defines the ABC’s of Applied Behavior Analysis. What it means, how it’s performed, and how it’s a team effort a||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 013 ABA Therapists with a Brother on the Spectrum||An emotional, and sometimes poignant interview, with three of BY YOUR SIDE’s ABA Therapist, who each have a younger brother with autism. Alex, Lizzie, and Natalija give their insight to being in a profession that hits close to home.||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 011 Katurri Phillips: BCBA||Preparation is your friend. Katurri walks us through an example of dealing with a situation where you go to the grocery store and your child is not ready to come out of the car. What started as an interview that was going to cover many topics, ended up||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 010 Community Outreach Team||BYS’s Marketing and Community outreach team of Thom Trimingham, Nimra Irfan and Kimberly Childs discuss working for an autism business and how surprises of what they’ve witnessed has shaped the way they market the business, including what they saw o||10/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 009 Sandie Beierwaltes: Parent of a child with autism||Sandie Beierwaltes has been teaching elementary school for 29 years at St John Brebeuf in Niles IL. Sandie and her husband Dave have three children, their youngest Michael, who is now age 16, is on the spectrum. In this touching and insightful intervi||10/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 008 Karen Kabaki-Sisto SLP||What are parents and doctors quick to dismiss? How do we define conversation and communication when dealing with autism? In episode number eight, we have the pleasure to talk with Karen Kabaki-Sisto, M.S., CCC-SLP. She has been helping children with a||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 007 Sarah Henderson: Occupational Therapist||Sarah is a licensed and board certified occupational therapist. Since graduating from Saint Ambrose University she has worked with children in outpatient clinics and schools. Sarah is one of our therapists who works both the school and clinic. Since||8/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 006 Cindy Zinzer: Parent of a child with autism||Cindy has a 14 year old daughter who has been dealing with seizures her whole life. Cindy talks about a very scary moment in the middle of the night where her daughter was having an episode, and a touching insight when her other daughter wrote a paper f||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 005 Julie Martin: BCBA - Transitions||We spend the full podcast discussing why it’s sometimes difficult for a child with autism to transition from one place to another and tips on how those transitions can be made easier. The conversation moves into the topic of chance, which can have it||8/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 004 Eunice McConville: Parent of a child with autism||Eunice has become the parent that we send other parents to talk to if they have questions about having a child with autism. She tells us of her low points and how community involvement has been one of the best moves she’s made.||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 003 Theresa Petru: Speech Language Pathologist||Theresa is a SLP and helps explain the importance of how a connection with a child with autism can lead to better communication. She gives tips on how to achieve those connections. Theresa talks about the value of eye contact and the benefits even if y||7/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 002 Jen Ivey: A Parent of a child with autism||Jen tells a story of her neighbor’s misguided attempt of "helping" by calling DCFS on them, an act that could lead to having Jen’s children taken away. Jen discusses not being afraid of putting it out there that your child is on the spectrum. How||6/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYS 001 Julie Martin: BCBA - SLP||Julie Martin is a SLP and BCBA. In today’s podcasts, Julie covers basic topics about how a BCBA's job is finding out the “why” in the Child's behavior and what is happening when||6/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Glad I found this!
Enjoyable and interesting. Good pace to the show.
Informal & Informative
Matt and his guests create a friendly and low-key environment for discussing complicated behaviors and possible responses. Great insights from both therapists and parents in what feels like casual off-the-cuff conversation. Great start; can’t wait to hear more!
Informative and Helpful
Definitely worth a listen!
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