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The Dyslexia Quest is the fastest growing media platform in all of the special education genre, featuring interviews with the leading experts in the field of intelligence, learning, flourishing and neurodiversity, as well as profiling uber- successful dyslexics to share their story and wisdom . The Dyslexia Quest tackles the holistic experience of being a dyslexic( think: shame, struggles, and joys) with a secret( shhh) backdoor agenda of empowerment.

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The Dyslexia Quest is the fastest growing media platform in all of the special education genre, featuring interviews with the leading experts in the field of intelligence, learning, flourishing and neurodiversity, as well as profiling uber- successful dyslexics to share their story and wisdom . The Dyslexia Quest tackles the holistic experience of being a dyslexic( think: shame, struggles, and joys) with a secret( shhh) backdoor agenda of empowerment.

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Great podcast about learning disorders

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The information is so positive and empowering and really helpful and relevant as a parent of children with learning differences. Thank you!

Very grateful for this podcast!

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My daughter was recently diagnosed with dyslexia. I’ve have been listening since we suspected she had a different learning style. Recently we had a great discussion on dyslexia. On her first day of school each student told the class something that no one knew about them. That sweet little girl had the courage to tell her class that she has dyslexia. It makes her good at lots of things, but reading and writing is very hard. I cannot thank you enough for this podcast. It has enabled me to be a strong advocate and ability to articulate all her gifts. She is succeeding, more importantly so proud of her abilities.

iTunes Ratings

250 Ratings
Average Ratings
236
11
1
1
1

Great podcast about learning disorders

By Hjtpk - Sep 11 2019
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The information is so positive and empowering and really helpful and relevant as a parent of children with learning differences. Thank you!

Very grateful for this podcast!

By LRV614 - Aug 27 2019
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My daughter was recently diagnosed with dyslexia. I’ve have been listening since we suspected she had a different learning style. Recently we had a great discussion on dyslexia. On her first day of school each student told the class something that no one knew about them. That sweet little girl had the courage to tell her class that she has dyslexia. It makes her good at lots of things, but reading and writing is very hard. I cannot thank you enough for this podcast. It has enabled me to be a strong advocate and ability to articulate all her gifts. She is succeeding, more importantly so proud of her abilities.

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The Dyslexia Quest is the fastest growing media platform in all of the special education genre, featuring interviews with the leading experts in the field of intelligence, learning, flourishing and neurodiversity, as well as profiling uber- successful dyslexics to share their story and wisdom . The Dyslexia Quest tackles the holistic experience of being a dyslexic( think: shame, struggles, and joys) with a secret( shhh) backdoor agenda of empowerment.

Jill Valenti: How to Parent a Dyslexic Child

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Jill is a co-founder of TenMillionGreatParents.com

Check out elishevaschwartz.com for more interviews all about dyslexia!

Jul 21 2014

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THE TOP 10 Ways to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia with Dr.Kelli Sandman-Hurley

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Do you wonder how to BEST ADVOCATE for your student or child with dyslexia? What are the right questions to ask at an IEP meeting? How do you even begin to navigate the complexities of advocating for your child within the school system?

If you wonder about these questions then you will want to listen till the end! Guest Dr.Kelli Sandman-Hurley, author and co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute, spills it all as we dive into these questions and more! She shares her TOP advice for parents and anyone who wants to ADVOCATE for a student with dyslexia! 

Did you find this episode helpful? Check out the show notes for more! We love to hear from you! Share your thoughts about this show– Rate and review on iTunes! We LOVE hearing from you-- reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook! Give us a shout-out! @thedyslexiaquest

Sep 10 2017

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How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher About Dyslexia with Barbara Sternberg

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Barbara Steinberg, founder of PDF Reading Specialists, LLC, quests with us today and shares about her journey inspiring others. She is the founder of PDX Reading Specialist, LLC  and also offers teacher training on proper instruction for students with dyslexic type difficulties. She shares a template parents can use to structure conversations to have with teachers at the start of the year! This talk will help you be prepared and know how to talk to your child’s teacher about dyslexia at the start of the school year!

At the start of her career, Barbara started out as a teacher. She always worried about the children who struggled in her class—which she knows now were dyslexic. She headed off to grad school and learned more about teaching effectively. PDX Reading Specialist, LLC was created with a simple mission–to create CONFIDENT and CAPABLE learners. She inspires students to discover hidden gifts and become self-advocates.

You do not want to miss this episode. Grab your pencil and be ready to take notes!

Aug 17 2018

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Where Do I Start?: Navigating a new dyslexia diagnosis

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Join us for this incredible talk, as Ashley Roberts, dyslexia advocate and IDA Houston Director (as of Jan 2019), talks with us about helping parents navigate the beginning of a dyslexia journey. It can be an overwhelming, stressful, confusing time for parents and their child, and she walks us through it with compassion and wisdom.

She works to build parent community and share information, to de-stigmatize dyslexia, and to celebrate it instead. 

Nov 09 2018

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Why Kids With LD and ADHD Hate School and What You Can Do About It with Dr. Jerome Schultz

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Dr. Jerome Schultz  is a clinical neuropsychologist and author of Nowhere to Hide : Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What You Can Do About It. Click here for the details about how to win a FREE AUDIBLE.COM membership.Click here for show notes.  

Jan 20 2016

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Susan Barton: A Strength Based Perspective on Dyslexia

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Susan Barton is one of a handful of names which are automatically associated with Dyslexia education and advocacy. Susan’s dedication to, “fighting the craziness,” and educating teachers and parents about Dyslexia has landed Susan in the International Dyslexia Association’s Hall of Honor, where a plaque with her name now hangs next to those for Dr. Orton, Anna Gillingham, Reid Lyon, Beth Slingerland and other internationally recognized authorities in the field of dyslexia. Cool, huh?

“The giftedness in Dyslexia is so often overlooked it drives me crazy!…Another way to find dyslexics, is to stop looking at individuals who are terrible with spelling, and to start looking for individuals who excel in particular areas”- Susan Barton

We re-aired this episode (originally aired in 2014!). Let us know your thoughts! Enjoying these episodes?  You can Rate and review on iTunes! We LOVE hearing from you as always- You can connect with us on Instagram or Facebook!

Oct 01 2017

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One Man's Quest with Dyslexia as a Lifelong Companion with Taylor Beattie

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Do you remember when you first knew you were dyslexic? Do you recall that feeling in class or maybe even at home when you let down a parent or teacher? What about that feeling you had once you  realized that you are actually really good at something? or SEVERAL things? Dyslexia is always with us and takes us on incredible rides.

In this episode we look at one man’s interesting journey with “dyslexia as a lifelong companion”. Taylor Beattie, US Army Special Forces Officer (retired Lieutenant Colonel), and I had a fascinating talk about his navigating through the military and getting his masters ... all the while understanding his dyslexia. We look into dyslexic strengths and weaknesses and how they play a vital role in understanding the dyslexic journey. We also dive into parenting and dyslexia as Taylor has a dyslexic daughter himself. You won’t want to miss the advice he gives so be sure to listen to this Dyslexia Quest until the end!

Jun 05 2017

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What Every Person With Dyslexia Should Know with MIT Professor Cathy Drennan

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When she was young, Cathy Drennan was told she would likely not graduate high school. Fast forward to today and we can find Cathy teaching and inspiring others as a chemistry and biology professor at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “Wow you must be smart to do what you do!” What does it really mean to be SMART— especially when you struggled in school?! In this episode Cathy shares how she was determined to work hard and prove that she was more than “smart for someone with dyslexia.” Her experiences translate into meaningful advice for both parents of dyslexic children and dyslexics themselves. Cathy’s story will move you and show how are biggest weakness can become our greatest strength. You won’t want to miss it so listen now!

Meet us on Instagram or Facebook! Do you have a question for us? Send us any questions for our mini series!

Jan 23 2018

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The World through My Dyslexic Eyes: Battling Learning Disabilities Depression and Finding Purpose

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Join us for this powerful talk with author Peter Harrower who tells us about his dyslexia journey and his new book, "The World Through My Dyslexic Eyes."

A word from Peter Harrower:

"I have a Learning Disability and Dyslexia. Most of the time I felt like I wasn't normal. I don't think I’ll ever be normal.

Compared to everybody I felt like an outsider. Kids would always ask, "Why are you in those extra classes and getting extra help?" This led to a lot of unwanted attention. That led to more unwanted feelings, embarrassment, and a lack of confidence in myself, which still affects me to this day at 28. 

Join us to hear how Peter has persevered and found purpose and meaning throughout his dyslexia journey.

Apr 04 2019

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Dyslexia is my Superpower (Most of the Time) with Margaret Rooke

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Margaret Rooke is a mother to a daughter with dyslexia, and their own journey is what catapulted her to write two amazing books! The first was "Creative, Successful, Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories" where she talked to prominent famous people (Like Richard Branson!). The latest is "Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time)", which features interviews with more than 100 children and young adults with dyslexia from across the world. The crazy thing about this book is that it is the first book that speaks from the narrative of the actual children that have dyslexia!

Doesn't that blow your mind?!

There is such a wealth of wisdom when we slow down and actually listen to the students and what they are experiencing. For a long time the only people talking about dyslexia were researchers and academics... but now the internet has given a platform and a voice to parents, so we started hearing about dyslexia from parents, and even adult dyslexics who share about their dyslexia .... It's fascinating that now we are able to hear from the perspective of the children themselves. We hope you enjoy this amazing talk. Let us know your thoughts on this one!

You can review this episode on iTunes or Instagram!

May 30 2018

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The Dyslexic Advantage with Dr. Brock Eide

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This week we re-air a very special episode! We end October, Dyslexia Awareness Month, with Dr. Brock Eide. He is the co-author of one of my absolute favorite books on dyslexia- The Dyslexic Advantage , as well as the co-founder of The Dyslexic Advantage organization, a non for profit, dedicated to unleashing the power of the dyslexic mind.

Enjoy this fascinating talk and let us know what you think!

Did you relate to this story? Share your thoughts with us – Rate and review on iTunes! We LOVE hearing from you as always- You can connect with us on Instagram or Facebook!

Oct 27 2017

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Standardized Testing : The Good, The Bad and The *VERY* Ugly with Zachary Stein, Ed.D

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Dr. Stein has interests that range from social justice and philosophy to education, including specializations in developmental psychology and ethics.  He studied philosophy and religion at Hampshire College, and then educational neuroscience, human development, and the philosophy of education at Harvard University.

While a student at Harvard, He co-founded what would become Lectica, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the research-based, justice-oriented reform of large-scale standardized testing in K-12, higher-education, and business.

Currently, He serves as Chair of the Education Program at Meridian University and as Academic Director of the activist think-tank at the Center for Integral Wisdom.

Mar 06 2017

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Why Schools are Not Built for Learning with Will Richardson

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Will Richardson is changing the way we think about education. He quests with us about the role of school. We unpack the unacknowledged truth about most schools today and how it's impacting our kids future.  

What is the purpose of sending kids to of school ANYWAYS?! We get into what we are REALLY trying to accomplish through schooling in the long run. What do we expect schools to do and what can we imagine schools to be...now and in the long run? 

Not only does he share something beautiful, he also gives interesting advice from a parent's point of view. Dive into this broader philosophical discussion with us- we hope it will inspire you too!

Follow @thedyslexiaquest on instagram! https://www.instagram.com/thedyslexiaquest/

Apr 16 2018

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How to Negotiate for Dyslexia Services

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In this episode, we talk with Rosa Berland and Helen Roussel about their journeys with their children and lessons learned on how to advocate fiercely and effectively for dyslexia services. They generously offer to help others, so stay tuned to the end to get their information.

They are passionate about the creative and transformative power of the dyslexic and differently wired mind. They are committed to creating equity in education for dyslexic children.

Jan 19 2019

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How Your Failing & Disorganized Child Might be a Secret Perfectionist with Lisa Van Gemert

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Surprisingly, perfectionism might manifest itself in various ways. Often times students with hidden perfectionistic ideals might go undetected because they seem messy, lazy, unorganized or seem like they are not trying (*hint*: this is risk avoidance! For example, they would rather take the 0 grade by not trying vs trying and getting an 80% grade because it did not turn out like they envision in their mind). But actually, students who are under-performing might be masking a fear that is actually the root of perfectionism. There might be an underlying belief of unreasonable expectations-- which may result in surprising behaviors that tie into perfectionism. You cannot really achieve perfectionism --It rarely leads to high achievement and might even effect their socialness! It may seem counterintutive but perfectionism is rarely helpful!

Internal scripts in perfectionist dyslexic students might sound like "OK - New semester! I am going to be EVEN BETTER than last time- this is the time when I know I will be so much better!" Do you know if perfectionism is showing up in your child in ways you would not expect?

Sound familiar? Are you a perfectionist yourself?

COURSE CART NOW OPEN: How to Build Your Child’s Self Esteem– Even If The School Is Tearing It Down

A step by step, 8 week online live course for parents and guardians of dyslexic students aged 7 – 15 years old. (STARTS April 9th!)

REGISTER HEREhttps://the-dyslexia-quest.teachable.com/p/how-to-build-your-child-s-self-esteem-even-when-the-school-is-tearing-it-down

Apr 03 2018

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How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity and Resilience in Your Child: The Yes Brain with Dr. Dan Siegel

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Dr.Dan Siegel has written over 20 books, including a variety of parenting books. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the executive director of the Mindsight institute (his credentials go on!). The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child  is Dr. Dan's newest book, co-authored with Tina Payne Bryson. You do not want to miss this engaging talk on this fascinating topic- Dr.Dan takes us through a meditation that brings me to tears...This profound experience is a special moment to share. Dr.Dan discusses how to get your child out of the NO brain state into and into a completely different nervous system- the YES brain. The YES brain is filled with courage, curiosity, balance, resilience, insight, and empathy- all characteristics that are so important for dyslexic children. Please join us on this quest and share your own story on iTunes or Instagram.

Feb 14 2018

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Raising Children with DYSLEXIA AND ADHD Successfully with Concheta Gladmon

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Do you ever wonder what other parents experience when raising a child with dyslexia or ADHD? In this episode guest Concheta Gladmon shares her story! Concheta is a mama herself. She shares all about raising her son and the steps she took to support him successfully. She talks about experiences from school, life, and writing her book, Keys to Successfully Raising Children with Dyslexia and ADHD. Concheta shares the wisdom she has learned along the way- so stay tuned till the end!

Aug 26 2017

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How Schools Kill Motivation & How to Regain It with Dr. Peter Gray

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Dr. Peter Gray is a research psychologist, viral TEDx presenter, professor at Boston college, author, and a brilliant and controversial learning theorist. Dr. Gray’s research specializes in the role and importance of play in learning, and how non traditional student-driven educational environments affect students in the long term, like the Unschooling and Sudbury movements.

In this episode, we discussed a range of topics and questions, including:

  • Do kids need school to become well educated? (Dr. Gray’s research indicates that they do not!)
  • What techniques can we use to infuse a sense of play and intrinsic motivation in your child and in every day adult life?

Listen and tell us what you think on Instagram @thedyslexiaquest! 

"When traditional schools kill a child’s motivation, you can help regain it by involving more play both in and out of the classroom, throughout all aspects of learning. Focus on the process of learning, not just the end goal.” — Dr. Peter Gray

Jul 06 2018

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WHY Kids with LD & ADHD HATE SCHOOL and What You Can Do About It! with Dr. Jerome Schultz

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In this podcast we discuss Dr. Jerome Schultz’s groundbreaking book, "Nowhere To Hide” . He addresses the consequences of the unabated stress associated with Learning disabilities/ADHD and the toxic, deleterious impact of this stress on kids’ academic learning, social skills, behavior, and efficient brain functioning.

He draws upon three decades of work as a neuropsychologist, teacher educator, and school consultant to address this gap. This book really can help change the way parents and teachers think about why kids with LD and ADHD find school and homework so toxic, while also offering abundant supply of practical, understandable strategies that have been shown to reduce stress at school and at home, such as Shultz’s SAVING FASE, and DE-STRESS models

Check us out on Instagram @thedyslexiaquest for more!

Jul 10 2017

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Amazing Dyslexics: Illustrated Guide to Understand Dyslexics & Boost their Confidence

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Our guests Kate Power and Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth join us to discuss their new illustrated book on dyslexia. They both have dyslexia, they have dyslexic children, and they currently thrive in their creative design careers.    This uplifting episode reveals insights into amazing dyslexic people and will help you embrace the differences and strengths of dyslexia. Through the journey, they help the audience weed out what dyslexia means for them and discover the tools needed to blossom.   They discuss their beautiful book that makes dyslexia come to life, with visual imagery and colorful text that presents what dyslexia means, how it feels, what to do about it, and how to learn to embrace it. There are advantages to being dyslexic, including an aptitude for design literacy and innovative thinking, although these can be obscured by its challenges.   They approach the subject of dyslexia in a simple and encouraging way for all age groups. By showing what dyslexia is in pictures, this book offers a fun and engaging means of working out how dyslexia affects the individual specifically, with a multitude of learning tools and tips, and a gallery of inspirational dyslexics who have used their particular skills to do amazing things with their lives.

Sep 07 2018

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Big Changes. Transformative Summer + Rebrand of The Dyslexia Quest

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After a summer break, I’m back with you – more invigorated and motivated to do deep work with you and this Dyslexia Quest community. I’m recharged to teach the wisdom around deep deep levels of emotional resilience, radical levels of self-compassion, and why we must claim our wholeness — so that we can show up and be powerful and loving advocates for our families. There is so much teaching I am excited to bring to this community.

I am offering one-on-one sessions and am ready to help our parent community and dyslexic adults in remote counseling sessions -- helping you navigate individual Dyslexia Quests -- this Fall, this school year, this season, and beyond.

Contact me at elisheva000@gmail.com to set up a discovery call and work together.

Aug 24 2019

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Don't Label Me! The Art of the Sticker with Dyslexics

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Join us for this episode with Holly Combs on the Art of the Sticker -- speaking about labels for people with learning differences, or other differences. Holly helps makes sense of labels and words that may have been hurtful, and helps many people find power and freedom apart from labels.

As Executive Director of the Department of Public Words, Holly Combs delights in using words and art to speak power into the lives of elementary students, juvenile offenders, government officials, church leaders, corporate executives, and everyone in between. Since 2014, she has led more than 10,000 people to new perspectives, including the audience at the TED conference in Indianapolis. Challenged by dyslexia all her life, Holly graduated from Herron School of Art in 2001 with a BFA in Visual Communications. She formerly published an internationally distributed street art magazine, PEEL, curated Alias Gallery in Indianapolis (featuring international street art), and co-authored the street art book, PEEL: The Art of the Sticker. A Tennessee native, Holly and her artist husband, Dave, along with their two beautiful children, reside in Indianapolis, where they together create powerful, positive, socially relevant messages through vibrant combinations of images and typography. Holly sums up her life and work well: “I practice the art of inspiration, and people are my canvas.”

May 19 2019

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Navigating the Parenting Path with your Dyslexic Child - with Darlynn Childress

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Join us for this great discussion and resourced-filled episode with parenting coach Darlynn Childress of "The Parenting Path" where she outlines the Behavior Cycle and how to raise children with emotional connection, even through the hardest moments.

FROM CHAOS TO CALM

Become a Parenting Pathfinder today!

The Parenting Path is a parenting model, developed by Darlynn Childress, that helps parents become empowered to create lasting peace in their homes. Darlynn, a former middle and high school teacher and trained parent educator, created The Parenting Path because she was frustrated by the limited models available to parents; models that either focused solely on behavior modification or solely on emotional development. Darlynn wanted a complete toolbox to use in parenting her two sons. 

The Parenting Path is a 4-step model designed for handling tricky parenting moments. The steps in The Parenting Path are CALM, CONNECT, LIMIT SET, CORRECT.

CALM: Parents learn how to calm their mind when angry or overwhelmed.

CONNECT: They learn an easy way to access compassion and teach children about emotional regulation.

LIMIT SET: Parents learn how to set limits that work.

CORRECT: Parents know how to follow-up with correction that develops resilience.

Learn more: https://darlynnchildress.com

May 09 2019

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Understanding Your (and Your Child's) Unique Human Design - with Raquel Reyna

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Join us for this episode on "Understanding Your (and Your Child's) Unique Human Design" with Raquel Reyna, spiritualized business coach. Elisheva talks with Raquel about tapping into strengths and weaknesses, particularly for people with non-traditional learning styles like dyslexia -- and how to understand it better via human design on a deeper, more personal level. Raquel walks us through understanding these elements and knowing the wonderful ways that your weaknesses are connected to your strengths.

Go to www.mybodygraph.com to understand your human design type.

About Raquel Reyna -- Raquel is a spiritualized business coach and founder of The VIP BIZ Initiation.  She works with her partner Davidian Lyon and they advise conscious entrepreneurs on how to dive inside their genetic material and launch their unique genius online.

Raquel uses the system of Human Design and Law of Attraction to deep dive into her clients’ inner genetic blueprint, so they can discover their life purpose.  It is much more than just making money, Raquel leads her clients on the inspiring, mystical journey of online business transformational magic.  A newly published #1 bestselling author of, Thoth book of Magic, seen on several TV shows including Tyra Banks, The View, and shared stages with Marianne Williamson, Laura Hollick and other thought leaders.  She was recently featured on the cover of Spiritual Biz Magazine.  She is committed to bringing out this knowledge to assist humanity from the shackles of overworking, misguided careers, and assisting people to really live the life of their dreams.

May 03 2019

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How to Teach Children the Art of Perseverance

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Join us for this insightful episode with Dr . Rebecca Resnik, therapist, speaker, and founder of the psychology group Resnik Associates. She discusses How to Teach Children the Art of Perseverance, an important topic in our parenting journey.

Dr. Resnik is an approved American Psychological Association Continuing Education Provider, which means that she provides advanced training to other psychologists. Dr. Resnik lectures and conducts continuing education for national, state, and local events. In Nov. of 2017, she and Dr. R Patrick Savage were selected to be the Featured Presenters at the Maryland Psychological Association’s Annual State Conference, and conducted a 6 hour Continuing Education Course for psychologists titled Neuropsychological Interpretation of Achievement Tests: The Search for Convergent Validity). She also looks forward to presenting twice this year at the International Conference on ADHD in Atlanta, Georgia, and twice at the Independent Education Consultant Association’s National Conference in DC. 

Apr 14 2019

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The World through My Dyslexic Eyes: Battling Learning Disabilities Depression and Finding Purpose

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Join us for this powerful talk with author Peter Harrower who tells us about his dyslexia journey and his new book, "The World Through My Dyslexic Eyes."

A word from Peter Harrower:

"I have a Learning Disability and Dyslexia. Most of the time I felt like I wasn't normal. I don't think I’ll ever be normal.

Compared to everybody I felt like an outsider. Kids would always ask, "Why are you in those extra classes and getting extra help?" This led to a lot of unwanted attention. That led to more unwanted feelings, embarrassment, and a lack of confidence in myself, which still affects me to this day at 28. 

Join us to hear how Peter has persevered and found purpose and meaning throughout his dyslexia journey.

Apr 04 2019

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The Good News About Bad Behavior - and Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever

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Join us for the great discussion with author Katherine Lewis on her book "The Good News About Bad Behavior -- Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever And What To Do About It."

A new and surprising problem has quietly been developing in the current generation of children: they are out of control. A recent study of first-graders found they could sit still for no more than three minutes, only a quarter of the time that their peers could in 1948. Government statistics show that half of all children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or a substance addiction by age 18. In the era of the helicopter parent, children seem to have lost the ability to regulate their behavior and emotions.

Our time-honored methods of punishments and rewards haven't taught discipline--they've undermined it. Journalist Katherine Reynolds Lewis spent five years investigating this crisis: observing families at the dinner table, meeting educators who are transforming the school experience for kids with attention and mood disorders, studying psychological research, and looking introspectively at her own parenting habits. And in this unexpected and valuable book, she documents a new theory of discipline that could reverse the trend: "The Apprenticeship Model," which centers on listening and building children’s skills to address the root causes of misbehavior, rather than reactionary incentives and consequences. By strengthening their connection, communication and capability, we can raise children who are self-disciplined, confident, and better equipped to handle the challenges they'll face in life--and whose parents can finally stop wondering what they're doing wrong.

The book grows out of Lewis’ July 2015 article for Mother Jones magazine about school discipline. Within days of appearing on MotherJones.com, the article became the site’s most-read story ever, racking up more than 4 million views, 790,000 Facebook shares, 6,000 tweets and 980 comments. Parents and teachers around the world wrote in to say the piece changed their approach with children. It made its way into conference sessions and university curricula, and attracted interest in Sweden and Germany. Clearly, millions of people were facing the same fears, confronting the same problems, and looking for solutions.

Mar 28 2019

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Building Your Dyslexic Child's Confidence in Reading with Simple Word Tools

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Join us for this useful and inspiring episode about how to build reading confidence for your dyslexic child with a tool called Simple Word Books for decoding simple words. Cigdem has a passion for helping children and it shows in her depth of work and beautiful resources. 

Want more on building your child's self-esteem? Join our 8-Week Parenting Course here: CLICK TO REGISTER.

About Simplewordbooks.com and Cigdem’s story:

From a very early age, my son had a passion for books. Unfortunately, reading did not come naturally to him. In 2015, at age six, he was diagnosed with Dyslexia. With training, he soon began reading simple words and sentences. One night, he picked up Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss. He read the entire 160+ words over and over, then asked for a chapter book.

I googled, talked to experts, teachers, tutors and parents to find low-level/high-interest books. Others were in search of these books, too, but they did not exist. So I began to write for my son; he began to read. And Project Simple Words was born.

In “Overcoming Dyslexia”, Sally Shaywitz, M.D., professor in Yale University School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, talks about many children whose childhood joys were extinguished by dyslexia. The story of Caitlyn’s seventh birthday party Shaywitz tells in her book is the one I will always remember.

All through the party, Caitlyn kept asking “When do I get to blow my candles out?” … [her mom] entered with a cake.. Caitlyn ran over to the table, climbed up on a chair, and bent over the cake. She closed her eyes tightly, concentrated very hard, and then blew out all the candles. Then she ran up the stairs to her bedroom and closed the door. [Her mom] found Caitlyn on her bed with her favorite storybook, Good Night Moon, on her lap. Tears streamed down her face. “You said I would get any wish I wanted, but you were wrong. My wish didn’t come true.” She still could not read any of the words on the page.”

Caitlyn’s story touched my heart and gave me the strength to bring Simple Words Books™ to life. Thank you, Dr. Shaywitz for sharing it.

Mar 21 2019

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Helping Dyslexic Kids with Math in Middle School and Beyond

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Join us for this episode on Math for Dyslexic Children with Adrianne Meldrum, owner of "Math for Middles" - a multisensory math program available in online math tutoring and lessons. Her multisensory approach works with your child's inherent strengths. She walks us through how to approach math assistance specifically for children and middle schoolers with dyslexia.

She notes that all learning happens through connection and emotion - so that should always be our first step as often as possible.

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Mar 15 2019

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How to Help Your Child with Spelling via Structured Word Inquiry

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Join us for this conversation about helping dyslexic children with Spelling via a method called Structured Word Inquiry. Spelling can be a tricky, frustrating area of school for dyslexic students. Our guest Emily O'Connor, M.A.T comes back for a second time to talk through specific methods for spelling. She is a dyslexic learner herself, and she shares her journey and background that helps her in practice of tutoring helping children with dyslexia.

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Mar 08 2019

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How this 5 Minute Technique of Tapping EFT Can Deal with Anxiety 7 Stress in Children

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Join us for this interactive, helpful episode on how a 5 minute technique of Tapping, or EFT, can be a tangible, useful and easy method to help children with anxiety, stress, trauma, and big feelings -- with our guest Dr. Maria Ortner.

Tapping can be a great tool for parents to teach their children to manage anxiety with specific actions. We discuss helpful ideas on how to introduce this new method to your child to be more likely to get their buy-in and participation.

BIO: Dr. Maria Ortner served as a school psychologist in Danbury, CT for 27 years prior to beginning her work with The Tapping Solution Foundation. Dr. Ortner is committed to promoting Tapping as an effective technique for teachers and students to deal with anxiety, stress and trauma in the school setting and beyond. Dr. Ortner holds degrees in Clinical and School Psychology, as well as a Doctorate of Education. She has extensive experience in education in the United States and abroad. Dr. Ortner is the Director of the Tapping Solution Foundation and travels the world to bring EFT/Tapping to people of all ages.

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Mar 01 2019

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Understanding Twice Exceptional Children (2e) and Helping them Thrive

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Join us for this conversation as we discuss how to better understand and support twice-exceptional children and adults (2e = twice exceptional) with Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D., founder of With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC. She passionately guides parents of gifted and distractible children, mentors 2e adults, and collaborates with and advises educators and professionals on bringing out the best and raising self-esteem in their students and clients.

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Feb 22 2019

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How to Support your Highly Sensitive Child (HSP)

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Join us for this episode as we delve into the world of Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP) and how to best support a highly sensitive child. This can go hand-in-hand with dyslexia, so it may be a topic that resonates with a specific group of our Dyslexia Quest audience. Julie specializes in the trait of high sensitivity and has helped thousands of highly sensitive people around the world.

As an HSP herself, Julie understands what it is like to live with high sensitivity and strong emotions. She is also mother to two highly sensitive children, and so she is well-equipped to help and support other parents of HSP children. She is recognized as an expert in sensory processing sensitivity and consult with companies and corporate leaders that want to harness the incredible gifts of the HSP in the workplace.

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Feb 16 2019

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The Sneaky Backdoor Secrets to Unlock Reading for The Dyslexic Mind

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Join us for Part 2 of the Katie Garner interview as we uncover The Sneaky Backdoor Secrets to Unlock Reading for The Dyslexic Mind. Katie brings a wealth of knowledge on these secrets to help student access the sounds and recall them.

Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an internationally known keynote speaker, author and literacy consultant with twenty-five years of experience working in elementary classrooms across the country and a passion for infusing neuroscience into literacy and learning! Her “backdoor-to-the-brain” approach to fast-tracking phonics for reading and writing, via social-emotional learning channels, shifts the paradigms associated with traditional grade level instruction, and has gained national recognition with the No Child Left Behind, Reading First and RTI Initiatives. Katie is an annually featured and keynote speaker at education conferences across the United States and abroad, including an ongoing keynote series with North American literacy leaders, Dr. Richard Allington (What Really Matters for Struggling Readers) and Dr. Anne Cunningham (The National Early Literacy Panel “NELP” Report) at the Vulnerable Readers Summits. 

1) Register for FREE webinar with Elisheva Schwartz: https://elishevaschwartz.lpages.co/webinar-opt-in-2019/

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Feb 08 2019

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Why Some Logical Thinkers Especially Have a Hard Time With Reading

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Join us for a discussion on Why Some Logical Thinkers Especially Have a Hard Time With Reading --with Katie Garner, author of Secret Stories - Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind.

She is an internationally known educational speaker, author, and literacy consultant with 25 years of elementary classroom experience. Katie has a passion for infusing neuroscience into literacy and learning.

She shares brain-changing strategies for boosting existing reading curriculum and phonics instruction with the latest neural research showing how our brains learn best.

This is part one of my interview with Katie. Tune in to Part 2 as well!

Feb 02 2019

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Teaching your Child to Advocate for Themselves in Classrooms -- for Middle School, High School, College and Beyond

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Join us for this empowering conversation where Delphine Rule talks with us about how to teach your child to advocate for themselves in the classroom. From first learning to speak up, to helping them persevere when the advocacy road gets challenging, Delphine guides and encourages us to help our kids find their voice and learn to get their needs met -- so they can succeed. Delphine brings an empowering message that will speak to middle schoolers, high schoolers, college students, and beyond -- and she encourages us to be honest with our children early about their learning differences and focus on their strengths. Delphine also reminds us to seek the support available to us through resources, agencies, support groups, tutors, and friend networks. Lastly, she encourages us to make sure that all the people in our circle are supportive and if not, be proactive to find those who are.

Jan 28 2019

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How to Negotiate for Dyslexia Services

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In this episode, we talk with Rosa Berland and Helen Roussel about their journeys with their children and lessons learned on how to advocate fiercely and effectively for dyslexia services. They generously offer to help others, so stay tuned to the end to get their information.

They are passionate about the creative and transformative power of the dyslexic and differently wired mind. They are committed to creating equity in education for dyslexic children.

Jan 19 2019

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Successful Dyslexic CEO and Mom Entrepreneur Shares Inspiring Story

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Successful mom and entrepreneur forged through her dyslexia and emerged as a successful CEO of the She-Compass organization, built to inspire girls and women. Join us for this fantastic episode. 

Jan 11 2019

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Navigating DyslexiaLand - Learning about and Advocating for your Dyslexic Child

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Join us for this fantastically useful episode with author and parent advocate Cheri Rae, author of "DyslexiaLand." Cheri Rae gives us some great words of wisdom and encouragement as we search for resources to help our children, assess what schools are telling us, and devise our own plan suited for our children.

"The timetable is the one that YOU create. Not the one that is imposed on you. Be very sensitive to your child's needs. Support their strengths."

Dec 08 2018

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How to Succeed in School When You Struggle with Organization, Time management, Homework, Studying, Responsibility, Motivation, & Focus

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How to Succeed in School When You Struggle with Organization, Time management, Homework, Studying, Responsibility, Motivation, & Focus -- with Seth Perler, Executive Function and 2E Coach (twice exceptional).

Join us for this great episode with Seth Perler, MeD Gifted Education. He walks us through the process of helping students function with some amazing, encouraging tips and advice. His work focuses on outside-the-box students to help them successfully navigate a baffling educational landscape so they can have a great future.

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Dec 01 2018

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