This podcast episode allows us to hear a unique perspective from a parent as she looks back over her family’s journey through a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each path is unique in this process and we are able to hear the ups and downs from her individual perspective and learn what is working for her child, based on his needs.(Length: 41:56)
Pediatric Occupational Therapist Alyssa Mason joins us for another discussion about the sensory needs of young children in our care. For those who have experienced trauma or may be experiencing trauma, what can we provide related to support, how do we understand possible triggers, and how can we be informed and in-tune to a child and the messages they are sending through their behavior? This podcast recording was funded by Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) 80x3 - Resilient from the Start.(Length: 24:04)
In this episode we welcome back Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Alyssa Mason. We discuss ways to support all children, and especially those with sensory differences, during key transitions in the early childhood setting. Lunch and naptime are often tricky and Alyssa helps set children and adults up for success with her strategies. This podcast recording was funded by Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) 80x3 - Resilient from the Start.(Length: 30:49)
Listen as our guest, Kate Abernathy, Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Chief Executive Officer of Providers Choice, joins us for a conversation about “picky eaters.” Young children begin their lifelong relationship with food in early childhood. How can we set the stage for an enjoyment of all types foods, and a willingness to try new foods? Kate shares some tips.(Length: 26:03)
Our guest in this episode of the Inclusion Matters podcast is Alyssa Mason, Pediatric Occupational Therapist from M Health Fairview. She joins us to discuss the sensory systems and sensory needs of young children in our care. This first conversation talks us through "a day in the life of a preschooler in child care" from a sensory needs perspective. This podcast recording was funded by Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) 80x3 - Resilient from the Start.
Guest Vicki Thrasher Cronin gives strategies to provide a family child care environment to care for and educate children with special needs. She shares the essentials of creating an accepting and inclusive environment that supports children of all abilities.(Length: 10:16)