Today’s show is all about Getting Kids to Listen and Talk from a an expert who knows best – a speech pathologist by the name of Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and is now a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin is also currently a part-time itinerant speech pathologist in the San Juan Unified School District where she provides direct services to students from preschool through high school.
Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin’s primary research interests are in the areas of assessment and treatment of culturally and linguistically diverse students with communication disorders as well as service delivery to students from low-income backgrounds. She has over 70 publications, including 16 books, and has made over 370 presentations at the local, state, national, and international levels. She is a Fellow of (American Speech and Hearing Association), and winner of their Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs. She received the national presidential Daily Point of Light Award for her volunteer work in building literacy skills of children in poverty.
Celeste is such a rich resource of information. In this interview, she mentions her 3 steps on getting young kids to listen, how she gets teenagers to listen, the importance of reading in speech and language development, where parents can get information about typical language development, why anger does not work and tips on how to develop young kid’s communication skills. At the very end of the show, she also talks briefly about her experience living in Manila,Philipines and leaves us with an inspiring personal story about her son and how they were able to work through his learning difficulties.
Celeste’s Recommended Resources
Celeste’s Personal Links
All the way from the United Kingdom, Rebecca Shaikh shares about the Aware Parenting philosophy. She is a certified Level 2 Aware Parenting teacher, and her passion lies in helping parents find ways to discipline without the use of punishments or rewards. She taught as primary school teacher for 17 years before having her first child. She is now the mother of two children (ages 7 and 4). She completed an MA in Counselling in Education and has an Oncology Certified Nurse qualification in Gentle Sleep Methods. She is currently doing her counselling skills and will be working towards BACP accredication and training to be a sandplay therapist. Rebecca leads staff meetings in schools to help teachers look at alternatives to punishments and rewards and leads Attachment Play workshops regularly and offers consultations to support parents with the Aware Parenting approach. More recently she is invloved in setting up a gentle play group and a gentle parent and child groups. Rebecca also works on the executive councll of The International Attachment Network.
Rebecca shares plenty of playful anecdotes and examples of activities that she does with her kids to get their cooperation. She also talks about the 3 reasons why’s children ‘misbehave’ and most importantly about how we can use play to heal from stress and trauma in children’s lives as well as support their behaviour.
Rebecca’s Recommended Resources and Personal Links:
Dr Solter’s Aware Parenting and Attachment Play – http://www.awareparenting.com/english.htm
The Aware Parenting Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-aware-parenting-podcast/id1455772681
Hayley Francis Cann, BMT, MTA, NMT currently provides music therapy services to Katarokwi/ Kingston, ON and Area in Canada. Throughout her life, Hayley enjoyed performing in various ensembles and choirs in the community and volunteering at hospitals and seniors homes. This lead her to pursue a career involving music and connecting with people in a meaningful way. She studied at Acadia University to obtain a Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT). In this programme she received advanced training in piano, guitar, and voice, as well as saxophone as her principle instrument. In June 2017 Hayley became an accredited music therapist recognized by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT). In May 2018, Hayley became a recognized Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) with The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy specializing in music therapy approaches for rehabilitation. She has clinical experience with seniors including dementia and Alzheimer’s, individuals with developmental disabilities, and rehabilitation including stroke, acquired brain injury, and amusia to name a few. Hayley is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Aging and Health at Queen’s University to further explore the impact of the arts on aging process and collaborate with professionals in the healthcare industry on ways to promote wellbeing during the aging experience. Hayley is also using her love of the arts to author a Children’s book that has been recently released. In everything she does, Hayley aims to provide an authentic experience that is respectful toward all people no matter their age, diagnosis, background, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
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We will listen to a very personal sharing of parenting stories and childhood experiences from today’s guest – Agata Dela Cruz. She is a mother dedicated to applying emotional intelligence and growth mindset with herself and her son. As a full time working mom, first time parent and wife, she faces her own emotional challenges and obstacles and shares personal experiences as opportunities for learning and personal growth. We also talked about holding space – an important part of socio-emotional intelligence, choosing and connecting with therapists and a little on whole mind-body wellness.
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We will discuss tools that get kids to listen today that are also our guest’s passion – Building rapport, providing age appropriate preparation and teaching coping skills to children, siblings and parents. Stephanie Applehanz is a Child Life Specialist with extensive experience creating and implementing plans of care for children and their families to use during their hospital stay and upon returning home. She enjoys collaborating with members of multiple interdisciplinary teams to advocate and provide the best care for patients and families. She is skilled at creating documents, presentations and trainings to continue to educate others of children’s needs. She is also proficient in creating and implementing IEPs, as well as coordinating with school and camp counselors.
In this episode, she details a list of toys to use with kids that are not only used for fun but also tools to facilitate rapport and conversations. Stephanie also explains why getting on eye level is important for kids and what other techniques to use when building rapport as an external family member is difficult during hospital care. There are many child life tricks out there that can be directly applied to home situations – and Stephanie named a few.
Stephanie’s Personal Links:
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-r-appelhanz-ba-ccls-594a0832/
Email – email@example.com
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Arcadia Kim is the founder of Infinite Screentime, a movement dedicated to dispelling the negative connotations of screentime and building a community of coaches, educators, and child advocates that helps to raise the screen-smart kid. Arcadia has her MBA from Harvard Business School and BA from Wellesley College where she majored in Theatre and Film. She was also a retired Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts Los Angeles, where she had the privilege of working on blockbuster titles such as The Sims, Medal of Honor, Command and Conquer, and The Lord of the Rings franchise. She is now a mom of 3 screen-loving kids and helping parents manage screentime at home by focusing on good tech choices. With Arcadia’s impressive credentials and being in Asia, where they have been coping with the pandemic since January, she is the best resource for managing online schooling and screen time activities after school closures. This episode will give us an overview of how Hong Kong is dealing with the pandemic, how she fosters connection with her kids around screen time and her favourite and most recommended video games!
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We have an energetic show today with Katherine Jara and she will talk about online learning, a topic that is very timely with the surge of virtual schooling currently happening all over the world. She has 10 years of experience working as an English teacher and being a workshop presenter in 3 national and international English as a Second Language (ESL) conferences in Brazil. She is proven to be a creative, enthusiastic and proactive professional of the area and as evidenced by our interview, she is a very engaging teacher of young kids. After she graduated in English Pedagogy with a Major in Education, she started teaching the language to teens and adults at language schools. In 2012, she decided to move to Brazil where she started her journey as a Young Learner teacher, but it was in 2017 that Katherine found the enjoyment of being an Online Teacher for toddlers and kids. Teaching Spanish and English online has given her the opportunity to know kids from all over the world and to study, adapt and apply classroom activities to the online environment. She co-authored a free downloadable ebook entitled “A Guide to Start Teaching Online” and conducts workshops for teachers called “Lights, Camera, Teach Kids!”. She has a lot of things to teach us – how to use visuals to attract the kids’ attention, how to improve how you present yourself in front of the screen, how to deal with kids’ short attention span and she demonstrates the games that she usually plays with kids during lessons.
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