• 00:40

    A Revolutionary Approach To Learning Disabilities

    in Parents

    There’s a revolution taking place in understanding Learning Disabilities. With new neuroscientific findings, we see that an individual with dyslexia--a language based LD-- has a brain that works differently while reading. Educators at all levels are taking this new knowledge to use new assistive technologies to tailor content to the individual mind of the student. Now, a student with dyslexia and a student with aspraxia -- whose brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech -- in the same classroom, can have their individual lessons optimized for their particular strengths and weaknesses.


    Ben Powers is the headmaster of Eagle Hill-Southport, an independent day school in Connecticut for students with learning disabilities. Prior to joining the school in 2012, he served as headmaster of The Kildonan School. He is a passionate member of and advocate in the field of dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD and is on the board of directors of Headstrong Nation and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities.

  • 00:58

    Ask Dr. Applewhite About Support for Learning Disabilities

    in Education

    Most teachers, from elementary to college levels, are able to identify when students have difficulty learning, within the first weeks of a semester. However, employers and co-workers are not able or qualified to identify employees with Learning Disabilities unless the person is willing to ask for an accommodation. This Student2Teacher™ Radio Show will clarify how support, referrals, and accommodations can be provided more effectively. Our Special Guest, Dr. Beverly Poellnitz, Educator, Entrepreneur, along with other guests will enlighten us on how cultural considerations must be given when discussing any issue of learning, mental health, and performance. Host, Dr. Danita Applewhite shares current trends for employers, as well as teachers, that will help with ways to provide accommodations and stay legal with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Hear VET2VET conversations about how Student Veterans address asking for accommodations from Disabled Student Resources and Employee Assistance Programs. . Would you please send your donation of at least $10 or more to continue our radio broadcasts, and help our students and Veterans with disabilities reach their education and workforce goals? Visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org and click on DONATE. Click on Radio to listen to episodes of the Student2Teacher ™ radio show any day of the week. This is This is a re-broadcast aired 10-11-2014.

  • 00:57

    Ask Dr. Applewhite About Support for Learning Disabilities

    in Education

    Most teachers, from elementary to college levels, are able to identify when students have difficulty learning, within the first weeks of a semester. However, employers and co-workers are not able or qualified to identify employees with Learning Disabilities unless the person is willing to ask for an accommodation. This Student2Teacher™ Radio Show will clarify how support, referrals, and accommodations can be provided more effectively. Our Special Guest, Dr. Beverly Poellnitz, Educator, Entrepreneur, along with other guests will enlighten us on how cultural considerations must be given when discussing any issue of learning, mental health,  and performance. Host, Dr. Danita Applewhite shares current trends for employers, as well as teachers, that will help with ways to provide accommodations and stay legal with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Hear VET2VET conversations about how Student Veterans address asking for accommodations from Disabled Student Resources  and Employee Assistance Programs. . Would you please send your donation of at least $10 or more to continue our radio broadcasts, and help our students and Veterans with disabilities reach their education and workforce goals? Visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org and click on DONATE.  Click on Radio to listen to episodes of the Student2Teacher ™ radio show any day of the week.

  • 02:00

    This Week's Guest is Learning Disabilities Advocate Jason Oliver

    in Health

    Learning Disabilities Advocate Jason Oliver is our guest this week on The Best Years in Life Radio.  Jason has a learning disabilities background.  Through his own experience, he has become a Learning Disabilities Advocate, helping people fulfill their dreams through individualized service planning.   This week's topic will be career planning for the learning disabled.


    During the first half hour of the show, Tony will go through recent articles and additions to our website and discuss measures to take in the event of an Ebola outbreak. During the second half hour Luella will continue her series on the many aspects of bullying.  She will cover cyber bullying and social bullying.,.

  • 00:45

    Traveling With Disabilities

    in Travel

    Tips and Resources for the Disabled Traveler are discussed on this weeks, The Traveling Eye. Join Bonnie DeShong and Ja'Vonne Harley as they discuss the many types of travelers who may need assistance. The Americans with Disabilities act and how all affect travel. What you may or may not know to make your travel more accessible and how to enjoy your trip, no matter what your needs. "Building bridges to create a new era where people with disabilities will take their rightful place in the world community" - Mobility International USA-


    Tune in and have your pen and paper ready! This will be a show full of great information.

  • 00:30

    Blacks Who Persevered in Spite of Disabilities

    in Self Help

    Did you know that Whoopi Goldberg had a learning disorder as a child? Were you aware that Harriet Tubman had epilepsy? These are only two of the many examples of Blacks who became successful despite their disabilities. Some people tend to discourage others with disabilities from achieving their dreams because "it's for their own good"; they want to overprotect them or they just don't understand how a person can accomplish anything despite his/her "limitations." Once you hear these different celebrities' stories, you'll never view people with disabilities the same way again. You will be inspired and encouraged to uplift someone else and even accomplish your own goals!

  • 00:05

    Online Teaching and Learning Course 2015-1

    in Education

    This episode introduces the student to one of the many Web2.0 tools that are available to her/her.  We discuss a little bit about web2.0, it's history, how it evolved and how we can best utilize in our online learning village. 

  • 00:30

    The Gift of Learning Disabilities

    in Family

    Once labelled "severley learning disabled" by his teachers, Jonathan Mooney survived school to eventually graduate from Brown University (with honors). Jonathan will talk to Terri and Nicole about living with a learning disability and how to view it as a difference and not a disability.
    For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.

  • 01:01

    Dr. Josie Badger on Transition and Empowerment for Youth with Disabilities

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Josie Badger, on transition to adulthood, youth empowerment, collaboration and leadership for youth with disabilities - and much more, Friday, February 27 at 12 PM EST. 


    Josie received her Doctorate in Healthcare Ethics from Duquesne University in 2014 and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She works at PEAL as the Youth Director, assisting youth in transition and leadership development.  Additionally, she is Co-Director of the national RSA- Parent Training and Information Center technical assistance center (RAISE), and chair of the #IWantToWork Campaign, to improve employment of youth with disabilities. Josie is contributing author of two youth transition toolkits, has lead over 200 trainings, and developed a 200 page toolkit to support youth leadership.  In 2012, she was crowned Ms. Wheelchair America, and was named one of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 for 2014.


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you every Friday at 12:00 pm EDT/EST by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


    Read and subscribe to PA Disability News (it's free!) to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. 


    Thanks for listening!

  • Sociocultural Dimensions of Free-Choice Learning Intro to Winter 2015

    in Education

    This is the first show for the Winter 2015 term of the Free-Choice Learning program sequence; this term the course is SED 583-Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Free-Choice Learning.  Lynn Dierking hosts an overview of the course generally, and Module 1 concepts and tasks, specifically. Lynn will be accompanied by Lena Hosking and Michelle Mileham so it is an opportunity to hear from them (and perhaps others taking the course or participating in the certificate program) up close and personal.  They are ready to answer any questions you have and encourage you to read the syllabus and assignments to see if you have any questions or need clarification.

  • 01:01

    Madonna Long - Consumer Advocate for People with Disabilities

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with Madonna Long, a respected and established personality in the disability community who works with disability organizations, leaders and businesses around the United States. We'll discuss her passion and work in consumer advocacy and emergency preparedness. 


    Madonna consults to Pride Mobility Products, VETaxi  and former VPG Autos as a Consumer Advocate since 2007.  She is a member of NCIL (National Council for Independent Living) and AAPD (American Association of People with Disabilities), works with disabled groups through Madonna Long Consulting LLC in public relations and marketing through Loops Media Group. She was appointed by Governor Tom Corbett to the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council, has received various awards from organizations in the disability community, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Homeland Security.


    Follow Madonna on Twitter @MadonnaLong.


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you every Friday at 12:00 pm EDT/EST by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


    Read and subscribe to PA Disability News (it's free!) to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. 


    Thanks for listening!

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