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  • 01:04

    #252 Ideas for Toddlers Who Don't Sit Still for Speech Therapy

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    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she provides ideas for a mom who complained that her child can't sit still to work with her on developing language and has difficulty maintaining attention during therapy sessions. 

    From Laura... Here's the truth... MANY late talking toddlers can't (not WON'T) sit still. We'll BRIEFLY talk about why that is and then move on to ideas that WORK for our friends who need to move, move, move. Here's a list of things I do with my busiest little friends:

    Do what they like!
    Decrease demands overall so that a child doesn't feel "forced." Participation is your ONLY goal. This can dramatically help!!
    Don't sit... MOVE! Target language during gross motor movement or outside playground activities such as sliding, jumping on a trampoline, swinging, etc...
    Try social games where moving is a part of the game - Ring Around the Rosies, Row Row Your Boat, Ride a Little Horsie - verbal routines during those games to target receptive and expressive language.
    Introduce play that involves moving - improvise a basketball game even without a hoop, bowling, launcher toys, and relay games
    Work on Structured Teaching Tasks - TEACCH method
    Over time begin to alternate activities move - sit - move - sit
    Modify a child's space so that movement is less of an option. Beware....belting them into a high chair is usually NOT a good option! 
    Don't try strategies for older children like "if/then." Many times our little friend DON'T understand that promise.
    Reinforce sitting.  

  • 00:49

    #269 Ideas for Teaching Early Pronouns to Toddlers with Language Delays

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    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com for a discussion for ideas for teaching toddlers early pronouns. This is a continuation of show #268. Listen to that one first for background! 



  • 01:12

    #274 Help Preschoolers with Autism Target Specific Receptive & Expressive Goals

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    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she gives a mom guidance and ideas for working on improving her vocabulary. Mom's questions are below. Since this mom has previously purchased Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual, we'll be elaborating on ideas from the book and giving her specific page numbers for directions. If you have a child who is at the 18 month to 24 month language level but is having a hard time learning to use phrases and seems to say more words than he/she really understands, then this show is for you! 

  • 02:38

    Your Meaning of Thanks. The Meaning of Thanksgiving. Urban Therapy with Sun #158

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    On tonight’s show we are talking about everything Thanksgiving. From the history of Thanksgiving, how it got started to what you do on the “big day” to what we are thankful for and everything in-between. This is our Thanksgiving Show and our monthly Co Host Medical Intuitive and Healer Shenice Jones will be joining us and will be doing live on air free intuitive readings

    Shenice is a healer, medical intuitive and oracle card reader. She has being doing readings for 10 years and has a Healing and Intuitive business. She also has her own blog talk radio show called the Oracle Treehouse that airs live Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm eastern time.

    Join sun752 and Shenice tonight as they talk about everything Thanksgiving and call in to the show to receive a free live on air free reading.

  • 00:11

    Couples therapy: becoming parents to the new baby

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    Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. Couples can learn how to prepare for life with their new baby and how to be the best parenting team possible by finding new ways to strengthen their relationship, and foster their baby’s development during this challenging time.

    In her English-speaking counseling practice in Milan, Italy, Karen Rigatti helps couples with relationship issues, parenting of a new baby and culture shock and other challenges faced by expats. As a certified professional counselor,she specializes in working with clients on stress management, anxiety, life transitions (marriage, divorce, new parenthood), work-related conflicts, couples therapy, and cross cultural issues. Her office is centrally located in the Bocconi University area, overlooking Parco Ravizza.

    Karen has made Milan her home since 2008. Originally from the US, she specializes in helping other English-speakers improve their quality of life through professional counseling.

    Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Karen graduated with a degree in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She transferred to San Francisco and then London, before moving to Milan where she lives with her two daughters who were born here.

    Karen is a member of both the American Counseling Association and AssoCounseling in Italy, holding a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Centro Berne in Milan.

    The best way to connect with Karen is through her website www.KarenRigatti.com or by telephone 349 130 5648

  • 01:01

    Brain Core Therapy...Laser Therapy with special guest Dr. Will McKenna

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    We are very excited this week. Special guest Dr. Will McKenna will be on speaking about brain core therapy,laser therapy and more!

  • 01:54


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  • 02:11

    Fighting For A Love That You Don't Even Want. Urban Therapy with Sun #156

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    They may be someone that you may have dated or went with or were married to that just don't wanna see you be happy. It could be someone who is currently dating someone else or is married to someone else but somehow has enough time to stalk you or mess up what you have going. They claim that they don't want you but they make sure that you don't get to be happy with anyone else. Why? They show up at places that you go. They make annoying phone calls. They harass people that are close to you and ask questions to people who know you as if they are really pursuing you. All the while they know that you two have nothing going on. Y'all might not even be speaking to each other. What's up with that?

  • Journal Club: Journal of Music Therapy Summer 2015

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    Dr. Meganne Masko and I discuss the research published in the Journal of Music Therapy Volume 52 Number 2. This edition features msuic therapy research for infants with Down Syndrome, Canadian Music Therapy Internships, Improvisation with Autistic children, and Dialectical Behavior Thrapy. Plus a book review of Music Therapy Handbook edited by Barbara Wheeler!

  • 00:29

    Freedom of Speech Works Only if...

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    The ability to express opinions and ideas publicly without government interference is a good feeling. This is called freedom of speech. Although government cannot interfer when it come to free speech, free speech does not mean the public must/will accept your opinions and ideas. Freedom of speech works as a tool of productivity in our society, only if we are willing to lay down our weapons. Weapons varies based on groups and individuals. Who you are determines the extent of your freedom of speech. Your occupation plays a part in your use of freedom of speech. Your location matters when you choose to speak freely. Freedom of speech works only if it is not...

  • 01:45

    Packers Therapy #264: Crosby Not High Enough, Packers Go Up in Smoke

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    Chris and Dave saw one good football game this weekend. Sadly, it wasn't the one they witnessed at Lambeau Field. The fellas, after consulting with Podcast Physician Dr. Klaus, see no easy cure for what's plaguing the Pack, believing it is lethal matrix of many small things adding up to the recent flaccidness. Still, the boys aren't panicking, but another dud in Minnesota might push them over the edge.


    Posting its first show in 2005, Packers Therapy is the longest-running Packers podcast on the Internet. Hosts Chris and Dave began the show as a way of capturing the spirited chats the two co-workers had about the team around the office. The two have no pretense about being experts: they are just two opinionated shareholders who love the team, follow it closely, but don't always see the Packers fortunes eye to eye.

    The guys encourage comments and questions via their Twitter feed @PackersTherapy and read and respond to as many as they can during each show. Or you can sent them an email to packerstherapy at packerstalknetwork.com

    Packers Therapy is a part of the Packers Talk, family of podcasts, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow Packers Talk on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.