• 01:01

    Sarah Peterson on Autism Education and Support

    in Self Help

    Since the beginning of time as humans we would shy away from the UNKNOWN.  However, once educated we EMBRACE and CELEBRATE.  As a tribute to National Autism Month the Talks With Sheba Radio Show brings to you Sarah Peterson, the Executive Director of Autism Society of Northern Virginia.  Autism Society of Northern Virginia is a community staple that provide education, advocacy and support.  If you know and love someone with Autism this a talk you have to TUNE IN to and PARTICIPATE!


    SO LET'S TALK!


    Knowledge Always Empower


    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 10PM EST


    CALL IN LIVE (347) 838-8992


    OR


    TUNE IN ONLINE


    WWW.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/TALKSWITHSHEBA


    LEARN MORE ABOUT:  AUTISM SOCIETY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA


    Email: Info@asnv.org
    Website:  http://www.asnv.org
    Phone: 703-495-8444
    Fax: 703-563-6099
    Executive Director:  Sarah Peterson     


    Email: director@asnv.org   


    Phone: (703) 855-2165


    Office Hours: Tuesday through Thursday  10am-2pm


     

  • 01:00

    Episode 9: Eliminate Power Struggles with Your Kids TODAY

    in Relationships

    Do you find yourself in power struggles with your children? I sure have! Regardless of age, whether they’re toddlers, elementary school age, middle or high school age, or even college age, the battles and stresses seem to take on their own unique life. Stop beating your head against the wall, doing the same thing with no change in your child’s behavior! Stop losing sleep at night, thinking: There must be a better way! Join us Wednesday, April 15, 2015 on Love, Trust & Pixie Dust as we speak to certified life and parenting coach, Amy Egan. You will leave with tips, strategies, and most importantly: PEACE OF MIND, knowing you can do this! 

  • 00:35

    Supporting New Moms

    in Parents

    Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book: Includes 450 ASL Signs for Babies and Toddlers, each week as she shares parenting tips, language development strategies, and the joys of connecting with your baby, toddler and/or preschool child.


    Since 2001, WeeHands has been an industry-leading children's sign language and language development program delivered through interactive, fun classes, as well as a line of tailored products. In 2014, WeeHands became part of Morneau Shepell’sChildren's Support Solutions, an organization that provides health-centered and educational services to children with differences to help them reach their potential.


    On this episode, we'll chat with Dominica Larkin, who is the Executive Director at Metro Mothers Network and we'll be talking about supporting moms, fitness, mental health.

  • 00:51

    #257 Help! My Son Will NOT Sign... A Familiar Question from a Frustrated Mom

    in Parents

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers the following question from a frustrated mom:


    “Hi Laura. Your videos and books have been a great help for our son. I have a question about sign language. We have been working with my son on signing for about 4 months and progress has been slow. He understands some signs but will not do them by himself. When I say a word and show him the sign he holds his hands out for me to do the sign with his hands. He will not do a sign without my help. He will even push my hands together for more and then hold his hands out but will not push his own hands together. Hoping you might have a suggestion for this. My son is 2 1/2 and is Autistic. He does not use any words yet. Thanks.”


    I have 5 or 6 different reasons he's not signing yet and then even more options for her. Listen for my advice! Read the written version of this question and reply.  


     

  • 01:02

    Autism: Whole Pieces for the Whole Person!

    in Health

    This show will discuss successful integrative approaches to dealing with Autism including Nutrigenomics (genetically based nutrition)and behavioral interventions for all socioeconomic groups. 


     Our guests will be: Dr. Noah Erickson, D.C. is the founder and clinical director of Innovative Family Wellness & Dr. Noah's ARC - Autism Recovery Center --  in Boardman Ohio.  He is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training and Logan College of Chiropractic with a Bachelors degree in Human Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.  In addition to chiropractic, Dr. Erickson has had advanced study and training in integrative medicine as well as in laboratory and genetically-based nutrition.  This background qualifies him to address health problems using customized dietary protocols and the highest quality nutritional supplements based on specialized lab work and genetic testing.  Dr. Erickson is a licensed medical acupuncturist through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.  Dr. Erickson is one of the few practitioners in the country who specializes in Nutrigenomics: A biomedical, genetically-based treatment of autism, ADD, ADHD and related disorders. 


    Stephanie Saikaly MEd, BCBA, Autism Specialization, started her practice after families continued to call and request private and specific consultation programming.  She loves to work with families to coach them through individualized interventions related to their unique skills and challenges.  When she is not running Bridges Behavior Consulting, she teaches graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh and supervises for their Applied Behavior Analysis and Early Intervention programs.  She has a passion for helping individuals and families reach their goals and specified skills in individualized programming.

  • 00:34

    Your Beautiful Baby's Head

    in Parents

    Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book: Includes 450 ASL Signs for Babies and Toddlers, each week as she shares parenting tips, language development strategies, and the joys of connecting with your baby, toddler and/or preschool child.


    Since 2001, WeeHands has been an industry-leading children's sign language and language development program delivered through interactive, fun classes, as well as a line of tailored products. In 2014, WeeHands became part of Morneau Shepell’s Children's Support Solutions, an organization that provides health-centered and educational services to children with differences to help them reach their potential.


    This week, Sara will chat with Jennifer Barnard, the founder of Baby Begin. Jennifer is a pediatric Occupational Therapist who was been in treating infants for years. On today's show, we'll be chatting about infant flat head syndrome.

  • 00:38

    Let's Talk Too! Author Debbie McGowan

    in Books

    I'm your host


    Author Sharnel


       Guest


    Author Debbie McGowan


    She is an author and publisher based in a semi-rural corner of Lancashire, England. She writes character-driven, realist fiction, celebrating life, love and relationships. A working class girl, she ‘ran away’ to London at 17, was homeless, unemployed and then homeless again, interspersed with animal rights activism (all legal, honest ;)) and volunteer work as a mental health advocate. At 25, she went back to college to study social science— tough with two toddlers, but they had a ‘stay at home’ dad, so it worked itself out. These days, the toddlers are young women (much to their chagrin), and Debbie teaches undergraduate students, writes novels and runs an independent publishing company, occasionally grabbing an hour of sleep where she can!


     


    Contact / Media Info


    Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Tumblr


    LinkedIn | Google+ | Goodreads | Website


     


    * * * * *

  • 00:29

    Mommy Talk

    in Family

    Intro of Sweet Melody and Kitty. Being a parent, the pros and cons 

  • 00:44

    A Closer Look At Adoption and Foster Care In America

    in Family

    Thousands of children in the U.S. are awaiting adoption while the foster care system remains saturated with cases. The national award-winning family radio talk show Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton will put the spotlight on adoption and foster care with respected licensed social worker Nicole Harris on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST. This exclusive conversation will highlight essential information for all individuals considering adoption or foster care. Real talk for real people! 


     


    Please support our national sponsors by visiting www.letstalkamericawithshanathornton.com. Thank you. 


     

  • 00:53

    #256 New Siblings and Late Talking Toddlers... Oh My!

    in Parents

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers a mom's question about her late talking toddler since the arrival of a new baby...


    "I hope you can help me! We bought your dvd for our daughter who will be 3 in April. Before our second daughter was born (in August), she would name everything we pointed to. She would tell us the color of things animal sounds, etc. Since the new baby, she refuses to answer these questions. We know she knows them because she will be in the room alone and say "What's this? A horse! Nay!" And occasionally she will answer them for us. But hardly ever. She also prefers to say "Thirsty" instead of "I am thirsty." which she CAN say. Same thing for "I want...." She prefers to say "Muffins" instead of "I want muffins" but she occasionally says the whole thing. When we ask her to say it, she gets upset. A while ago, she would scream "THIRSTY - AHHHH!" and we would try to get her to not scream. She stopped saying it altogether, so we are trying to avoid that again. Can you help us? Our insurance does not cover speech therapy and the person who came to us with early intervention didn't believe she could speak at all. We are trying just to repeat what we want her to say but give her what she wants but we're getting nowhere. Same thing with the labeling questions. We followed your DVD and she follows everything perfectly, it's just these other things.
    Thanks so much for your time!"


    Tune in for my ideas! It may not be what you think!! 


     

  • 03:01

    Authors of Children's Books: Why Do They Do It ?!

    in Culture

    There is more to being the author of childrens books than you know.


    By Mary Rodd Furbee


    1. Consider why you want to write children's books.
    If you want to write books for children, it helps to be a little crazy. I developed a passion to write nonfiction biographies for middle-school children about four years ago. My daughter's experiences made me realize that there were hardly any children's books on America's founding mothers. It hit me, hard: This was what I had to write. There was a need. The subject was fascinating. I knew I could do it, and found the prospect exciting. If you have a similar passion, perfect. If not, perhaps you are meant to do something else. It's hard to write books, harder still to write books for children. It's difficult to get published, and you'll face a lot of rejection.


    2. Don't expect to make big money or make it quickly.
    Writing books for children is like starting a business. You must invest both time and money. I hoped to make money writing my first books, but I didn't. Four years and six published books later, I still haven't made as much money as I could have in most professional writing or editing positions. It's the rare children's book that hits the bestseller list or wins a Newbery Award, and the rare full-time children's writer who makes a living.


    3. Read children's books.
    When I decided to write biographies of women in American history, I read biographies, histories, books about writing biographies, and lots of middle-grade fiction and nonfiction. It's amazing what you can learn by reading the books you want to write - be they board books for infants and toddlers, picture books, early readers, middle-grade novels or young adult nonfiction. Read the best authors - over and over. If you can, take a class in children's literature or writing for children.

Join Host Live Chats

From the BTR Blog