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Special Education Out Loud

Author: Denver Leigh

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Special Education Out Loud highlights personal perspectives of special education and disability rights through the lives, stories, and experiences of families, professionals, and individuals with disabilities.
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The COVID school closures have impacted the world of education on many levels, especially for our students with disabilities. The changes have been profound. Among the list of 'major concerns' every parent is holding, there has been a lot of buzz about regression in speech and language skills. In this podcast episode, Denver Leigh is joined by Dr. Kristy Davies and Rachel Petrin, owners of Speech Language Associates, LLC in Cinnaminson, NJ. Talking points you won't want to miss include:Professional insight and experience working with families in a remote settingRemote learning/therapy strategies to support speech and language skills.The impact of remote learning/therapy on students with augmentative alternative communication (AAC) device(s).Suggestions and discussion about IEPs Information about Speech Language Associates, LLC, and what they are doing to support school and families.To learn more about Speech Language Associates visit their website or email them at info@speechlanguageassociates.com. Also, be sure to find and follow them on Facebook! To learn more about our legal and non-legal services, visit us at www.Advo-Kids.comSpecial Education Out Loud is hosted by Denver Leigh, the Director of Educational Services with Advo-Kids at Posternock Apell, PC. and is sponsored by Blue Light Digital Sound; recorded and produced by Jaime GoWell.© 2020 Advo-Kids, “All Rights Reserved.” This podcast is for educational purposes only; it does not provide legal advice. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.
Q & A with the Advo Team!

Q & A with the Advo Team!

2020-05-1501:06:19

We recently recorded one of our team meetings. Listen in as we answer questions about special education practices, policy, IEP mandates, guardianship, special needs trust, due process procedures, and more! Due to some technical difficulties on the Zoom recording feature, we were not able to share this as a video, but thanks to Jaime at Blue Light, we now have a new Podcast episode!! To learn more about our legal and non-legal services, visit us at www.Advo-Kids.comSpecial Education Out Loud is hosted by Denver Leigh, the Director of Educational Services with Advo-Kids at Posternock Apell, PC. and is sponsored by Blue Light Digital Sound; recorded and produced by Jaime GoWell.© 2020 Advo-Kids, “All Rights Reserved.” This podcast is for educational purposes only; it does not provide legal advice. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.
Art and Self-Advocacy

Art and Self-Advocacy

2020-04-3041:36

April is celebrated as the month for Autism Awareness, however, for a young man like Nick St. Clair, he celebrates Autism through his artwork each and every day. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Cherry Hill, NJ, Nick works with local organizations and businesses to bring flair and unique style to their logos with his puzzle piece art posters. Listen to Nick's interview to learn more about his journey, artwork, ambitions, and accomplishments as a young man with Autism. In addition to being an artist, Nick is also a public speaker and aspiring mentor for young men and women with Autism. Special Education Out Loud is hosted by Denver Leigh, the Director of Educational Services with Advo-Kids at Posternock Apell, PC. and is sponsored by Blue Light Digital Sound; recorded and produced by Jaime GoWell.© 2020 Advo-Kids, “All Rights Reserved.” This podcast is for educational purposes only; it does not provide legal advice. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.
Our team at Advo-Kids believes parents are their child's best advocate and it's our job to help them advocate in the best ways! Parent advocacy is the driving force behind ALL successful strides in special education, yet so many parents feel uninformed, alone, and frustrated when facing this journey. Megan Patterson joins Denver Leigh on episode #3 to share her experience, observations, setbacks, strategies, and humor about being on square one as a parent advocate. From pre-referral to the first IEP eligibility meeting, Megan shares what she encountered and provides raw insight into a sensitive, yet critical topic ... referring your own child for special education services. *Thank you, Megan! You rock!   Special Education Out Loud is hosted by Denver Leigh, the Director of Educational Services with Advo-Kids at Posternock Apell, PC. and is sponsored by Blue Light Digital Sound; recorded and produced by Jaime GoWell.© 2020 Advo-Kids, “All Rights Reserved.” This podcast is for educational purposes only; it does not provide legal advice. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.
Dr. Buzz Mingin is an AMAZING guest who shares his passion for helping educators and students succeed using the system of Coping and Accountability. Listen now to learn how school leadership sets the tone for improving the climate and culture of teacher morale, classroom management, and student development. Dr. Buzz provides raw insight and experience about the work he has done with various schools, businesses, athletes and celebrities, such as Justin Bieber. In this podcast episode, the purpose and passion behind Dr. Buzz's work is clear to see and inspiring to hear. Contact Dr. Buzz: www.drbuzzmingin.comSpecial Education Out Loud is hosted by Denver Leigh, the Director of Educational Services with Advo-Kids at Posternock Apell, PC. and is sponsored by Blue Light Digital Sound; recorded and produced by Jaime GoWell.© 2020 Advo-Kids, “All Rights Reserved.” This podcast is for educational purposes only; it does not provide legal advice. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.
To launch this podcast, Denver Leigh interviews a young professional who shares his passion and experience of self-advocacy and Autism. Robert Schmus proudly refers to himself as an "Aspie", which denotes his diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome and is further explained throughout the interview. During this hour, Robert shares personal details about his diagnosis and how it both challenged and inspired him throughout high school and college, as well as in his professional field of social work. Denver Leigh and Robert break down the stereotype and leave no stone of topic unturned, including sensitive subjects such as bullying, discrimination, and intimacy. Special Education Out Loud is hosted by Denver Leigh, the Director of Educational Services with Advo-Kids at Posternock Apell, PC. and is sponsored by Blue Light Digital Sound; recorded and produced by Jaime GoWell.© 2019 Advo-Kids, “All Rights Reserved.” This podcast is for educational purposes only; it does not provide legal advice. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.
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