In It: Raising Kids with Learning and Attention Issues

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Discover In It, a podcast for and about families of kids with learning and attention issues from Understood for Parents. Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright talk with families of kids with learning disabilities such as ADHD, dyslexia, sensory processing issues and dyscalculia—as well as struggles with reading, math, focus, executive functioning, motor and social skills. We also speak with experts who offer support and practical advice. Parenting children with learning and attention issues can be an emotional and frustrating adventure. But, as we’ll remind listeners on each episode, you’re in good company along the way. We hope our show will make you nod your head in agreement—or at the very least, remind you you’re not alone. Understood is a free resource and online community for parents of kids with learning and attention issues.

Episode Date
Ep. 2: How We Deal With “Is ADHD Real?”
19:01
It’s a dreaded (and hurtful) question that families get asked too often: “Is ADHD even real?” Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright hear from parents of kids with ADHD who’ve muddled through explaining their child’s attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity issues to family and friends. And they hear from expert Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D, about the brain science behind ADHD.
 
Understood is a free resource and online community for parents of kids with learning and attention issues. Learn more and connect with other families who are In It: u.org/podcast
 
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Jan 09, 2019
Ep. 1: Why We Cry In IEP Meetings
20:24

On this first episode of In It, hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright dig into why emotions tend to run high IEP meetings. They talk with comedian Dena Blizzard about her (very) public reaction to a disappointing IEP meeting. They hear from other parents who gotten emotional when discussing the needs of their kids struggling in school. And they also connect with expert Mark Griffin, Ph.D., about what’s at stake during these meetings.

Understood is a free resource and online community for parents of kids with learning and attention issues. Learn more and connect with other families who are In It: u.org/podcast

Dec 21, 2018
Welcome to In It
02:10

Meet hosts Lexi Walters Wright and Amanda Morin of Understood for Parents, and listen to families with kids struggling with reading, math, attention, and focus. 

Dec 13, 2018