Let’s Talk Learning Disabilities Podcast

Laurie & Abbey, Educational Diagnosticians, spend their days talking about dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and  ADHD.
They talk to parents of struggling students and adults who have had a lifetime of learning and academic challenges.
They want to share those stories, along with their own insights, with you through simple conversation.

Meet Your Hosts

Laurie Peterson M. Ed, MA, LPC

Laurie Peterson is the Founder and Executive Director of Diagnostic Learning Services and eDiagnostic Learning. Through the years of helping and assessing students from elementary age to college and adulthood, Laurie has become a well-respected and a sought-after voice on helping students and adults. She enjoys the chances she has been afforded to speak publicly to groups and schools to share how they can better understand the needs of their students when it comes to learning disabilities such as Dyslexia and ADHD. Laurie serves on the Executive Board for the North Texas chapter of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Laurie is an amazing wife, mother of 4, and loves her dog named Tank, who is a Snorkie.

Dr. Abbey Weinstein

Dr. Weinstein has over 22 years of experience in education as an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) home therapist for 2 years, a teacher for 7 years, and as an Educational Diagnostician for the last 16 years. Abbey earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Development with an emphasis in developmental abilities from the University of Kansas in 1998. She earned her master’s degree in Special Education with Educational Diagnostician certification from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in 2006 and has earned her Ph.D. in Special Education with a minor in Educational Leadership also from TWU.

Abbey loves to read, take walks, and play with her dog, Lenny who is a Lab mix.

We love your feedback!

This is the most informative, clear, concise compilation of learning difficulties that I have come across. Laurie, Abbey, and her guests are so knowledgeable but they’re also fun and easy to listen to. I found the podcast yesterday as I was looking for information for my son on visual processing disorder. Once I finished those episodes I started listening about other learning challenges. It’s all so fascinating that I can’t seem to stop listening. Brilliant!

– Tracy Otsuka

Your podcast episode was illuminating. Many of the overlaps you mentioned—rushing, handwriting, trouble remembering/reversing simple, often repetitive addition problems, fear of starting multiplication, tell me it is worth it to do further testing.

– Ashley W

The new Living With series is so informative and fun to listen to. Hearing younger people share their experiences is so refreshing and real! Keep up the good work ladies, your podcast is helping to bring great awareness to learning challenges in all ages.

– Sydney P

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Catch Laurie and Abbey on Other Podcasts!

It’s Usually Not Just ADHD with Laurie Peterson

Tracy Otsuka’ ADHD for Smart Ass Women

ADHD, Higher Education and Completing That Damn Dissertation with Dr. Abbey Weinstein

Tracy Otsuka’ ADHD for Smart Ass Women

Adult ADHD Assessments

ADHD reWired with Eric Tivers

Diagnostic Learning Services

Drive-Thru Moms with Lynn Nitcher

Relationship Between Dyslexia and ADHD

Dyslexia Explored with Darius Namdaran