All Episodes

Episode 66 – Normal Isn’t Real with Krys Kornmeier

In this Episode, Laurie & Abbey interview Krys Kornmeier, an independent filmmaker who created the film, Normal Isn’t Real. Krys shares with us about her inspiration for the film, how she got started and highlights some stories of some of those involved in the film. Resources: Normal Isn’t Real Website: www.normalisntreal.com Let’s Talk Learning Disabilities Website: […]

Episode 60 – Interventions – Test Prep with Rachel Erickson

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey interview Rachel Erickson from Breakaway Test Prep on a service available to students across the country for help with standardized testing. Resources:  Breakaway Test Prep: https://www.breakawaytestprep.com/Rachel’s Email: [email protected] Let’s Talk Learning Disabilities Website: https://ltldpodcast.comContact info for the podcast: [email protected] Learning Website: https://ediagnosticlearning.com Social:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eDiaglearning/Twitter: @diaglearningLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diagnostic-learning-services/Instagram: @diaglearning

Episode 64 – Interventions – Interactive Metronome with Sue Zapf

Resources:  Interactive Metronome Website: https://www.interactivemetronome.comThe Children’s Therapy Center, Inc. Website: https://tctci.comSue’s Email: [email protected] Let’s Talk Learning Disabilities Website: https://ltldpodcast.comContact info for the podcast: [email protected] Learning Website: https://ediagnosticlearning.com Social:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eDiaglearning/Twitter: @diaglearningLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diagnostic-learning-services/Instagram: @diaglearning

Episode 63 – Interventions – Learning Disability Mentors with Jake Sussman

In this episode, Laurie and Abbey continue their series on intervention in an interview with the founder of Superpower Mentors, Jake Sussman. Jake talks through the premise of his creating this company as well as his personal struggles with learning challenges growing up as a neurodivergent kid. Resources:  Super Power Mentors Website: https://www.superpowermentors.com Let’s Talk […]

Episode 62 – Interventions – Behavioral De-Escalation with Patrick Mulick

In this episode, Laurie and Abbey continue their series on intervention in an interview with Board Certified Behavioral Analyst, Patrick Mulick. Patrick shares behavioral de-escalation strategies as well as strategies for being proactive and creating an environment where students can be set up for success. Resources:  Patrick’s Website: https://patrickmulick.comPatrick’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/patrick.mulickbcbaPatrick’s Email: [email protected] Let’s […]

Episode 61 – Interventions – Test Anxiety with Lindsay Hollmuller

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey interview Lindsay Hollmuller from Dallas Integrated Counseling as a continuation of their Intervention series. Lindsay sheds light on the common challenge of test anxiety and explains how a program called Test Edge can help individuals overcome this obstacle whether it is a result of a learning disability, or a […]

Special Episode – LDA Conference 2023

In this episode, Laurie and Abbey head to the Learning Disabilities Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV. They share the conversations they had with several industry experts also in attendance.  Resources:  Learning Disabilities Association of AmericaConference Management:Howard Taperwww.ldaamerica.org Fusion AcademyDirectors of Outreach:Nikkole Mampe: [email protected] Studevan :[email protected] Brehm Preparatory SchoolAssociate Director of Admissions:Nathan Talley, B.S.: [email protected] of Admissions:Stephanie Wilson: [email protected] […]

Episode 59 – Interventions – ADHD Treatment with Bianca Busch

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey interview Psychiatrist, Bianca Busch, who is licensed across multiple states and shares insight on common medication myths, and treatment for individuals with ADHD. She answers commonly asked questions, and shares her approach to treatment, including the use of stimulant and non-stimulant medications. Resources:  Bianca’s Website: https://www.drbiancabusch.com/ Let’s Talk Learning […]

Episode 58 – Interventions – Dyslexia Therapy with Melanie Florsheim Part 02

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey continue their conversation with Melanie Florsheim from Gateway Growth. Melanie continues to share on Dyslexia Therapy, the importance and purpose behind sticking to Dyslexia Therapy, pairing that with other supplemental curriculum, and the importance of early intervention. Resources:  Gateway Growth: https://gatewaygrowth.netEmail Melanie: [email protected] Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz: https://bit.ly/3kxeB9c […]

Episode 57 – Interventions – Dyslexia Therapy with Melanie Florsheim Part 01

In this episode, Laurie and Abbey start another conversation with Melanie Florsheim from Gateway Growth. Melanie has joined the podcast before as an ADHD Coach and talks through her true passion, Dyslexia, defines what the disorder really is and how Dyslexia Therapy works to lessen the severity of the disorder. Resources:  Let’s Talk Learning Disabilities […]

Episode 56 – Executive Functioning Series – Emotional Regulation with Brooke Schnittman

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey talk through the executive functioning skill of emotion regulation. Being a very common struggle in individuals with ADHD, Laurie and Abbey talk with ADHD Coach, Brooke Schnittman about awareness, tools and resources that can help with emotional regulation. Resources:  Brooke’s Website: https://www.coachingwithbrooke.comBrooke’s Email: [email protected] Attention Deficit Disorder by Dr. […]

Episode 54 – Executive Functioning Series: Action with Melanie Florsheim

In this episode, Laurie and Abbey talk through the executive functioning skill of “Action” or “Self-regulation” with Melanie Florsheim, who runs her own ADHD coaching company, Gateway Growth. Melanie shares her own struggles with ADHD and Dyslexia, as well as techniques she uses to coach individuals and parents of young children through those moments of […]

Episode 53 – Executive Functioning Series – Memory with Danielle Winton

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey revisit a conversation they started with Danielle from Memory Strategies in episode 43. Danielle is versed in all aspects of memory, including the causes of certain types of memory struggles. She has so many great resources and strategies to improve memory on many levels! In this conversation, they talk […]

Episode 52 – Executive Functioning Series: Initiation with Mary Smith

In this episode, Laurie and Abbey continue their series on Executive Functioning Skills and interview Mary Smith, an ADHD Coach who has grown her business, Chaos Free ADHD through offering services and support around assistance with initiation. Resources:  ADHD 2.0 – https://amzn.to/3WcgA0WJournal of an ADHD Kid: The Good, the Bad, and the Useful – https://amzn.to/3DjJ5RB […]

Episode 51 – Executive Functioning Series: Focus and ADHD with Trina Haynes

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey begin a new series on executive functioning skills. In this interview, Trina Haynes, also known on social media as “My Lady ADHD,” enters the conversation with tips on sustaining focus, avoiding distractions and shifting or dividing your attention or focus as an “ADHDer.” Trina has quickly gained an online […]

Episode 50 – A Personal Story

In this Episode, Laurie shares her story of growing up with ADHD, even though she wasn’t diagnosed with it until her adult years. She talks through career choices, changes in careers, life changes and how her practice began to grow roots. Resources:  Let’s Talk Learning Disabilities Website: https://ltldpodcast.comContact info for the podcast: [email protected] Learning Website: […]

Episode 49 – College to Career Coaching with Tim Niermeyer

Resources:  Next Step College to Career Coaching – https://nextstepc2c.comTim’s Contact Info – [email protected] Handshake Job Search App – https://joinhandshake.com Let’s Talk Learning Disabilities Website: https://ltldpodcast.comContact info for the podcast: [email protected] Learning Website: https://ediagnosticlearning.com Social:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eDiaglearning/Twitter: @diaglearningLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diagnostic-learning-services/Instagram: @diaglearning

 Episode 48 – Executive Functioning Skills

In this episode, Laurie and Abbey talk through executive functioning skills and the six main components that make up your executive functioning skills that come into play on a daily basis. They talk about what each component is, and how it shows up on a regular basis. Resources:  Let’s Talk Learning Disabilities Website: https://ltldpodcast.comContact info […]

Episode 47 – Frequently asked questions about Learning Disabilities

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey review their most commonly asked questions that they regularly receive from their clients, or people that reach out to them! Resources:  Let’s Talk Learning Disabilities Website: https://ltldpodcast.comContact info for the podcast: [email protected] Learning Website: https://ediagnosticlearning.com Social:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eDiaglearning/Twitter: @diaglearningLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diagnostic-learning-services/Instagram: @diaglearning

Episode 46 – Intellectual Developmental Disorders

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey talk about intellectual developmental disorders, most commonly understood as mental retardation, before the federal government changed the name legally to intellectual disability. They talk about how an individual is evaluated and determined to have an intellectual disability, what the school setting can look like for these students, and what […]

Revisiting Dyslexia

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey continue a conversation about dyslexia, identifying it at different age groups and what dyslexia therapy programs may help with. They even talk through common myths about having dyslexia, and debunk those myths for those who are looking for answers for their student or themselves. Resources: Let’s Talk Learning Disabilities […]

Episode 44 – Speech and Language Disorders with Amy Whipple

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey interview Amy Whipple, a Speech Language Pathologist as well as an advocate for those with communication disorders. Amy shares a great deal of knowledge and resources available for those who are looking for answers and help in that arena. Resources:  Amy’s Website: https://www.amywhippleadvocate.comAmerican Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA): https://www.asha.orgDevelopmental Language […]

Episode 43 – Memory Strategies with Danielle Winton

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey interview Danielle Winton from Memory Strategies. She shares her expertise in helping others to not just memorize facts and data for test retention, but also how to store that information into long-term memory, and recall it as needed. Danielle talks through what that process looks like, and how she […]

Episode 42 – Parent Advocate Jen Benna

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey start a conversation with board certified Behavior Analyst, Jen Benna. Jen has developed some great resources, programs, and support for families in the world of special education. She serves her clients as a trainer, coach and advocate, and shares where it is important to fill in those “missing information […]

Episode 41 – Parenting Coach Ann Kaplan

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey interview Ann Kaplan, a parenting coach who has developed a career out of helping parents discover the right approach to successful parenting through discovery and coaching. Ann shares her insight on root behaviors, and various ways discipline and consequences can benefit developing children. Resources:  Ann’s Website – https://www.annkaplanparentcoach.com Let’s […]

Episode 40 – Handling Procrastination with Leslie Josel

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey interview Leslie Josel, founder of Order Out of Chaos. Leslie’s organization thrives by providing functional and practical help to parents and students who struggle with procrastination. Resources:  Leslie’s Website – www.orderoochaos.comLeslie’s Book – bit.ly/3yKH8Nk Contact info for the podcast:[email protected] Learning Website: ediagnosticlearning.com Social:Facebook: www.facebook.com/eDiaglearning/Twitter: @diaglearningLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/diagnostic-learning-services/Instagram: @diaglearning

Episode 39 – Living With Learning Disabilities – Stacey Harari

In this Episode of the “Living With” series, Laurie and Abbey interview a friend and colleague, Stacey Harari, who shares her experience with dyslexia, ADHD and visual processing disorder. She talks through being diagnosed, coping with various struggles in school through college and getting her masters, as well as what she does professionally now as […]

Episode 38 – Living With Learning Disabilities – DJ Tharrington

In this Episode, Laurie and Abbey interview DJ Tharrington, a previous client, who shares his journey of growing up with dyslexia, working around it, and pushing through college curriculum with and without accommodations. DJ also shares his experience in battling his own ADA discrimination case and how that pushed him to attend law school. Resources: […]