S2, E11: Helping Neurodivergent Children Forge Friendships

For kids with autism, ADHD, and other learning differences who struggle with deciphering body language and facial expressions, forging friendships can be an uphill struggle. Research shows that, as a result, children with autism, for example, sing the lonesome blues more than their neurotypical peers. Here’s the good news: Parents can step in and tutor their neurodivergent kiddos in developing lasting, fulfilling relationships.

S2, E10: Boosting Working Memory for Kids with Learning Differences

On this episode of “A World of Difference,” you’ll meet a mom who details who understands working memory issues are more than absent-mindedness. Next, our panel of experts will offer actionable strategies that parents can use to strengthen their child’s working memory. Later, you’ll meet our latest “Difference Maker,” Tova Sherman, whose ADHD has helped Read More…

S2, E9: All in the (Neurodiverse) Family

On this episode, you’ll meet a mom with learning differences who is walking the neurodiverse journey hand-in-hand with her neurodiverse son. Next, our panel of experts will share wise counsel and helpful tips for multi-generational neurodiverse families. Later, you’ll meet Avi, our latest “Difference Maker,” who turned the page on a writing-focused learning disability by Read More…

S2, E8: Bolstering Executive Function for Kids who Learn Differently

On this episode, you’ll learn the basics of executive function in our “In the Know” segment. Next, our national panel of experts will provide a deeper understanding and actionable strategies for enhancing executive function during our “Ask the Experts” conversation. Later, you’ll meet our latest “Difference Maker,” Dr. Shawn Anthony (Dr. Dyslexia Dude) Robinson, once Read More…

S2, E7: Empowering Children With Dyslexia

In this episode, you’ll hear about dyslexia from individuals and families from around the country who’ve learned to thrive with it during our “In the Know” segment. Next, our national panel of experts will provide advice on how families can empower children who have dyslexia during our “Ask the Experts” conversation. Later, you’ll met our latest “Difference Maker,” a Florida mother whose advocacy for her son with dyslexia morphed into a worldwide mission to equip parents and educators to decode dyslexia.

S2, E6: Assistive Technology for Students Who Learn Differently

On this episode of Beacon College’s A World of Difference, you’ll discover the latest assistive tech gadgets and gizmos in our “In the Know” interview with Assistive Technology Industry Association CEO David Dikter. Next, we’ll take a deeper dive into AT in our “Ask the Experts” conversation with Google’s accessibility guru Laura Allen. Finally, you’ll meet our latest “Difference Maker,” Jeanne Betancourt, who leveraged her dyslexia to write a happy ending as a popular children’s book author. All episodes at AWODTV.org

S2, E5: Music’s Magic for Kids Who Learn Differently

This episode of A World of Difference explores the magic of music for kids who learn differently. You’ll meet two young men living on different continents but enjoying similar benefits from taking up a musical instrument. Our “Ask the Experts” panel (Frank Fitzpatrick/Dr. Alice Hammel) explores the benefits playing instruments provides kids who learn differently.

S2, E4: Getting the Most of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for Children who Learn Differently

This episode of “A World of Difference,” explores the basics of Individualized Education Programs through our new HealthDay News segment, “In the Know.”

Our “Ask the Experts” panelists will give tips for acing the IEP process. And you’ll meet our latest “Difference Maker,” Meredith O’Connor, a YouTube sensation and singer with learning differences who has tuned into her life of being bullied and turned up a blossoming career as a singer and anti-bullying advocate.

E2, S3: The Greatest Love of All – Teaching LD Kids To Love Themselves

Classmates, and even adults, can stigmatize children as being weird, odd, or dumb. This discrimination undercuts their self-esteem. Not surprisingly, kids who learn differently often remain tight-lipped about their learning differences, afraid of being ridiculed, bullied, or seen as stupid. While not every child who learns differently experiences these feelings, many find themselves in a tug-of-war over feeling good about themselves — even if they pretend not to care.