Past Episodes

Difference Maker – Victor Villasenor

Victor Villasenor

Author Victor Villaseñor has written 65 stories and nine novels, and his memoir Burro Genius, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, shares his experiences as a youth.   Not bad for someone who remembers school in his youth as a nightmare, which led to him becoming a bed wetter. That was coupled with yearsRead More…

Episode 11: Self-care for Parents and Guardians of LD Kids

On this episode of “A World of Difference” our “Ask the Experts” panel provides helpful self-care strategies for parents, guardians and caregivers of children with learning differences, and we introduce viewers to Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, Victor Villasenor, who have written scores of books as a dyslexic.

Episode 10 – Helping Students with ADHD Succeed

Season 1 | Episode 10 May 2021 Synopsis: On this episode of “A World of Difference,” we’ll visit an innovative small private school in Leesburg, Florida that integrates art and movement into the three R’s and has proven to be just what the doctor ordered for its students with ADHD. Next, we’ll do a deeperRead More…

Difference Maker – Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr Grandin Temple

Though not diagnosed with autism until adulthood, as a child Dr. Temple Grandin quickly learned that she processed things differently than her neurotypical classmates — only developing speech skills when she was nearly four years old. Drawn to STEM-related activities like electronics and rocketry, she was encouraged to pursue a career as a scientist by her peers and a former teacher and mentor.

Episode 9: The Value of Animal-Assisted Interventions for LD Individuals

On this episode of “A World of Difference,” we’ll saddle up and travel to a small Florida horse ranch to get a glimpse of animal-assisted intervention in action. Next, we’ll explore the ins and outs of animal-assisted intervention in our “Ask the Experts” segment. Finally, we’ll introduce you to this month’s “Difference Maker,” Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-renowned scientist, author, and speaker, who has spent a lifetime making the world a more humane place for both livestock and the neurodiverse.

Episode 8: Boosting Self-Esteem in LD Kids

Jack Canfield, the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, once observed that “self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable.” Low self-esteem doesn’t play favorites. But it can betray a fondness for children with learning disabilities.

Difference Maker – John Crossman

John Crossman

Meet nationally renowned real estate executive John Crossman, who learned later in life that the successful real estate career he built was constructed upon a foundation of dyslexia.