With the latest technology changes podcasts became a great information consumption medium as listeners can download their favorite audio programs and listen to them when they want – an hour or three years after they were published and as podcast listening primarily takes place on smartphones and tablets now people can listen wherever they are.
This is especially true for parents with children on the autistic spectrum including autism ADHA, SPD and Asperger syndrome, its difficult to find the time to chill out and learn new techniques and strategies but more often it is the feeling of community and support that the podcast brings to the listeners which makes it worthwhile listening to.
All of a sudden you feel less isolated and more “Normal” as a parents are exposed to new ways to look at the progress made and are engaged with different specialists and therapists that might help them in different ways they couldn’t imagine before.
There is good content out there and different ways listeners can tune intro podcasts where the main platforms are Itunes and Spotify but others are competing in this field.
I have listed the top podcasts in the sensory field as for their rich content, creativity and engagement of the listeners with the host.
- Allison Carter – Allison who is a Pediatric Occupational Therapists discussed in her podcasts ways to help children with sensory processing disorder . In her podcasts she shares different strategies to help children who struggle with fine motor , gross motor and other difficulties connected to our senses such auditory and tactile .Her recommendations are very good and can help many families in their daily routines.
2. Parenting ADHD Podcast: Penny Williams empowers parents and helps parents of children with ADHD/Autism cope and thrive . Through her various podcasts one can get many valid tips and strategies on how to cope . How to end the misery of daily fights and turn the daily chaos into a fulfilling parenthood . We know the challenges are difficult with ADHD but learn how to stop the screaming and shouting and help your kid thrive . Through Penny’s podcast one can learn how to bring the best out of your child.
3.Dana Latter – The Author of Against the Odds – has weekly interviews with specialists from the field of sensory processing disorder and Autism .Through the various interviews Dana hopes to give hope to families and show there is a light at the end of the tunnel . She herself managed to transform her sons’ lives and give them an opportunity to thrive.
4. Dr Beurken – combines in her podcast nutrition, psychology and her experience as a special education teacher . In her podcasts she brings experts who speak about various behaviour related topics such as anxiety and nutrition.
5. Debbie Reber: Debbie Hosts a podcast called Tilt which aims to support parents raising differently wired kids . Debbie is passionate about the idea that being differently wired isn’t a deficit, its a difference. She hopes to change the way difference is perceived and experienced in the world so that these exceptional kids and parents raising them can thrive in their schools, their families and their lives.