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Emotional and Mental Health & academic struggles

Below are the best resources we could find on Emotional and Mental Health and academic struggles.

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The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson presents his research on how social and emotional learning can affect the brain.

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Differently Wired: A Parent’s Guide to Raising an Atypical Child with Confidence and Hope

A how-to, a manifesto, and a wise and reassuring companion for parents of neuroatypical children, who often feel that they have no place to turn, Differently Wired offers 18 paradigm-shifting ideas—what the author calls “tilts”—that will change everything, including how to Get Out of Isolation...

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As Students Struggle with Stress and Depression, Colleges Act as Counselors

Dr. Rita DeBate, associate vice president for health and wellness at the University of South Florida, said some students just needed coping skills.

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1 in 5 College Students Have Anxiety or Depression. Here’s Why

Students and parents need to know from the very beginning of the college experience that the physical and mental well-being of students matters.

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Raising Twice-Exceptional Children, a Book Preview

The book helps you understand your child's diagnosis, meet their social-emotional needs, build self-regulation skills and goal setting, and teach self-advocacy.

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What’s So Normal about Normal?

Emily Kircher-Morris talks with Jonathan Mooney, who authored a book called Normal Sucks, and who learned to read at the age of 12. They talk about the gap between normal and neurodivergence, and how advocates can help bridge it effectively and permanently.

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2021’s Biggest Conversations: Pathological Demand Avoidance (from Episode 85)

As part of the review of 2021’s biggest conversations we present a chat with Kristy Forbes, founder of Australia-based inTune Pathways, about PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance), the difference between PDA and other types of demand avoidance, and the changing language of autism, especially the...

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2021’s Biggest Conversations: Helping Kids with Anxiety (from Episode 88)

Parents often struggle with helping their children manage anxiety. Dr. Eli Lebowitz of Yale University talked with Emily Kircher-Morris about his research and work with children and their parents on managing anxiety and OCD.

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2021’s Biggest Conversations: Supporting Bright Kids (from Episode 89)

Emily Kircher-Morris and Jim Delisle have a conversation about ways to release the potential often locked inside neurodivergent kids, and it was one of the biggest conversations of 2021.

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Does Homeschooling Perpetuate Classism and Ableism in the School System?

In our last episode, I talked about my neurodiverse family’s experience homeschooling during the pandemic and why it’s working for us.

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