Episode 61: Featuring Melanie Potock. Adventures in Veggieland, High Functioning Autism, and the Power of Oral Care

Episode 61: Featuring Melanie Potock.  Adventures in Veggieland, High Functioning Autism, and the Power of Oral Care

 

On this week’s episode, the crew dig themselves out of the massive snow storm that swept through the Midwest.  Michael discusses his research project on Executive Functioning and Resiliency.  Michelle and baby Speech Science work on completing her new licensure in Kentucky after moving across the country.  Matt has learned the power of Pokémon.  On the show, Matt, Michael, and Michelle discuss the challenges of high functioning Autism.  Also, O’Hare Airport has made a fully functional bathroom for travelers with disabilities.  Lastly, what’s in a toothbrush and why is Oral Care important?

 

Featured in the interview chair this week is Melanie Potock.  Melanie Potock is an SLP and pediatric feeding expert better known to her patients/families as "Coach Mel". She joined Michelle to talk about her new book called Adventures in Veggieland and her experiences as a Speech Language Pathologist. She has a wide variety of experiences as an SLP that led her to her to her work with pediatric feeding. Mel is based out of Denver, Colorado. She has authored three books and speaks internationally, helping children and their families eat healthier.

 

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Melanie Potock

https://mymunchbug.com/

Adventures in Veggieland

https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Veggieland-Vegetables_with-Activities-Recipes/dp/1615194061

 

High Functioning Autism is a Challenge

https://www.verywellhealth.com/why-high-functioning-autism-is-so-challenging-259951

 

O’Hare Bathroom Changes

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/new-committee-launches-accessible-bathroom-ohare-for-disabilities/?fbclid=IwAR3CSDZgKDw2NRXbwSgCccsZiY3q8wOW-nTHYr5mCB_W0stGZsgOQF3bV0A

 

The Power of the Toothbrush

https://leader.pubs.asha.org/doi/10.1044/leader.FTR1.23052018.50

 

Brief 2

https://www.parinc.com/products/pkey/24

 

Diaper Changing Station

https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Change-N-Go-Hanging-Portable-Changing/dp/B01NBP5MJ7?th=1

 

 

 

Intro Music: Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Bump Music: The Spellbreaker by Tri-Tachyon is licensed under a Attribution License.

Closing Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

 

 

 

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