Dr. Meredith Harold of the Informed SLP, joins the crew for the round table discussion. This is the last week to register to win the year subscription for IEPpal at www.speechscience.org/speechsciencepodcast .
Matt tries to convince the group that wrestling and NASCAR are appropriate to speech therapy, while Lucas took one of his student skydiving thanks to the folks at iFly.
Topic 1 for discussion focused on parents having to juggle the logistics of raising a student with disabilities. The crew discuss ways that can help families cope in and out of the school system and retailer Target is introducing sensory friendly clothing and Smart Knit Kids has a line as well. The second topic for discussion is focused on a study linking dementia to a lack of sleep and the proper amount of sleep required for the brain to function.
Joining the group for a sit down interview is NASCAR Driver Armani Williams. Armani, NASCARs first driver diagnosed with Autism, discusses his rising career in NASCAR, working with Autism, and his plans to be a spokesperson for Autism. Armani Williams is a 17-year-old, Detroit-based professional NASCAR driver currently racing in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series of Canada in the #28 Dodge for Canada’s Best Race Team (CBRT). You can donate to his foundation here.