This podcast is uncut and a real conversation with my husband, Kevin Crittenden, about ADHD and how it has impacted his social communication and his everyday life at home, at work and in social contexts. Kevin was diagnosed as having ADHD as a child, but was under the assumption, as are many still today, that ADHD was a disorder that only affects children and youth. He talks about his journey as a child and how he discovered he still had ADHD as an adult. This is how we spent our evening on Valentine's Day. Be sure to listen to the bloopers and outtakes! There are many!
See if you can count how many times he interrupts me during the episode!! ;-)
During the podcast, I mention a great website called ADDitude Magazine: https://www.additudemag.com/. Click here to check it out. They also have a fantastic podcast.
Kevin also talks about a Nature of Things video that he saw on ADHD which aired on CBC: "ADHD: Not Just for Kids" with David Suzuki. I was able to find the video. Click here to get redirected to that page. Or you can watch the YouTube video here:
We also chat about this meme that shows how a person with ADHD might tell a story and I thought I would share it here:
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Finally, here is the Ted Talk by Jessica McCabe who talks about her experience as an adult with ADHD:
In this podcast, Alex Cross, PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario, talks about the interrelationship between language and math. She also talks about the three ways by which we can represent quantities. Some are more language based than others. This podcast provides great tips for parents and educators who work with children who have difficulties with language and/or math. We also talk about her YouTube video which explains a bit about DLD in the classroom, most particularly as it pertains to sciences. Here is the link.
Alex also talks about her favorite resource: www.RADLD.org. Check out this amazing website on DLD.
Episode 1: Talking is only one way of communicating: Ashley Tindall tells her story as a brain injury survivor
In this very first episode, Ashley Tindall talks about her story as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor. She talks about her upcoming book: "The Way I See Things", authored by herself and her mother. Ashley also talks about the physical and communication difficulties she encountered post injury and her journey to recovery. She also talks about communication being way more than just talking and listening. Today she is 18 years post injury and is a true success story as a University graduate, advocate for TBI, book author and much more! Have a listen.
There you have it! The intro to the podcast is finally available! It's been months of preparation but I finally made it to this poing. There are a few kinks to iron out but I'm confident that we will get there. This intro gives a snap shot of what the podcast will be about. I have a lot of guests lined up and look forward to seeing how this new adventure will unfold. Thanks for listening! Feel free to write comments and questions below.
Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, Speech-Language Pathologist and researcher, hosts a bevy of guests on the topic of communication at large.