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Keith arrives at Concord Teacakes and finds his usual large black coffee sitting on the table. He takes a sip and says, “This is cold, get me a new one David.” David laughs and says, “That isn’t yours, it is Brian’s, he is in the bathroom.” The joke backfires on him, “I’m only kidding David says, that is what happens when you arrive late.” All three friends drink their coffee black and it often happens that they get their coffee cups mixed up.
Keith takes the train to work everyday. The parking lot is across the street from the coffee shop. A little over 25 years ago, when him and his wife moved to the area, he would wake up every morning, get ready, grab a cup of coffee and rush to the train station. He always felt pressed for time, and at least once a week, he would miss his train. When he missed it, he walked across the street to get another cup of coffee. He often noticed two friends finishing their coffee and getting ready to leave. These two friends observed Keith come in quite a few times and they picked up on what was happening. They joked, “You missed the train again, didn’t you?” Keith smiled and replied, “Yup!”
Keith was getting pressure from work because he was arriving late repeatedly. He hated the rush, but thought he would just get used to it. He set his alarm for 6:00AM and when it went off he immediately started his routine. He was competing against himself – would I make the train or not? There was always that risk and his anxiety would build as the time got closer. Keith knew that if he took his time, there was no way he would make the train – he had to be rushing. One small unexpected interruption and an extra dose of adrenaline would pump into his veins and his anxiety would immediately rise.
Jennifer Kotler, Harvard University PH.D candidate, joined us on this podcast to tell her story about growing up with ADHD, and life as an adult with ADHD. Jenna talks very candidly about her struggles, how this impacted her family, and what you need to know about a child with ADHD. Jenna also shares the positive aspects of having ADHD and how this has helped her get to where she is. We were excited to do this podcast with Jenna and you will enjoy how she brings humor to her life and the future of how she will be coping with ADHD. This episode is a very refreshing dialogue about a person who wants to share her story, with a mission of helping others. Lastly, Jenna shared her insight on being a female with ADHD and ways in which that might be different from the typical young, white, male experience. Jenna, is very open to answering any of your questions, you can contact her via email at: email@example.com
To listen to this episode click here: Jenna, Me and ADHD
Come and join our 5th Annual #EdcampAccessBoston on Saturday, April 8th. Connect, collaborative and learn innovative educational practices and the latest technology to help struggling learners.
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Click here to listen to the The Reality and Brutally Honest Truth about Special Needs Podcast Episode 3
In August of 2016, LABBB collaborated with Amplifi, an adapted music program that is part of the Burlington Real School of Music. LABBB is committed to bringing more music to our students and Amplifi was a perfect fit for our new core value. LABBB has a set of core values that have been developed over the past few years and we added, music, art and theater. We believe that music, art, and theater are healthy forms of expression and an important part of our students’ education. Thomas Byrne, CEO, of Burlington Real School of Music; Kelly Surette, Executive Director of Amplifi, and Heather Lund, Director of Education for Amplifi join us for this podast. In this episode, the Amplifi team talk about their unique approach to bringing adapted music to students with special needs. They also discuss how their music teachers are learning and using Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Tom, Kelly and Heather also share their vision for the future in working with LABBB and spreading their mission to the world.