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Helping Kids Thrive

May 25, 2023

Guest: Stephanie Fisher, MHC, LPC

Being in nature has many benefits for our mental health including stress reduction, boosted mood and focus, and connection with community. Sunlight triggers the release of serotonin and Vitamin D, producing positive outcomes for sleep, stress, and mood. In fact, children living in...

May 11, 2023

Guest: Morgan Johnson, MS, LCSW

Ever notice a connection between your physical space and your mood? You're definitely on to something. In fact, research indicates that our physical enviroment can have an impact on our anxiety, stress, mood, and overall mental wellbeing. Even more, this connection affects our kids...

Apr 27, 2023

Guest: Samantha Russell, OTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Autism affects 1 in 36 children, and about 25-30% of those children are nonspeaking. In this episode of Helping Kids Thrive, host and speech language pathologist, Nicole Pounds, M.S. CCC-SLP, is joined by pediatric occupational therapist, Samantha...

Mar 30, 2023

Guest: Gena Mann, special needs parent of 4

During this episode of Helping Kids Thrive, Nicole is joined by Gena Mann, one of the original co-founders of Wolf+Friends and special needs parent of 4.  Together they discuss the nuances of parenting multiple children including children with autism or medical and sensory...

Mar 9, 2023

Guest: Kristina Parro, M.S. CCC-SLP 

During this episode, Nicole chats with Kristina Parro, M.S. CCC-SLP, a mom and pediatric speech language pathologist, about speech delay in young children.  Kristina gives an overview of typical communication development and talks through important milestones parents should watch for...