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Category: Parent Talks Podcast


Parent Talks Podcast: Understanding Early Support for Infants and Toddlers

April 29, 2024  |  Child Development, Parent Talks Podcast, Pediatric Therapy  |  By Encompass

Serving children and families from birth to age 3, Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) is the Washington State program designed to be the first point of contact for families concerned about their child’s development. Whether it’s speech, motor, feeding, sleep, behavioral, social, or other developmental concerns, our ESIT team employs a collaborative caregiver-coaching […]

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A Conversation with Casey Ehrlich: Recognizing Pathological Demand Avoidance

March 14, 2024  |  Parent Talks Podcast  |  By Encompass

March 18-24, 2024 is Neurodiversity Celebration Week – a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. In recognition of this week, we’re shedding light on Pathological Demand Avoidance – generally recognized as a profile of autism and something Encompass providers see in their therapy sessions.   In our latest Parent Talks Podcast, […]

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The Holiday Dinner Table

November 16, 2023  |  Parent Talks Podcast  |  By Encompass

When the podcast team brainstorms a “Holiday Food” episode, it ‘might’ trigger some unresolved feelings for the host of our program. In this fun episode of our Parent Talks Podcast, Encompass Marketing and Communications Manager Caley George shares unpleasant memories about broccoli casserole and wonders if it’s time to start doing better by our kids. […]

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Understanding IEPs and 504s

October 12, 2023  |  Parent Talks Podcast  |  By Encompass

As kids get settled into a new school year, it’s not uncommon for some parents to notice their child is struggling in the classroom. While there may be a variety of reasons for this struggle, it’s important for parents to understand the resources available if they suspect their child needs extra support. In this month’s […]

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Examining Transitions

April 10, 2023  |  Parent Talks Podcast  |  By Encompass

Transitions. We all know them and we all experience them. Whether it’s moving, having children, returning to the workforce, or any number of possibilities, these moments can be unsettling. In our latest Parent Talks podcast, we sit down with Encompass parent, writer, and speaker April Bennett, as well as Encompass Behavioral Health Director Megan Walsh, […]

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