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Unpacking ‘Aggression’

Unpacking ‘Aggression’

This Week's GuestReturning guest, DIR Expert Training Leader and Licensed Professional Counsellor, Mike Fields, joins us this week to discuss aggression. We'll cover praxis, regulation and co-regulation, neuroception (i.e., the body scanning the environment for...

The Conversation

The Conversation

This Week's GuestReturning guests, Jackie Bartell, retired special educator, and Colette Ryan, Infant Mental Health Specialist discuss a video conversation presented at a past ICDL Conference where a mother and son have a discussion about the son's differences pre-...

My Autism, My Story

My Autism, My Story

This Week's GuestAutistic Self-Advocate, Turrell Burgess, joins the podcast this week to discuss his experience, his book, What's with the New Kid: My Autism My Story, what led him to the International Council on Development and Learning (ICDL)--the home of...