055: Supporting Your Child’s Learning Challenges with Technology, with Susan Schenk

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In this episode of the Podcast, I’m talking with occupational therapist, Susan Schenk, about learning challenges. Susan shares her story of growing up and finding success with learning challenges. Then we dig into how to help our own kids who are struggling with learning disabilities through tools, strategies and technology. Listen in for inspiration from Susan’s story as well as resources to help your challenged learner.

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My Guest

SUSAN SCHENK

Susan Schenk is a mom of three kids, a wife, and an Occupational Therapist. In her book, Beyond Ok: From Invisible to Invincible, she offers an insider’s look at learning differences as a child, a parent, and a professional in the school system. Her occupational therapy business, “Technology & Tools for Kids,” offers consultation to help parents support their child that learns differently. She is the co-founder of Shift Your Thinking LD (Toronto, Ontario) which is a nonprofit organization that offers parents + professionals insight into the world of learning differently and strategies that support all areas of their life (learning, physical + emotional).

 

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