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The Special Needs Special Life Show

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Program no. 19 - Onderhoud met Michelle Smit oor hul breinbeseerde dogter

Michelle se sprankelende energie is aansteeklik en haar eerlikheid oor swaarkry en pyn verfrissend.

Ons gesels met haar oor:

✅Tahlia se diagnose

✅Die realiteit van Michelle se emosionele pyn

✅‘n Tipiese dag in hul lewens

✅Hoe haar geloof in God haar dra

Dit sal wonderlik wees om saam met jou te kuier!

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Tomatis Therapy: Contact Nanki Robbertse on 082 556 2969

Uniquely Ausome (School for Autism): Contact Carlyn on 082 749 7891

Show no. 18 - Veronica Pronk: The Orion Organisation and The Keys to a Successful NGO

We can learn a lot from the Orion Organisation. It’s a facility with a full service/facility solution for disabled persons from young to old in Atlantis, Western Cape.

Listen to my conversation with Veronica, on how Orion creates a space for special needs, so desperately needed in our country.

Veronica’s 26 years’ experience in the special needs and non-profit space also has valuable information on the important aspects to consider when you want to start an NGO. 

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Tomatis Therapy: Contact Nanki Robbertse on 082 556 2969

Special Needs Tutor: Contact Angela James on 078 782 7007

Show no.17 - Embracing the Joys and Challenges of Neuro Diverse Kids

Listen to Dr Nicole Beurkens and Penny Williams on the BETTER BEHAVIOUR SHOW and rediscover the wonder and freedom of accepting different…                                                                                 

In this episode, we hear about Penny’s experience as a mom of a neuro diverse child and how she rose to the challenge and became an expert in helping parents and families see the right path for their children 🙌

Penny has so many encouraging things to say to parents and gives some good take-home tips as well.

For more about the Better Behaviour Show, click here: https://www.drbeurkens.com/podcast/how-to-embrace-the-joys-and-challenges-of-raising-neurodiverse-kids/

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Tomatis Therapy: Contact Nanki Robbertse on 082 556 2969

Heart and Paw Animal Assist : Contact Suzette on 082 786 6472

Show no.16 - Infant Loss Conversations with Samala Kriedeman and Nanki Robbertse

Samala Kriedeman was the appointed birth doula when Nanki Robbertse experienced infant loss in 2016.

We speak to them about:

✅Their unique experiences

✅How trauma and grief impacts a parent with infant loss

✅Ideal ways to deal with trauma and grief

✅Nanki’s recent book: “Hope After Loss”

Websites: https://www.mama-nurture.co.za/ & www.thehopebox.co.za

Show no.15 - Mental Health Conversations

Listen to our conversation about MENTAL HEALTH IN FAMILIES as part of Week 3 of the @amped_za Mental Health Awareness Campaign. We’ll be talking to Dr Kirsten du Toit and 4 other parents. Some of the parents have special needs children.

Dr Kirsten du Toit is a registered social worker and specialized play therapist. She’s been practicing for 25 years assisting children from 20 months till teenagers. She also counsels young adults and parents.

Program no.14 - Fanie du Toit die NCPD en ICASA hofgeding Okt 2021 (Deel 2)

Johanni praat met Fanie du Toit die huidige hofgeding tussen die NCPD en ICASA. Hy verduidelike waarvoor daar gevra word in terme van akkomodasie vir dowes op TV programme.

Fanie Du Toit is ‘n spesialis in gehoorverlies en doofheid by die Nasionale Raad van en vir Gestremde Persone (NCPD). Hy is ook die aanbieder van “Leefwêreld van die Gestremde” op RSG.

Program no. 14-Gesprekke met Fanie du Toit oor Gehoorverlies (Deel 1)

Johanni praat met Fanie du Toit oor gehoorverlies , sy persoonlike ervaring met doofheid en hy verduidelik wat gehoorverlies werklik is.

Fanie Du Toit is ‘n spesialis in gehoorverlies en doofheid by die Nasionale Raad van en vir Gestremde Persone (NCPD). Hy is ook die aanbieder van “Leefwêreld van die Gestremde” op RSG.

Show no.13 - Special Needs Behaviour with Julia Gudinchet

We talk about special needs behaviour with Behaviour Specialist Julia Gudinchet.  We chat about her history with special needs, common uncertainties about behaviour, and how to effectively manage your child’s challenging behaviour.

Show no. 12 - The Low Down Podcast - Down Syndrome and Mental Health with Dr Robin Friedlander - Part 2 of 2

We usher in Down Syndrome- and Mental Awareness month with an interesting discussion on the LOW DOWN PODCAST.  The hosts chat with Dr Robin Friedlander who gives interesting insights on Down Syndrome individuals and mental health. 

DrFriedlander is the founder and director of the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of British Columbia

Show no. 12 - The Low Down Podcast - Down Syndrome and Mental Health with Dr Robin Friedlander - Part 1 of 2

We usher in Down Syndrome- and Mental Awareness month with an interesting discussion on the LOW DOWN PODCAST.  The hosts chat with Dr Robin Friedlander who gives interesting insights on Down Syndrome individuals and mental health. 

DrFriedlander is the founder and director of the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of British Columbia

Show no. 11 - How does a special needs parent pray? with Johanni Meiring

How does a special needs parent pray?❓🤔🙏

Listen to this thoughtful discussion on:

☑ Johanni’s Prayer Story
☑ Dalene Reyburn ‘s blog: When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer For Healing, and
☑ Our Community’s Voices About Prayer for Their Children

Find Dalene Reyburn’s Blog here: https://dalenereyburn.com/blog/

Program no.10 - As jou kind verdrinking oorleef met Rhonel van Loggerenberg

Hoe lyk ‘n mens se realiteit as jou kind verdrinking oorleef?

Ons kuier saam met Rhonel van Loggerenberg en praat oor hulle lewe nadat hul dogtertjie Junélde verdrinking oorleef het.

Ons bespreek:

 Hulle gesin
 Die realiteit van hul dag-tot-dag uitdagings
 Hoe trauma jou menswees verander

Om meer oor Rhonel se lewensafrigting uit te vind kliek hier: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100070578034368.

Show no. 9 - Extended Family and Special Needs with Johanni Meiring

Extended family relationships with special needs in the mix can be hard to manage.

Listen to this episode and:

☑ Hear to a Grandmother’s heart
☑ Explore a few approaches and solutions with Johanni & Verster

☑ Listen to Rick Warren discuss wisdom in conflict situations

Show no. 8 - Interview with Brigitte Harms about Phelan Mcdermid Syndrome and Rare Disease

Brigitte Harms shares there family story and explain the PHELAN MCDERMID SYNDROME.

We also discuss: 

☑️ Understanding Phelan Mcdermid Syndrome and Rare Disease, &

☑️ Valuable survival tips for parents

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Show no. 7 - How to Support a Special Needs Parent - Host Johanni Meiring

Listen to this show and find practical tips to really help someone you love and respect living a special needs parenting journey!

We discuss:

* 4 main tips to remember

* We listen to parents describing their experience of support, and

* We delve deep into Empathy & Sympathy with Dr Brené Brown ( An international specialist in Social Work &       Philosphy)

Program no. 6 - Ek gesels oor ADHD met Elsa Struwig (Kliniese Maatskaplike Werker en Eienaar van die Elsa Struwig Trauma en Spel Terapie Sentrum)

Elsa Struwig kuier by my en ons gesels oor ADHD. Sy deel haar persoonlike ervaring met ADHD en hulle gesin storie  Dan pak ons die onderwerpe: ADHD behandeling en mites aan. Luister lekker saam!

Show no. 5 - Special Needs Parent Conversations with Johanni Meiring

Join Johanni Meiring for the show: SPECIAL NEEDS PARENT CONVERSATIONS where she discusses her book and the online course created based on helping a Special Needs Parent understand their grieving process.

We talk about:

* Her family story

* Denial

* Fixing your child, and

* Taking your life back

Show no. 4 - Jaco Kruger Disability Tax Specialist and Special Needs Parent

Join us for this helpful and insightful talk about Disability Tax with some one who has a passion for the service he provides.

We talk about: His family story, Sars Claims & Sars Regulation.

To find out more about Jaco’s service visit: www.disabilitytax.co.za

Show no. 3 - Reinet Blignaut's Family Story and Unpacking Autism

Reinet is a special needs mom, head of Wonderfully Made Academy, registered counsellor, head of Emotional Logic SA and qualified ECD teacher.
We discuss their special family story and her unique perspective and contributions towards Autism.

Reinet also sheds light on all the uncertainties and difficulties that comes with Autism.

Show no. 2 - Dalene Reyburn's Family Story and Relocation to England

We journey with Dalene through her experience of living the realities of a special needs mom and how she processed her son’s diagnosis.

Dalene also shares their experiences in the recent relocation reality of changing their home from South Africa to England.

She is a special needs parent and bestselling author of seven books, and a well-loved speaker, sharing regularly at www.dalenereyburn.com.

Show Premiere - Nico- and Ronell Liebenberg's Family Story

Join us for our very first Radio Show on SA Commuter Radio where we will share the voice of our special needs communities! This week we are having coffee with Nico- and Ronell Liebenberg. They have 5 children of whom two are disabled. Share the challenges and joys of their journey with us.

Radio Kansel Onderhoud - Johanni Meiring & Liese Prinsloo

Kliek HIER om the luister

Johanni vertel haar storie in hul ouerskap verhaal en gesels oor haar boek “Special Needs Special Life”

Episode 1 - Introducing the Parent Reality Podcast

In this episode Johanni Meiring & Verster du Plessis introduce themselves, discuss what the podcast is about and what we hope to achieve.

Episode 2 - Vulnerability & Special Needs Parenting

In this episode we discuss the uncomfortable presence of vulnerability in special needs parenting. The good and the bad sides.

Episode 3 - Your Social Life and Special Needs Parenting

Trying to manage a social life when you are a special needs parent can be tricky.  We discuss a few suggestions to make it work anyway.

Episode 4 - Accepting Your Child's Diagnosis

To come to terms with your child’s diagnosis takes time. The importance of getting there is much more significant than how you get there.

Episode 5 - Dealing with our new Lockdown Reality

Lockdown has changed our lives and perspectives forever. Special needs parenting, like many other things, is harder.

Episode 6 - Special Needs & Family Relationships

To keep family relationships peaceful and understanding can be hard when you have a special needs child. It isn’t impossible though.

Episode 7 - Teaching Your Autistic Child at Home

Reinet Blignaut, the head of Wonderfully Made Academy for Autistic children, shares her view and ideas on teaching a child with Autism.