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High Sensitivity Processing and the Neurodiversity Movement with Leah K. Walsh

“High Sensitivity Processing and the Neurodiversity Movement with Leah K. Walsh”

Season 01, Episode 03

 

In this episode we’re joined by Leah K. Walsh. We discuss high sensitivity processing, how it relates to the neurodiversity movement at large, the issues with the pathology lens, and difficulty with language around expressing how people think and experience the world through their bodies.

Leah (she/her) works with people who are sensitive and neurodivergent with rooted respect and encouragement. She offers individual coaching sessions and a seasonal meet-up so that others can safely explore their story, embody their unique way of being in the world, and show up freely. 

Nicki and Leah talk about the work of Dr. Elaine Aron and high sensitivity processing (HSP), going over some of the key points of the framework offered by this body of research. The conversation drifts into how this can be helpful for people who identify with this particular way of being as well as its limitations within the context of the neurodiversity movement. 

 

Mentions & Further Reading

Leah K. Walsh’s website

 

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D

Neurodiversity Community Resource Page at leahkwalsh.com

“The highly sensitive brain: an fMRI study of sensory processing sensitivity and response to others’ emotions” in Brain Behavior 

 

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Book Talk on the History of Books

“Book Talk on the History of Books”

Season 01, Episode 02

 

In this book talk episode, Nicki shares a few book titles on the subject of the history of books.

History of Books – Reading List on Bookshop.org

 

Mentions & Further Reading

The Book by Amaranth Borusk

Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years by Tom Standage

From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future by Tom Wheeler

A History of Cookbooks: From Kitchen to Page Over Seven Centuries By Henry Notaker

 

“Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy” by Gennie Gebhart, et. al. of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Dyslexia, Education & the English Language with Emily O’Connor

 

“Dyslexia, Education and the English Language with Emily O’Connor”

Season 01, Episode 01

 

In this episode we’re joined by Emily O’Connor, M.A.T. In this conversation we discuss dyslexia, education, and study of the English language.

Emily is a dyslexic human whose greatest passion in life is supporting other dyslexic humans, especially children. In 2015 she launched her small business, Advantage Math Clinic, in Portland, Oregon. Emily spends her days studying math and words with kids and adults, and believes passionately that every dyslexic child deserves a guide who views their own study and understanding as ever evolving and expanding.

In this conversation, Nicki and Emily talk about dyslexia, neurodiversity, and education. Emily shares her experience as a dyslexic human navigating the K-12 education system as a student, as a student in higher education, and then pursuing a career path in education herself.  

Learning mathematics at the Making Math Real Institute and studying Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) has led to Emily’s life-changing empowerment and understanding of math, written language, and more. Emily shares the history of her unique and compelling educational publication series Truer Words: A resource for scholars, which supports learning more about English language words diachronically, synchronically, and through the lens of SWI. 

 

Mentions & Further Reading

Emily O’Connor, M.A.T. and Advantage Math Clinic

Truer Words Store

 

Pete Bowers and WordWorks Literacy Centre

Douglas Harper and the Online Etymology Dictionary 

David Berg, E.T. and the Making Math Real Institute

Sean McCormick’s interview of Emily O’Connor

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Listen to Preview of S01, E03 with Leah K. Walsh

In this episode we’re joined by Leah K. Walsh. We discuss high sensitivity processing, how it relates to the neurodiversity movement at large, the issues with the pathology lens, and difficulty with language around expressing how people think and experience the world through their bodies.

Leah (she/her) works with people who are sensitive and neurodivergent with rooted respect and encouragement. She offers individual coaching sessions and a seasonal meet-up so that others can safely explore their story, embody their unique way of being in the world, and show up freely.

 

 

 

Stay tuned for the release of the full episode next month!

 

 

Listen to Preview of S01-E01 with Emily O’Connor

Season 01 is launching soon in September. Stay tuned!

Here’s a sneak peak of the conversation on Nicki’s Wonder List with guest Emily O’Connor.

Emily is a dyslexic human. His greatest passion in life is supporting other dyslexic humans, especially children. In 2015, she launched her small business advantage math clinic. Emily spends her day studying math and words with kids and adults and believes passionately that every dyslexic child deserves a guide who views their own study in understanding as ever evolving and expanding in this conversation. In this conversation, Nicki and Emily talk about dyslexia education and the study of the English language.

 

 

Stay tuned for the release of the full episode on September 14, 2022.

 

 

Podcast Trailer for Nicki’s Wonder List

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We’ve just wrapped up post-production of season 01 and have begun producing season 02. 🎊

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come in the first season of Nicki’s Wonder List:

 

 

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