The Individual Matters Podcast

by Individual Matters

Information, ideas, and interviews about self-improvement, learning, and development.

Podcast episodes

  • Learning Evaluations: An Introduction for Parents

    Learning Evaluations: An Introduction for Parents

    There are many different types of testing available for learning-related issues. Where and why you seek testing for your child will determine who evaluates your child, which tests are administered, how results are interpreted and communicated to you, what findings and recommendations follow, and the total amount of time and costs involved in the process. In this episode, we discuss a few different types of private learning evaluations, as well as some other factors that you may want to keep in mind when choosing the most appropriate option for your child. Individual Matters is a boutique psychology practice that specializes in comprehensive learning and neurodevelopmental evaluations for children. Website: https://individualmatters.org YouTube: https://youtube.com/individualmatters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoveractgrow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/individual_matters/ X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/DiscoverActGrow Newsletter: https://individualmatters.org/newsletter-sign-up/

  • Parents Challenge: K-12 Scholarships for Mesa County

    Parents Challenge: K-12 Scholarships for Mesa County

    Eric Gil of Strong Branch Learning describes an important resource available to Colorado K-12 students, Parents Challenge is a nonprofit organization that disrupts the legacy of educational failure by empowering parents of K-12 students with scholarships, information, training, mentoring, tools, and other resources so they can choose the education they think is best for their children. Learn more about Parents Challenge: https://parentschallenge.org/ Learn more about Eric Gil , CEO, “nerd,” and founder of Strong Branch Learning, a tutoring and test prep company in Grand Junction. https://strongbranchlearning.com/ (970) 623-6517 Individual Matters is a boutique psychology practice that specializes in comprehensive learning and neurodevelopmental evaluations for children. Website: https://individualmatters.org YouTube: https://youtube.com/individualmatters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoveractgrow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/individual_matters/ X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/DiscoverActGrow Newsletter: https://individualmatters.org/newsletter-sign-up/

  • How To Retrain Your Nervous System to Reduce Stress

    How To Retrain Your Nervous System to Reduce Stress

    The autonomic nervous system, why we get stuck in “fight or flight” mode, and easy-to-do exercises for calming your mind and body. Dr. Andrea Jordheim is a practicing upper cervical specialist and certified functional medicine practitioner who strives to identify the cause of her patient’s disease/condition by uncovering any underlying biochemical and physiological dysfunction. She honors each patient’s unique circumstances and endeavors to restore optimal physiological function and wellbeing. Reach her at Transformation Wellness Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. https://mytransformationwellness.com/ (970) 812-5559. For more about the Xen all-in-one wellness technology discussed by Dr. Jordheim, visit https://neuvanalife.com/ and use code "transform." Individual Matters is a boutique psychology practice that specializes in comprehensive learning and neurodevelopmental evaluations. Dr. Katrina Katen, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist, speaker and educator, and author of "The Ownership Yard." Andrew Katen is an educator and author. Website: https://individualmatters.org YouTube: https://youtube.com/individualmatters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoveractgrow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/individual_matters/ Newsletter: https://individualmatters.org/newsletter-sign-up/

  • Children's Extensive Support (CES) Waiver: What It Is and How It Helps Children with Developmental Disabilities

    Children's Extensive Support (CES) Waiver: What It Is and How It Helps Children with Developmental Disabilities

    Whether you're a parent, teacher, clinician, or medical provider, this episode is for you –especially if you know of or work with children who have (or might have) a developmental disability. Sabrina Bussard (Respite Essentials, LLC) talks about Colorado's Child Extensive Support (CES) waiver, criteria for eligibility, how to apply, the eligibility determination process, and what specific supports and services are available through the waiver. As you’re about to hear, the application process is long and rather complex. But a key takeaway is that Respite Essentials helps Western Colorado families with navigating the application process. Respite Essentials, LLC, is a small, family-owned company in Grand Junction, Colorado, that provides support services for caregivers of children who are on the CES, including homemaker services and respite care for parents, as well as community-based experiences for children. You can reach her at (970) 822-9693 or visit the Respite Essentials website (https://respiteessentials.my.canva.site/) for more information and resources. Individual Matters is a boutique psychology practice that specializes in comprehensive learning and neurodevelopmental evaluations. Dr. Katrina Katen, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist, speaker and educator, and author of "The Ownership Yard." Andrew Katen is an educator and author. Website: https://individualmatters.org YouTube: https://youtube.com/individualmatters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoveractgrow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/individual_matters/ Newsletter: https://individualmatters.org/newsletter-sign-up/

  • ADHD in the Classroom: A Teacher's Perspective

    ADHD in the Classroom: A Teacher's Perspective

    What does ADHD look like in the classroom? What strategies and mindsets are most important for working with students with ADHD? What should parents keep in mind at home? Josh Guddat is a middle school teacher with twenty years’ experience in the classroom. He and his wife own and operate Essentials in Learning, a tutoring and ADHD coaching business in Grand Junction, Colorado. Learn more about their services here: https://www.essentialsinlearning.com/ Next month, Essentials in Learning and Individual Matters will team up to deliver the 2024 Learning About Learning symposium for parents: Building Executive Function Skills for Successful Learning – What Can We Do as Parents? This will be held February 24 in Grand Junction. Seats are limited. Register here: https://individualmatters.org/ or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-executive-function-ef-skills-for-successful-learning-tickets-792564280097?aff=ebdsoporgprofile&fbclid=IwAR3a1Sv_3zPJ4vBKfRkg73UAjTQ7pk2eXm2iNoxyZqLmyLA4EWPtNOGX-28 Individual Matters is a boutique psychology practice that specializes in comprehensive learning and neurodevelopmental evaluations. Dr. Katrina Katen, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist, speaker and educator, and author of "The Ownership Yard." Andrew Katen is an educator and author. Website: https://individualmatters.org YouTube: https://youtube.com/individualmatters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoveractgrow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/individual_matters/ Newsletter: https://individualmatters.org/newsletter-sign-up/