The Individual Matters Podcast

by Individual Matters

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

Podcast episodes

  • 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/

  • The Extinction Burst: Why it Always Gets Worse Before it Gets Better

    The Extinction Burst: Why it Always Gets Worse Before it Gets Better

    The extinction burst is important to understand and recognize when attempting to set new boundaries or limits in your life. Every interpersonal relationship follows rules that have been modeled and learned over time. When you set a new boundary, and the rules suddenly change, what follows is an extinction burst - a temporary increase in the frequency and/or intensity of the old behavior. Eventually, the old behavior will change... but before things get better, they always get worse. This episode is a follow-up to Episode 9: Teaching Others How to Treat You: The Art of Boundary Setting (available at https://rss.com/podcasts/individualmatters/1071405/). 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/

  • Compassion Fatigue: A Presentation for Caregivers

    Compassion Fatigue: A Presentation for Caregivers

    A presentation for caretakers: how compassion fatigue differs from burnout, the signs and risk factors, and preventions and solutions. This presentation was originally delivered at Colorado Mesa University on November 6, 2023. Presenters and Copyright 2023 Owners: Tycee Belcastro, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Counseling With Tycee, counselingwithtycee.com Dr. Katrina Katen, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Individual Matters, LLC, individualmatters.org

  • Make it a Great School Year! (Eric Gil, Strong Branch Learning)

    Make it a Great School Year! (Eric Gil, Strong Branch Learning)

    To kick off the school year, Eric Gil explains the value of attending back-to-school night and connecting early on with school counselors. Then he lays out the rationale and process for establishing a consistent study/homework routine. Eric Gil is founder, “nerd,” and CEO of Strong Branch Learning, a tutoring and educational services provider in Grand Junction, Colorado. He is a former middle school teacher who works with students in need of individual and group tutoring, test prep, online tutoring, and after school and homeschool support. Connect with Eric:www.strongbranchlearning.com (970) 623-6517 Eric@strongbranchlearning.com 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/

  • My Child is Struggling in School... Now What? (Kim Maurin, Academic Language Therapist, Vector, LLC)

    My Child is Struggling in School... Now What? (Kim Maurin, Academic Language Therapist, Vector, LLC)

    Learn the first steps you should take if you suspect your child has a learning struggle. What to do when contacted by your child’s school, what mindset you need to adopt, who’s in charge of this process, how to work with the school’s educational team, basic options available to you and your student, as well as their associated pros and cons, costs, and much more. Kim Maurin (academic language therapist) focuses on four primary options available to parents: 1) Do nothing (non-intervention). 2) Request a school evaluation. 3) Seek a dyslexia/learning assessment (private sector). 4) Seek a comprehensive neurodevelopmental evaluation (private sector). Importantly, Kim makes the point that you (as the parent) "drive the bus" of your child's learning and development. Recommended resources (for letter templates, more info, and list of learning assessment providers): https://www.understood.org/ https://www.ldonline.org/ https://www.cokid.org/ http://www.peakparent.org/ Kim Maurin is an academic language therapist, Sounds in Symbols specialist, and executive function coach. She owns and manages Vector Learning, LLC, (https://kim-maurin.squarespace.com/) a company in Grand Junction, Colorado, that offers dyslexia assessments and one-on-one intervention sessions for students in preschool through sixth grade. (This episode was originally published on YouTube on July 30, 2023.) 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/