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The Motherhood Village Podcast

Jan 25, 2024

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Brief summary of show:

In this episode of The Motherhood Village podcast, I speak with special guest Alyson Young, owner of the Learning Lab, and a dedicated advocate for struggling learners. 

From being a teacher and reading specialist for Broward County Public Schools for 10 years, she saw first hand the challenges faced by students with learning differences such as ADHD or dyslexia, and the inadequacy of traditional approaches. Her ultimate goal is to comprehensively transform the lives of these children through education that extends beyond just academics, all the way to encompass social and emotional growth. 

She believes in early intervention, teaching children their strengths and how to navigate their unique learning journey. They believe in open communication and empowering children about their learning differences. Aly advises parents to listen to their guts, advocate for their children, and not be afraid to seek help and evaluations.

We talk about:

  • 0:00 Introduction and Guest Background
  • 1:06 A book or resource she recommends listeners to read
  • 3:27 The importance of early identification of learning differences
  • 8:36 Inspiration in creating The Learning Lab
  • 15:01 The mission behind The Learning Lab
  • 21:12 What questions to ask while touring schools
  • 25:45 How parents can advocate for their child/ren and tips to foster a learning environment at home
  • 30:41 How the Learning Lab affects social and emotional development
  • 33:02 Strengths Based Learning vs Shaming 
  • 36:09 Thoughts on rewards based systems
  • 43:17 Imparting words for listeners


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