In this episode of iQ: smartparent,experts reveal strategies to help children who have atypical learning styles. The focus is on appreciating each child's distinctive learning style and experts explain learning strategies to capitalize on a child's unique strengths. Child psychologist John Carosso explains the term "neurodiversity" and the movement, led nationally by the Autism community, to end stigmas and limitations that come with a diagnosis of a learning disability. We welcome two young teens... [see more] who have autism, along with their former teacher, to discuss the online talk show the two boys created and continue to produce with the help of their classmates. Their goal is to educate others about autism and how to create a more accepting and understanding culture and their online program is gaining national attention. We are also joined by education and technology specialists who demonstrate a range of low-tech and high-tech tools to help language-challenged children communicate. Finally, we meet a blogger and teacher, who has a very special and personal interest in the neuro-diversity movement, to talk about ways in which he uses hands-on STEM and maker projects in his special-needs classroom.
A 2015 Emmy Award-winner, IQ: SMARTPARENT equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully guide their children in the use of digital media and technology. The series, which was co-created and executive produced by Peabody Award winner Angela Santomero, addresses children's media consumption, from helping them discern between fiction and reality to safeguarding their online identities.