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photo of ME's math skills guest, Michele Mazzocco

Many children develop the idea that math is hard, just too much work and drudgery. And yet, even toddlers are attracted to numbers and have an intuitive sense of the meaning of basic math skills. So how can we sustain that interest in our young children or help our older kids recapture it? University of…

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photo of Mom Enough's language development guest Ann Derr

Language development is central to most academic learning and social relationships, and it begins long before children speak words. Ann Derr brings more than 30 years of experience in early childhood special education, with a focus on linguistically diverse families, to her discussion with Marti & Erin in this Mom Enough show. On behalf of…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder guest Dr. Jennifer Hall-Lande

Thanks to new research, it is becoming easier to identify autism spectrum disorder at earlier ages than ever before. Although parents understandably may fear having their child identified as having special needs, early identification and intervention greatly improve a child’s chances for lifelong success and wellbeing. Dr. Jennifer Hall-Lande, autism researcher at the U of…

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early intervention guest Jessica Mattson

Jessica Mattson knew something was not right with her son’s development when he was a year old. But she wasn’t sure where to turn, especially since her pediatrician thought Ben was doing fine. Eventually, with encouragement from a cousin, Jessica sought help through her school district’s early intervention team, leading to identification of Ben’s special…

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Literacy Skills Guest Dr. Lori Helman

The path to reading success starts long before a child walks through the school door. From the earliest conversations we have with our toddler to singing songs or playing rhyming games in the car, we are preparing our child for the reading and writing that will be so important to later school success. But what…

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