Learn Smarter Podcast

Learn Smarter Podcast


Latest Episodes

67: Psychiatrist Dr. Elisa Newman (Local Professionals Series)
August 13, 2019

Today, Rachel and Steph  are fortunate to welcome Psychiatrist Dr. Elisa Newman to the podcast. We’ll let her explain her credentials but we were excited to have her come on and have this in depth conversation about medication and the emotional impact ...

66: Strategies for the Writing Process (Writing Series)
August 06, 2019

So many of the learners Rachel & Steph work with struggle with getting started with writing. In this episode, Rachel & Steph discuss why getting started is so hard and share many strategies that they use in their sessions with their clients.

65: Screen Time with Dr. Joe Dilley (Author Series)
July 30, 2019

Today, Rachel and Steph welcome Dr. Joe Dilley, a clinical psychologist in Pasadena, CA, who authored The Game is Playing Your Kid. In this wide-ranging conversation, they explore boundaries and limit-setting in the context of the modern age. Dr.

64: Steph’s Favorite Math Apps & Games for Elementary (Math Series)
July 23, 2019

Today, our game guru, Steph, gives us several of her favorite math games and apps. In this episode, she explains when, why, and how she uses each game. Rachel also chimes in with how she uses certain games and it’s always fun to hear how Rachel and Ste...

63: Slow Processing Speed with Dr. Ellen Braaten (Author Series)
July 16, 2019

Dr. Ellen Braaten is a leading expert on processing speeds and today she joins Rachel & Steph to have a wide-ranging conversation about what processing speed is and how it impacts daily functioning. Her book Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up further explai...

62: Manager vs. Consultant (Parenting Series)
July 09, 2019

What’s the difference between managing your student versus consulting with your student? In this episode, Rachel & Steph talk about this parenting framework and how it impacts educational therapy. Rachel & Steph spend quite a bit of time in their priva...

61: The Assessment Process with Dr. Karen Wilson (Local Professionals Series)
July 02, 2019

Today, Rachel & Steph continue their local professionals series with Dr. Karen Wilson, who is a neuropsychologist in Los Angeles. She breaks down: ✅the difference between types of assessments ✅how to know when to get your learner tested

60: How to know if your kid is understanding what they’re reading (Reading Series)
June 25, 2019

This episode is a deep dive into one area of reading that can be tricky. Readers can often beautifully decode without fully comprehending what they’re reading. This episode is full of practical advice on how to figure out if your reader is understandin...

59: Communication & Limiting Beliefs with Rachel Madel
June 18, 2019

Rachel & Steph are thrilled to welcome longtime Smartie and their dear friend, Rachel Madel to the podcast. Rachel is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a practice in Los Angeles. She is a communication expert and today she shares her expertise with.

58: Top 5 Reasons Learners Don’t Want to Make Changes
June 11, 2019

Rachel & Steph have a conversation about resistance from learners and how difficult change can be for some of their clients. Push back forces Educational Therapists to be creative, flexible and intentional. Today,