Karen Dammer

This week on Sensory Matters Jenny chats to Karen Dammer who is an Independent Education Consultant. Karen teaches cooperative learning across the UK, this is a way of engaging lots of kids and getting the best out of them. We find out how she makes sure every child is engaged and how they are all different.

You'll get some tips as parents about how you can have a conversation with your teachers and tips on how to approach teachers and get the best out of them. This really is an amazing podcast. Karen tells us the most important people in education are the kids. Every child has a different learning need even if they don't have a diagnosis.

One size doesn't fit all. You don't want to miss this one!

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Bernadette Crisp

This week Bee is taking a break as she's off for a week of Respite! However we've got her podcast for you this week!

Very strange as when this was filmed when Bee was non verbal. She has worked so hard and currently has her speech back which is amazing 😍😍😍

Her mum was her voice for this so bare with some of the silences ... but you can learn a lot from this young lady about being positive x

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Luke Murphy

This week on Sensory Matters we hear from Luke Murphy Luke plays wheelchair football, is diagnosed with ADHD and EDS.

We find out how transitioning and the change in hormones triggered the condition when he was just 18 and means he needs to use a wheelchair.

Find out how he dislocated his shoulder deboning a chicken at college when he planned on being a chef.

Unfortunately, this meant he was asked to leave college due to his health. Luke talks about how the online community helped him through this especially Instagram. If you've ever wondered about wheelchair football

Luke tells us how it works!

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Kate Gasser

This week Jenny chats to Kate from Girls Autistic Journey. The page has actually now closed as Kate needs to concentrate on her family.

We find out a little about Kate's family, how her son Leon was diagnosed after daughter Ivy and how her husband came to the realisation that he too was autistic.

Kate's journey is pretty similar to my own and we became friends whilst chatting about residential schools and our girls.

She also has some great tips!

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Katy

This week Jenny chats to our very own Katy!
 
What kind of Sensory Seeker are you?
 
Learn about the different types of sensory seeking.
 
Learn about the 8th sense Interoception.
 
Play along at home this weeks episode is so good you won't want to miss this!
 
 
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Casper Dawson

This week on the Sensory Matters Show Jenny has been chatting to Casper one of our amazing Ambassadors and one half of Flappy Hands and Stims.

They chat about coming out and how he came out to his family and friends. He gives some great tips about coming out and encourages people not to rush it and take things at their own pace.

He also gives some really good tips on how he handles his anxiety and how to handle meltdowns.

Plus learn all about stretchers and which is Caspers favourite Chewigem!

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Luke Armatige

In this episode of Sensory Matters, we talk to Luke Armatige, a young autistic trans person who is currently doing his Masters. We hear all about the life of an autistic trans person as well as his research into the possible link between may autistic people being non-binary.
We hope you enjoy it!

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This week Jenny chats to Kate from Girls Autistic Journey. The page has actually now closed as Kate needs to concentrate on her family.

We find out a little about Kate's family, how her son Leon was diagnosed after daughter Ivy and how her husband came to the realisation that he too was autistic.

Kate's journey is pretty similar to my own and we became friends whilst chatting about residential schools and our girls.

She also has some great tips!

 

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Riko’s PDA Page

This week Jenny chats to Riko on the Sensory Matters Podcast. Riko is an advocate for PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) and has a page Riko's PDA page

This is a very interesting interview where Riko tells us about the fight between Autism & PDA and how PDA usually wins, how she manages to override her thought process to be able to do everyday things like the dishes and taking a bath. We find out the difference between PDA & Autism and how autism craves routine yet PDA is triggered by this and how you can deal with it. This episode is full of great tips.

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Jayden Worthington

**This Weeks Episode contains talk of self harm and depression**

This week Jenny chats to one of our Youth Ambassadors Jayden on The Sensory Matters Show.

Jayden chats openly about his childhood and how he struggled in middle school. We hear about how he initially came out to his parents after a tough time dealing with self harm and depression and hoped that everything would change. Unfortunately nothing changed until he realised that actually he was trans. We get to hear about how important it is to have someone to trust that is outside of your family circle and Jayden has this in a teacher and very good friend.

This is where his journey for an autism diagnosis also began. Jayden tells us how having a diagnosis has really helped him as there is lots of help and support he wouldn't have known was available without it.

Finally he chats a little about school now, his upcoming exams and future at 6th Form.

This one really shouldn't be missed. Thanks Jayden and good luck with the exams.

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