485 | Big Brains Raising Little Brains with Liz Angoff, PhD

In today’s show, Eric is joined by Liz Angoff!  Liz is a licensed educational psychologist with a diplomate in school neuropsychology, providing assessment and consultation services to children and their families in the Bay area.  She is the author of the Brain Building Books and is constantly creating new tools to help parents and providers empower children to help them understand their unique brains.  Learn more about Liz and her books at brainbuidingbook.com! In this episode, you’ll hear about Liz’s mission to help neurodiverse kids understand and create their personal narratives, how parents can understand their kids better, how Liz has found purpose through her own anxiety, and using affirming language to communicate.   Then, you’ll hear about the importance of articulating and communicating intentions, engaging in self-awareness conversations with kids, acknowledging parent-guilt, when hyper-verbalism and auditory processing collide, transitions, screen time, and more!  Find more from Liz at   Questions/Topics:  [00:02.08] Introducing Liz [00:04:10] Having conversations with kids about their diagnoses &  [00:06:38] Liz shares her diagnosis story and her experiences with sensory overwhelm [00:10:11] Eric asks Liz about self-disclosure when talking to parents and kids  [00:19:24] Exploring the neurodivergent home of Eric Tivers and problem-solving at home [00:22:31] Identifying the problem and how to better understand a child’s experiences [00:29:02] Iterating: Experimentation, evaluation, and assessment  [00:31:42] Addressing concerns as a parent and needs as an adult  [00:33:51] Worrying about our kids growing up into adults; What-ifs, jumping to conclusions, and catastrophizing  [00:37:22] Eric opens up about what happens at home  [00:39:26] The importance of relearning and reintegrating skills when reaching milestones  [00:41:58] Transitions, outings, and screen time  [00:48:26] Closing thoughts from Liz  Resources & Honorable Mentions: Eric’s episode with his son – 483: Neurodivergence Runs in the Family Book: The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D Website: Collaborative & Proactive Solutions – Ross Greene, Ph.D at www.cpsconnection.com 🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community! 🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired’s award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

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