Improving Reading Skills
||Dr. Vaz discusses things that
parents can do to help parents help their children in improving their
High Stakes Testing
||Dr. Vaz discusses living with the
many tests children take in today's schools.
Allowances for Kids
||Dr. Vaz discusses recommendations
for dealing with allowances for kids.
||Dr. Vaz discusses ways for parents
to help their children deal with their school homework.
Education and the Struggle to
||Dr. Vaz discusses ways in which
education offsets some of the challenges that confront persons with
Teaching Reading Skills
||Dr. Vaz talks to Dana Flannigan
about things that aid the integration of children with handicaps into
||Dr. Vaz discusses child abuse with
Annette Hodges Brothers from Child Protective Services.
Effects Of the 9/11
||Dr. Vaz discusses the
psychological effects of the 9/11 terrorist attack with Sherri Poe, an
Secrets for Teaching
||Dr. Vaz discusses an article from
a September 2001 Parenting Magazine article.
||Dr. Vaz discusses how to
understand and deal with sibling fights.
Parents Who Meddle Too Much
||Dr. Vaz discusses an April 2001
article from Time Life.
||Dr. Vaz discusses adult education
with July Fairchild from the Gonzales Learning Career Center.
Age by Age Safety Guide
||Dr. Vaz discusses an article on
safety from Parenting Magazine.
||Dr. Vaz discusses school age
bullying with Shirley Hill-Scott.
||Dr. Vaz discusses literacy laws
and how they may affect persons dealing with learning disorders or
||Dr. Vaz visits with Brad Bittan,
a Juvenile lawyer dealing with juvenile delinquency, dependency and
neglect, and special education.
Emotional Health of Children ages
||Dr. Vaz discusses information from
a book dealing with influences on early emotional developmental
||Dr. Vaz and guest Sergeant Tim
Crow discuss summer safety tips.
Terrific Triumphant Twos
||Dr. Vaz discusses two year old
parenting challenges with pediatrician Dr. Val Hay.
||The Daddy Bond
||Dr. Vaz discusses the role of the
father in raising children, with reference to June 2001 American Baby,
and Parenting Magazine articles.
||Dr. Vaz discusses children's
nutrition with pediatrician Dr. Val Hay.
Discussing Sex Issues with Your
||Dr. Vaz discusses way to discuss
sex issues with 2-6 year olds in a developmentally appropriate manner.
||An excellent discussion with Bonnie
Armstrong of the Shaken Baby Alliance. We recommend that
every adult and teenager listen to this discussion.
||Dr. Vaz and Frank Behrendt discuss
Seizures and Genetic Factors in Alcoholism
||A short discussion about a Human Genome Project
announcement, then discussion about Temporal Lobe Seizures (beginning
at 12m 42s) and their behavioral effects. Dr. John
Roach, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and
Pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San
Antonio, calls in (beginning at 15m 8s) with information about the
Genetic Factors in Alcoholism.
||Dr. Vaz revisits the topic of Inattentive Learning
Disorders including: ADHD without Hyperactivity, CAPD, and Childhood
||The Effect of
Ritalin on Our Society
||Dr. Vaz postulates on the Effects of Ritalin on Our
||1h 0m 04s
and Hyperactivity Disorder
||Dr. Vaz revisits ADHD after the American Academy of
Pediatrics published guidelines for treatment of ADHD.
Parenting and Adoption
||Nicole Green and Ovideo Garcia discuss
foster parenting and adoption.
Family and Child Services
||Natalie Knesek, a County Extension Agent
for Family and Consumer Sciences with the Texas Agricultural
Extension Agency on Gonzales County, (currently the Executive
Director for GRCAC)
and Eva Aleman, from the Family Outreach of DeWitt County, discuss
their work with children and families.
||Regional STAR coordinators, John Cook and
Dolores Tucker, discuss their goals and roles in helping kids.
||The Gonzales County Child Protective
Services employees explain their goals and their roles in helping
||Dr. Vaz and Frank Behrendt discuss the serious topic
of Teen Suicide.
||Dr. Vaz discusses Childhood Depressive Disorder.
and Hyperactivity Disorder
||Dr. Vaz and Frank Behrendt, a licensed Specialist in
School Psychology, discuss ADHD with Hyperactivity.
||Dr. Vaz discusses several inattentive learning
disorders, including: ADHD without Hyperactivity, Absence Seizure,
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Childhood Depressive Disorder,
Central Auditory Processing Deficit, Childhood Anxiety Disorder and Schizophrenia.
||Dr. Vaz and Dr. Pennington discuss Dr.
Pennington's struggle with dyslexia.
||Dr. Vaz discusses his personal struggle
with dyslexia from childhood through medical school and beyond.
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*Special thanks to the Nixon-Smiley Consolidated Independent
*Special thanks to Gonzales Independent School District and Sandra C.
Dickey Burrows, M.Ed., CALT, Dyslexia Coordinator G.I.S.D.,Certified
Academic Language Therapist, Certified Irlen Screener.