Episode 80: Stuck in the Middle No More

Episode 80: Stuck in the Middle No More

In their song “Stuck in the Middle With You,” Scottish folk rock band Stealers Wheel’s lyrics go something like  this –”Yes I’m stuck in the middle with you, And I’m wondering what it is I should do, It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face. Losing control, yeah, I’m all over the place.” These words capture the plight of a young and developing brain that often gets stuck in black and white thinking when caught in the throws of daily challenges, emotional setbacks, and unexpected wrenches. Simple redirection and cajoling is not enough to unhook that brain from the debilitating inflexibility and emotional stickiness.

On today’s podcast, our guest Hanna Bogen Novak, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Division Director at the Center For Connection, and co-creator of a curriculum called the Brain Talk Curriculum, will discuss the secrets of self-regulation, how best to understand the metacognitive needs of children with Executive function challenges, and how to provide strategies and resources that can enrich their lives.

About Hanna Bogen Novak, M.S., CCC-SLP


@HannaBogenNovak, co-creator of @BrainTalkEFJ says we have to really care for the emotional wellbeing of students & be very intentional about helping them identify where their strengths lie. On #FullPreFrontal with @SuchetaKamath Click To Tweet Hanna Bogen Novak (@BrainTalkEFJ) explains that metacognition is nothing but your ability to not only think about your own thinking but have a kind of introspective awareness to it. On #FullPreFrontal with @SuchetaKamath Click To Tweet




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Sucheta Kamath
Executive Function Specialist at Cerebral Matters
Sucheta Kamath, founder of private practice (Cerebral Matters®), is an expert in brain training & Executive Function development. She is a TEDx speaker and a recent graduate of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2015. Sucheta will be launching ExQ®, an educational software company that offers accessible, web-based learning management tools for all in Fall of 2019.

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