Expert Interviews

Dr. Kari Miller, PhD
“Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of expert advice in the field of parenting, education, advocacy, and straightforward information about special kids, their education, and their future that you will find anywhere on the web!”




Dear Parent,

I’m pleased to have put together a powerful collection of expert interviews for you. You can easily access these very special recordings by clicking on the link below.

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Here’s to your child’s SUCCESS!

Dr. Kari Miller


Download- Dr. Kari Miller- Medication for ADD and ADHD – You Need to Know the Truth!

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ADD and ADHD medication is often a topic of concern for parents.

All parents are concerned about giving their child with attention deficit disorder prescription medications—and no one can blame them. The internet is full of myths and incorrect information, but medication for ADD is very often life altering for our kids. Dr. Kari is joined by developmental pediatrician Dr. James Varga who discusses the pros, and pros, and pros, and cons of ADD/ADHD medications. This tremendous show is a must-listen for all parents of kids with attention deficit disorder.

Dr. Varga’s website.

Download – The Real Truth About Impulsive Behavior

On this episode of Special Kid School Talk Dr. Kari is joined by social worker Garry Earles who gives us the facts about impulsive behavior and explains how parents can help children and adolescents who have difficulty controlling their impulsivity.  Think you understand why your child does those crazy things?…well…I guess not.  But anyway, you probably think he or she could have made better choices.

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Download – Girls Can’t Really Have Attention Deficit Disorder Can They

On this episode of Special Kid School Talk Dr. Kari is joined by psychologist Dr. Jennifer Cassatly, who talks about the problems girls with ADD can develop, how to tell if your daughter (or your niece, or even yourself) has ADD, and what to do to help.  It’s usually much easier to tell that your son has attention deficit disorder than it is to tell that your daughter has ADD.  Girls who don’t receive treatment usually aren’t able to discover and cultivate their strengths.  They do, however, tend to grow up with a lot of shame and self-blame. They often feel second-class, unable to be the ideal woman, spouse, or mother that our culture encourages them to be.

Dr. Cassatly’s website click here

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Download – A Parent With ADHD Shares Her Story!

On this episode of Special Kid School Talk Dr. Kari interviews Nicky VanValkenburgh, a parent of two boys who have ADHD, who has ADHD herself.  She shared her challenges in raising kids with ADHD, and how she improved her life.  In her new book, “Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life: How to Conquer ADHD In 60 Days, Without Ritalin” she discusses a non-medical approach to treating ADHD.  The ALERT brain training device, commonly called a light and sound machine, includes special eyeglasses, headphones, and a control box.  The ALERT system boosts the electro-chemical activity in the brain, and can be used in the comfort of your own home.

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Listeners can purchase Ms. Van Valkenburgh’s book at a discount by visiting this website.

Download – Does Your Child Have Auditory Processing, Autism or ADHD?

Dr Allison Kawa - autism evaluationOn this episode of Special Kid School Talk, Dr. Kari interviews child psychologist, Dr. Allison Kawa about the confusing and difficult diagnosis between these three disabilities – Auditory Processing, Autism and ADHD.  If you are concerned that your child has attention deficit disorder, autism, or auditory processing problems, you don’t want to miss this show!
Dr. Kawa’s website:

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Dr. Kari Miller Discusses ADHD

strategies for add and adhdHave you heard of “executive skills” – those strategies good students use to be successful – such as time management, organization, and regulating emotions and effort? If you or your child has ADD or ADHD, you’ll want to download this episode of Special Kid School Talk to learn how to find success and overcome demons such as procrastination, poor follow-through and test anxiety.

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