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.

Access the interviews here.

Here’s to your child’s SUCCESS!

Dr. Kari Miller


Download- Dr Kari Miller – Assistive Technology: Bridge to Independence

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Technology has opened doors for kids with special needs and every parent should know the tools available to their child.  Dr. Kari interviews Dr. Anne Zachry, pediatric occupational therapist, about low-tech and high-tech solutions to meet each child’s needs. Learn about social skills training applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch; apps that turn an iPad or iPod Touch into a communication device; and apps that can be used to create social stories and visual schedules for students with autism. Learn about great options for students with learning disabilities such as portable word processing devices, smart pens and word recognition software.  Parents will also learn why it is critical to assess a child’s individual needs before purchasing assistive technology. Phone in with questions!  Dr. Zachry’s website: here

Download – Meeting Student Needs: A new school for struggling students

On this episode of Special Kid School Talk Dr. Kari welcomes Wendy Zacuto, director of Pacific Point Academy and Learning Center in Santa Monica, California to discuss what makes this school such a great place for kids with special needs to learn.  Even if you don’t live in the Los Angeles area, this show will give you the information you need to find the best school for your special needs child.  Every student is unique and deserves a thoughtfully designed, inspiring learning environment.  Students with special learning needs require programs that develop the important skills that make learning successful and enjoyable!

Click here to view Pacific Point Academy website or to send an email to Wendy Zacuto Click here.

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Download – Homeschooling Your Special Needs Child

On this episode of Special Kid School Talk Dr. Kari welcomes back mother Bobbi Sheahan, mother of a child with autism, who talks about how to homeschool your special needs child, what type of children and parents have the most success with homeschooling, and how to provide your homeschooled child with a social life as well as an appropriate education.

Bobbi Sheahan is the co-author, along with Kathy DeOrnellas, PhD, of the book, What I Wish I’d Known About Raising a Child With Autism:  A Mom and a Psychologist Offer Heartfelt Advice for the First Five Years (Future Horizons, 2011).

Click here to see Bobbi Sheahan website.

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Download – Slash College Costs For Your Special Needs Child – Ask The Expert

slash college costs for your special needs childIn this episode of Special Kid School Talk, Ken Schreiber, college admission and financial aid coach, gives families the insider information they need to send their special needs kids to college without significantly altering their retirement plans or their current lifestyle. Ken is the host of “College Bound” on AM 560 WIND in Chicago and author of 49 Mistakes to Avoid Before Committing to a College. He also publishes the soon-to-be-released nationally-circulated Student Athlete Magazine which connects high academic achieving athletes with the most prestigious colleges in the US. Ken’s mission is to expose families to the long term dangers of overpriced education by teaching them the insider secrets to slashing college costs.

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