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The Opportunity Gap
Kids of color who have ADHD and other common learning differences often face a double stigma. But there’s a lot that families can do to address the opportunity gap in our communities. Host Julian Saavedra is a father of two. He's also an assistant principal who has spent nearly 20 years working in public schools. Join Saavedra as he talks with parents and experts and offers tips to help you advocate for your child. Understood is a nonprofit and social impact organization dedicated to shaping a world where the 1 in 5 people who learn and think differently can thrive. Learn more about The...
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5.0 stars from 18 ratings
Julian is a great host—I love this show! Great topics, great guests, great tips, and did I mention I love the host?
ice-wings🐾🐲🌌 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/22
This podcast is one of a kind — specifically focusing on the intersection of race and learning disabilities/ADHD, which often gets overlooked in schools. The host is honest, relatable, and informative. The guests always add great perspective. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to become more...Read full review »
Nyrkim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/22
Really great show
Love the hosts and how candid they are. I really appreciate the perspective they bring. Required listening for all teachers.
BK77534 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/22
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It’s becoming more common for kids and their parents to open up and share their struggles with mental health. But this openness isn’t always welcomed in communities of color. In this episode of “The Opportunity Gap,” we talk about the importance of mental health. We explore its stigma in...
Published 05/17/23
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From the decisions they make to the words they say, parents play a huge role in supporting their child’s mental health. Kids may not always be looking to their parents to be perfect or pillars of strength. But they are looking for healthy ways to cope when life treats them unfairly. So, it’s...
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