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The Rebecca Listener

31 EpisodesProduced by Rebecca SchoolWebsite

Therapeutic day school for children 3-21 with neurodevelopmental delays of relating and communicating.

31 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

Learning a New Language

February 3rd, 2023


AAC syands for augmentative and alternative communication. But, what does it encompass? What are its benefits? Learn about AAC and how Rebecca School …

We Can Dance If We Want To!

January 25th, 2023


Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. But how can the art of Tap Dance be used within an educational group setting? Arielle Jackson …

What is Travel Training?

October 5th, 2022


Commuting, cooking food, and working all have something in common. They are all life skills that at one point or another we learn. How does the …

Telling Social Stories

November 24th, 2021


Social Stories: What are they? In this episode we talk about using a tool called social stories to help students understand and anticipate events in …

Season 2 Trailer: WE ARE BACK!!!!

November 5th, 2021


Welcome to season 2 of the Rebecca Listener!!! We know everyone has been excited for the Podcasts return and here we are! Stay tuned and hit that subscribe button!!!



Improv: Say "Yes" and Follow it with "And?"

February 14th, 2020


Chris interviews a teaching assistant, Haley R., and the two discuss how improv & Floortime lineup. Haley has used her skills in improv comedy to both help teach students through DIRFloortime and help staff realize …

Some Food for Thought

February 14th, 2020


Chris interviews ToniAnn Loftus,MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD, and Liza Bernabeo, MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD, about their recent Journal Article "Food for Thought: Preparing the Brain to Eat New Foods through "Messy" Play." The article was …

Why We Plan

January 22nd, 2020


On this special episode of the Rebecca Listener, a student joins the podcast to talk about their experience in transition prepping. He explains who …

Goodbye 2019

December 20th, 2019


On today's short episode, we say goodbye to 2019 and talk about some of the years memorable moments as well as what we have to look forward to in 2020.

Media Literacy p. 2

November 27th, 2019


On this episode Chris is accompanied by Donal Welch, the Rebecca School creative writing teacher. The two take a deeper dive into explaining concerns …

An Introduction to Media Literacy

November 15th, 2019


Tina and Chris talk briefly about media literacy and why it is important to understand what we consume from our electronic devices.

Graduation Group

October 25th, 2019


Graduation group is a transitions group that helps students understand what it means to graduate school and where they will going post Rebecca School.

Keep Calm, it's PT Month

October 15th, 2019


To celebrate Physical Therapy month, the Rebecca School's PT department joins Chris to talk about what physical therapy looks like in the DIR …

Season 2 is here!!

October 2nd, 2019


The Rebecca Listener is back with more content than before! This short episode is our season two podcast kickoff! Tina and Chris talk about the first …

Tina Talks - 2018/2019 School Year Finale Podcast

July 24th, 2019


On this episode, Tina & Chris wrap up their discussion on DIR Floortime®. 

Better Speech and Hearing

June 17th, 2019


Although it's June, our Speech department has come together to talk about their work and promote Better Speech and Hearing Month (May). The therapists talk about assisted hearing devices, different ways of …

Tech Time

May 30th, 2019


Clinical Director Toni Tortora takes over as host for this week's podcast. She interviews Chris, Allison, and Morgan about the Tech/Science groups …

Individual Differences

May 6th, 2019


On today's episode, Tina & Chris continue the conversation of breaking down DIR Floortime® by explaining the I (Individual Differences) in DIR.


April 18th, 2019


It's World Autism Awareness Month and we have a special podcast episode just for you! Listen in as our Occupational Therapy department speak about …

Tina Talks - (D)IR

April 8th, 2019


On today's Tina Talks episode, Tina and Chris talk about development and the basic functional emotional developmental capacities. 

Travel Training

March 29th, 2019


From learning to navigate the neighborhood, navigating to the store, and learning how to travel to an internship; travel training helps guide students towards their independence.


March 15th, 2019


Handwriting is a skill that is often taught in a singular manner. Learn how an occupational therapist and teacher are switching up how handwriting is …

Friendship (Transitions Team)

March 12th, 2019


Today's episode is an open forum in which Chris and the transitions team talks in regards to fostering relationships outside of a school setting.

Chess Club

February 25th, 2019


Sergio, a teaching assistant here at the Rebecca School, discusses his chess groups that he facilitates for students.

Just Breathe

February 12th, 2019


Taking a step back and taking a deep breath can help us to self regulate/self soothe. Today's episode involves three therapists who co-run a …

Tina Talks - Episode 2

February 10th, 2019


Let's recap this past months episodes as well as shed some light on various upcoming events and happenings at the school.

Post Rebecca School (Transitions Planning)

February 1st, 2019


On today's episode, transition coordinators Josh and Shelby talk about preparing students for post Rebecca School.

Education Department & DIR Floortime

January 25th, 2019


On today's episode a few members of our education department take the time to talk about what DIR Floortime looks like in a classroom setting.

Poetry Groups

January 18th, 2019


In today's episode we look into one of the many groups that are run here at Rebecca School. The group we will be discussing today is poetry group.

Interdisciplinary Talk

January 10th, 2019


Rebecca School's occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language therapy supervisors talk about how each of their disciplines …

Tina Talks Episode 1

January 4th, 2019


To start off our podcast Tina, our Director, talks about Rebecca School in order to set the overall tone of future episodes.

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