Cattitude - Episode 115 Cattitude Mewsroom
23 min
This week Michelle Fern hosts another Mewsroom featuring topics about Covid-19, plus tips and tricks for keeping your cats happy and healthy!

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Merry Little Podcast of
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The Magic of Turkeys and Santa
In this episode we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas together with a mix of old and new. Thanksgiving — that All-American holiday of festive foods married with historical debates — get a look through the lens of pandemic past. We explore the Thanksgiving of 1918 and how it was the same and how it was different. This conversation comes as a backdrop to modern-day calls to abolish Thanksgiving by The New York Times and The Atlantic. While we agree some liberties have been taken with the history of Thanksgiving we have to take a real-world look at what Puritans and Native Americans really have to do with the Thanksgiving we really celebrate. But highlighting this episode even more is the fact that Thanksgiving, as always, sets the Christmas stage and helps build the delicious anticipation we all get in Santa Claus. Our merry little Thanksgiving Gobble Contest has yielded some festive results that we shared include the laughter of my 5 year old grandson who grabbed the microphone to tell me a Christmas tale that happened in my home just last Christmas. Mind you, I’ve never heard this story before — and it is, as all Santa stories are — a legendary thing. And that led to the debut of our first edition of our reading of A Visit from St. Nicholas – the Merry Forums sponsored event we call the Twas the Night Before Christmas Read-a-thon. This is an activity we have talked about for years that we have finally made a reality. And it is a little production sure to produce a smile and loads of Christmas spirit. We also share some more new music. A new song from Robyn Scott titled I Saw Santa Last Night brings a party feel to this episode. *_Song Details:_* *Title: * I Saw Santa Last Night *Artist:* Robyn Scott *Writers:* Robyn Scott & Brian Dolph *Length:* 2:54 *BPM:* 100 *ISRC: * CA8ZW1900001 *_Social Media Links_* Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: _*I Saw Santa Last Night – Links*:_ Spotify: iTunes: Apple Music: Amazon: Google Play: YouTube:
32 min
ABA Inside Track
ABA Inside Track
Robert Parry-Cruwys
Episode 148 - Dental Exam Tolerance w/ Dr. Kelly McConnell
While nobody really wants to go to the dentist, there’s a big difference between a grumbling as you walk in for a cleaning and hiding under the dining room table when the word “fluoride” is uttered. This week, Dr. Kelly McConnell stops by to discuss her research on helping individuals with autism tolerate dental exams, including the do’s and do not’s of working with dentists and ensuring that the program in the clinic actually results in a successful trip to the dentist’s office. 4 out of 5 dentists recommend you listen to this episode (we’re guessing). Articles discussed this episode: Allen, K.D., & Wallace, D.P. (2013). Effectiveness of using noncontingent escape for general behavior management in a pediatric dental clinic. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 723-737. doi: 10.1002/jaba.82 Carter, L., Harper, J.M., & Luiselli, J.K. (2019). Dental desensitization for students with autism spectrum disorder through graduated exposure, reinforcement, and reinforcement fading. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 31, 161-170. doi: 10.1007/s10882-018-9635-8 McConnell, K.L., Sassi, J.L., Carr, L., Szalwinski. J., Courtemanch, A., Njie-Jallow, F., & Cheney, W.R. (2020). Functional analysis and generalized treatment of disruptive behavior during dental exams. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.747 Appukuttan, D.P. (2016). Strategies to manage patients with dental anxiety and dental phobia: Literature review. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry, 8, 35-50. doi: 10.2147/CCIDE.S63626 If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at for further assistance.
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