Podcasts

The Owerko Centre hosts a regular podcast that focuses on the study of neurodevelopment in children and the improvement of child mental health. We profile the work of Owerko Centre researchers and collaborators.

The Owerko Centre Presents Podcasts

In this, the first Owerko Centre Presents Podcast for 2022, I talk with Dr. Catherine Lebel about brain development in kids with prenatal alcohol exposure: What it is? What factors need to be considered? How imaging science helps this study? And longitudinally, what more needs to be done to understand the pre/postnatal environment for this kids and their families. 

On this podcast we talk with Matthew Corkum to discuss ways can parents can promote the idea of ability in disability, and the implications of doing so to benefit kids with neurodevelopmental conditions. Matt and I look closely at questions like how do we ensure that children with neurodevelopmental challenges don’t get frustrated when they struggle at different activities? What can parents do to ensure their children with neurodevelopmental conditions are not too dependent on parents themselves? And, how can parents assist their children to interact with other children?

During the COVID-19 pandemic students have been returning to their school classrooms at different rates and in different ways. But how are the students themselves handling the disruption? What are their feelings about their own personal learning, health, mental health, and relationships in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Can the students own perspectives be used to inform school and board decisions moving forward? We talk about it in this episode of The Owerko Centre Presents podcast.

Supportive people and surroundings enable children and youth to develop skills, including communication, self-esteem, coping, and decision-making. These skills empower them to create naturally supportive and healthy relationships to promote well-being and success in life. On this episode, Dr. Suzanne Tough join us to talk about her research and leadership on the "Connections First" research project that addresses this very idea of the vital importance of providing healthy supportive environments for children and youth.

Welcome to the first episode of The Owerko Centre Presents Podcast. Pregnancy can be a stressful time for expecting mothers at the best of times. But what if you layer on a particularly stressful event, like a global pandemic such as COVID-19? Mark Agius talks to Dr. Gerald Giesbrecht, one of the lead Principal Investigators on the Pregnancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic Study, about the study and its implications.  

Brain Child Podcasts

Welcome to Brain Child! In this episode, Krista Forand, registered psychologist, interviews researcher Dr. Carly McMorris about university students with Autism, as well as the Facing Your Fears program, which helps youth with Autism (and their parents) manage anxiety.

Welcome to Brain Child! In this episode, Krista Forand, registered psychologist, interviews researcher Dr. Sheri Madigan about her research related to screen time and early child development.

Welcome to Brain Child! In this episode, Krista Forand, registered psychologist, interviews researcher Dr. Nicole Racine about her research related to parenting, maternal mental health and social support.

Welcome to the first episode of Brain Child! In this episode, Krista Forand, registered psychologist, interviews researcher Dr. Nicole Letourneau about what she has learned over the years through her research about parenting.

In this encore presentation, originally recorded for our Inside ADHD podcast, in June 2018, psychologist Krista Forand, interviews researcher Dr. Gerry Giesbrecht, from the Owerko Centre (Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute) in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Giesbrecht discusses his research, which focuses on how supportive spouses can have a positive influence on infants’ stress responses.