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The Listening Brain Podcast: A Conversation with Dr. Dale Atkins
Host Todd Houston, Ph.D. and guest Dr. Dale Atkins explore childhood hearing loss through the lives of the parents and families who are on this journey.
Dr. Dale Atkins is a licensed psychologist with an MA in Special Education (Deafness). She has extensive experience with children and families living with hearing loss. Dr. Atkins has more than 45 years as a relationship expert focusing on families, wellness, aging well, life’s transitions, managing stress, and living a balanced, meaningful life. She is the author of 7 books, most recently, The Kindness Advantage: Cultivating Compassionate and Connected Children (co-authored with Amanda Salzhauer) www.thekindnessadvantagebook.com. Among the many accolades for The Kindness Advantage is that it was chosen by Greater Good Magazine as one of the 10 best parenting books of 2018 and by Huffington Post as one of the best books to teach kindness in 2019. In addition to writing books, Dr. Atkins has written many chapters, articles, and journals for popular and professional audiences. She lectures worldwide, often about raising responsible, kind children and adapting to life’s challenges in healthy ways. She is a recurring guest expert in the media who, for the last 17 years, has frequently appeared on NBC’s “TODAY” show and CNN. Dr. Atkins has a private psychology practice in NYC and lives in CT. She is an active volunteer in her community. Dale and her dog, Samson, are a certified dog therapy team. She sits on several non-profit boards whose foci are literacy, tolerance, wellness, child protection, and community action and has been recognized locally and nationally for her philanthropic work.