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08/13/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2020 08:59

Prepare for the school year with SiriusXM specials for students and parents alike

As September gets closer and the discussions around reopening schools and adapting during the pandemic continue, the back-to-school process can be stressful for both parents and kids alike. To help navigate these uncertain times, listeners can hear experts discussing everything from the logistics of returning to school to the psychology of it and coping techniques.

Back to School in the Time of Coronavirus

Doctor Radio (Ch. 110) is hosting experts in child psychiatry and pediatrics to share advice on how to handle anxiety and fear over back to school decisions, ways to protect children and adults in various school settings, predictions for the future of education, child development, and more. The two-hour live special is lead by About Our Kids hosts Jess Shatkin, MD and Benard Dreyer, MD. Dr. Shatkin is a child psychiatrist and Dr. Dreyer is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician. See the full topic and guest list below and hear it on Friday, August 14 at 6am ET, Saturday, August 15 at 10pm ET, and Sunday, August 16 at 4pm ET.

Back to School Anxiety / Worries About Safety and Returning to the Classroom

Dr. Aleta Angelosante, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine; Clinical Director of the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone Health.

Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Children with Special Needs; Services Needed for Special Education Students / Back-to-School Online and in Classroom

Dr. Daniela Montalto, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine & Clinical Director of the Neuropsychology and Learning Service at the Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone Health

Recommendations for Returning to School / Safety Guidelines: Distancing, Face Masks, and Hygiene Practices / Predicting the Future of Education and Child Development

Dr. Jim Griffin, Ph.D.

Chief of the National Institute of Child Health and Development's (part of National Institutes of Health) Child Development and Behavior branch, as well as the director of the NICHD's early learning and school readiness program

Participation in Youth Sports / Recommendations for Student Athletes / Physical Activity Guidance for Children, Parents, and Families

Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Family Medicine at Emory Sports Medicine Center, the Director of Emory Sports Medicine Research and Education, and team physician for the Atlanta Braves

Infection Risk / Symptoms and Impact on Children's Health

Dr. Jennifer Lighter, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Hospital Epidemiologist and Pediatric Stewardship Director

The Business of Schools During a Pandemic: A SiriusXM Town Hall

As states and localities deal with revenue shortages and budget concerns from the COVID-19 fallout, K-12 public schools can also expect big budget cuts this coming year, and perhaps for years to come. On Thursday, August 20 at 10am ET, don't miss professionals in education and business coming together to share insight on how the Congress's budget bills will impact how safe is it for students and teachers to return to the classroom, the health risks for schools and surrounding communities, and how deep cuts to education funding disproportionately affect schools that serve minority communities and communities experiencing concentrated poverty during a special on Business Radio (Ch. 132).

SLAM! Radio

The first satellite radio station run by high school students, SLAM! Radio (Ch. 145) has made history again with their national weekday show, The Youth. Despite COVID-19 limitations, the show launched in April and continues to broadcast daily, passing the mic to students as they sound off on the topics important to them in light of the upcoming school year. The channel broadcasts from the innovative SLAM! Charter High School in Miami, Florida and, while the programming is created by high school students, it's for anyone eager for unique perspectives on interesting subjects.