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Hosted by behavior consultant and author Torri Wright, the See Beyond Behavior podcast aims to make sense of the complex and challenging world of behavior. Each episode delves into different behavioral topics, from parenting a child on the spectrum, to the ins-and-outs of trauma informed care. Torri imparts her own knowledge from over twenty years in the special education and behavior field, inviting those living with challenging behaviors themselves, families, educators, and professionals to join her in sharing their perspectives and experiences. We hope to bring new insight, strategies, and a place to collaborate, so we may all feel like we belong in a world of many differences. Learn more at

May 29, 2019

Did you know that in the United States, 1 in 5 children grow up in poverty? Now imagine being poor and/or homeless, and caring for a child with a developmental disability. Joined by poverty expert, international speaker, and author Dr. Donna Beegle, this episode explores the links between poverty and behavior, challenging our perceptions.

Throughout her career, Dr. Beegle has worked hard to shift perspectives around poverty; urging everyone to look beyond the surface and understand there is a culture, system structures, and common variables, creating recurring barriers that keep people from pulling themselves out of poverty.

Torri and Dr. Beegle also discuss the See Beyond Behavior approach, leading the conversation through a look at correlations and the different lenses we look through, based on our biases and life experiences.

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