Distribution and Podcasting

Intervention Through Broadcasting & Multimedia Program

AHere at The Cognitive Institute of Dallas, our primary goal is positive family therapy, treatment, and longevity planning so that children are not dislocated from parents.  But you have to be in a healthy place to receive that element and structure.  Our podcasting platform is an episodic series of digital audio files that a user can download to a personal device for easy listening.  Here at the Cognitive Institute, we are able to broadcast your platform and offer discounted media and marketing services as long as it is induction of family, positive parenting outreach, and strong growth elements for family and children.  Our streaming applications and podcasting services provide a convenient and integrated way to manage a personal consumption queue across many podcast sources and playback devices.  The cost to the consumer is low, with many podcasts free to download for your listeners. We offer some as underwritten by corporations or sponsored, with the inclusion of commercial advertisements. In other cases, a podcast could be a business venture supported by some combination of a paid subscription model, advertising or product delivered after sale.

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A podcast series usually features one or more recurring hosts engaged in a discussion about a particular topic or current event. Discussion and content within a podcast can range from carefully scripted to completely improvised. Podcasts combine elaborate and artistic sound production with thematic concerns ranging from scientific research to sliceof-life journalism.  It’s up to you… what would you like to promote on your own networking/broadcasting station?  As well; many podcast series provides an associated website with links and show notes, guest biographies, transcripts, additional resources, commentary, and even a community forum dedicated to discussing the show’s content.

How We Do It:

Enhanced podcasts

An enhanced podcast, also known as a slidecast, is a type of podcast that combines audio with a slide show presentation. It is similar to a video podcast in that it combines dynamically-generated imagery with audio synchronization, but it is different in that it uses presentation software to create the imagery and the sequence of display separately from the time of the original audio podcast recording.  Enhanced podcasts are podcasts that incorporate graphics and chapters. iTunes developed an enhanced podcast feature called “Audio Hyperlinking” that they patented in 2012. Enhanced podcasts can be used by businesses or in education. Enhanced podcasts can be created using QuickTime AAC or Windows Media files.[53] Enhanced podcasts were first used in 2006.

Fiction podcast

fiction podcast (also referred to as a “scripted podcast” or “narrative podcast”) is similar to a radio drama, but in podcast form. They deliver a fictional story, usually told over multiple episodes and seasons, using multiple voice actors, dialogue, sound effects, and music to enrich the story.

Podcast novels

podcast novel (also known as a “serialized audiobook” or “podcast audiobook”) is a literary form that combines the concepts of a podcast and an audiobook. Like a traditional novel, a podcast novel is a work of literary fiction; however, it is recorded into episodes that are delivered online over a period of time. The episodes may be delivered automatically via RSS or through a website, blog, or another syndication method. Episodes can be released on a regular schedule, e.g., once a week, or irregularly as each episode is completed. In the same manner, as audiobooks, some podcast novels are elaborately narrated with sound effects and separate voice actors for each character, similar to a radio play or scripted podcast, but many have a single narrator and few or no sound effects.

Some podcast novelists give away a free podcast version of their book as a form of promotion. On occasion such novelists have secured publishing contracts to have their novels printed. Podcast novelists have commented that podcasting their novels lets them build audiences even if they cannot get a publisher to buy their books. 

Video podcasts

video podcast or vodcast is a podcast that contains video content. Web television series are often distributed as video podcasts.

Live podcasts

A number of podcasts are recorded either in total or for specific episodes in front of a live audience. Ticket sales allow the podcasters an additional way of monetizing. Some podcasts create specific live shows to tour which are not necessarily included on the podcast feed. Events include regularly giving a platform for podcasters to perform live to audiences.

What You May Need To Know:

IP issues in trademark and patent law

Trademark applications[edit]

Between February 10 and 25 March 2005, Shae Spencer Management, LLC of Fairport, New York filed a trademark application to register the term “podcast” for an “online prerecorded radio program over the internet”. On September 9, 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rejected the application, citing Wikipedia‘s podcast entry as describing the history of the term. The company amended their application in March 2006, but the USPTO rejected the amended application as not sufficiently differentiated from the original. In November 2006, the application was marked as abandoned.[27]

By February 2007, there had been 24 attempts to register trademarks containing the word “PODCAST” in the United States, but only “PODCAST READY” from Podcast Ready, Inc. was approved.[citation needed]

Apple trademark protections[edit]

On September 26, 2004, it was reported that Apple Inc. had started to crack down on businesses using the string “POD”, in product and company names. Apple sent a cease and desist letter that week to Podcast Ready, Inc., which markets an application known as “myPodder”.[28] Lawyers for Apple contended that the term “pod” has been used by the public to refer to Apple’s music player so extensively that it falls under Apple’s trademark cover.[29] Such activity was speculated to be part of a bigger campaign for Apple to expand the scope of its existing iPod trademark, which included trademarking “IPOD”, “IPODCAST”, and “POD”.[30] On November 16, 2006, the Apple Trademark Department stated that “Apple does not object to third-party usage of the generic term ‘podcast’ to accurately refer to podcasting services” and that “Apple does not license the term”. However, no statement was made as to whether or not Apple believed they held rights to it.[31]

Personal Audio lawsuits[edit]

Personal Audio, a company referred to as a “patent troll” by the Electronic Frontier Foundation,[32] filed a patent on podcasting in 2009 for a claimed invention in 1996.[33] In February 2013, Personal Audio started suing high-profile podcasters for royalties,[32] including The Adam Carolla Show and the HowStuffWorks podcast.[34]

In October 2013, the EFF filed a petition with the US Trademark Office to invalidate the Personal Audio patent.[35]

On August 18, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced that Adam Carolla had settled with Personal Audio.[36]

On April 10, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invalidated five provisions of Personal Audio’s podcasting patent.[37]

Family Services Intervention Prevention Program

This program, funded for 3 years of With Healthy Families First was developed as a result of our concern about the number of children placed in foster care on plans that put them on a trajectory for long-term adoption and permanent removal from biological parents.  With Healthy Families, First After Care is where the parents of the children needed intense support to address the underlying causes and issues.

Our trained Family Entrepreneurs take referrals for families where the children are either already on a Child in Need or Child Protection Plan, in temporary foster care, or have been removed from their parents at birth, and work with the whole family to understand the issues that are putting the child at risk.

Often families do not understand or have the capacity to address, the things that they need to do to satisfy professionals that they can support their children. We take time to work through each issue on a practical, emotional, and empowering level so that they can improve and sustain their situation.

To date, 83% of the children referred to us where we have completed our intervention have been removed from their plan and the parents have confidence in their parenting.

At a cost of between 30,000 and 80,000 per child per annual not placed in DFPS or foster care or family services and we estimate that we have saved North and South America cross country between 1.5 million so far – with many cases still expected to be successful over the next year.

Education Program

We know the negative effects of homelessness on children and their development. Children experiencing homelessness are woefully behind their peers from an educational and social-emotional perspective.

For this reason, we offer a unique Education Program for families and parents. Our partners and volunteers are here to support the efforts of parents.

Early Childhood Education

Through our Early Childhood Education Program, 100% of all our children ages 6 weeks to 5 years are offered a formal assessment with our Children’s Educational Case Manager. We assess young children using the Brigance, a screening tool that is used to identify learning delays, as well as strengths and weaknesses in language, motor, self-help, social-emotional and cognitive skills. Following the baseline assessment, the Children’s Educational Case Manager develops an individualized education plan for each child, supports parental interaction with children using Parents as Teachers and other curriculum, typically for a period of 10-12 weeks, reassesses using the Brigance, continues to monitor progress, and provides additional

Job Training, Certification & Education

Through our job training, certification, and education program, 100% of all our parents are offered a formal assessment with our  Educational Case Manager at CID-EDU Institute. We assess parents in transition with a screening tool that is used to identify economic strategies, financial goals, and educational improvements, as well as strengths and weaknesses in language, motor, self-help, social-emotional and cognitive skills. Following the baseline assessment,  the Case Manager develops an individualized education plan for each child, supports parental interaction with children using Parents as Teachers and other curriculum, typically for a period of 10-12 weeks, reassesses using assessments, continues to monitor progress, and provides additional

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Robert Green

Executive director
Miranda Grey

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Research professor
Roberta Stewart

Roberta Stewart

Digital media director

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The history of our
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The Cognitive Institute of Dallas was founded in 2001 by Dr. Rachel Levitch, our Executive Director. We seek a world where every child has the support and resources to reach their full potential — a world where every child has a loving and secure home.

The Cogntive Institute of Dallas was founded
Agency became licensed
Homlessness program opened
Domestic violence program opened
Family counseling and adoption program opened
With Healthy Families First assistance program began
Founder Dr. Rachel Levitch understanding and concerned with service and funding reaching communities.
Addressing parenting struggles to become the best quality parent available to them.
Partnering with Habitat for Humanity.
Understanding services to include communication, anger management, and long-term strategies for parents.
In response to COVID-19 our online broadcasting and families’ first features.

2003
2005
2010
2015
2019

How we help
families

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Home Office

Dallas, United States, TX

info@cognitiveinstituteodallas.org

It’s natural for parents to advise their children to pursue the safe, predictable, and practical route.  Parents do this because they don’t want their children to experience uncertainty or discomfort.  This is the good path. But is it the best path?  In most cases, no. The best path is usually the one that’s full of challenges, obstacles, and disappointments.

Winning parents understand that it’s more important to build a relationship with their child than it is to find innovative ways to control her behavior.  Just because your child obeys your instructions doesn’t mean that you’re a world-class parent. It just means that your child is obedient.  If this obedience comes at the cost of your parent-child relationship, the tradeoff might not be worth it.

Parents often think that they’re responsible for their children.  Responsible for their academic performance, for their behavior, for their social etiquette.  But no—parents are only responsible to their children. Parents are responsible to their children by giving them love and support and a good home environment.  Children are responsible for their own lives. If your child misbehaves in school, she’s the one who will be punished, not you. Successful parents recognize that they aren’t responsible for their children, so these parents don’t carry a burden that they were never meant to carry anyway.

Check out our
leadership list

Robert Green

Robert Green

Executive director
Miranda Grey

Miranda Grey

Research professor
Roberta Stewart

Roberta Stewart

Digital media director

Our experience
in numbers

0%
Adoption
0%
Consultation
0%
Information and resources
0%
Success stories

The history of our
company

The Cognitive Institute of Dallas was founded in 2001 by Dr. Rachel Levitch, our Executive Director. We seek a world where every child has the support and resources to reach their full potential — a world where every child has a loving and secure home.

The Cogntive Institute of Dallas was founded
Agency became licensed
Homlessness program opened
Domestic violence program opened
Family counseling and adoption program opened
With Healthy Families First assistance program began
Founder Dr. Rachel Levitch understanding and concerned with service and funding reaching communities.
Addressing parenting struggles to become the best quality parent available to them.
Partnering with Habitat for Humanity.
Understanding services to include communication, anger management, and long-term strategies for parents.
In response to COVID-19 our online broadcasting and families’ first features.

2003
2005
2010
2015
2019

How we help
families

5

Home Office

Dallas, United States, TX

info@cognitiveinstituteodallas.org