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Hello

I am so excited you are here! 

There is so much self discovery ahead for you. Most likely you, or someone you dearly love, is challenged by ADHD and is struggling.

 

My life's work is coaching with compassion and a deep understanding of the impacts of executive function challenges, finding ways to work through them, for a stronger skill set and balanced life.

My Story

I came into this work as a result of serving as a Speech and Language Pathologist for 28 years, working with students and families. This was way before the term "executive functioning" was even used in the mainstream. I discovered that the executive functions were better addressed at home and in life. So, I took a leap of faith and went into private practice in 2012 and began working with school age students and adults struggling with executive functions. Most of my clients are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Many experience extreme anxiety, stress and depression. ALL have amazing super powers that they do not even know exist and if they are aware of such, they lack the confidence to really believe how powerful they are. 

Pre COVID, I spent years working in schools, in client's homes,  in their work place, or at the local coffee shop. My coaching is hands on and within context, so it was so natural for me to move right into one's life to help build executive function skills. 

COVID launched me into a completely new method of coaching. I no longer run around the city to see my clients.  I  now work with clients in the Portland area as well as long distance, as I work virtually. The impact has been profound.  I am even more effective in seeing them in the moments of their lives, when they need help, through Zoom and other technologies. 

My professional journey has paved the road to my enthusiastic commitment to executive functioning skill development, helping students and adults build lifelong success!

Certification

Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education

Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology

Teaching Certificate K-12 with Handicapped Learner Endorsement

Certificate of Clinical Competence - American Speech and Hearing  Association

Certified in Seeing My Time - Marydee Sklar: Executive Functioning Success

 

Resume

Executive Function Coach    June 2012 to Present

 

Speech and Language Pathologist September 2002 to 2012

Portland Public School District

Provide speech, language and social diagnostic and remedial services.

Work collaboratively with team members: School Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Learning Resource Teacher and Classroom Teachers to support the academic and social needs of students.

 

Private Educational Tutor September 1994 to June 1997

Provided educational instruction on a one to one basis in all academic areas. Provided pre and post data analysis for documentation of growth and improvement. Consulted with parents on an ongoing basis. Met with teaching staff within the child's school environment.

 

Learning Disabilities Specialist September 1992 to June 1994

Bend/Lapine School District

Developed and implemented an instructional program for special needs children. Worked with a team of professionals assessing, diagnosing and providing individualized instruction for children.

 

Consulting Teacher September 1991 to June 1992

Portland Public School District

Collaborated with teaching staff to identify strategies to improve student achievement and/or behavior for students with special education needs as well as those in general education. Supported and worked with staff using a variety of instructional strategies.

 

Speech and Language Pathologist January 1983 to June 1992

Portland Public School District

Provided speech and language diagnostic and remedial services to elementary through high school levels. Services were provided to children with disabilities ranging from severe to mild in both self-contained classrooms and within the general education population.

Contact

I look forward to hearing from you and helping in any way I can!

503-702-6540