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Seth Perler, Executive Function Coach

Meet Your Host, Seth Perler

I'm Seth Perler, an Executive Function & 2e Coach in Colorado. My life is dedicated to helping complicated, struggling students learn to navigate school and life so they can have a fantastic future full of choices and possibilities, where they can achieve their goals, do what matters to them, and have a great quality of life. Executive Function is the key!


Jessica McCabe

Host of "How To ADHD"

New Task Demands: How Executive Function Deficits Detail Gifted Students

You'll learn:

  1. Why a student who's done well in school might suddenly be struggling
  2. My personal story (things fell apart in middle school)
  3. The labels those with executive function challenges often pick up
  4. The executive function challenges responsible
  5. Scaffolding: how to put systems in place to help them succeed

Learn more about what Jessica does here.

Mike Postma

Founder Gifted & Thriving, Past Executive Director of SENG, Ed. D.

Neurodiversity, Metacognition, and Executive Functioning: Impacts on the Gifted/2e Child  

You'll learn:

  1. What is Neurodiversity?
  2. How does the neurodiverse brain develop differently in G/2e Children?
  3. Why is it important to know?
  4. What is Metacognition?
  5. Why must we teach our children about metacognition?
  6. How does atypical brain development influence executive functioning skills?
  7. What can a parent do to prepare their children?

Dr. Postma is a teacher, administrator, consultant, speaker, and, author dedicated to the holistic development of both gifted and twice-exceptional children through his new company Gifted & Thriving, LLC. Over the last two decades, Dr. Postma has worked in the field of gifted/talented education as both a teacher and administrator in the public and charter school system in Minnesota and North Carolina, and, was the architect of the Minnetonka Navigator Program, a magnet school specifically designed for highly gifted and twice-exceptional students. Dr. Postma has published a number of articles and two books, the latest titled The Inconvenient Student: Critical Issues in the Identification and Education of Twice Exceptional Students. He travels and speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of topics such as: the social/emotional development of the gifted, understanding twice-exceptional learners, gifted/talented programming, neuroscience and the gifted/2e brain, and school related topics from understanding assessment to quality instruction for gifted/2e learners.

Check out Mike's latest book, "The Inconvenient Student: Critical Issues in the Identification and Education of the Twice-Exceptional Student and the SENG site.

Elaine Taylor-Klaus

PCC, CPCC, Author, Educator, & Coach

Raising Complex Kids with Executive Function Challenges in Complex Times

You'll learn:

  1. What are complex kids and why is Executive Function important to understanding them?
  2. What does Motivation have to do with Executive Function?
  3. What are the Five Motivators for People who struggle with Executive Function?
  4. What can parents do now to minimize Executive Function challenges in the pandemic? 

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC, is the co-founder of ImpactADHD®, ImpactAnxiety, and its parent company, ImpactParents. An award-winning global resource dedicated to helping parents stay sane while raising complex kids, Impact programs provide parents with an innovative approach – a coach approach -- to navigate the challenges of raising children, teens and young adults with complex needs. A writer, parenting coach and international public speaker, Elaine advocates, trains and coaches parents around the world, on phone and video. A former member of the national Board of Directors, she continues to serve on the Public Policy Committee of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD); she also served as a parenting consultant for the American Academy of Pediatrics' Quality Improvement Initiative on ADHD. She is regularly sought after as a content expert on parenting complex children and teens, and has been featured in many video resources, including the KidsInTheHouse.com video warehouse, Pfizer’s Making Moments education campaign for parents, Anspear's Understanding ADHD course for teachers, TotallyADD's Parenting and ADHD video, and Ironshore's ADHD in the Morning (featured on Lifetime). Learn more here.

Dr. Sharon Saline

Psy.D., Top ADHD Specialist

Getting Stuff Done: How to improve executive functioning skills through collaboration and harnessing GRIT

You'll learn:

  1. Why is understanding the ADHD brain important for improving executive functioning skills?
  2. What are the 5C's of ADHD parenting and how can they help improve cooperation and connection?
  3. What is GRIT for kids with ADHD and how can parents work with it?
  4. How does procrastination interfere with productivity and what can parents and kids do to reduce it?
  5. How can parents and educators effectively help kids who lack motivation or won't cooperate?

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and a top expert in how to ADHD, learning differences and mental health issues affect children, teens and families. Dr. Saline has worked extensively with schools on mental health issues in the classroom, interpreting psychological evaluations and improving teacher/parents communication. Her decades of clinical expertise enables her in guiding families from the maze of emotions, conflict and stress toward successful dialog, interventions, and connection. Check out her site here.

Dayna Abraham

Calm the Chaos

How to Handle the Utter Chaos so You Can Create the Family Life You Want

You'll learn:


Learn more here.

Melissa Orlov

Founder of ADHDmarriage.com

Top Executive Function Tips for Happy Family and Spousal Relationships 

You'll learn:

  1. How do EF skills impact adult partnerships?
  2. What are the most important changes couples impacted by ADHD and related EF issues can make to strengthen their relationship?
  3. What are the top strategies for creating happy, healthy and resilient families when EF issues are present?

Melissa Orlov is the founder of ADHDmarriage.com, which helps couples impacted by ADHD understand that they are not alone and how to improve relationships.  Her two life-changing books, The ADHD Effect on Marriage (2010, rev. 2020) and The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD (2014 with Nancie Kohlenberger) have won gold and silver book awards and numerous ‘best of’ accolades. 

Orlov speaks around the world on how ADHD impacts ADHD. She also blogs for Psychology Today, and authored the Your Relationships column for ADDitude Magazine from 2008-2014.  She is a contributing author to Married to Distraction, with Hallowell and his wife, Sue George Hallowell, LICSW, and to The Distracted Couple, the first therapist handbook about counseling couples with ADHD.

Melissa Orlov has been interviewed about the topic of ADHD and relationships by the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, CNN, Today, AOL, The Boston Globe, the American Psychological Association Monitor and many other top news organizations.  She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College.  In her free time she enjoys road biking, summers at Chautauqua Institution, hanging out with her family, and playing the cello. She and her husband of 30+ years have two children.

Sarah Cheyette

MD, Pediatric Neurologist

Using the Secrets of World Class Athletes to Improve Executive Function: How the Right Mindset Enables your Brain to Pay Attention and Get Organized

You'll learn:

  1. What's the difference in your brain when you pay attention and when you don't?
  2. Can your child understand what is the benefit to him/her to be focused?
  3. What are some of the factors that enable your brain to shift to a focused mode?
  4. What are some of the factors that tend to make your brain less focused?
  5. How do anxiety and depression, or "feeling overwhelmed," factor in to focusing?
  6. What can you learn from athletes to help illuminate how to focus?
  7. Do you have to be an athlete to use an athletic mindset?

Sarah Cheyette, MD., is a pediatric neurologist—a doctor who specializes in kids brains. She loves treating ADHD patients because it is so rewarding to make interventions early in life and change a kid's trajectory so that they are heading for success.

She developed techniques for changing children’s mind-set and behavior in ADHD involving the simple, powerful concepts based on the athletic mind-set and training. Just as athletes improve their athletic skills through proper coaching and training, parents can learn similar techniques to help "coach" their children through challenges. Both ADHDers and athletes need to identify challenges, set goals, learn to deal with setbacks, and work hard. A person with ADHD who does this can break away from a cycle of underachievement or outright failure to become a world-class success story! She wants to help your ADHD child to win the game, whatever the game may be! Although her therapeutic approach employs the athletic mindset as a framework, it is not intended solely for athletes - anybody with ADHD can improve their ability to focus, reduce their tendency to procrastinate, and cultivate their planning skills by developing this mindset regardless of their level of interest in sports or prior experiences in athletics. Visit Sarah's site here.

TODAY: Monday August 26th at 12:00 Noon MST!

Live Q&A with Seth: ask me anything webinar

I'm Seth Perler, and Executive Function and 2e Coach out of Boulder, CO. My life is dedicated to helping complicated, struggling students learn to navigate school and life so they can have a fantastic future where they can achieve their goals, do what matters to them and have a great quality of life.

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