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Monday, Aug 24, 8am-8am PST
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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!
Executive function & 2e Coach, M.Ed.
In-Depth Overview of Executive Function and How to Support Complex Learners
Seth Perler, M.Ed., was a teacher for 12 years and earned a Masters in Special Education and Gifted & Talented Education. He always preferred working with complicated, neurodiverse, atypical learners and likes the challenge of helping them learn to navigate school and build upon their strengths to create a great future. Now he is an Executive Function and 2e coach in Boulder, CO. You can explore his Executive Function & 2e blog, which is packed with insights for parents and teachers, at www.SethPerler.com.
Co-Director of EFPractice.com
A New View of Executive Function and Practical Strategies to Develop Independence
Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP, Speech and Language Pathologist and Co-Director of Cognitive Connections has over 25 years experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and acquired brain based learning difficulties and behavioral problems. Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits. Sarah also provides consultation and expert witness testimony regarding the symptoms and functional presentation of deficits associated with brain based learning disabilities and the appropriateness of academic placement and treatment programs. Check out her website here for lots of free articles and resources and products specifically designed to develop independent executive function skills in students including academic planners, apps, clocks, planning tools and classroom materials!
Dr. Stuart Shanker
Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy & Psychology, York University, Founder of MEHRIT Center
Self-Regulation, How to Reframe Ideas Effectively to Support EF
Dr. Stuart Shanker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The MEHRIT Centre. Stuart Shanker, D Phil (Oxon), is a distinguished research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology from York University and the CEO of the MEHRIT Centre, Ltd. (www.self-reg.ca). His book, Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (And You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life, has garnered glowing reviews around the world being published in Canada, the US, and the UK, as well as many foreign editions.
Academic Life Coach
How to Get in Gear: A Simple Checklist for Troubleshooting Time Management with EF-Challenged Students
Gretchen Wegner is an Academic Life Coach who inspires students to uncover their true identities as capable, clever, and creative learners in school and life. She is an internationally recognized expert in how to destressify school by building their executive function skills, teaching teens a unique system for time management, organization and studying called The Anti-Boring Approach to Powerful Studying™.
Not only has Gretchen coached hundreds of students in middle school through grad school, she now trains educators all over the world in her unique, powerful, and research-based system for transforming students into voracious, organized learners through her signature courses The Art of Inspiring Students to Study Strategically and the Anti-Boring Approach™ Coach Training Program. Visit her website here.
MBA, PCC, CPCC, ACG, ADHD Talk Radio
Executive Function — Is Your Working Memory Working? Understanding a Key System Students Need for Success
Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, is an attention coach, an expert on attention and ADHD. As founder of DIG Coaching Practice, Jeff coaches individuals and entrepreneurs with ADD/ADHD symptoms who are seeking to improve personal and professional results. He helps others to overcome information overload, chronic disorganization, ADHD symptoms, time management problems, impulsivity, and other conditions that may hinder advancement.
As someone who has had to learn to manage attention and deal with his own challenges, Jeff's mission is to help others understand themselves and how their minds work. That's why he developed his anatomy of attention construct to help people with ADHD and other attention challenges to regain control of their attention and move past the barriers that impede their focus. It works by teaching them how to identify the underlying causes of their distractions, clear them, and pay attention to the right things at the right time. You can check out his site here.
M.Ed., MS, Dynamic ADHD/EF Consultant
5 Ways to Support Executive Function & Behavior at Home
Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., MS., is an internationally recognized ADHD/Executive Function expert, a highly engaging, sought-after speaker, and the host of the ADHD Essentials Podcast. A former teacher, mental health counselor, and principal, Brendan in now an ADHD coach & consultant. He provides group coaching for parents, one-on-one coaching for individuals, as well as workshops and consultations for parenting organizations, schools, and businesses to help them manage the challenges of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and neurodiversity. Brendan's approach blend education, collaborative problem-solving, and accountability with compassion, humor, a focus ons strengths and growth, and his trademark "Wall of Awful" model. Contact him at: brendan@ADHDessentials.com and visit his website here.
Exceptional Parenting Podcast, Masters in Special Education
Supporting EF in Uncertain Times: How to Be Your Child's Safe Place through Sensory and Emotional Regulation Practices
Bio: I have a masters degree in special education, and a bachelors degree in child development. That meant that I began teaching, and motherhood, with the idea that if I were just kind and patient, things would work out great. Thankfully my kids have taught me that it takes more than wishful thinking to support kids to be the best they can be.
After struggling with tantrums, meltdowns, defiance, and stubborn behavior for years in my own home, I realized I was the one who needed to change. I started seeing behavior different, not as something that needed to be fixed or ignored, but as a call for help for a deeper need. That process is now called the Exceptional Parenting method and combines research, practice, and my own experiences that people across the world now use to have happier homes.
For the past 5 years I've been teaching parents how to use the Exceptional Parenting method to raise more calm, connected, and confident kids. Parents can get weekly access to bits of this method and how it works through the exceptional parenting podcast. Check out my site here.
Co-Founder of InventiveLabs
Accepting Yourself - Embracing your Executive Function challenges
Tom Bergeron is the co-founder of InventiveLabs, a career and business incubator focused on college-aged adults with dyslexia, ADHD, and ASD. The Lab runs a hands-on program helping individuals find their path forward by exploring career and school options, or maybe even starting their own business. Tom has worked at various start-up companies helping identify how new products fit into their market. He now uses the same concepts he learnt in business to help individuals find their “market fit”. Tom experienced many challenges in school, but by charting his own path he found success in business. He noticed the traits that hold some individuals back in school can actually be their advantage in the workplace. He is now committed to helping the next generation find their path forward and launch their careers. He believes it isn’t a race to the finish line, but a journey of learning and exploration to find a livelihood that offers fulfillment and success. Visit his site here.
Dr. Ross Greene
New York Times bestselling author
Problem Solving: An Executive Function Worth Paying Attention To
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the originator of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model, as described in his books "The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings". He served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now Founding Director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance, adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech, and adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at University of Technology Sydney in Australia. He is also Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary film, The Kids We Lose. Learn more on his site here.
Executive Function Coach
Understand the Process of Real Change, Not Just Temporary Band Aids
Karen Tui Boyes
CSP, Spectrum Education
Using Habits of Mind to Boost Executive Function
Karen Tui Boyes, CSP, is a champion for LifeLong Learning. Winner of the NZ Educator of the Year 2017 and 2014 and NZ Speaker of the Year award 2019 & 2013, Karen is an expert in effective teaching and learning, study skills, motivation and positive thinking. Karen is an author of 9 books and the creator of the Teachers Matter Magazine, Teachers Matter Conference, Study Smart Workshops, Study Smart Board Game and the Habits of Mind Bootcamp. She is also CEO of Spectrum Education, and the Affiliate Director of the Institute for the Habits of Mind. She is currently the wife of one and mother of three. Learn more on her website here.
Founder of Made for Math
Simple Ways to Learn at Remote Learning in 2020: How to Support Your Child’s Executive Function at Home
Adrianne Meldrum is the founder and owner of Made for Math (MFM), an all-online math center focused on serving students with the gifts of dyslexia, ADHD, and autism. She's a certified teacher and has been coaching students since 2006. She received multisensory math training from Marilyn Zecher and also received 2E and Gifted education from Bridges Academy. Adrianne is married with three boys. She lives in Mesa, AZ (a recent change) where she enjoys poolside living. Visit her site here.
Ed.D., NCSP, Co-Author of "Smart But Scattered"
How Emotions & Anxiety Affect Performance
Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP, received her doctorate in school/child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She worked as a school psychologist for 16 years in Maine and New Hampshire, and since 1992 has worked at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she specializes in the assessment of children and adults with learning and attention disorders. She has many years of organizational experience at the state, national, and international level, and served in many capacities, including president, of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the International School Psychology Association.
She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, including retention, ability grouping, reading disorders, attention disorders, the sleep problems of adolescents, the use of interviews in the assessment process, and homework. Along with her colleague, Dr. Richard Guare, she has written several books for parents and professionals on the topic of executive skills, including Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens. Peg is the 2006 recipient of the National Association of School Psychologists’ Lifetime Achievement Award. Learn more on her website here.
M.A., TiLT Parenting Podcast, Author
The Deep Work of Parenting — The Benefits for Ourselves and Our Kids' Executive Functioning Development of Doing Deep, Inner Work
Deborah Reber, M.A., is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker who moved her career in a more personal direction in 2016 when she founded TiLT Parenting, a top resource for parents like her who are raising differently wired children. The TiLT Parenting Podcast has grown to be a top podcast in iTunes’ Kids and Family category, with more than 2 million downloads and a slate of guests that includes high-profile thought leaders across the parenting and education space. A regular contributor to Psychology Today and ADDitude Magazine, Debbie’s newest book is Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World. Visit her website here.
PCC, M.Ed., Author of "Why Will No One Play With Me?"
How to Help Your Child with Weak Executive Function Connect and Be Social: Steps to Ensuring Your Child Doesn't Feel Lonely or Isolated, Even If They Currently Don't Have Friends
Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC, founded and facilitates a comprehensive SEL training methodology (#ConnectionMatters) for adults, parents, clinicians and academic professionals on how to develop critical social, emotional and communication skills, in themselves and in others. Caroline’s book "Why Will No One Play With Me?" is a playbook that includes foolproof scripts on how to communicate with anyone, in any situation, and how to ensure the message registers with the recipient – no small task!
Through her private practice, publications, lectures and workshops, her mission is to vanquish the devastating effects of feeling different and misunderstood. Download her free video “How to Tell a Tighter Story” here. Learn more on her website here.
Lea Anne Paskvalich
Next Steps Consulting LLC
Parent Advice for Navigating EF Resources, with Expertise in Autism/ASD
Lea Anne Paskvalich is the Founder of Next Steps Consulting LLC, the Executive Director of the Autism Society of Colorado and the former Director of Admissions and Public Relations for Temple Grandin School in Boulder, Colorado. For the last 18 years she has worked to guide and connect people with autism and their families to education, resources and relationships that will help the, thrive, not just survive.
Lea Anne's deep understanding of students on the spectrum and the challenges they face is illustrated in Chapter 17: Lessons From the Admissions Office in the recently released, "A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism: Treatment for Adolescents and Adults". Here she writes about focusing on four key areas: anxiety management, teaching executive functioning skills, teaching social communication skills, and supporting academic progress. Visit her website here.
Host of "How To ADHD"
New Task Demands: How Executive Function Deficits Detail Gifted Students
Founder Gifted & Thriving, Past Executive Director of SENG, Ed. D.
Neurodiversity, Metacognition, and Executive Functioning: Impacts on the Gifted/2e Child
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.
PCC, CPCC, Author, Educator, & Coach
Raising Complex Kids with Executive Function Challenges in Complex Times
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
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.
Founder of ADHDmarriage.com
Top Executive Function Tips for Happy Family and Spousal Relationships
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.
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
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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Update: We just finished the 2019 TEFOS and wow! It was a great experience, thank you for joining us. We had people from all over: Romania, South Africa, All over the US, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, England, New Zealand, Australia, Dubai, Brazil, Belgium, Panama, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, India, Uruguay, Qatar, Malta, Sweden, to name some!
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