Testimonials


Seeing My Time Sessions with our Trained EFS Instructors

So grateful for these life-long skills

Marydee Sklar's Seeing My Time program has been one of the best gifts I've ever given our family. We initially attended Marydee's program with the intention of providing our son with skills to navigate middle school academics and the increase in his homework load. We came away from the program with so much more. Learning Marydee's time management skills has reduced the stress in our household dramatically. We are forever grateful for the life-long skills that we've learned which help us thrive as individuals and as a family unit. Thank you Marydee!

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Lisa
Handworks Northwest

Alex and I are doing much better. In a big part due to Marydee's program. I can't tell enough people about Seeing My Time. People always want to see what's on my Project Page and Weekly Agenda. 🙂 Alex is off to college next year!! Keep it up, you guys are helping people.

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Nancy

Seeing My Time® Family Group Course

My daughter and I would like to express our heartfelt thanks for offering the Seeing My Time course. It was everything I had hoped for her. The course has created a deeper awareness of time and given us great tools to implement. It is a challenge for her to deal with the demands of school, which are all so time-bound.The course is so well designed, was inspiring, practical and content-rich. She will benefit greatly as she moves forward with her education using all the new tools and techniques she learned.I didn't realize in the beginning how much I also needed the course even though I was in it to help support my daughter. I got so much out of it and learned a lot. We so enjoyed connecting with you and your engaging style. Thanks again!

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Jessica
Seeing My Time Family Group Course

Marydee Showed Our Family How to Get Things Done

Marydee shows how to break daunting to-do lists down into manageable pieces. Then she shares methods that show how to get things done. With humility and humor, Marydee shows how to accomplish what once seemed impossible. This class had a nice flow and pacing of information. Thanks Marydee!

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Lisa Daniels
Parent

Seeing My Time has Transformed my Life!

I wanted to share how much SMT has transformed my life. Gee... that sounds so dramatic, yet it is so true. Getting things done, on time, and to the best of my ability has bolstered my self-confidence to the point where I feel so free. Free of the panic and dread that dominated me because I would take on so much and never get it done. Also, the ability to organize my time helps my dyslexic brain function so much better. Really, it has taken over three years - but it has happened; I am at the level of productivity and with a high quality of life that I had dreamed of achieving. Thank you so much for your work. Now, I hope to share it with others so that they can have the same joyful experience!

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Denielle Adibi
English Language Instructor

Loved My Private Sessions!

I really loved doing the course with you! I still use my daily time sheets and weekly sheets and I say it's thanks to those sheets that I just managed to work full time, take care of family, AND empty out my dad’s apartment that he had lived in for over 50 years - and he was a collector!Thanks again. You really have such a nice way with people and it made doing the training so enjoyable!

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Carla
Private sessions with Marydee

Professional Training Courses, Teaching Seeing My Time and Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom

By the End of the First Class, my Client was Paying Attention!

I just pulled in my first practice client for teaching this course. The student is in high school and it was very obvious she did not want to be doing this course. In the first session, she drew her graph of where she is currently in her learning, where she would like to be, and what her hopes are after this class is over. By the end of the first class, she was not rolling her eyes anymore, and she was fully paying attention! I left the class clicking my heels!I've gained so much knowledge from this program and I am looking forward to working with my clients and their parent(s) and showing them the essence of time! I have great faith that this will change the lives of many of the students that we work with!

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Laura A
Executive Function Coach

This Course is a Game-Changer

The Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom course is wonderful! I think the term I've used is "game changer" with district administration. You've done such a great job taking the incredibly complex world of neuroscience and making it accessible and practical for us all.

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Kelly Running
HRCSD Behavior/Autistm Behavioral Support Specialist

Proven Methodology and Research

If you want to learn effective and useful executive functioning strategies that work; take the “Seeing My Time” course. I highly recommend this course! Marydee shares proven methodology and interesting research that supports her strategies.

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Lisa Lachford
President of Fox Associates Consultation, providing strategies for planning, employment and leadership development

This Program Transformed my Life!

I am a psychologist, and I am currently administering the Seeing My Time program to myself, and I LOVE it! It is incredibly intuitive, FUN, and perfectly aligned with my own profile of Executive Function strengths and weaknesses. Thank you Marydee for literally transforming my life!

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Stephanie Meyer
Psychologist

This Course has Been Life Changing

I believe this course has been a life-changing experience for me. It's been so eye-opening to finally see my own executive functioning weaknesses. It's helped me understand my own children better. I'm working with a coach on a personal level and yesterday we worked out that one of the biggest outcomes from my work with her will be to better support my own executive functioning weaknesses by continuing to implement what I've learned.I am also a dyslexia specialist but I'm having just as much fun learning about and teaching Seeing My Time as I have in learning about dyslexia and tutoring struggling readers. Thank you for all the time you put into developing this course. Not only are you bringing hope to students but you are helping those of us who are older and didn't have the help and advantage of neuroscience when we were growing up. I now feel like I'm finally headed toward a new normal.

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Karen Tryon
Owner of Operator of Special Arrows Tutoring

This Class Helped Me as a Speech-Language Pathologist and as a Dancer!

I wanted to tell you that I have not only found your strategies and approach to teaching wonderful in my professional life but in my personal life as well. I love to dance and balancing my professional responsibilities as a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist working for Providence and dancing in two dance companies in Portland has been a challenge at times. I found myself using what I've learned from your class with my interactions with my fellow dancers and helping them (and myself) with time management and metacognition to retain choreography and make it to rehearsals on time. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your continued work with executive functioning. It's amazing how much I think about executive functioning and how your course has really changed my outlook on life and my ability to do the things I love.

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Cherie Swain
Speech-Language Pathologist

Valuable Strategies for Myself and My Students!

This course was life-changing! I enrolled in the class as an Educational Therapist to support my students. Little did I know, I have MAJOR issues with time! The strategies I learned are extremely valuable. I am excited to share this information with my mom (who I blame for my time issues - ha!) and my students. I am going to teach Seeing My Time to high school students next semester. This was wonderful. I originally intended to take this course to help me be a better educational therapist. But honestly, I am learning so much about myself and how my brain lies to me about time! I am really starting to practice what I preach, so thank you, Marydee!

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Amy Elizabeth Rohrbach
Educational Therapist

As an Educational Therapist, it has Helped me Professionally and Personally

The course has incredible value, very practical and full of really helpful strategies and inspiration. As an Occupational Therapist, it has helped me personally and has improved my knowledge and skills in working with clients. A real eye-opener and I learned so much personally and professionally. I'm still making small and steady progress with my own EF skills.

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Peter Connolly
Occupational Therapist & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Therapist

A Much Needed Class

What a wonderful, much-needed class. I'm working it with each of my 3 teenage sons, one-on-one with me. It's a journey and one in which I'm excited to be on with them. Thank you for putting this out there and for your wonderful and inspiring teaching.

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Joanne Cahn
Dyslexia Educator

This Course is the Missing Link I've Been Searching For!

This is one of the most valuable professional development courses I have taken in a LONG time! As an educator of 25 years and a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher, I found this course to be the missing link I've been searching for. These are life skills I wish I'd learned when I was in elementary school. Marydee is an expert who knows how to present the material in a relatable way. She breaks the learning into small chunks and provides video, text and reading materials to help you learn in the best way possible. I found myself looking forward to each new topic being released. I can't wait to apply what I have learned to both my own life and to my teaching. Thank you Marydee!

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Irene Farmer
Educator and Mindfulness Instructor

So Many Choices for Different Learning Styles

When teaching Marydee's course, I told my students that this class is not a one size fits all, it's many sizes to fit one. Having many choices to reach the individual learning styles is extremely helpful! I still use many of the skillsets learned from Marydee in the EFS class. I truly believe this is what has helped me accomplish the development of my second business, Trisensory Software, LLC. Taking the Seeing My Time class provided me with the skills I desperately needed in order to make the changes happen. When the going got tough, which was often, I kept reminding myself "Little by little, Change Happens." Then I would buckle down and get just another task accomplished, and feel good about it. Thank you again for creating and supporting the Seeing My Time Program!

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Cindy Deagen
Certified Barton Tutor

Energy, Enthusiasm, Clarity

Thanks for another great session! I really appreciate your energy, enthusiasm and clarity!

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Jyoti
Teaching Seeing My Time® Professional Training Course

Thank you for Creating this Approach

In committing to this class experience, I have lived through the process of change and the development of new structures. By adding a system to everyday tasks, time and focus become maximized so that little by little, change happens...and over time, bigger goals seem possible. In the future, I see myself using these concrete strategies when working with adults who feel stuck in the helplessness of an overwhelmed life. Thank you for creating and sharing a useful approach.

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Jennifer Sopher
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I Love Teaching Seeing My Time

I have to tell you how much I LOVE doing the Seeing My Time program with students and their parents. Thank you SO much for putting this all together and continuing to offer classes so I can keep myself strong and connected. I am seeing quite a few families now and I feel like it is helping the children and their parents a great deal. It is incredibly rewarding to be a part of their journey and to be able to offer support, hope and positive communication! Again, I am incredibly grateful for you and all you do!!!

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Annika Ahlstrom
Learning Specialist

Highlight of My Year!

I count taking your Seeing My Time course as one of the highlights of my year! It has been to the moon helpful to me – not only professionally with the students, parents and teachers that I work with, but also as I try to-- little by little, incorporate ideas into my own personal life. I can't thank you enough.

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Jan
Teaching Seeing My Time® Professional Training Course

This Course Helps Students Understand Their Struggles

The approach outlined in this course will be immensely valuable for my Educational Therapy students - so many individuals who struggle with executive functioning skills don't just need strategies and tools, they need an understanding of WHY they're struggling and WHY a certain approach will help address their needs. This course covers it all! Not only does it normalize their experience, removing any association they may have made with their self-worth, but it increases motivation to implement tangible action steps, and increases inspiration around what's possible for them and their life.

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Camille Buchanan
Educational Therapist

Invaluable Information for my Coaching Practice

This course was absolutely fantastic! I have already had over 300 hours of ADHD coach training and I still learned so much from this course. The information was invaluable for myself and for my coaching practice.

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Michael Snyder
ADHD/Life Coach

Thoroughly Researched and Eye-Opening

Marydee is an incredible teacher, and her lessons, stories, and hands-on activities elicit many ah-ha moments throughout the TSMT course. My eyes have been opened about executive functioning in relation to seeing time and what useful planning looks like. It's evident that Marydee is a lifelong learner, and she also has extensive experience teaching these very abstract concepts. The information was thoroughly researched, vetted, and easy to understand. This course is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to improve their relationship with time or help others do the same.

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Teresa Giustino
Middle / High School Psychologist

A Lifetime of Practical Tools

I almost said, "I'll take this course later!," but then used metacognition and decided to be kind to my future self. If you sign up for Marydee's Seeing My Time course, you will be giving yourself and your family member(s) the gift of a lifetime. I promise you will learn so many practical tools to create a life of joy and purpose.

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Valerie Frost-McKinley, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

The most Helpful I've Taken in my 34 years in Education

What an amazing course! I have to say, this is the best professional development course I have ever taken. I can't wait to use the information in my class and with my teachers. This course has opened my eyes to a world of strategies and vital information to share with my students and their parents as well as my colleagues.As someone who teaches an Executive Function seminar to middle schoolers, I was looking for research-based curriculum ideas that were practical and easy to understand and share. Not only did I find that in this course, but I also found tips and research to share with the teachers to assist them in supporting their students with EF deficits.Often I hear parents take the approach that their kids are in middle school; they have to be independent now. They don't understand that while some students have amassed strategies that they use to help them with their responsibilities, many students haven't. They then get frustrated when the students can't manage on their own. I'm very excited to work on this with my parents, students and teachers. If we all work as a team, we can make a big difference.

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Tricia Guggenheim
Learning Coach at Hancock Day School

Now I have a Comprehensive Approach

The Seeing My Time course is excellent and will bring value to my private practice. I've studied Executive Functioning over the years, but until taking this course and using these materials did not have a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to offer. This program, and this course, provides that. I highly recommend it for anyone who works with children, young adults, and even working parents.

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Christy Byrne Yates
M.S., Licenced Educational Psycologist

The Content is so Conductive to Success!

I will use the curriculum to teach executive functioning skills to adult scolars. I cannot wait to implement the Seeing My Time Program because many of the students experience academic failure. They don't believe that they are smart, and the curriculum will provide emotional and scholarly support as they engage in their educational journey. The content of the class is very explicit, informative, and conducive to success! Marydee Sklar's work is extraordinary!

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Claudia Gates
Owner of Operator of Special Arrows Tutoring

I am a Different Person After Taking this Course!

Well… I can confidently say that I am a different person than I was when I started this course. Like others have shared, I came to the course hoping to learn strategies to support my students and never imagined I would learn so much about myself. I learned more about my brain in this course than I did studying psychology for 4 years. I am in the process of applying to graduate school to pursue questions about executive functioning and learning even further, and cannot wait to implement what I have learned with my students and bring this knowledge to my fellow future colleagues.

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Olivia Tomaeno
Executive Function Educator

So Valuable During COVID

Thank you so much for this course, Marydee! I am excited to be able to say that now am qualified to teach an actual course on Executive Functions. I also wanted to say how much I think this course is valuable given the current COVID situation. With so many schools turning to online learning, EF issues that had previously gone undetected may be causing students greater stress. I also feel that these time, planning and organizational skills have helped me immensely in a time where my schedule has pretty much "gone out the window." I look forward to sharpening these skills as I continue to use SMT in my practice!

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Annalisa

This Course Transformed Me As An Educator

I have never learned so much from a course as I have from this one, thanks to you. I am truly excited to share what I have learned and how it has transformed me as an educator. Thank you for enriching my life both professionally and personally.

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Kim Comeau
Teacher, Shanghai, China

We Learned So Many Teaching Strategies!

"Not only has the Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom course provided a streamlined organizational process for our students, but the strategies learned guide our lesson planning across the curriculum. By far, this has been the most applicable and beneficial class we have taken as educators over the last 13 years. We look forward to continued success for our students and ourselves."

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Kasia Gutierrez and Christa Pruss
Teachers

Planners for Adults and Students

I Couldn't Live Without It!

"I've always found it difficult to commit to a planner, and would end up using multiple systems that didn't really serve me. I realize now that I was missing key information about how to get the most out of my planning sessions. Marydee's mini-course gave me the tools I needed to actually use this planner successfully, and to plan for the life I want. I have just completed my first full year EVER of using only one system, and I have already ordered my 2019 planner - I couldn't live without it!

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Ronnie B.

This is the Best Planner I have Ever Used

Thank you so much for creating the Seeing My Time planner. I absolutely love it. I buy planners every year, but this is by far the most useful one that I have ever used. I find it to be an essential tool in accomplishing my goals--both small and large--and at the same time, better enjoying my down time knowing that everything I need to get done has been captured. Thanks for creating such a thoughtfully designed product.

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Meg

Thank you for Creating Such an Awesome Tool

I just wanted to let you know that all last year I tried to get my daughter to use a planner, and she refused. She said that they don’t work for her. I purchased 6 of your planners as I knew that I would be getting a few students to work with on Seeing my Time this Fall. I was also hoping that my daughter would use one. She looked at it, watched the video, and is excited to try using it this school year!! She even decorated the front and back, and has already highlighted all of the school holidays! I am so excited!! Thank you for creating such an awesome tool! I have also sold all of the other planners, and will probably have to order more!

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Cheryl Keller
Learning Disability Specialist, British Columbia, Canada

I've Tried a Million Planners - None Worked Until Now

"At almost 64, with ADHD, I've tried a few (million) planners. None worked until now. I am amazed! I think it works because it's multi-sensory. Using traditional pen and pencil reinforces the brain's ability to access and retain information. At first I thought I was going backwards technologically, but electronic devices tax my brain and overload my ability to process data from line to line. Because of my short term memory deficits, I lose my place when tasks require multiple steps. Pen and paper may be "old school", but it's much less anxiety-producing and doesn't break down. I recommend this for all tactile learners or non techno geeks. It just feels good."

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Debbie Z.

Lowers My Stress

I love it. It is easy to use. Having a plan lowers my homework stress.

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Owen T
High School Junior, Portland, OR

This Planner is Like My Best Friend

Before using my Set up Success planner I had an issue with organizing my time and writing all my assignments down. My previous school-issued planners were a big struggle, considering they were tiny, cramped with important dates and events for school, and I could only see one week of homework on 2 pages. Now I am able to see a whole month span of homework, keep better track of my homework as well as extracurricular activities, and organize all my papers that I receive each day. Overall, my planner makes me feel like I CAN get through the school year. I really appreciate the little notes of advice for each month and the Daily To Do Page to organize everything I have going on each week. Thank you Marydee for an amazing and extremely helpful tool to help me through the school year! I’ll always remember that my planner is like my best friend!

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Katya K
10th grade, Jesuit High School, Portland, OR

Presentations and Workshops for Schools and Businesses, Online and in Portland, OR

The Kids Were Listening Intently!

During the Tips to Help Students Succeed presentation, I saw several kids sitting near me. They looked like they were "dragged in by mom and dad." After she started, they leaned forward and listened intently. The teacher in me smiled. She certainly had something for everyone. Even the kids there felt validated. Now, that's a good teacher!

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Jane Ray
Teacher

Not One Doodle

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for spending the day with us. I am generally a "meeting doodler". I was so interested in your workshop that there is not one doodle in the margins. I can't remember that ever happening before.

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Mary
Clinic Director, Article 16 Clinic

My name is Claudia Ruf and I am the principal at Glencoe High School in Hillsboro, Oregon. We invited Marydee to speak to all of our teachers during a recent Professional Development day. Teachers are still talking about what they learned, and you could feel the energy in the room. These are some of the comments sent to me from staff after her visit:"The information on executive functioning really makes me think about the demands placed on students and what else we may need to pre-teach before expecting certain outcomes.""Executive Functioning specifics and its impact within the classroom was by far my favorite part of the day.""The science of the brain tells us that there is a way we present information to the students and a way to react to discipline situations that could be more effective."I highly recommend her training. Having teachers learn about executive functioning and time management for students will best help us serve the individual needs of all our students.

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Claudia Ruff
Principal, Glencoe High School

Management Staff is Buzzing!

On behalf of Lexington and Transitions I would like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" for your wonderful workshop. You presented excellent information to our families, local school personnel and management staff that they will surely use regularly to enrich and organize their lives! We received so many positive comments on our evaluations for your session. I know our management staff is all "buzzing" about tips they will use in their own lives as well as teach to new staff or people with disabilities to help them be more successful in their lives too. Thank you Marydee!

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Nancy DeSanto
Director of Innovations and Community Supports, Transitions of Lexington

Engaging, Relevant and Research-Based

I have attended Marydee's trainings three times over the past 10 years, and each time I come away with a new tool in my toolkit. Her presentations are engaging, relevant, and based on research. Marydee is an expert on time management - I've found myself using her strategies in both my professional and personal life. As a professional development coordinator for my company, I've gotten nothing but positive feedback from our employees on her presentation style and content. We are lucky to have such a valuable resource in our community.

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Gina Ossanna
Speech Language Pathologist, The Hello Foundation

Actionable Strategies to Use with Our Clients

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to present to the ICD last night. Your presentation was so insightful and offered great strategies and resources for people with executive function challenges. You gave us so much information and then translated it into actionable strategies to use with our clients. It was very inspiring.

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ICD Staff

I felt like dancing!

About half way through your seminar, I felt like dancing! It struck a chord in me. And it's helping! I have pared down the enormous amount of clothes I had in my closet, am procrastinating less and so many other things. Now I can put a name to some of the STUFF in my brain that I thought I was the only one dealing with for all these years...It makes so much sense to me. My one regret: I didn't have it for my kids when they were young. But I do now! It was a great seminar.

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Beth Brown

Marydee and Her Material Were the Real Deal

Marydee was so amazing to listen to. Not only can I relate as a parent, but as a championship procrastinator myself. I was lucky enough to win her book, and it is already speaking to me. I’ve been to a lot of surface presentations with surface presenters. She, and her material were the real deal. I look forward to putting into practice her knowledge and tips in all aspects of my life. Thank you!!!

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Autumn Schreiber
School Psycologist, The Hello Foundation

The best training I've attended in 20 years

Marydee's training has revolutionized my approach to teaching and opened a new door of compassion for how the adolescent brain operates. Her Introduction to Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom presentation is the BEST academic training I've attended in my 20 years in the field of teaching. I left the presentation with concrete tools to help students build executive functioning skills. These tools are easy to implement and really do work!

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Julie Hancock
Classroom teacher, Hillsboro School District

Books and Materials from Executive Functioning Success

Finally a book of tips that is actually full of tips. My favorite so far, using an analog clock or watch. THANK you so much for that one

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Amazon Review

A Real Gem

Every now and again I come across a gem that I wish I had found earlier. This book is one such gem. I found these 50 Tips to be helpful for myself as well as for helping my teens. My daughter even read the book herself and began to implement some of the tips. This is a must have book for parents of all ages whether you private school, home school or use the public school system.

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Tess Hamre
50 Tips to Help Students Succeed Book Review

Incredibly Clear & Effective

This instructor's manual from MaryDee Sklar provides an incredibly clear and effective way to coach executive function skills. Using the book feels as though you have a highly effective, brilliant, and very kind professor at your shoulder, giving you the benefit of her many years of wisdom about how to develop executive functioning skills.

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Anne
Seeing My Time® Instructor's Manual

No Fluff Here!

The tips in this book are actually not fluffy filler. They are satisfy my need for what to do AND why, but briefly. Plus rather than going on and on about a topic, the author offers references for further investigation.

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Michael Drummond
50 Tips to Help Students Succeed
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