Letter to Parents of High School Seniors-When to Hire a Coach

As a parent of three children, I know very well the balance between providing enough structure for success and allowing them to stumble but never hit the ground. I learned how to achieve that balance from the medical director when I started my career as a Speech Language Pathologist. It has been a lesson I have returned to many times...[ read more ]

Managing Your Life with ADHD Coaching

ADHD Coaching

Misplaced keys. Getting sidetracked when preparing breakfast.  Forgetting appointments.  Impulsively checking your phone mid task and then forgetting where you left off.  Blurting out a comment that you didn’t mean for anyone to hear.  If you have ADHD, these probably sound like typical events throughout your day.  The cycle of distractions and difficulties managing time and attention can be frustrating...[ read more ]

Let’s Get Ready for School

Let’s Get Ready for School

It’s the time in the summer when parents and children are beginning to think about the upcoming school year.  There is often a lot of excitement and focus on back-to-school shopping and what teachers will be assigned, as well as what friends will be in classes together.  As a parent, you play a big part in your child’s success academically,...[ read more ]

Why Speech Therapy is Important for Children?

Speech Therapy

In today's fast-paced and interconnected world, effective communication and social abilities are essential for kids to thrive. Pragmatic skills, the secret language that goes beyond words, is a critical area addressed in Speech and Language Therapy.  These skills shape confident and empathetic communicators.  COVID restrictions impacted children in many ways, including the development and progression of pragmatic language skills. Pragmatics...[ read more ]

Benefits of ADHD Coaching: How it can transform your life

Angry. Lonely. Frustrated. Stuck.  These are the words I hear most often when speaking with a client with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Imagine trying to build success when this is how you are feeling.  This is the reality for many people diagnosed or undiagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Every day feels like Groundhog’s Day-they set the expectation that today...[ read more ]

Life Post COVID 19-When does it return to NORMAL?

The last of the COVID restrictions are ending but life hasn’t returned to “NORMAL.”  Or did it?  What is “NORMAL?”  Who decides what “NORMAL” looks like?  Experiences change us; sometimes for the better, sometimes not.  I haven’t met anyone who wasn’t impacted in some way either by COVID itself or the restrictions that were created.  I have worked with parents...[ read more ]

Calming Chaos-Do I Have An Executive Function Disorder?

Executive Functioning

The alarm goes off at 5:45 am and you jump out of bed, knock out 5 miles on the treadmill, catch the train, and are at your desk for 7:30. You create your agenda for your first meeting at 8:00 and the rest of the day is filled with reports to write, e-mails and instant messages that require a fast...[ read more ]

How Important is Cognitive Reserve?…VERY!!

Cognitive Reserve

Challenging economic times often prompt us to take a look at our financial health and consult an expert to make the necessary changes to increase our financial security. In my work as a Speech Language Pathologist, I see daily the need to improve our physical health, specifically our Brain Health. According to the CDC, there were approximately 223,135 TBI-related hospitalizations...[ read more ]

“That’s not what I meant”-Strategies for Effective Communication


  Communication is "a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior," (Merriam-Webster).  In my work with clients, I emphasize that "Effective Communication" occurs when the intended message was sent, and that same message was received.  There is a lot of brain activity that needs to happen in perfect sequence to...[ read more ]

Where did my attention go and how can I get it back?

Say no to distractions

Have you noticed yourself having more difficulty staying focused when completing a task? Getting distracted?  Switching to a new task before you completed the one you are doing?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many adults are having the same experience and feeling as though they have developed ADD symptoms. How often do...[ read more ]

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