top of page

Brenda Mann: MA Ed-Educator with over 30 years of experience and Mom who “GETS IT"

THE HISTORY

Educating in both public and private schools for over 20 years, I saw a tremendously disappointing number of parents whose children were struggling, but they didn’t know how to help them in school.  I was not allowed to suggest a possible diagnosis of ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, or Mood Disorders as I am not a medical doctor.  Unfortunately, doctors usually can’t see the symptoms of these disorders in their offices. At the same time, general education teachers are not trained in these disorders and are often not aware of how these disorders impact school success. Sadly, the parents who were doing everything they knew to do at home to support their child were “masking” the effects of the disability with their intense amount of support at home.  Often, their support was useless, as it did not transfer to school success, and the parents were not educated in proper home support and necessary school collaboration.  Their efforts kept their children from receiving additional support in school.  Due to not knowing how to be an effective advocate, there could have been many supports their child should have received, but often were not offered, or effectively delivered by their school. Had these parents known how to advocate for their child correctly, the outcome would be far more positive.

MY MISSION

 

My mission is to provide comprehensive support to children struggling academically or behaviorally. I believe in fostering a positive connection between home and school. My goal is to help families find the right professional support and strategies to bridge the gap between parents and professionals in supporting these neurodiverse students. As a Mom who gets it and an educator, I am passionate about educating parents on how to best guide their children with a disability. With my experience and expertise, I have coached hundreds of children and parents to achieve academic success.

Over 30 incredible years of working to support children and their families

  • Academic Coach(Executive Function, Study Skills, Self Advocacy, and Effective Parenting Strategies for Neurodiverse Learners)

  • School Advocacy-504  Plans and IEP

  • Creator/Educator-"Empathy and Education-Effective Teaching for all Children" 

  • CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD)* "Parent-to-Parent Educator "and Co-chair for Eastern Oakland  County

  • Creator/Educator  Summer Executive Function/Academic Success and Math and Language Arts Boot Camps   

  • Parent Educator/"Parenting with Love and Logic"

  • Elementary, Middle School, and High School Remediation and General Education Teacher

  • Title 1 Educator-Remedial Summer School ELA

  •   Academic Tutor

  • Motor Moms and Dads and Handwriting Without Tears 

 

         *CHADD is an organization that provides education, advocacy, and support for individuals with ADHD and their families. The CDC funds the National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC), a program of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).

           

bottom of page