STUDENT SUCCESS


Ollen, a coaching client, practices note taking by listening to a favorite song. He has also been more successful since he has been working on time management strategies and organizing his backpack. “Since I have been coming I am feeling better about my school work.”

From a former adult Coaching client:
“As a busy executive, I travel often and I am currently located outside of the DC metro area. Candace was quite accommodating and agreed to work with me via phone and e-mail. For approximately thirty minutes each week, she assisted me in working on some of the organizational challenges that have hindered me both professionally and personally.  I learned some practical strategies that I still use to this day. Candace’s positive nature was refreshing and it helped me to gain greater confidence in my ability to effectively manage my ADHD.  Her knowledge of the latest research in the field also led me to explore treatments without medication. I began using omega 3 at Candace’s suggestions and have found it to be extremely helpful.  Thank you, Candace.”

From Connor Cave, former student:
“I started with Candace when I was in the 9th grade when I was attending the Lab School of Washington. I came to PLE for ADHD Coaching and tutoring to help me with my writing, organization, time-management and study skills. I was here almost every day. Candace even attended some of my IEP meetings.

Before coming to PLE, I had a D average in school and I left here with a B average. Before I came to PLE, my book bag was like a trashcan and after it was organized.

After the Lab School, I went off to military school. All of the skills I learned at PLE helped me keep my door room clean and school supplies organized for each class.

Candace was very helpful because she was nice and courteous and treated me like one of her own children.  The coaching and tutoring were helpful because they’ve kept me organized still to this day.”

Drew Bender, a coaching client, has received straight A’s once again on his report card. He gives a lot of credit to Coach Candace for helping him stay organized. They partner together to work on self advocacy skills so he can get his accomodations. They also work on ways to memorize information by making study tests, etc. They use www.quia.com to do this. They also use the Time Timer™.

From a current adult Coaching client:
“As a member of her monthly support group and as a private client, I have benefited from Candace’s extensive knowledge and personal experience in the field. During our private sessions, we spend quite a bit of time working on my daily schedule. This work allows me to get a better grasp of how to get items ready for the next day so that I do not have to scramble in the morning. It also helps me figure out a more effective way to plan my meals. I am truly appreciative of Candace and always look forward to the monthly support group.”

From Beth Albaneze, Founder of HouseCalls, LLC:

“I have known Candace for several years now and observed all the effort she puts into each person who comes through her door. The state of the art materials and technique used by Candace and her tutors cannot be replicated. She is passionate to ensure that each client acquires life-sustaining skills sets.”

From Menyone Bowers, mother of a student:
“Before we started coming to Candace, I had just about lost all hopes of finding a way to help my son be successful in school. I’d thought I’d tried everything and nothing was working. We’ve only been attending sessions with Candace for a short time, but already I’m seeing slight improvements. He has a little more self-confidence and is starting to apply himself. I know we still have a long way to go, but ADHD Coaching has shown me the light at the end of the tunnel. The staff/tutors are delightful, concerned and compassionate. We look forward to our continued progress and growth with Candace Sahm by our side. P.S. We love the dogs! And, my son looks forward to seeing them every time he visits.”

From a former adult Coaching client:
“Throughout my work with Candace, I felt supported and empowered to effectively manage some of the challenges associated with my ADHD. She helped me to take charge of my schedule by using phone alerts and other devices in my work space. On the days we did not meet, we touched base by phone in the mornings which assisted me in structuring my day and remaining on task.  Candace also encouraged me to find work life balance by scheduling time to exercise. She often gave me wonderful Starbucks treats when I reached my goals.  A great motivator!”

From a Bullis 11th grader:
“We write lists of what I need to do and plan.” To prepare for the PSAT’s Candace Sahm and the student worked on a step-by-step plan to improve her organization. After doing this, the student was happy to say, “I’m usually late, but this time I was on time with everything I needed.” “Talking to my teachers has gotten exponentially better. Last year I was intimidated to talk to them. Then Candace came with me a few times to explain my ADD. As of right now, I am comfortable talking to my teachers on my own. I really like working with Miss Sahm. She is nice and down to earth, not intimidating. I have ADD and we get a lot done. I find that I’m looking forward to coming instead of dreading it!”

From a former Walt Whitman Parent:
“Just wanted to let you know that we are leaving tomorrow for Ian’s graduation from Monarch School on the 19th. The 20th, he starts at University of Montana, Missoula. He is really ready to get this show on the road. He is a completely different kid, and yet, not. Unbelievable. Thank you for the information you shared with me that got this ball rolling. I am very grateful…”

From a former adult Coaching client:
“As a busy executive and owner of a multi-million dollar company, I travel often and I am currently located outside of the DC metro area.  Candace was quite accommodating and agreed to work with me via phone and e-mail.  For approximately thirty minutes each week, she assisted me in working on some of the organizational challenges that have hindered me both professionally and personally.  I learned some practical strategies that I still use to this day. Candace’s positive nature was refreshing and it helped me to gain greater confidence in my ability to effectively manage my ADHD.  Her knowledge of the latest research in the field also led me to explore treatments without medication. I began using omega 3 at Candace’s suggestions and have found it to be extremely helpful.  Thank you, Candace.”

From a former adult Coaching client and member of the Support Group:
“As a member of her monthly support group and as a private client, I have benefited from Candace’s extensive knowledge and personal experience in the field. During our private sessions, we spent quite a bit of time working on my daily schedule.  This work allowed me to get a better grasp of how to get items ready for the next day so that I do not have to scramble in the morning. It also helped me to figure out a more effective way to plan my meals. I am truly appreciative of Candace and always look forward to the monthly support group.”

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