The best outcomes for a child with ADHD, in terms of academic and personal growth, are achieved when the school and parents work together. Melissa makes sure that parents can become empowered and knowledgeable advocates for their children and can support their children at home as well as come to the table at school ready and able to be full partners in the conversation.
Rabbi Shimmy Trencher, Principal, Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy Upper School
I had the pleasure of having Melissa in my ADHD Parent Coach Academy. Melissa is a warm and engaging soul. She is inquisitive and thorough in her learning. Melissa truly understands the challenges parents and children face when dealing with ADHD and executive function challenges. I believe she will be a tremendous asset to the families she supports.
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, PTS Coaching
Melissa and the Calm and Connected class was so helpful for myself and my family. My husband and I both have ADHD and when our son was diagnosed, we assumed we would have no problem supporting him but it didn’t work out that way. Instead, we have struggled to support him with skills that we still have trouble with. Since we all have different types of ADHD, we all have different challenges. Melissa helped us understand the diagnosis and support our son as we navigated this new world as a family, helping us function better on a day-to-day level, making sure he had the right supports at school, and helping us develop the best tools to work together as a team! Melissa is amazing we highly recommend her services!
Laura M., Danbury, CT
Melissa Bildner has become such a great resource for the Stamford JCC inclusion team. She is incredibly knowledgeable in the field of ADHD and executive functioning, and she is able to provide support in the community when needed. She presented a parent group at the Stamford JCC for 7 sessions and it turned out to be exceptional. She is lovely to work with and always is timely with her communication. I would highly recommend her for your family support in parent coaching and developing skills to make your family environment a happy and supportive one.
Hannah Goldstone, Director of Inclusion, Stamford JCC
Melissa’s knowledge and understanding of the complicated struggles associated with ADHD and executive function deficits is impressive.
Jill Vaughan Tesei, APRN
Melissa's in-depth understanding of the intricacies involved in parenting children with ADHD allows you to feel confident. She helps you feel comfortable with the process, knowing that she will lead you toward a better understanding of your child.
Gregg Pauletti, Educational Consultant
Melissa has taught me the skills I need to be calmer and loving both to my children and to myself. She continues to give me tools that help me feel less overwhelmed about the chaos that comes with my 3 kids and be able to view them for who they are. Melissa can pinpoint the core issues and provide me with real life, do-able strategies that allow me to parent with less anger and more patience. Melissa is funny and wise, and I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Rachel F., Westport, CT