Teaching the Seeing My Time Program

Portland, Oregon
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Teaching the Seeing My Time Program
Saturday, September 28, 2019 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St
Portland, Oregon 97213
United States

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Course Information:

Seeing My Time® is a unique, scaffolded approach to teaching patients how to develop the executive function skills of time management, planning and organization from the perspective of supporting your brain.

In this full-day training, educator Marydee Sklar, will guide you through her Seeing My Time workbook. It was carefully created to develop a concrete awareness of the spatial aspect of time through the use of hands-on, muliti-sensory activities. It builds the metacognitive foundation needed to change personal time-management behavior.

You will come away with practical tools and strategies to:

•   be on time

•   complete daily tasks

•   manage multiple roles

•   support working memory

•   develop daily and weekly plans/to-dos

•   break complex tasks into steps

•   reach deadlines without being overwhelmed

•   create long-term goals

•   work on your long-term goals

•   motivate task initiation for things you don’t want to do

•   handle piles

•   manage papers

•   calm down your emotional brain

This workshop will enable you to help your patients (and yourself) to improve productivity and a sense of being purposeful with how you use your time.

Course Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

•      Analyze the areas of weakness in a patient’s executive function skills using the Dawson and Guare model of executive functions.

•      Teach patients to identify WHY they struggle

•      Demonstrate strategies for making weekly and daily plans, planning out multistep projects, managing papers, connecting present choices to future goals, using time tools to motivate task initiation, and proving that multitasking impairs productivity.

•      Implement the Seeing My Time program with your patients.

Course outline:      

7:45 AM - Registration and Collecting Materials

8:15 AM - Introductions

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

•   Assessing time management behaviors

•   Dawson and Guare’s Model for Analyzing Executive Function Strengths and Weaknesses

•   Activities: Calming your emotional brain, developing the awareness of the spatial aspect of time, developing metacognition connected to time and behavior

•   Typical development of executive functions over a lifespan

10:30 AM - Stretch Break (15 minutes)

10:45 AM - 12:00 Noon

•   Connecting the limbic system to behavior

•   External time tools to support the brain and behavior

•   Activating the dopamine reward system for motivation

12:00 Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00-2:45 PM  

•   Concrete, visual strategies to build the connection between time and space for time management, planning and reaching goals.

•   Activities: develop a visual representation of your weekly commitments and the roles that take up time in your week

2:45 PM - Stretch Break  

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

•   Paper management and organization strategies

•   Visualizing the future to connect to goals and motivation

•   Prochaska & DiClemente’s Stages of Change and time management behaviors

•   Activity: Drawing Your Future

4:30 PM Adjorn

About the speaker:

Marydee Sklar has been helping people with time-management, planning and organization challenges for over 25 years. She has a private practice for families and individual adults in Portland, Oregon and also does work with distance clients. She offers online courses for educators and therapeutic professionals to teach her program. The Seeing My Time® program is used around the world in educational and therapeutic settings. Her Amazon best-selling book is for parents: 50 Tips to Help Students Succeed


Contact Information

  • JoAnna Mullett, MSPT, CSCS
    Regional Continuing Education Coordinator
    Phone: 503-215-1540

Payment Instructions

  • Registration Fee: The registration fee of $299 per person includes light continental breakfast and refreshments, the Seeing My Time workbook and a certificate of attendance. Providence St. Joseph Health employees will receive a discounted rate of $175. The Seeing My Time Instructor’s Manual is NOT included in the cost of the course.  The Instructor’s Manual is recommended and can be purchased online at https://executivefunctioningsuccess.com/books-and-materials/ prior to the course, but is not required.

    Please bring a pencil with eraser, highlighter and 1.5x2” post it notes.

    Refund Policy: Full refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted if cancellation is requested by September 14th, 2019. No refunds will be made after that date unless the course is cancelled by Providence Rehabilitation Services, in which case full refunds will be issued.

    Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 6.5 contact hours for Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists in Oregon.  Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.

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