From Hosts

“Dr. Saline’s flair for theater, refreshing wit, candor, and ability to translate technical information for a lay audience are qualities that are rare to find in a clinical psychologist.

“She shares a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience in her accessible, instructive and entertaining presentations. I highly recommend her to any parent, teacher, or mental health professional interested in adolescents, the brain, ADD/ADHD, or the human condition!”

Dr. Laurie Ostendorf
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and parent
Northampton, MA

“Sharon’s blend of compassion, humor, and depth of knowledge–struck just the right balance and kept the audience deeply engaged. She is a terrific speaker.

“My students were completely won over by her wonderful use of story, humor, and her deep compassion for kids and families who are struggling.”

Duncan Laird LICSW
Adjunct Professor
University of Connecticut School for Social Work
Director of Psychological Counseling Services
The Williston-Northampton School

“On her recent forays to the Caribbean, Dr. Saline has been nothing short of wonderful in her addresses for parents and students.

“Sharon is insightful, creative, flexible to the needs of her students and truly prepares and reflects on the key points of her presentations.

“Every year, we get fresh, vital information that permits our students to grow from strength to strength in how they handle their studies.”

Sandra Bramwell
Founder and Director of Versan Educational Services
Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica

“Dr. Sharon, in her role as consulting psychologist and workshop presenter, has been a welcome addition to the Montessori School of Northampton school community as a whole and to my classroom of 9-12 year old students.

“Sharon is a fierce advocate for our students with special needs and their families. Her keen understanding, intelligence and sensitivity of the social and emotional lives of children and the adults who serve them brought the much needed clarity I needed to be a more effective teacher.”

Marian Parker
Head teacher, Upper Elementary Classroom
Montessori School of Northampton
Northampton, MA

“Dr. Saline has been the key organizer and speaker at our monthly parenting workshops. She always gives our attendees an engaging presentation of intelligent, insightful and clear guidance with the occasional moment of humor thrown in.

“The parents who have come to our workshops have uniformly expressed their appreciation for her work and help on a multitude of parenting issues.”

Jonathan Schwab MD
Medical Director, Northampton Area Pediatrics
Northampton, MA

“Dr. Saline has spoken at several Small Boarding School Associations conferences. Every time, she fulfills my expectations and then some. People at other presentations repeatedly reference the information she provides and leave with many useful tools and insights.

“In 2013, at our annual conference at the Purnell School, she was the perfect Keynote speaker–strong and engaging for an audience of over 200 educational consultants and educators.”

Michele Gorman
Educational Consultant Former President,
Current Board Member
Small Boarding School Association of North America

“I would highly recommend Dr. Sharon Saline as a speaker. She presented to our clinical staff on the topic of ADHD and disorders of executive functioning. She was well-organized and demonstrated a breadth of knowledge about her topics.

“While she conveyed confidence in her work, she did not present herself as sole expert. Instead, she presented with collegiality, encouraging us to interact with her, ask questions and make suggestions.”

Meg Laird, LICSW
Smith College Counseling Center

“You did a great job mixing a lot of research/data with very practical strategies that teachers can go back and use right away. This balance is something that not every facilitator or expert can do, so I appreciate the thought and purpose you put into planning the agenda.”

Eryn Hoffman
Director of Programs,
Southern California California Teacher Development Collaborative

From Attendees

“I just watched your presentation that you gave for the LDA conference. It was extremely helpful and informative. I have many strategies I can try right away. Thank you so much!”

“Dr. Saline gave me what I needed to plan for next school year and to return to fight the battles I have fought for years on behalf of children and families. What she does is so meaningful and helpful. I believe in empowering parents to fight for their children by giving them information and sending them to sources of information. In one day, Dr. Saline gave me many insights and tools to do this.”
School Social Worker

“Today’s topic was spot on. I really felt a weight lift as I related to so much of what you were both saying. Thank you for sharing!”

“When I left Sharon’s workshop, I felt she had been an observer of the dynamics in my own home. She really connects to the challenges faced by both the teen and the parent and makes you laugh, think and even release that knot in your shoulders. Her skills as a therapist really showed.”

“My favorite speaker thus far. The personal examples of clients and the whole interview was riveting.”

“Dr. Saline shared a thorough overview of adolescence which connected brain development to environmental, social and emotional development. She’s an engaging instructor who used videos, breakout sessions and relevant slides to teach.

“She facilitated engaging discussions, used humor and kept a steady, quick pace. I learned a lot and the time flew by! It was so great to attend a workshop that delivered what it said it would.”
Clinical Psychologist

“I would highly recommend that teachers, TA’s and anyone who works with children that have ADHD in the school system attend one of her talks. I don’t think people understand how challenging tasks can be for these children and how hard they have to work to get things done.”

“I listened in on your session from the palooza today! And it was exactly what i needed to hear today – especially after last night’s 1 hour long tantrum. Thank you for making every thing less overwhelming… oh, did I mention you now have a fan in Jakarta, Indonesia!”

“Sharon Saline’s trainings have the perfect combination of expertise and a compassionate, caring approach that both reassures and informs teachers and administrators.”

“I loved her calming and soothing voice during her talk. It made me want to create that list of calming techniques to use in our household. She was very informative.”

“Before listening to this talk I didn’t think anxiety was an issue for us yet. But the content of the talk has shown me otherwise. It was very interesting to hear that talking fear away might not be the best solution. Also learning the 5 Cs was hugely helpful.”

“I wanted to take a minute personally thank-you and let you know how great I thought the session was. It was one of the best I saw during the whole workshop. It was clear, concise, well-organized, stimulating and informative.

“The manner in which you conceptualized the material and the clarity and pacing of your presentation sustained my attention and helped to revisit and reorganize my own fund of knowledge with regard to the topic. It was a breath of fresh air because I really struggle staying attentionally connected to online presentations. Thanks again.”
Clinical Psychologist

“This series of workshops was invaluable for us in better understanding our child and implementing practical strategies to make everyday life more manageable for her and us. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you!”

“FANTASTIC job on the webinar today! Both you and Ms. Mencher made the information practical and validating. Thank you!! I have recommended your book to so many parents. Your blend of knowledge, compassion, and user-friendly style is rare and incredibly helpful.”