AxyLu Academic Coaching
St. Paul, United States
Website: AxyLu Academics
Melissa Peterson Malen, PhD, is the owner of AxyLu Academic Coaching, LLC, co-founder of the nonprofit Focus and Learning Center, and volunteers as vice president of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented.
She specializes in coaching students and adults who experience performance challenges in the areas of executive function and self-regulation. Dr. Malen coaches clients that have ADHD, dyslexia, nonverbal learning disability, or are twice exceptional.
Melissa presents at conferences in the US and internationally, both in-person and virtually, and also provides professional development for teachers and counselors.
Melissa earned an MA in counseling psychology from the University of St. Thomas and a PhD in education from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Malen has researched the experience of parents of students with ADHD and is developing programs targeted at improving student underachievement.
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Academic Coaching for Twice Exceptional StudentsWorkshopTalent Education 2019Twice exceptional students are gifted and experience a challenge in learning. These students often demonstrate higher achievement when they receive academic coaching in addition to learning accommodations. Twice exceptional student behaviors that result in underachievement or inconsistent performance can be symptoms of learning challenges. Learning and psychological disabilities may result … More
Identifying Accommodations for IEP's of Twice Exceptional StudentsWorkshopTalent Education 2019Twice exceptional students who are gifted and experience a challenge in learning demonstrate higher achievement when they receive personally relevant learning accommodations that are included in an Individual Education Plan. Please join us at this workshop to learn about twice exceptional student behavior in school and how learning challenges affect … More
Themes of Experience of Parent Advocates for Students with ADHD in SchoolPaperTalent Education 2019Gifted students who also have ADHD need an advocate while they are in school in order to bridge the gap between their demonstration of high capacity for learning and creativity, and their implusivity, inconsistent focus and often distactible behavior. Advocates are usually the student's parents who must become advocates in … More
Facilitating Gifted and Twice Exceptional Student Achievement: Supporting Executive Function Skill Challenges During Covid-19PaperTalent Education 2020During the pandemic stress and uncertainty felt by students, teachers and parents have a negative effect on everyone’s executive function skills. During Covid-19, gifted and twice exceptional students have difficulty with directions, getting started on work, persisting to complete work and with general organizing, planning, prioritizing and meeting deadlines. Academic … More