Speaker, Press, and Radio Bios

 

If you would like to interview Yafa, you may reach her at 206-326-8446 or at BlockedToBrilliant@yahoo.com

Radio/TV/Speaker Introduction 

Yafa Crane Luria is a 30-year veteran teacher and school counselor, a Positive Discipline Trainer, and the author of the Mom’s Choice Award®-Winning book: How To Train Your Parents in 6 ½ Days and the Amazon Kindle Best Seller: Getting Schooled: 102 Practical Tips for Parents, Teachers, Counselors, and Students about Living and Learning with ADHD. She was diagnosed with ADHD (then called “Minimal Brain Dysfunction”) in 1980, one of the first to be
diagnosed as an adult. Yafa specializes in helping ADHD families who have tried everything and are still frustrated by their child’s or teen’s Blocked but Brilliant brain. Fun fact: Yafa’s nickname as a child was “Mountain Goat” because she climbed on EVERYTHING!

She can be reached at her website: BlockedToBrilliant.com

Shorter Bio

Yafa Crane Luria is a 30-year veteran teacher and school counselor, a Positive Discipline Trainer, and the author of the Mom’s Choice Award®-Winning book: How To Train Your Parents in 6 ½ Days and the Amazon Kindle Best Seller: Getting Schooled: 102 Practical Tips for Parents, Teachers, Counselors, and Students about Living and Learning with ADHD. Yafa specializes in helping ADHD families who have tried everything and are still frustrated by their child’s or teen’s Blocked but Brilliant brain. She can be reached at her website: BlockedtoBrilliant.com

Longer Bio

Yafa Luria is passionately devoted to making growing up much easier for ADHD kids and the stressed-out parents who love them! “You don’t have to sit around waiting for this latest ‘phase’ to pass. In fact, you may be waiting a loooooooong time for that to happen! But you have power that you haven’t even tapped into yet,” Yafa says encouragingly.

She continues:

“Aside from a few detentions (one for accidentally setting fire to a pot holder in cooking class) and a few failed childhood friendships (I was bullied and I was a bully), I spent decades hanging around classrooms. Much to my former classmates’ amazement, I became a teacher and school counselor. For thirty years! I’ve taught pretty much EVERYONE, from gifted kids to the behaviorally and emotionally challenged, Kindergarten through College.

I have three Master’s degrees, I’ve written a few books, and I’ve won a few writing awards: Mom’s Choice Award®-Winner, How To Train Your Parents in 6 ½ Days and Amazon Kindle Best Seller: Getting Schooled: 102 Practical Tips for Parents, Teachers, Counselors, and Students about Living and Learning with ADHD. (See, you can succeed with ADHD! I was diagnosed in 1980). I live just outside Seattle but I work all over the world thanks to the miracle of technology. Fun Fact: I’m popular in Australia and New Zealand! I specialize in helping ADHD families who have tried everything and are still frustrated and confused by their child’s or teen’s Blocked but Brilliant brain.

My heart’s desire is that, one day, when a doctor diagnoses ADHD, the parents will say, ‘Oh my gosh, we are so lucky! This is fantastic news!’”

Yafa Crane Luria (formerly Margit Crane) has been a presenter at these organizations, universities, and school districts:

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