ABOUT MERRIAM SAUNDERS

  • I am a licensed marriage & family therapist, specializing in ADHD, Autism and Learning Disabilities. I write books with main characters that manage those very same issues in their lives. I love to do school visits that focus on self-esteem and a growth mindset, which are topics reflected in my books. I can also offer in-service trainings for staff on classroom interventions for ADHD and other behavioral issue, in association with a school visit.

    MY WHIRLING, TWIRLING MOTOR (Magination Press) is about a boy with ADHD and the trouble he gets into and the surprise his mom has for him at the end of the day. It’s companion, MY WANDERING, DREAMING MIND releases spring 2020.

    Represented by the awesome Caryn Wiseman of The Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • My works center on kids with psychological issues that are exacerbated by the presence of a magical element in their world. Through this experience, they discover they have strengths, and their disorder does not define them. My hope is through these works, children will no longer feel isolated in their suffering, and begin to feel empowered. And others will have empathy for their struggles. All while going on an entertaining ride! 

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    How Praise Triggers Better Control in the ADHD Brain

    (Article)


    ADDitude Magazine

    2019

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    I Was Speaking Chinese - and expecting my child to understand

    (Article)


    ADDitude Magazine

    2019

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    The Magical Thinking of ADHD

    (Article)


    ADDitude Magazine

    2019