Sharon Slayton is a subject matter expert and professional consultant in the fields of personal, professional and organizational development. She has spent more than 15 years designing models and training people in "life systems" that create and foster positive personal, educational, business, and career change. Sharon also spends here spare time supporting advancements that bring Science to our everyday lives. As a member of the Steering Committee for Building Diversity In Science, and the Scientific Empowerment Movement, Sharon specializes in creating and delivering science-based courses, programs, workshops, and events to students of all ages and backgrounds. She has taught science seminars and programs for Girls, Inc., and works with many science-based organizations, non-profit groups, research institutions and labs to bring unique events to communities in support of children's education and advancement in the sciences.
Sharon also specializes in assisting adults and families who have children with learning disabilities and ADD. Her unique AD/HD seminars and workshops blend biological, psychological, environmental and professional realities into a planned roadmap for managing and accomplishing career and educational goals ? despite learning disabilities and behavior difficulties. She uses her knowledge and shares information about food, energy cycles, and other environmental support systems designed for people with mental illness and learning disabilities. Her workshops, adult and youth events, and training programs work because they turn real life situations at home, school, work, and in the community, into "what does it look like, how does it feel, what's the reaction, and what's the cost" scenarios.
Sharon holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. While at Cal, she studied cognitive psychology with an emphasis on Psycholinguistics with Dr. Dan Slobin, Ph.D., and worked on associated research programs at UC Berkeley, and for the Max Planck Institute. After graduation, she spent the next several years intensely involved in language analysis, laboratory and observational research of 3-7 year old children in home, school, and playground settings. Sharon's interests after graduation centered on a unique and powerful observation ? people engaged and being affected by complex technology change acted "just like people with ADD." She began applying ADD research with project and organizational change work in the information technology industry and achieved award-winning results.
Today, with the help of Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., Chair of the Dept. of Psychology at UC Berkeley, Sharon is organizing this work into her doctoral studies. Sharon also collaborates on youth and adult training programs, community & business programs, and workshop designs with: Dr. Hinshaw, and with Dr. Nina Ghiselli, Psy.D., Director of Disability Services at Alliant International University and Adult Chair of the East Bay LDA, Lorraine Pursell, MA BCET (The Family You Want Radio Hour KSCO 1080am in Northern CA), William Lane, Ph.D., President of Freedom Through Education Campus and Administrator of SCOE's Sacramento Community Based Coalition, Dr. Fredrick Moore, Ph.D., President of Building Diversity In Science and the Scientific Empowerment Movement, and others. She is a published web author and regular "expert" contributor for Demand Studios on eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/members/sms4change-articles.html. She is a featured in-house science and ESL writer and audio/video contributor for Forum Education and www.globalteenagers.net, (based in Sweden), and also writes a monthly feature column for radio personality and Educational Therapist, Lorraine Pursell, http://www.lorrainepursell.com/single-pages/, on "Connecting Life with ADD", and with whom she is producing a 2008 Seminar Series on parenting and life for children today, "Connecting Kids with ADD."