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Teachable Intelligence

  • Learn how to learn
  • Enhance memory
  • Improve study habits
  • Develop organizational skills
  • Adapt to change and new situations
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence
  • Catalyze creativity for problem-solving
  • Think smarter not harder

Here Are Your Stories

Patrick - 16 year old athlete
Before getting help from Dr. Markus, I struggled in a lot of areas in school. I got bad grades, I couldn’t focus and I just hated being at school. After spending time over the spring and summer working with her, everyone could see a change in the way I thought and the way I did things. She helped me think about my thinking and I became..
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Aleksa - Student
Aleksa started the Learning How to Learn Program two months ago. Since she began the program, we have noticed that Aleksa has developed an awareness of order in the universe. She has demonstrated an increased awareness of time, direction in space and how things are organized in relation to hierarchy. Almost overnight, she..
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Devorah Himy - M.A. CCC-SLP, Clinical director of Language Builders
The Strong Mind Puzzles App is a gift that I share with my clients. SMP develops their verbal rehearsal and mindshifting skills in an engaging and systematic manner. I have watched so many clients improve and carryover the skills into their every day life. Thank you!
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Kathy A. - Parent
A catastrophic car accident at age 16 left my daughter Krysty with a traumatic frontal-lobe brain injury and a broken neck. Her physical wounds healed, but her brain did not – until we took her to Donalee Markus. Krysty arrived at Donalee's office with her higher functions, including executive function and critical..
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Richard - 26 year old entrepreneur
I took Designs for Strong Minds™ to give me the edge that I so desperately needed. After completing the class and doing homework on my own, the mental skills and fluid-thinking patterns that I have acquired, have made me a success both in my personal life and my business life.
Before I took the class, I was..
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