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Spend 15 - 30 minutes
a day 
to build skills!

 Developed by educational experts Dr. Karen Fried and Dr. Melissa Mullin each workbook is the result of over 25 years of teaching thousands of students. Dr. Fried and Dr. Mullin use engaging, fun, and effective techniques to help students learn. 

K&M Learning Programs

 Daily reinforcement of skills speeds up the learning process.
Each K&M product includes simple instructions for home practice.


Reading and Spelling 




Organization and Verbal Fluency

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Motor Skills

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Set Shifting




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Join the Adventure to Learn Reading and Spelling Rules 
(3 book series)
The Vowel Adventure Series empowers parents to help children learn to read and spell.

The Adventures of Sally Short Vowel and Lincoln Long Vowel introduce students to reading and spelling rules with an engaging and interactive story. Through child-oriented language, colorful and creative characters, and a story filled with fun adventures, children will learn spelling rules.

Here's what's included:

  • Entertaining pictures through which children can easily visualize the short and long vowels

  • Engaging stories that focus on specific rules, and provide the context for the rule to make sense

  • Simple exercises to practice the newly acquired vowel rules

  • Creative activities and reading lists through which children can demonstrate their new knowledge

  • And much more!

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By The Rules:
One-Syllable Spelling 



The By the Rules workbook arranges rules into meaningful patterns and creates a context that makes sense to students. Learn how to protect Sally Short Vowel with a consonant. Meet Lincoln Long Vowel's Best Friends and the Magic E. Don't miss Connie Combo and her special vowel combinations!


The workbook contains over 150 pages of instruction and activities.

What's inside:

•  Stories creating meaning for each rule

•  Pictures stimulating retention of the rules

•  Metacognitive questions

•  Exercises offering practice and mastery

•  Dictation sentences cultivating skills in context

Fine motor

Reading and Language Processing Skills


Reading and Spelling

The By the Rules workbook arranges rules into meaningful patterns and creates a context that makes sense to students.

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Reading Fluency

The Rapid Naming Workbook builds reading fluency skills. This “see and say” practice increases Visual Processing Speed, Word Retrieval Speed and Cognitive Flexibility.


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Verbal Fluency

 Think, Talk, Laugh helps students create an internal organizational for  language, so they can quickly process and recall verbal information.

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Executive Functioning and More...

Social-Emotional Learning

It's time to talk to children about the pandemic and how they feel about the future. Life as we knew it will resume, but it will not be the same. We have changed. The activities in this workbook are designed to help children and families transition out of the pandemic and into the New Normal. Based on the work of Dr. Violet Oaklander, each exercise includes a guided creative activity that allows students to explore and express their thoughts about the future.

Transition to Life After a Pandemic

Fun, Creative Activities for Students to Build Academic and Social Emotional Learning

For Educators, Parents and Counselors

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Executive Functioning

The Executive Functioning Workbook provides easy to follow, hands-on guidance and support to help students organize, plan, and follow through on tasks.

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Adult EF Skills

Learning and practicing the skills outlined in the Adult Executive Functioning Workbook will guide you through the steps required to build

 Executive Functioning skills.

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Motor Skills

Give your child the right foundation and skills they’ll need to write faster, with clarity and fluency. 

Ideal for kids aged 5 and up, 

Transition to Life After a Pandemic, Online Course

Learn to use this new resource designed to help your students and families transition out of the pandemic and into the New Normal!

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For Therapists, Counselors and Educators

Social emotional

Healing Through Play

Using the Oaklander Model:

A Guidebook for Therapists and Counselors Working with Children, Adolescents and Families

by Karen Fried PsyD LMFT

Christine McKenna LMFT LPCC

This guidebook serves as a companion to the Oaklander Training Program Violet developed after publishing Windows to Our Children. Child and adolescent therapists came from all over the world to attend her life-changing two-week intensive workshops in Santa Barbara, California. This training continues in Santa Monica, California (led by Karen Fried) and in other United States and international venues by facilitators whom Violet trained, including Lynn Stadler and Peter Mortola. While this guidebook is meant to be used by therapists who have participated in Violet's training process, that experience is not a requirement.

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Praise for the book:

The workbook is absolutely unbelievable!  I am ever so impressed with the time and thoughtfulness that clearly went into it.  What a contribution to Violet’s legacy.  Thank you.
- Claire Mercurio (founding VSOF board member)

Train with Karen:

Karen Fried offers training, supervision/consultation and presentations on how to use the Oaklander Model in your own work with children, adolescents, and their families.

All offerings continue Violet's tone of fun, educational and experiential training for therapists featuring a variety of materials including drawing, puppets, clay, sand tray, picture cards and more! Current training opportunities are provided virtually on Zoom.

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