It’s the first day of middle school, and Kodi is ready for a new start. Goodbye to missed buses, lost papers, and incomplete homework, and hello to being on time, getting good grades, and having time for video games! But Kodi’s plans don’t go as he imagined. Day after day, time keeps getting away from him, and he feels defeated. What can be snatching his time away from him?
With the help of his friend, Juan, and Mrs. Norton, the school speech-language pathologist, Kodi is about find out—and learn how to take time into his own hands.?
Mindy Hudon wrote this graphic novel as a tool for SLPs, educators, and caregivers to help children better understand how they can be successful in time management—a critical life skill. Readers will identify with Kodi’s setbacks and successes as he learns how to recognize his “time snatchers,” how to take control of his time, and how to become an effective time manager. Mindy shows how Kodi makes simple changes to get big results.
Supplementary material, like this sample time estimation sheet, includes easy, functional strategies to implement into daily sessions—both in the classroom and at home.
"A helpful novel/manual with a role to play in the classroom and therapy office." --Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Mindy Hudon, MS, CCC-SLP, is a practicing speech-language pathologist who has spent the majority of her career working with children and adults in clinical facilities, public schools, and private practice. Mindy specializes in executive function development, specifically in the area of time management. She is the creator of Creative Child magazine’s 2019 Educational Product of the Year, the Bee a Time Keeper® clock, a tool to help young children learn how to see and feel the passage of time.
In her spare time, Mindy is president of Building Awareness Rocks, a nonprofit corporation that is dedicated to improving the lives of children with exceptionalities. Mindy has been published in newsstand magazines and blogs, and she is the speech and language expert advisor for 30Seconds.com, where she provides tips on speech and language issues, health, and just everyday mommy business!
108 pages, softcover, graphic novel