I Can’t Wait to Go to School and Use What I Learned!

Jill Stowell Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability

Ten-year-old Hannah spent 6 weeks of her summer working 3 hours a day in an intensive learning program at our center.  As we sat down to begin her retesting, I asked her how she was feeling about what she had learned. “I’m very happy that I came,” she exclaimed.  “I can’t wait to go to school and use what I …

Everyone Needs a Hula Hoop!

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability, Social Skills

Have you ever known someone who repeatedly “invaded” your personal space?  They just stand or sit too close in conversation?  There is something really uncomfortable about that, even if the person is someone you know and like. Often I speak with parents who express concerns about their child’s social skills and ability to make and keep friends.  While there are …

Hooray for Persistent Parents

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability

In a couple of hours, my brother-in-law, who was born with Down Syndrome, will fly home from Los Angeles to New York on his own.  This is quite an accomplishment for a guy whose parents were told when he was born, not to even bring him home from the hospital. Rob has been all over the world.  He knows how …