Fright is Not Just for Halloween Night

Jill Stowell Core Learning Skills, General Information, Learning Disability

BOO! A few weeks ago at our information meeting, a teenage girl shared:  “I want to do things without fear.” Struggles in school often have much bigger consequences than poor grades. Socially, kids, especially teens, are often fearful that someone will know they struggle and think they’re dumb. Students are afraid of disappointing their parents and teachers. Changes in routine …

She Cries and then I Cry

Jill Stowell Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability

Dyslexia and Homework Just Don’t Mix “I hate homework!” shares the mom of a beautiful 10-year-old girl.  “It takes hours of pulling and fighting.  She cries and then I cry.  We need help!” What is a parent supposed to think when their child’s best effort at a story after hours of tears looks like this? Wo ns    apontime       ther   was   …

One Small Step…One Giant Leap

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability

I was about 12 when men first landed on the moon.  I remember Neil Armstrong making his famous statement, “That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.” I have to admit; I didn’t quite appreciate how profound that moment and that statement were. Everyday, I get to see students with different degrees of learning challenges make …