Multitasking or Scattered and Unfocused?

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, Executive Function, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School

Is Social Media Helping or Hurting Attention and Executive Function? Have you watched a high school or college student do homework recently?  It’s quite a fantastic display of multi-tasking.  Or is it? I am amazed at how young people can switch so rapidly between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, and texting, all while doing an assignment or studying for a …

Don’t Let Learning Challenges De-Rail Your Dreams

Jill Stowell Classroom, General Information, Homework, Learning Disability, Reading, School

Saturday was a milestone day for my family.  Our son got married to a wonderful girl on a beautiful Southern California day!  We all have hopes and dreams for our kids, and this was certainly one of ours for our son. I speak daily with parents of smart, talented, wonderful kids whose hearts are breaking because their dreams for their …