The Listening – Learning Connection

Jill Stowell Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School

If you’re not listening, you’re not learning.  I think this is a pretty profound statement.  I realize there are many ways to learn, but our experience with thousands of children and adults with learning challenges has shown that the vast majority of individuals who struggle with learning, including dyslexia and attention challenges, have difficulties with auditory processing, or listening. Living …

Why isn’t EVERYBODY Talking about Auditory Processing?

Jill Stowell Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Spelling

I am continually astounded when I hear from many speech/language therapists and reading specialists that they know little to nothing about auditory processing.  How can that be when auditory processing is the very foundation of language and reading? Skills like speaking, reading, and other academic skills are like the branches and leaves of a tree.  They are the most obvious, …

Did Henry Ford Have it Right?

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, Dyslexia, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Spelling

Henry Ford said,  “If you think you can, you can.  If you think you can’t, you can’t.” There’s a lot of wisdom and truth in that statement, but there are times when gutting it out just doesn’t work. I once knew a young man in his twenties who couldn’t read or spell. His dyslexia was so profound, that he could …