Auditory Processing, Attention, and Survival

Jill Stowell Attention, Auditory Processing, Development, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability

My mom is a huge fan of the TV reality series Survivor. She (and millions of others) never misses an episode.  If you watch the show, you’ll know that people will go to almost any lengths to survive.  And in fact, our brains are wired for survival at the most basic level and will work very hard to protect us. …

Dear Parents…From Your Teen

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

Last week we talked about kids and growing pains.  Emotionally, the “growing pains” that teens go through may be the most challenging for all involved. Neurologically, the teenage brain is still developing.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “in teens, the parts of the brain involved in emotional responses are fully online, or even more active than in …

Growing Pains- A Family Affair

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

If you are the parent of a growing child; if you’ve ever been the parent of a growing child; if you’re a child; or if you’ve ever been a child, you need to see the movie Inside Out. My husband and I rarely see animated films, now that our kids are grown, but at my son’s recommendation, we went to …