Did I Waste Time and Money on Therapy?

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

Several years ago, we had a student whose challenges with speech articulation were so significant that his mom explained on our first meeting, that there were certain sounds that he could not physically say. Grayson was 11 and had had private speech therapy as well as speech services at school for most of his life.  After 3 weeks of sessions …

5 Tips for Empowering Kids and Building Self-Esteem

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, General Information, Learning Disability, Mental Health, School

Most of the parents I speak to would put “Self-Esteem” at the top of their list of concerns for their children or teens with learning or attention challenges.  And rightly so, as confidence and self-esteem often take a beating when students struggle in school or with homework. You’re so awesome!  You’re so smart!  You’re an amazing athlete! Praise is good …

Just Give Me My Sweet Kid Back!

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

Don’t let dyslexia and other learning challenges rob your child of confidence! Periodically, I get the pleasure of hearing from former clients or their parents.  Last week, I got a call from a parent with an update on her son who is now happily married and a brand new father!  He attended college and is now a valued worker in …