Spring Flowers and Special Stressors for Struggling Students

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

We are getting one of those rare rain showers here in Southern California this morning.  It’s pretty amazing to me how instantly the hills and lawns green up with a little bit of rain.  Spring showers really do bring flowers! Year after year, we have seen that spring also seems to bring with it some special stressors for families, especially …

JFK, Sir Isaac Newton, and Making Real Changes for Children with Learning and Attention Challenges

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

My husband, David, writes a business tip for private practice owners every week.  I thought I’d share part of this week’s tip with you because it’s about change –  something we all want for our struggling students, yet something that comes with it’s own set of ups and downs. He writes (and I concur)… Recently, Mondays have become my favorite …

I Want a Different Story For My Son

Jill Stowell 504 Plan, Classroom, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability, School

A parent was sharing with me recently about her son’s struggles in school.  He dreads going to school and comes home almost daily saying, “I’m not smart enough.”  The school has offered this boy a 504 Plan, which will allow him to have accommodations in the classroom, such as fewer spelling words, taking tests in a quiet room, and a …