I’m Ambidextrous! Isn’t that cool?

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

Have you ever tried to write your name with your non-dominant hand?  It’s pretty funny, right?  And really challenging! So when we see a person who is ambidextrous and can use both hands equally to do things, it’s seems pretty amazing.  In baseball, switch-hitters (players who can bat either right-handed or left handed) are in demand. But…when it comes to …

Is My Child Dyslexic?

Jill Stowell 504 Plan, Classroom, Development, Dyslexia, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Spelling, Writing

Dyslexia is coming to the forefront as more and more states are looking at legislation around dyslexia and education.  Most sources now site 20% of students as being dyslexic. Here are some questions to ask parents that will help them determine if dyslexia testing is warranted: Is there a family history of dyslexia? Was there difficulty learning the alphabet? Is …

What Happens When the Wrong Thing Works?

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

July is the month of summer camps and growing up, our kids were no exception.  One summer, we went to Penticton, British Columbia so that our son, Kevin, could attend a one-week ice hockey camp. We were really fortunate that an NHL professional player, Ray Ferraro, had brought his son to the camp the same week.  Even better was the …