School’s Barely Started and He’s Already Distracted

Jill Stowell Classroom, General Information, Learning Disability, School

With Back-to-School excitement waning and the reality of the new grade level expectations kicking in, struggling students are probably starting to become apparent.  The first and most obvious symptom of a learning challenge is poor attention. This may cause worried parents wonder if their child has ADHD. In our experience, attention challenges can mean many different things. Foundation for Learning …

7 Easy Organizational Strategies to Help Students Start off the School Year Right

Jill Stowell General Information

People are creatures of habit.  If we create structure and habits around homework from the very beginning of the school year, there will be fewer battles and negotiations later! Important Note:  These may seem obvious to you, but they are not obvious or easy for many students.  Each strategy will take instruction, practice, and monitoring in order to become comfortable …

DON’T Get LOST on the First Day of School!

Jill Stowell 504 Plan, Anxiety, Classroom, Executive Function, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School

I woke up this morning a little bit panicked from a dream I was having about the first day of school.  I was attending a new school that was essentially cabins spread out in a huge area in the woods.  (I know – crazy – but it was a dream)! My mom was with me and knew where my first …