Happy Halloween!

Jill Stowell Anxiety, Classroom, Development, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, Learning Disability, Mental Health, School

I remember going to a “Haunted House” on Halloween when I was in the 6th grade.  At one point, we were given peeled grapes in the dark and told that they were eyeballs.  It was so deliciously creepy! What is it about that little thrill of fear that is so fun?  Maybe it’s that we get to experience that little …

Rrrrrr….This is my “Reading Face”

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

Have you been to a pumpkin patch yet?  When my kids were young, this was one of our favorite Fall activities.  Such excitement and such a hard choice – picking exactly the right pumpkin! In addition to pumpkins and Breast Cancer Awareness, October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.  I find that our dyslexic students are some of our most creative and …

Learning Disability Does NOT Equal Low IQ

Jill Stowell 504 Plan, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Mental Health, School

David Letterman and Jay Leno both used to do “man-on-the-street” interviews.  In spite of all kinds of documentation on the contrary, a “man-on-the-street” interview would reveal that many people equate a learning disability with low IQ. Parents with smart but struggling students see far too much evidence of their child’s ability to accept the low IQ theory. Learning Disability Defined: …