My Child’s Spelling is Atrocious. What Does it Mean?

Jill Stowell Classroom, Dyslexia, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Writing 1 Comment

I have some avid game players in my extended family, so when we get together for the holidays, we play all kinds of games, particularly word games, of which my mom is a wizard! For a dyslexic child or adult, word games can be an absolute nightmare. I met a neurosurgeon once who shared with me his story of discovering …

It’s Almost Time for the Holiday Craze!

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

It’s coming!  It’s inevitable.  So we might as well get on board and enjoy it!  I love the winter holidays, but they do come with their own special set of challenges. For kids with learning challenges, the excitement of the holidays may be laced with anxiety.  Schedules and activities at home and at school are different and often more frenetic …

At Wit’s End is a Lonely Place to Be.

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability

I can’t tell you how many times I hear this phrase! “We’re spending 4 hours a night in tears over homework.  I’m at my wit’s end!” “I see how hard she tries, but no matter how much we study, she still fails her tests.  I’m at my wit’s end.” “My son hates to read and gets stomachaches before school everyday.  …