What if “Try Harder” isn’t the Answer?

Briana Hurst Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Low test scores, Processing Speed, Reading, School 0 Comments

Ashley was a bright, popular, engaging 11th grader who was failing History and barely scraping by in her other classes.  Her parents and teachers were extremely frustrated with her underachievement and were adamant that if she would just try harder, she would get better grades.  Her parents were fearful for her future as her apparent lack of effort was going …

Hooray For Dads!

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability

Last weekend was Father’s Day, and so, naturally, I was thinking about my dad. Good memories. When I was growing up, my dad was very supportive, but was never really involved with my homework because homework was done and dinner ready by the time he got home from work. For many years after I started the Learning Center, I dealt …

Some Random Thoughts About Dad

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

Whenever I stand on the edge of a lake or river, I find myself picking up small, flat rocks to skip across the water.  I have a very special memory of my dad teaching me to skip rocks at Yellowstone Lake when I was probably 7 or 8 years old. Father’s Day is coming up, so first and foremost, Happy …