Why is Change so Hard?

Briana Hurst 504 Plan, ADD / ADHD, Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, Comprehension, Core Learning Skills, Development, Developmental delays, Dyslexia, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Poor grades, Processing Speed, Reading, School, Social Skills, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Once when I was traveling in Europe, I heard some American tourists grumbling that things just weren’t the same in Europe as they are at home!  “Of course not,” I thought.  “Isn’t that why we travel to other countries?  To experience something different?” Most of us do like routine and predictability in our lives most of the time, but a …

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: …

More Reading is NOT the Answer

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

Chris Botti is one of my favorite artists.  When asked the key to success as a musician, he said, “Four things – Practice, Practice, Practice, and being friends with Sting!” It is generally accepted (and generally true), that if you want to be good at something, you have to practice, practice, practice.  In his book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell says that …