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 …

Is My Child Dyslexic?

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

Dyslexia is coming to the forefront as more and more states are looking at legislation around dyslexia and education.  Most sources now site 20% of students as being dyslexic. Here are some questions to ask parents that will help them determine if dyslexia testing is warranted: Is there a family history of dyslexia? Was there difficulty learning the alphabet? Is …

7 Common Mistakes Parents Make when their Child has Difficulty with School Part 2

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

30% of ALL students struggle with some aspect of learning.  Most of these struggling students have average to above average IQ scores.  In other words, they have plenty of ability, but something isn’t working quite right. These students CAN be in regular or honors classes and learn as easily as the rest of the class, BUT it takes the right …