Life with an Auditory Processing Disorder Sounds Different

Jill Stowell ADD, ADHD, Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability

This is a big week for my family.  My son is getting married on Saturday and we couldn’t be more delighted! As I was thinking about the upcoming reception, I remembered the mom of one of our students trying to describe to me what she thought it must be like for her son.  She said, “Have you ever been to …

ADHD

Jill Stowell ADD, ADHD, Attention, Classroom, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability, School

I’m Not Losing Focus On Purpose! “Today was the best parent-teacher conference we’ve ever had!” Last week I heard a parent share this in our waiting room.  Fabulous!  The parent felt like celebrating instead of crying! The child in question is a smart, delightful girl who displayed one of the most dramatic attention challenges I had ever seen during her …

DYSLEXIA or ADHD?

Jill Stowell ADD, ADHD, Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, Dyslexia, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School

We tested two boys last week with very similar learning strengths and challenges.  In testing, they both had good attention, but one became squirmy in his chair whenever he had to read. The squirmy little guy had been diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder without Hyperactivity).  He was never a problem in class, but was reported to spend time staring …