DYSLEXIA or ADHD?

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

Inattention is often the first and most obvious symptom seen by teachers when children struggle in school. This drives parents to their healthcare providers with the question, “Does my child have ADHD?” The challenge behind this question is that inattention, squirming in the chair, staring into space, slow to get started on tasks, poor listening, and taking forever to complete …

“Mom, I Need Adderall”

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

A parent recently shared with me that her high school son came home from school one day saying, “Mom, I need Adderall.”  Adderall is a medication commonly used to manage Attention Deficit Disorder / ADHD. It’s easy to blame attention for students’ struggles in school because that’s often what it looks like in class and certainly with homework where there …

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 …