Homework Blues Already?

Jill Stowell ADHD, Anxiety, Classroom, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Writing

At our Parent Information Meeting this week, a parent shared that her son spends 5 hours a night on what should be less than an hour of homework. Another parent said about their son, who also seems to do nothing but homework once he gets home from school, “We just want him to have his life back!” When my son was …

It’s Fourth of July. Dogs and Sensitive Kids Beware!

Jill Stowell Anxiety, Core Learning Skills, General Information, Learning Disability

It’s Fourth of July.  Dogs and Sensitive Kids Beware! My neighborhood happens to be one of the few in Southern California that allows people to shoot off their own fireworks.  With Fourth of July right around the corner, our evenings are now punctuated with unexpected explosions as people try out their fireworks. We love Fourth of July in our neighborhood.  …

5 Kinds Of Students That Get The Most From A Summer Learning Skills Intensive Program

David Stowell ADHD, Anxiety, Auditory Processing, Core Learning Skills, Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Writing

Next year, struggling students will have more schoolwork than this year, and it will be more difficult. What can be done to prepare struggling students for the new challenges this fall? “What kinds of students make the greatest gains?” Is it for everyone? Do some get greater gains than others? Every summer we get students from all over the country …