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 …

Overcoming Dyslexia

Jill Stowell Classroom, Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Spelling

I’ve just got to share something that completely made my day! Last week, I was giving a Discover Reading workshop for learning center owners and directors.  They had come from around the country and really wanted to see what it would look like to do the program with a student. One of our students, a profoundly dyslexic 11-year-old, agreed to …

The Teacher Says My Child is Struggling. Now What?

Jill Stowell Classroom, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School

The Teacher Says My Child is Struggling.  Now what? When I was teaching in public school many years ago, I happened to teach in an area where most of the parents spoke only Spanish.  Therefore, my parent-teacher conferences were held in my far-less-than-perfect Spanish.  I remember that the parents were so gracious about it. One of the hardest things about …