Do Not Pass Go – Go Straight to ADHD

Jill Stowell ADHD, Auditory Processing, Core Learning Skills, Dyslexia, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability

Pay attention!  Pay attention!  Pay attention!  How many times can you tell a kid to pay attention before they finally get the message?  For some parents and teachers, it feels endless. Having worked with thousands of struggling learners over the years, I recognize that ADHD is a real and sometimes a devastating challenge for families.  I also know that when …

Tippy Toes and Learning Challenges

Jill Stowell Core Learning Skills, General Information, Learning Disability

Starbucks is one of my favorite writing spots because 1) it’s acceptable to sit there alone with your computer, and 2) there are no interruptions.  And okay, 3) I like the drinks! So I was sitting at Starbucks the other day when two different families came in with their toddler boys who were almost exactly the same height and age (tiny, …

Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance!

Jill Stowell Core Learning Skills, Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability, Reading, Social Skills, Sports

A couple of weeks ago, a family with a little boy about 8 years old walked into church a little late – the worship band was already rocking and everyone was standing and singing. The boy started dancing down the isle.  I thought, “Wow! He’s got great rhythm!” His dad, trying not to call attention to the fact that they …