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 …

Fright is Not Just for Halloween Night

Jill Stowell Core Learning Skills, General Information, Learning Disability

BOO! A few weeks ago at our information meeting, a teenage girl shared:  “I want to do things without fear.” Struggles in school often have much bigger consequences than poor grades. Socially, kids, especially teens, are often fearful that someone will know they struggle and think they’re dumb. Students are afraid of disappointing their parents and teachers. Changes in routine …

Sit Still, Already!

Jill Stowell Core Learning Skills, General Information, Learning Disability

Legs swinging, feet kicking – at the dinner table, at the homework desk, any time seated in a chair.  That was my M.O. as a child.  I wasn’t even aware of it, but obviously my mom was, because I heard the infamous, “Sit still!” very often. I still have a tendency to fidget with my feet when sitting, but I …