I HATE Feeling Crazy!

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

My father-in-law loved instruction manuals.  He would pour over the manual for any item he bought because he wanted to know exactly how it worked, all the things it could do, and what problems and solutions to expect. But kids don’t come with instruction manuals.  So we all step into parenting a little blindly.  It’s a figure-it-out-as-you-go proposition from the …

Multitasking or Scattered and Unfocused?

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, Executive Function, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School

Is Social Media Helping or Hurting Attention and Executive Function? Have you watched a high school or college student do homework recently?  It’s quite a fantastic display of multi-tasking.  Or is it? I am amazed at how young people can switch so rapidly between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, and texting, all while doing an assignment or studying for a …

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 …