“Mom, I Need Adderall”

Jill Stowell ADD, ADHD, Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School

A parent recently shared with me that her high school son came home from school one day saying, “Mom, I need Adderall.”  Adderall is a medication commonly used to manage Attention Deficit Disorder / ADHD. It’s easy to blame attention for students’ struggles in school because that’s often what it looks like in class and certainly with homework where there …

I Think I Can! I Think I Can! I Think I Can!

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

One of my favorite childhood books was The Little Engine That Could.  I loved that little blue engine!  He never ever gave up.  No matter how steep the hill was, he always went after it – he always believed he could do it. “I think I can!  I think I can!  I think I can!” he’d puff. My husband says …

Learning Differences Don’t Really Make Me Different!

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

In Southern California, we are the very definition of a “melting pot.”  We have people of every color, culture, and religion from every part of the world.  I love that!  I think it makes us interesting. One of the things I’ve noticed, working with thousands of families who are dealing with learning and attention challenges, is that no matter what …