Brain Break

Jill Stowell ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, Comprehension, Core Learning Skills, Development, Dyslexia, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Processing Speed, Reading, School, Sensory Processing, Spelling, Writing

From Break to Meltdown in 30 seconds – How Did that Happen? At mile 20 of a 21-mile bike ride this weekend, my husband and I stopped to take a little break.  It had gotten warm and we wanted to remove a few layers.  When we started riding again, my legs let me know that “enough is enough” and I …

App Attack- Movement and Learning

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

I just saw a commercial on T.V. that terrifies me a little bit.  It shows a proud young couple with their toddler who is learning to recognize numbers and letters and even learning to read through an app on his iPad. Wow!  A toddler learning to read!  He’s going to be great in school, right? Not necessarily.  Because believe it …

Dyslexia –Talents, Tears, and Solutions

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, Dyslexia, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Spelling, Writing

A friend at church was catching me up on her grown sons.  As she talked about the incredible mechanical abilities of one of her sons, who can completely take apart car and motorcycle engines and easily reconstruct them, I thought, “He must be dyslexic.” Certainly not every person with strong mechanical abilities is dyslexic, but there is something really special …