DYSLEXIA or ADHD?

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

We tested two boys last week with very similar learning strengths and challenges.  In testing, they both had good attention, but one became squirmy in his chair whenever he had to read. The squirmy little guy had been diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder without Hyperactivity).  He was never a problem in class, but was reported to spend time staring …

“This is So Boring!”

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

“I  hate History. It’s boring.” “I don’t want to do this homework.  It’s so borrrring!” (Said in a whiney voice) If you’re the parent of a school age student, you’ve probably heard this before.  If you’re the parent of a child who struggles in school, you have probably heard this, or something similar, more times than you can count. The …

Homework Blues Already?

Jill Stowell ADHD, Anxiety, Classroom, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Writing

At our Parent Information Meeting this week, a parent shared that her son spends 5 hours a night on what should be less than an hour of homework. Another parent said about their son, who also seems to do nothing but homework once he gets home from school, “We just want him to have his life back!” When my son was …