Watch Out for the Technology Trap!

Jill Stowell Core Learning Skills, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Social Skills, Sports, Writing

This adorable picture of 19-month old Jaxon matching letters on an iPad was posted by his mom on Instagram this week. Isn’t it amazing what technology can offer our kids these days.  Even more amazing is how adept kids (even toddlers) are with it!  It’s mind-boggling! What fun it is to see the problem-solving, attention, and visual discrimination Jaxon is …

“I Don’t Want My Son Accommodated!”

Jill Stowell General Information, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, Writing

At a Parent Information Meeting recently, a mom shared about her 7-year-old’s reading challenges. She finished by saying, “I Don’t Want My Son Accommodated!” This is not a stubborn parent or a parent in denial. Of course she wants support in place at school to help her son feel more successful. But fewer spelling words or taking tests orally, while …

Do Not Pass Go – Go Straight to ADHD

Jill Stowell ADHD, Auditory Processing, Core Learning Skills, Dyslexia, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability

Pay attention!  Pay attention!  Pay attention!  How many times can you tell a kid to pay attention before they finally get the message?  For some parents and teachers, it feels endless. Having worked with thousands of struggling learners over the years, I recognize that ADHD is a real and sometimes a devastating challenge for families.  I also know that when …