Augh!!! My Teacher Talks Too Fast!

Jill Stowell Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability, Processing Speed, School

What does horse racing have to do with people talking too fast?  Nothing really, but I wonder if that’s what it feels like to students with slow processing speed.  Race horses fly by in a blur. What would school be like if words flew by you in a blur? Students with learning challenges sometimes feel like their teacher is talking …

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 …