The Gift, Challenge, and Classic Symptoms of Dyslexia

Jill Stowell Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability

Q: This week HBO aired a special on dyslexia that noted that more than one third of entrepreneurs in the U.S. may be dyslexic. What is it about dyslexia that would cause this to be true? A: This statistic doesn’t surprise me a bit. Having worked with dyslexic children and adults for the past 27 years, I know that people …

Reading Like a Dyslexic Reader

Jill Stowell Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability

I recently took a trip to Paris. I don’t speak French and I don’t read French, but when French is all there is to read and you want to know where you are, what’s on the menu, and what you’re looking at, you have to try to read French. I am completely mystified by the spelling of many French sounds, …

3 Reasons Why Your Child’s Attention Problem Might NOT Be ADHD (Part 2)

Jill Stowell ADHD, General Information, Learning Disability

What’s really going on when smart kids struggle to pay attention in school? What could be causing your child’s attention problem? Last week we introduced 3 students who struggle to pay attention in school. Jeremy’s constant wiggling not only keeps him from getting his work done, but is a real distraction to his classmates. Manny is driving his teacher crazy …