Just Call Me “Braben”

Jill Stowell Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability, Reading

After repeatedly reversing the d in his name, Braden told his teacher, “Just call me Braben!” I laughed when I heard this because this young boy is so delightful and good-natured.  But on further reflection, this is the very last thing that I want for our dyslexic students – to have to spend their life finding ways to get around …

Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance!

Jill Stowell Core Learning Skills, Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability, Reading, Social Skills, Sports

A couple of weeks ago, a family with a little boy about 8 years old walked into church a little late – the worship band was already rocking and everyone was standing and singing. The boy started dancing down the isle.  I thought, “Wow! He’s got great rhythm!” His dad, trying not to call attention to the fact that they …

Voracious Reader

Jill Stowell Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability, Reading

Yesterday at a baby shower, I ran into the mom of a former student who shared with me that her son, now 31, came to Stowell Learning Center when he was 7. She said, “We’re so grateful.  I don’t think he would ever have learned to read if it hadn’t been for his time at the ‘Stowell Institute.’  Now he …