Is My Child Dyslexic?

Jill Stowell 504 Plan, Classroom, Development, Dyslexia, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Spelling, Writing

Dyslexia is coming to the forefront as more and more states are looking at legislation around dyslexia and education.  Most sources now site 20% of students as being dyslexic. Here are some questions to ask parents that will help them determine if dyslexia testing is warranted: Is there a family history of dyslexia? Was there difficulty learning the alphabet? Is …

Brain Break

Jill Stowell ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, Comprehension, Core Learning Skills, Development, Dyslexia, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Processing Speed, Reading, School, Sensory Processing, Spelling, Writing

From Break to Meltdown in 30 seconds – How Did that Happen? At mile 20 of a 21-mile bike ride this weekend, my husband and I stopped to take a little break.  It had gotten warm and we wanted to remove a few layers.  When we started riding again, my legs let me know that “enough is enough” and I …

Dyslexia –Talents, Tears, and Solutions

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, Dyslexia, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Spelling, Writing

A friend at church was catching me up on her grown sons.  As she talked about the incredible mechanical abilities of one of her sons, who can completely take apart car and motorcycle engines and easily reconstruct them, I thought, “He must be dyslexic.” Certainly not every person with strong mechanical abilities is dyslexic, but there is something really special …