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 …

A Student’s Perspective on SLC

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School, Testimonials, Writing

I just have to share this with you.  This is an email I received from a 16-year old student on his last day at Stowell Learning Center.  This was a boy, who at 15, when he came to us, was so shutdown, and had such challenges with language and comprehension, that he didn’t look at or speak to anyone.  He …

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 …