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 …

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 …