Watch Out for the Technology Trap!

Jill Stowell Core Learning Skills, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Social Skills, Sports, Writing

This adorable picture of 19-month old Jaxon matching letters on an iPad was posted by his mom on Instagram this week. Isn’t it amazing what technology can offer our kids these days.  Even more amazing is how adept kids (even toddlers) are with it!  It’s mind-boggling! What fun it is to see the problem-solving, attention, and visual discrimination Jaxon is …

5 Kinds Of Students That Get The Most From A Summer Learning Skills Intensive Program

David Stowell ADHD, Anxiety, Auditory Processing, Core Learning Skills, Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Writing

Next year, struggling students will have more schoolwork than this year, and it will be more difficult. What can be done to prepare struggling students for the new challenges this fall? “What kinds of students make the greatest gains?” Is it for everyone? Do some get greater gains than others? Every summer we get students from all over the country …

“I Don’t Want My Son Accommodated!”

Jill Stowell General Information, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, Writing

At a Parent Information Meeting recently, a mom shared about her 7-year-old’s reading challenges. She finished by saying, “I Don’t Want My Son Accommodated!” This is not a stubborn parent or a parent in denial. Of course she wants support in place at school to help her son feel more successful. But fewer spelling words or taking tests orally, while …