What Happens When the Wrong Thing Works?

Jill Stowell Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School, Sports

July is the month of summer camps and growing up, our kids were no exception.  One summer, we went to Penticton, British Columbia so that our son, Kevin, could attend a one-week ice hockey camp. We were really fortunate that an NHL professional player, Ray Ferraro, had brought his son to the camp the same week.  Even better was the …

Overcoming Dyslexia

Jill Stowell Classroom, Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Spelling

I’ve just got to share something that completely made my day! Last week, I was giving a Discover Reading workshop for learning center owners and directors.  They had come from around the country and really wanted to see what it would look like to do the program with a student. One of our students, a profoundly dyslexic 11-year-old, agreed to …

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 …