Back-to-School Apps Support Organization and Learning

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Technology

There are Apps for absolutely everything these days, and sure enough, there are even Apps for Back-to-School! With so many students going back to school today or at least very shortly, I thought I’d share this article by John Patrick Pullen from Time Magazine: 6 Must-Have Back to School Apps http://time.com/3982036/back-best-school-apps/ This article highlights some pretty incredible tools for students …

Auditory Processing, Attention, and Survival

Jill Stowell Attention, Auditory Processing, Development, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability

My mom is a huge fan of the TV reality series Survivor. She (and millions of others) never misses an episode.  If you watch the show, you’ll know that people will go to almost any lengths to survive.  And in fact, our brains are wired for survival at the most basic level and will work very hard to protect us. …

Multitasking or Scattered and Unfocused?

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, Executive Function, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School

Is Social Media Helping or Hurting Attention and Executive Function? Have you watched a high school or college student do homework recently?  It’s quite a fantastic display of multi-tasking.  Or is it? I am amazed at how young people can switch so rapidly between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, and texting, all while doing an assignment or studying for a …