This is my Father-in-Law with my husband David when he was a little boy.  Today is Veteran’s Day.  I’ve been thinking about my father-in-law who went up on the beach in Normandy on D-Day and all of the other service men and women, who throughout all the years of our county, have helped preserve our freedoms and our independence.

Independence is something we really prize and have fought hard for.  When I think of the parents who come to us looking for help for their struggling students, independence is very high on their priority list for their children.

It’s very high on our list, too.  We want our bright but struggling students – students with diagnosed or undiagnosed learning disabilities, dyslexia, auditory processing disorders, attention challenges, high functioning ASD – to leave us as comfortable, independent learners.

This means that they can do their homework on their own and all that effort that they put out will actually pay off.  What this really means that the tension and frustration in the household goes away.  Having a learning challenge is hard – it’s hard on the learner and its hard on the whole family.

But most learning and attention challenges can change, permanently!  Through intensive and targeted neurodevelopmental and cognitive training, the brain can literally re-wire itself to create new, more effective neuropathways or connections for learning.  Every day, we get the profound privilege of helping struggling students come closer and closer to their goal of becoming independent learners.  If you have a bright child who is struggling in school because of learning or attention challenges, things can change in your family, too.

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“Helping smart but struggling students dramatically improve or completely correct their learning and attention challenges by developing the underlying learning skills that are not supporting the learner well enough.”

We serve children and adults with diagnosed or undiagnosed learning and attention challenges including learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, auditory processing disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.

Jill Stowell, M.S.

Author:  At Wit’s End A Parent’s Guide to Ending the Struggle, Tears, and Turmoil of Learning Disabilities

Founder and Executive Director – Stowell Learning Centers

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