LD Expert

The comprehensive solution for permanently solving dyslexia, auditory processing, learning disabilities, and attention challenges.

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Friday Mar 17, 2023

"The brain is a powerful resource. At any age, we can stimulate our cognitive skills for more efficient thinking and functioning."
-Jill Stowell
 
Processing skills are a group of skills essential to learning that aren’t really taught, but are assumed to be in place. These are skills like memory, attention, auditory, visual, and language processing, logic and reasoning, and processing speed.
 
These skills impact each other and if any of these underlying skills are underdeveloped or inefficient, it will stress the attention system, impact behavior, and cause learning to be harder than it should be.
 
In this episode, we'll talk about processing skills in detail:
What they are
What processing skills challenges look like in struggling students
Training that can permanently eliminate those struggles
 
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SHOW NOTES
Episode Resources and Transcript
Take the Stone Out of the Shoe - by Jill Stowell - Chapter 5: What Do Challenges With Processing Skills Look Like?
At Wit's End - by Jill Stowell - Chapter 17: Processing Skills Development
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Friday Mar 10, 2023

"It will pass. Every time you’ve had anxiety or a panic attack, it has passed. In that moment, it sure does feel awful, and like it’s never going to end, but every time it has happened, it has ended. So know that there is relief in sight." - Jamie Roberts
 
In this episode, we're talking with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jamie Roberts about teen anxiety. Learn:
How to define anxiety
Strategies to get a handle on anxiety
The importance of self-talk
How mindfulness affects anxiety and why it helps
 
Share this episode with a teen in your life, and make sure to pick up a copy of Jamie Roberts' book, Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A Practical Guide to Manage Stress, Ease Worry, and Find Calm. It’s written for teens in a format and style that they’ll really connect to and not feel overwhelmed by.
 
GUEST
Jamie Roberts, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Website: https://equilibriumcs.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EquilibriumCounseling/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neurodivergenttherapist,  https://www.instagram.com/equilibriumcounseling
Newsletter: https://equilibriumcs.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=beaf37ab74511c0738d17403e&id=ed7f14e523
Book: Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A practical guide to mange stress, ease worry and find calm https://amzn.to/3spMKIi
 
SHOW NOTES
Episode Resources and Transcript: https://stowellcenter.com/2023/03/10/episode-54-teen-anxiety/
Take the Stone Out of the Shoe - by Jill Stowell: https://stowellcenter.com/takethestoneout/ 
 
➡️ Schedule a free 1-to-1 consultation with a Learning Specialist at https://stowellcenter.com/ 

Friday Mar 03, 2023

"It is important to realize that the root of challenges with attention, behavior, anxiety or learning are so often in the underlying neurodevelopmental or processing skills." - Jill Stowell
 
Retained reflexes and neurodevelopmental skills may be at the root of poor behaviors, attention challenges, anxiety, and struggles with learning. In this podcast episode, we'll discuss these critical underlying skills and tools for developing them to eliminate the challenges.Take an in-depth look at Retained Primitive Reflexes and how using Core Learning Skills Training and Quantum Reflex Integration (QRI) helps with integration.
 
SHOW NOTES- Episode Resources and Transcript: https://stowellcenter.com/2023/03/03/episode-53-anxiety-attention-behavior-and-learning-jill-stowell/ - Stowell Learning Center's Learning Skills Continuum: http://stowellcenter.com/continuum/ - Retained Reflexes and Core Learning Skills Information page: https://stowellcenter.com/core-learning-skills/ ➡️ Schedule a free 1-to-1 consultation with a Learning Specialist at https://stowellcenter.com/

Friday Feb 24, 2023

"Testing and diagnosis is an important first step towards creating a plan to strengthen weak underlying skills so that kids do not have to continue living with the daily chronic trauma of going to school." - Jill Stowell
 
In this episode of the LD Expert Podcast, we're talking with Dr. John Danial, Clinical Director at Simi Psychological Group, about "stealth dyslexia" and the trauma of undiagnosed and untreated learning challenges.When students struggle with reading, math or other aspects of school, there are almost always underlying processing skills that are weak or inefficient that become roadblocks to learning. Mental health is critically important. In addition, it is important to recognize that kids do not just grow out of learning challenges. The only way to make real and permanent change is to identify and develop those underlying skills - to retrain the brain to process information more effectively in order to eliminate the struggles associated with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
 
GUESTDr. John Danial, Clinical Director at Simi Psychological Group- Website: http://www.simipsychologicalgroup.com - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simipsychologicalgroup SHOW NOTES- Episode Resources and Transcript: https://stowellcenter.com/2023/02/24/episode-52-stealth-dyslexia/ - LD Expert Live - Recognizing Dyslexia, with Dr. Dan Peters - https://stowellcenter.com/2021/10/05/recognizing-dyslexia-dr-dan-peters/ - Stowell Learning Center's Learning Skills Continuum (Download) - https://stowellcenter.com/continuum/ ➡️ Schedule a free 1-to-1 consultation with a Learning Specialist at https://stowellcenter.com/

Friday Feb 17, 2023

"About 50 - 60 percent of people with ADHD also have a learning disability. About 3 in 10 people with dyslexia also have ADHD. ADHD does not cause dysgraphia, but research indicates that those with ADHD have a higher risk of developing dysgraphia." - Jill Stowell
 
In this episode of the LD Expert Podcast, we're discussing the key characteristics and differences between dyslexia - difficulty with reading, dysgraphia - difficulty with writing, and ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and some strategies that you can use to support students with these challenges.
 
SHOW NOTES- Episode Resources and Transcript: https://stowellcenter.com/2023/02/17/episode-51-dyslexia-dysgraphia-and-adhd/ - FREE DOWNLOAD: "At Wit's End" by Jill Stowell: https://stowellcenter.com/book/ Neurological Impress Reading Studies:- Increased Fluency: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1165244.pdf - Increased Fluency and Reading Comprehension: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220671.2017.1393650 - Article: A Neurological-Impress Method of Remedial-Reading Instruction: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/105345126900400406?journalCode=iscb - Brain Gym (Cross Crawls and Lazy 8s Exercises): http://www.braingym.org ➡️ Schedule a free 1-to-1 consultation with a Learning Specialist at https://stowellcenter.com/

Friday Feb 10, 2023

"We've always known that the brain could change, and the marvelous thing about neuroplasticity is that it's creating new connections with our neurons. That's what we do when we do therapy and when we work with people who have learning issues also. This gives us hope that change can always happen." - Dr. Joan Smith
 
In this episode of the LD Expert Podcast, Dr. Joan Smith explains the neuroscience behind the dyslexic brain.
 
SHOW NOTES- Episode Resources and Transcript: https://stowellcenter.com/2023/02/10/episode-50-wired-differently/ - "You Don’t Have to Be Dyslexic" by Dr. Joan Smith: https://www.amazon.com/You-Dont-Have-Be-Dyslexic/dp/0962875813 - "Dyslexia Perplexia" by Dr. Joan Smith: https://edu-therapeutics.com/ ➡️ Schedule a free 1-to-1 consultation with a Learning Specialist at https://stowellcenter.com/

Friday Feb 03, 2023

"Having dyslexia or a learning disability can be quite traumatic. These kids go to school every day afraid that they will be singled out in front of the class and embarrassed by their poor reading, spelling, or slow work.
They live in fear that their peers will notice that they can’t do the work. Recognizing dyslexia helps you, your child, and the teacher understand that this is not your child’s fault, or the result of laziness or lack of motivation. That change in perspective will make a huge difference." - Jill Stowell
 
In this episode of the LD Expert Podcast, we’re discussing dyslexia - what it is and how to determine if you or your child might have this thinking style that can be both a challenge and a gift.
 
SHOW NOTES
- Episode Resources and Transcript: https://stowellcenter.com/2023/02/03/episode-49-is-my-child-dyslexic-am-i/
- Download the At-A-Glance Dyslexia Screener:  https://stowellcenter.com/dyslexia/
 
➡️ Schedule a free 1-to-1 consultation with a Learning Specialist at https://stowellcenter.com/

Monday Jan 09, 2023

"I could only focus for 20 minutes to half an hour. After starting at SLC, I have been able to go through the entire hour of my lesson, and then I'm able to go through the entire hour - and sometimes 2 hours - in my exams." - James Whyte, SLC Student
 
Contrary to popular belief, a brain is never too old to make profound improvements with the right therapies.
 
This week on the podcast, hear from SLC student James Whyte and his mother Nicola about what it's like to do cognitive learning therapy, how they've grown and what they've learned. James is one of our remote learning students living in the UK, and he was already in his teens when he started at SLC. You'll hear about his successful transformation with grades and exams after he began therapy.

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