Jill Stowell, Founder and President of Stowell Learning Centers in California, joined Lon September 24, 2018 to explain what is necessary to help children with learning and attention challenges. Although some of their students have emotional/behavioral problems, they accept only those whose behavioral problems come from undetected or unaddressed learning and attention challenges. They are not equipped to help students whose problems come primarily from some mental health problem. Listen to the podcast as Jill explains some of the things she has learned about learning problems through founding and growing her learning centers.
This is one of a series of short interviews about developments in the network of private, parent-choice schools and programs helping struggling teens and young adults. The guests are innovative leaders in this network.
Listen here for Jill and Lon’s discussion
As Jill explained, every child is unique, and it follows that every child with learning and attention challenges are also unique. To help the wide variety of issues children approach her with, she has gathered a wide variety of tools. Once the child is assessed, she chooses those tools for interventions the child needs. Without that proper assessment, the help she can provide is limited. This implies that when a parent is looking for professional help, they should avoid those who sound like they have an approach that is “one size fits all.” -Lon