Stowell Learning Center Shows People What it's Like to Have and Correct Dyslexia and Attention Challenges

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2017-04-22 11:00:00
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. April 22
Free

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Stowell Learning Center
1150 Main Street, Suite B
Irvine, CA  92614
949-477-4133
For some children, school comes easy. Others face big challenges, unique hurdles inside the mind. That's where a new kind of learning center in Irvine comes in.

On Saturday April 22, 2017, Stowell Learning Center in Irvine, CA will offer parents, teachers, and interested community members the opportunity to feel what it’s like to have dyslexia, ADHD, or learning disabilities. In addition to simulation experiences participants will be guided in trying out brain-based techniques for reversing these challenges.

Although it has been commonly believed that learning and attention challenges are permanent conditions to be coped with or accommodated, a growing body of neuroscience research indicates that the brain has plasticity, or the ability to change with training. Through intensive training that “stretches” an individual’s thinking, chemical and physical changes can occur in the brain.

On July 10, 2014 CBS ran a segment about a visual skills program based in neuroscience research that is helping baseball players to see 90-mile an hour pitches better, and policemen to more quickly and accurately identify cars and situations.

Out of this same research have come tools and strategies for permanently improving students’ overall processing and performance.

Jill Stowell, author and owner of Stowell Learning Centers says, "Students with dyslexia and other learning or attention challenges are typically provided accommodations and support by schools, tutors, and parents, but rarely are the underlying learning/processing skills addressed so that the challenges can be eliminated.”

The Stowell Learning Center Open House / Simulation and Education Experience is available to anyone interested in better understanding children and adults who struggle with learning and attention challenges.

The simulations are fun, but eye-opening experiences that can help anyone working with children with learning or attention problems to better understand and help diminish the frustration these children feel. After attending an Attention Challenges Simulation, Luci DeRose of the Anaheim City School District said, “I don’t have a learning problem, but now I can imagine how hard it must be for a student who struggles. I was so irritated at times.”

Hands-on experiences and a talk by Jill Stowell, author of At Wit’s End, A Parent’s Guide to Ending the Struggle, Tears, and Turmoil of Learning Disabilities will relate neuroscience research to available programs and strategies for making permanent changes for struggling learners.

The Open House / Simulation and Education Experience will be held on Saturday April 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Stowell Learning Center, 1150 Main St. Ste. B, Irvine CA 92614.

While this is held as a free service to parents and professionals, they request that you make a reservation so that materials can be ready for all who attend.

For more information and to make a reservation, call Stowell Learning Center at (949) 477- 4133 or go to www.learningdisability.com.

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