He is getting mostly B’s on his reading tests now!
It isn't very often that we cross paths with someone who truly makes a difference in our lives. Lori Stephens has done just that. Our seven-year-old son, Andrew, started working with Lori a year ago when he was struggling with his handwriting skills in first grade.
I was skeptical that having him meet with Lori once a week would get him to where he needed to be. Now, at the start of second grade, not only does he write legibly but his handwriting is one of the best in his class! He is very proud of himself for the many compliments he receives in this area.
As luck would have it, just as Lori was wrapping up the handwriting tutoring with Andrew, he was diagnosed with ADHD. His difficulty focusing on the increased demands in second grade were causing him to bring home D’s and F’s on his reading tests. We turned to Lori for help.
That is when I learned she is also a reading specialist. In fact, that is her specialty! We changed our focus from handwriting skills to reading comprehension and the PACE program for his focus / memory skills. We’ve only been working on this for a month or two but already his grades are improving in reading comprehension. He is reading so much more fluently and is able to keep his focus on what he is reading without skipping over words he doesn’t understand.
I don't know about the rest of you but I find raising a teenager in our current society to be VERY difficult, especially if that teenager has ADHD. Impulse control, executive functioning skills, instant gratification and over all self-respect have been struggles in my house. Medications for ADHD can't be the only tool in the tool box. I have been taking my almost 15yo to see Lori Stephens for almost 3 months now.
I seriously cannot recommend her and her skills enough! She has made incredible strides with my son! Lori has worked with his on strategies to be successful not only at school but also at home. She breaks real life down into digestible pieces for the teen brain and shows them how to use the "proper tool for the situation".
What I love the most about Lori, she takes the time to learn the child and she truly has saved my relationship with my son. Stop struggling with your teen and see how she can help you!
Lori did a phenomenal job with us as our educational advocate for our son. I cannot say enough about her. She is worth every penny we paid for the services. We are so grateful for her hard work. She is very thorough and professional and will fight for your child with dignity and balance it with reality of what can and cannot happen. Thank you so much!
So grateful for Lori. She is kind, patient and incredibly good at what she does. So blessed that we found her. You have made such a big impact to so many people’s futures’.
My grandchildren attended Life Skills Prep Camp 2019 hosted by Lori Stephens LLC. Everyday they were up and eager to go. This camp included social skills and executive functioning with all the activities. Definitely a great experience for them and they will certainly attend the 2020 camp.