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ADHD Sleep Problems

ADHD Sleep Problems and Learning

March 5th, 2019 2020-03-10T10:20:01-07:00 2019-03-05T12:05:33-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Whether you have inattentive type ADHD, hyperactive type ADHD, or the combination type ADHD, sleep problems often impact you. In fact, studies show that 50% of those with ADHD have signs of sleep deprivation at least a few nights a week.

Goal Planning, Setting Priorities, and Executive Function

2019 Goal Setting, Executive Function, and Planning Skills

January 1st, 2019 2019-01-01T12:20:55-08:00 2019-01-01T08:28:46-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Setting goals and priorities are the first steps to accomplishing what you want to do. When you set goals, it increases your motivation to take the steps to actualize them. The best way to do this is to write your goals down and then to identify and write the steps you need to take to make them a reality.

Free Auditory Processing Activities

11 Auditory Processing Activities You Can Do Without Spending a Dime!

December 4th, 2017 2020-04-23T11:49:05-07:00 2017-12-04T11:10:21-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Auditory processing is a critical component to reading success. We work on a variety of auditory processing areas every time we do activities from the Reading Pack: Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills, Making Spelling Sense, Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills, and The Comprehension Zone. For example, The Comprehension Zone is a game where we play for both auditory memory, auditory comprehension, and reading comprehension.  Making Spelling Sense is where we work on auditory discrimination, auditory closure, and auditory memory.

Signs of ADHD in Children

5 Signs of ADHD

March 14th, 2017 2018-02-20T22:22:17-08:00 2017-03-14T12:00:12-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

There are 5 hallmark signs of ADHD. These must be present early on and present for at least 6 months. You don’t develop ADHD suddenly in 3rd, 5th or 8th grades.

Attention and ADHD

March 7th, 2017 2017-03-08T02:05:59-08:00 2017-03-07T12:00:56-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Attention and ADHD are interconnected. Your ability to attend and stay focused on any activity is directly impacted by ADHD. That being said, ADHD is not a learning disability. ADHD often co-occurs with learning disabilities or dyslexia (about 60% of the time). Those with ADHD, LD, and dyslexia can be successful.

adhd symptoms

Symptoms of ADHD in the Classroom

March 2nd, 2015 2015-03-06T23:09:59-08:00 2015-03-02T02:30:37-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

When your child is diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, you know there may be problems ahead. ADD/ADHD obviously affects performance in a school setting, as well as other parts of their life. Children and adults with ADHD have neurological gaps that interfere with the cognitive processes of memory, concentration, and attention span. Symptoms of ADHD include poor study habits and missing out on instructions, distractibility, procrastination, impulsiveness, and poor listening skills.

what is ADHD, ADHD symptoms

What is ADHD? ADHD Symptoms

February 23rd, 2015 2016-02-23T03:40:06-08:00 2015-02-23T02:13:25-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

A Parent’s Question: “How do you know if your child has ADHD, or if they’re struggling due to an environmental situation, or when they’ll need professional help?” If you have ADHD, you have it in all places – not just in one or two situations. If the ADHD type behaviors are occurring only in certain situations, there is a problem with that particular setting, but it is NOT ADHD. If your child has the behaviors all of the time, you may want to find out more about ADHD. There are a lot of free checklists online that you can tap into. If the checklists confirm, then you will want to seek a diagnosis by a professional. And, know that there are a lot of alternatives to dealing with ADHD with medication.

Halloween, Sugar and ADHD Kids

October 28th, 2014 2018-09-12T21:54:04-07:00 2014-10-28T14:09:00-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Halloween is just around the corner… which means all that extra sugar that kids aren’t accustomed to. If your kids are anything like mine, they really look forward to trick-or-treating…going out with their group of friends, with a parent discreetly behind them. It is always one of the high points of the fall season.

Once my kids got home, they couldn’t wait to show off the amount of candy they got. I knew from past experience that too much sugar didn’t agree with my kids. They would either have a stomach ache or get irritable. I always figured it was the sugar causing it, and it was, but not in the way I thought.

Complimentary Kindle Book: Family Strategies for ADHD Kids

April 29th, 2013 2013-04-29T07:04:00-07:00 2013-04-29T07:04:00-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Family Strategies for ADHD Kids is here! Get your FREE Kindle Book on May 1st , 2nd, or 3rd! I’m so excited…the second book in the Winning The ADHD Battle Series is now complete! It’s Family Strategies for ADHD Kids. In my quest to make learning and life easy for hyperactive kids and their parents and […]

Free Kindle Book: School Strategies for ADHD Kids

February 28th, 2013 2016-08-30T03:56:40-07:00 2013-02-28T18:29:31-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

FREE Kindle Book on March 7th , 8th, or 9th 2013! Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET here, and I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve been working on a new book, School Strategies for ADHD Kids.  Most of you know that I work with parents and teachers – helping them make learning easier for their kids, […]

Learning Challenges for Children with ADHD and How to Overcome Them

January 5th, 2013 2016-11-02T23:28:19-07:00 2013-01-05T17:07:11-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

ADHD? Dr. Rory Stern from Help Your ADHD Child Succeed  is sponsoring a FREE Webinar: > Learning Challenges for Children with ADHD and How to Overcome Them Space is limited. Tuesday, Jan. 6th, 2013 10am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, noon Central, and 1 pm Eastern. A recording will be available to those who register! Dr. […]

Learning Disabilities Help - Areas of Visual Processing

Learning Disabilities Help and ADHD Help

November 28th, 2012 2018-12-12T16:33:23-08:00 2012-11-28T12:39:59-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia How early can you evaluate visual processing disorders like dyslexia and learning disabilities? My oldest has it and now my kindergartener is showing some of the same traits. When I asked his school to evaluate him, I was told he is too young to evaluate and that "dyslexia doesn't show up [...]

Improve Your Learning Skills in 20 Minutes a Day

September 12th, 2012 2016-03-22T09:18:27-07:00 2012-09-12T19:35:23-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

SpecialNeeds.com is sponsoring a FREE webinar How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Math School has recently started and the homework wars may have already started too! This is the perfect time to see How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, & Math Reserve your Webinar seat now at: SpecialNeeds.com is sponsoring […]

What is ADHD: Treatment Options and At Home Activities That Help

November 29th, 2011 2011-11-29T19:15:51-08:00 2011-11-29T19:15:51-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

What is ADD or ADHD? The Math Zone as well as board games like the Comprehension Zone, and The Sentence Zone. Listening Skills Exercises Improve Symptoms of ADHD There is a hands-on exercise – Brain Efficiency Exercise that you can do to help with listening skills. This easy exercise helps you to focus attention on […]

Back to School Homework Help Teleseminar

August 14th, 2011 2011-08-14T17:10:48-07:00 2011-08-14T17:10:48-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Back to School Teleseminar Thursday August 18th: 5pm PST; 8pm EST For the first time ever, Bonnie is opening up her private Awaken the Scholar Within Call to all parents. This is a one time opportunity to have your  homework help questions answered so that you can set your child up for a successful school […]

Long-Term Effects of ADHD Medication

July 3rd, 2011 2018-12-12T16:38:11-08:00 2011-07-03T13:59:55-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

The following article was contributed by Jeremy Fordham Ph.D. programs in medicine, they are typically not versed enough in health care to know that there has been controversy about the long-term effects of ADHD medicine. Most Common ADHD Medication The most common ADHD medications children are prescribed are stimulant drugs, like Ritalin. Unfortunately, there are […]

Is It ADD or ADHD? Attention Deficit Disorder

June 26th, 2011 2015-02-04T23:26:13-08:00 2011-06-26T20:06:10-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Is It ADD or ADHD? Attention Deficit Disorder The term ADD attention deficit disorder is a common one today as is ADHD. In fact it is so common because the incidence of attention deficit disorder in 2007 of 4 year- old’s to 17 year-old’s was 9.5%. That is almost 1 out of every 10 in […]

6 Steps to Take to Improve Your Child’s Learning Skills Over the Summer

May 27th, 2011 2016-07-12T18:40:05-07:00 2011-05-27T15:56:52-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Improve Your Child’s Learning Skills Over the Summer Even though the school year is winding down, as a parent you are thinking about how to improve your child’s learning skills. You know learning shouldn’t end with the end of school. Learning is something that continues throughout life. I know your children don’t want to hear […]

Misdiagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHD

March 21st, 2011 2015-02-04T23:26:13-08:00 2011-03-21T19:21:04-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Misdiagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHD Science Daily. Think about this for a minute. Almost 1 million children are potentially misdiagnosed with ADHD. And what happens when a child is misdiagnosed? More often than not that child is prescribed to take behavior-modifying stimulants such as Ritalin and they don’t need them! Diagnosing ADHD or Misdiagnosing […]

Suspect ADD or ADHD? Struggling and Feeling Like a Failure?

February 22nd, 2011 2011-02-22T20:12:16-08:00 2011-02-22T20:12:16-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Does Your ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder) Child Dread Going to School? In my 37 years of experience as an Educator, a Learning Disabilities Specialist, and an Educational Therapist, I have found that kids struggling with ADD/ADHD often feel stupid, like a failure, and dread going to school.  They may get frustrated with schoolwork […]

Learning Reading, Dyslexia, ADHD, Homework Help Webinar

January 19th, 2011 2011-01-19T17:52:20-08:00 2011-01-19T17:52:20-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

What the Schools Don’t Tell You That You Need To Know to Give Your Kids a Learning Advantage Even if They Struggle with Learning Reading, Dyslexia, or ADHD You will learn how to give your child a learning advantage even if they have dyslexia, struggle with learning reading, have ADHD, or take too long to […]

Common Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

January 12th, 2011 2011-01-12T14:18:06-08:00 2011-01-12T14:18:06-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Common Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) We suspect ADHD…Help!

Improve Learning Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Math Skills

October 28th, 2010 2010-10-28T13:01:01-07:00 2010-10-28T13:01:01-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

“FACT – It’s Not Too Late… Give Your Child A 2 To 4 Year Advantage in Learning Reading, Writing and Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day!” Does your child struggle with learning reading, writing, spelling, or math? Do they have reading comprehension problems? Do they understand their homework? Do they do their homework with […]

Youngest in class get ADHD label

August 17th, 2010 2017-02-16T01:25:47-08:00 2010-08-17T12:51:01-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Youngest in class get ADHD label Parents often wonder if they should enter their child into kindergarten when they are very close to the age cutoff for entering school. Should you have them start kindergarten or wait another year? A recent study from Michigan State University shows that kids who are the youngest in their […]

CNN Survey on ADHD Just Released

July 20th, 2010 2010-07-20T16:34:45-07:00 2010-07-20T16:34:45-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

The CNN Survey concludes that at some point most parents turn to medication as a treatment to deal with their child’s ADHD. The second most effective treatment parents have used is to make a switch in schools – to a school that is better equipped to work with children with attention deficit disorder. When I […]

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