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Spelling, Auditory Processing and Perception

Spelling and Auditory Processing

October 14th, 2019 2020-04-29T07:55:17-07:00 2019-10-14T00:38:57-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Auditory processing skills are foundational skills for both reading and spelling. Phonemic awareness and phonics are the first steps in learning to read as well as spell. Both phonemic awareness and phonics depend on the auditory system. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the individual sounds – phonemes – in spoken words. Phonics is the ability to accurately relate an auditory sound with a visual symbol. This is exactly what we do when we spell.

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Brain-Based Learning: Auditory Processing Activities

March 12th, 2019 2019-03-13T18:41:05-07:00 2019-03-12T10:02:33-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Three brain-based auditory processing disorder activities for kids of all ages. These activities improve learning skills while you have fun. Auditory processing is one of the three avenues we learn academic skills from. Remember, we learn by hearing (auditory processing), seeing (visual processing), and doing (tactile/kinesthetic processing). That being said, APD – an auditory processing disorder was found to be present in 43.3% of those that struggle with learning (2009 The National Center for Biotechnology Information). Read on to learn the behaviors that indicate your child may have difficulties with auditory processing.

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Phonemic Awareness Activities Improve Reading Skills

March 22nd, 2018 2019-09-30T14:30:38-07:00 2018-03-22T14:25:48-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Phonemic awareness is a foundational skill that impacts one’s ability to read. 7 of the 9 areas of auditory processing impact phonemic awareness. This is because phonemic awareness is the ability to understand sound structure. Activities follow.

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.

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5 Steps to Improve Reading Comprehension with Family Field Trips

August 15th, 2017 2017-08-02T02:49:11-07:00 2017-08-15T12:00:08-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

By having a framework or structure to your family fields trips, you can drastically improve memory skills. If you do not have a bit of a structure to your trips, your kids are not as likely to remember the great things you have done as a family together. With these family field trips, you can improve your vocabulary, memory and factual knowledge base.

Back to School – Need Dyslexia, ADHD, Learning Challenged, Special Needs Help?

August 7th, 2015 2016-09-21T02:14:52-07:00 2015-08-07T20:00:37-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Back to school videos to improve spelling, reading comprehension, and reading fluency. Short activities really make the difference. Learn special techniques that help those with dyslexia, ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism learn with greater ease. 4 video lessons.

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Bonnie Terry Named International Go To Pro for Special Needs

March 17th, 2015 2015-03-25T23:29:51-07:00 2015-03-17T20:15:23-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

“When your student is struggling, we already know they aren’t reading, writing, or doing math at grade level. The key to improving skills is to determine why the problem exists,” states Terry. “For example, ninety-five percent of reading problems are related to visual processing problems, which are not tested for in most schools. There are specific activities and exercises you can do to improve areas that are problematic.”

Terry, a 40-year Learning Disability Specialist and Board Certified Educational Therapist, uses a three-pronged integrative approach to help students improve reading scores in just 20 minutes a day. She shares these helpful steps with parents…Read more

Brain Based Learning: Auditory Processing and its Impact on Learning

February 5th, 2015 2016-10-30T04:44:39-07:00 2015-02-05T03:48:16-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Brain-based learning encompasses the general belief that learning can be improved and even accelerated when teaching strategies are based on the science of learning. That being said, everyone takes information in through their five senses: smell, taste, hearing, seeing, and doing. So, we need to pay attention to this science of how we take in information in order to improve learning.

Improve Auditory Learning Skills with VAK Therapy

September 9th, 2014 2016-08-17T05:42:15-07:00 2014-09-09T18:25:52-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

What if… You found a learning disability solution that is not just another quick fix? What if… This school year, you learned to help your child gain new skills and become a better student and learning became easier?? In my last post, I wrote about how we take in information through the senses: visual processing, […]

Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (VAK) Therapy Program and Improve Learning Skills

September 5th, 2014 2016-07-23T00:40:22-07:00 2014-09-05T12:33:57-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

We Learn through the Senses When you think about how we learn and realize that everyone learns through the senses, it makes sense that this is so. We all take in information by tasting, smelling, hearing, seeing, and doing, even if you have dyslexia, ADHD, autistic spectrum, or auditory processing problems. When you have dyslexic kids […]

Auditory Processing: Learning Sounds and Spell With Ease

October 15th, 2010 2019-02-07T17:11:08-08:00 2010-10-15T17:39:03-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Think about it, when a student struggles with learning their sounds they typically struggle with spelling. When you don’t know your sounds or have trouble discriminating one sound from another, spelling can be very hard.

What is the Best Sequence of Teaching Spelling Patterns to Dyslexic Students?

July 27th, 2010 2010-07-27T16:07:30-07:00 2010-07-27T16:07:30-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi, My question is what is the best sequence of teaching spelling patterns to dyslexic students? Which spelling patterns in particular will be the most tough for the dyslexics to grasp & what knock-on effect can they have on the learning of other patterns? Which doors would be opened in reading & writing by knowing a […]

6 Must-do Learning Games & Activities For the Summer

June 3rd, 2010 2010-06-03T16:48:26-07:00 2010-06-03T16:48:26-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Can you do your own summer learning program? Should you do your own summer learning program? Fact: More than half of the achievement gap present in 9th grade between lower- and higher-income children can be explained by summer learning loss. Make Learning Stick with learning games and reading fluency training over the summer. There are […]

A Parent’s ABC’s of ADHD

December 29th, 2009 2009-12-29T20:33:56-08:00 2009-12-29T20:33:56-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I just read this by Lindsey Petersen of 5kidswdisabilities and thought you would all appreciate it. It rings true for so many parents, not just those of ADHD kids. Hope you enjoy… The ABCs of ADHD December 27, 2009 by 5kidswdisabilities The ABCs of ADHD/ADD I’ve read the articles and books on ADHD.  I know […]

Reading Help – Reading & Listening Comprehension: Comprehension Zone Review

October 20th, 2009 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2009-10-20T11:08:40-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Bonnie Terry Learning – Review of The Comprehension Zone: Rocket Rap This review is difficult for me to write because this product had such a dramatic and positive effect for one of our children.  It has been an answer to prayer, a break-through for our child who has struggled with auditory comprehension for years.  I am […]

Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting

October 3rd, 2009 2015-01-23T23:16:10-08:00 2009-10-03T12:52:30-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I just came across this article on preparing for an IEP and wanted to share it with you. Learn what to do before, during and after an IEP meeting. By GreatSchools Staff As a parent, do you approach IEP meetings with fear and dread? If so, here are some suggestions to help you feel more at […]

How Do You Make Visual Clocks for Your LD, Dyslexic, or ADHD Children?

August 26th, 2009 2015-01-23T23:15:42-08:00 2009-08-26T11:50:41-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi Bonnie, I would be interested to know more about how you make your visual clocks and what they look like. -Susan Susan, As a teacher of K- H.S. age, I have a lot of resources and supplies. I’m a learning disability specialist and educational therapist as well as parent. I have ADD & have […]

Back to School Tips for Parents of LD, Dyslexic, or ADHD Kids

August 25th, 2009 2009-08-25T15:18:15-07:00 2009-08-25T15:18:15-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Back to School… What can you do to make your life a lot easier? Anna Weinstein from contacted me earlier this week and asked if she could interview me about what parents of LD children could do to help there kids have a great start to the school year. We recorded the interview, so […]

Using Visual Clocks to Help Your ADHD, Dyslexic, or LD Kids at School

August 22nd, 2009 2009-08-22T12:33:44-07:00 2009-08-22T12:33:44-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I’ve been in contact with two parents regarding using visual clocks to help their children keep track of transition times at school. Thought you might be interested in their questions and my response to them. Has anyone used visual charts with pictures of items and clock faces that show time? I am having trouble finding […]

Is a Language Disability Considered a Learning Disability?

August 14th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:46:00-08:00 2009-08-14T20:28:16-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

A parent recently wrote in: Is a language disability considered a learning disability? My son has problems with both expressive and receptive language. He has a big difference between his visual and verbal scores on his test. That turned his language delay into a disability. There was a very large difference between the two. He […]

Auditory Processing Problems…What Do I Do?

August 14th, 2009 2009-08-14T20:08:01-07:00 2009-08-14T20:08:01-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

A question came in today regarding auditory processing problems… My 8 year old daughter just got diagnosed with auditory processing disorder, mild dyslexia, attention issues, and eye teaming issues.  She is on a beginning 2nd grade reading level and a post 1st grade math level.  She is currently doing interactive metronome and then will start Ken […]

Learning Disabilities, Visual and Auditory Processing, & ADHD Problems

July 10th, 2009 2015-02-04T23:18:49-08:00 2009-07-10T16:13:50-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

My daughter has learning disabilities (visual and auditory processing problems, ADHD, reading and math learning disabilities, sensory integration problems, etc.).  She will be going into the 9th grade this fall.  She has been in public school up through 7th grade and was in special ed programs there.  I pulled her out to homeschool her last […]

Spelling Problems? What is the Cause and What Do I Do About It?

June 4th, 2009 2009-06-04T16:07:07-07:00 2009-06-04T16:07:07-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I can’t tell you how may parents have asked me about their child that has problems with spelling. In fact, my daughter had spelling problems. She came by it naturally – her father was a terrible speller. I’ll never forget how he’d drop off a paper of his for me to type for him when […]

My son has Speech Problems, What do I do?

May 30th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:46:00-08:00 2009-05-30T12:41:31-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Elaine and Kim, are both homeschooling children with speech difficulties. Although their children differ in ages, preschool and junior high, they share similar concerns, fears, and desires. They, along with homeschool moms nationwide, struggle to homeschool children with speech difficulties. Although speech therapy is an option, they wanted to know what else they could do […]

What is FAPE?

May 6th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:46:00-08:00 2009-05-06T18:46:49-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Lyn B. wrote in…What is FAPE? FAPE stands for Free and Appropriate Public Education. It is what every child is entitled to under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  This is how students qualify for Section 504 Plans and  for IEP plans due to learning disabilities, dyslexia, CAPD, ADHD, or other special education […]

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