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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 […]

Is There a Way to Help Your Child Improve Their Skills?

September 25th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:21:03-08:00 2009-09-25T13:07:36-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Do you wonder if there is a way to help your child improve their reading skills? Listen to what Sara Hathaway had to say about the difference Bonnie Terry’s Products made with her son. Hope this is helpful. Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

Dyslexic, LD, ADHD, & Gifted Kids Improve Comprehension Skills By Game Playing

September 24th, 2009 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2009-09-24T16:04:19-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Kids with dyslexia, LD, and ADHD are not the only ones that struggle with reading comprehension. Even gifted kids have been known to struggle with reading comprehension. How many times have your kids re-read the same pages in their textbook, searching for the answers? Your kids may have even flung their book down or at […]

Does an IEP Hold the School More Accountable Than a 504?

September 18th, 2009 2009-09-18T15:15:37-07:00 2009-09-18T15:15:37-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I received an email today where a parent stated “I think that if you have a choice that you should definitely do the IEP because it make the school more accountable and you have to be included in the review.” Actually, both a 504 and an IEP are legal documents and must be complied with, […]

Spelling Problems? Learn How to Make Spelling Easy

September 14th, 2009 2009-09-14T16:15:06-07:00 2009-09-14T16:15:06-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I often hear from parents that are concerned about their child struggling to learn to spell. In fact Kathy B. writes about her son, “He reads well, but cannot copy from the board or from a book without many spelling errors. The spelling issue is very evident in his written expression also.” Typically when a […]

Improve Study Skills and Note Taking With Graphic Organizers

September 4th, 2009 2018-10-24T17:37:26-07:00 2009-09-04T20:14:25-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
Note Taking and learning study skills doesn't have to be hard. I know you might be rolling your eyes at that statement, thinking:  "Right - Bonnie has got to be kidding!" But, I'm not kidding. I do know almost every time I used to ask my kids to take notes they dreaded it. In fact, [...]

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 education.com 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 […]

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 […]

Teaching Reading: The Short Vowels to Dyslexics, ADHD, & Homeschooling Kids

August 3rd, 2009 2015-01-24T00:59:06-08:00 2009-08-03T17:24:54-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Teaching reading has a variety of things involved with it. One critical area is in the phonemic awareness area and auditory processing. Kids need to learn the sounds, including the vowel sounds. The short vowel sounds for the short ‘e’ and the short ‘i’ are very close to each other. This makes them hard for […]

Dyslexia & LD Dysgraphia Problems

July 31st, 2009 2009-07-31T14:48:22-07:00 2009-07-31T14:48:22-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I just came across this article on dysgraphia and thought you might be interested in it: Dysgraphia and Sequencing “Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper” (National Center for Learning Disabilities [2006], found at LD Online). Those […]

Boost Your Child’s Skills Even If They Are Dyslexic

July 30th, 2009 2009-07-30T13:22:07-07:00 2009-07-30T13:22:07-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

How many words did you know when you started school? Research shows that top-quartile children have a 7,000-word vocabulary, while lowest-quartile students know only 3,000 words. For Title I students, this gap widens as children get older, interfering with comprehension and classroom success. So, with this in mind, an easy step to boosting your child’s […]

Bonnie Terry Learning Receives 2009 Best of Auburn Award

July 29th, 2009 2009-07-29T17:05:15-07:00 2009-07-29T17:05:15-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Just wanted to let you know… Bonnie Terry Learning Receives 2009 Best of Auburn Award U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 — Bonnie Terry Learning has been selected for the 2009 Best of Auburn Award in the Tutoring School category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA […]

It’s not too late to get FUN Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Skills

July 27th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:47:02-08:00 2009-07-27T13:57:08-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I know summer is winding down, but there is still time to have fun and bring your child’s skills up. Just click Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Skills and Still Have Fun to see how plus get a free ebook with over 80 fun family activities in it. I know you may be thinking […]

Questions to Ask Specialists Who Evaluate for Learning Disabilities or Dyslexia

July 14th, 2009 2009-07-14T16:22:52-07:00 2009-07-14T16:22:52-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Whether your child is being evaluated for LD or dyslexia you need to know the type of questions to ask the specialists. I just read this article that was posted on LD Online. It gives a lot of great information and I thought you might be interested… Written by: Great Schools Editorial Staff (2007) Hiring a […]

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 […]

Grammar Game Makes English Easy Whether You Have Dyslexia or are Gifted

July 9th, 2009 2016-10-30T05:24:49-07:00 2009-07-09T12:27:16-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
Parents often ask me what they can do to help their children improve their writing and grammar skills. Some of these parents have children that are gifted, some are average students, some are falling through the cracks, some have dyslexia, and some are even autistic. Even though the range of children runs from dyslexia to [...]

Developmental Dyslexia

July 6th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:15:11-08:00 2009-07-06T12:14:19-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi Bonnie, Thank you for your time the other day.  I looked over the report from my son’s testing.  They diagnosed him with Developmental Dyslexia. There are signs of it as being inherited, but not at the level he has, as far as we know. I am not sure what exactly you mean by “underlying cause”.  Could you […]

Developmental Dyslexia? What Can You Do?

July 3rd, 2009 2017-02-16T01:17:45-08:00 2009-07-03T12:52:39-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I had a call from a concerned parent a few days ago – Angie – her son was diagnosed with developmental dyslexia. She was wondering what she could do to help her son. After directing her to some information I realized many of you would also like access to the information. So here is is. […]

Adults with Dyslexia

June 30th, 2009 2009-06-30T12:44:39-07:00 2009-06-30T12:44:39-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I just received a question regarding using the products in the Reading Pack: Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills, Making Spelling Sense & Making Spelling Sense II and Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills.  Here is the question: The Bonnie Terry Reading Pack – is this pack recommended for me? I am 39 years old […]

New Study Out: Only 1 in 4 First-Grade Classes Reach High Quality Standards

March 2nd, 2009 2017-02-16T01:21:02-08:00 2009-03-02T14:04:28-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Study: 1 in 4 first-grade classes reach high-quality standards Only 23% of first-grade classes were considered of high quality for their academic, social and emotional climate, according to a study of 820 classrooms published in the Elementary School Journal. An additional 31% were socially supportive but of low academic quality, while the rest were rated […]

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