‘General’ Blog Posts
A great game to play at home and to improve your math skills is the Math Zone. Kids happily do more math with the game than if you give them a workbook to work in. I played The Math Zone with one of my students just the other day and we shot a video of it so you’d know what it is like.
Summer is quickly approaching and as you know, it is the perfect time to give your child a boost in their learning skills, but you also want to have fun… Join Bonnie’s call and find out what you can do in just 20 minutes a day to boost your child’s reading, writing, and math skills […]
“FACT – Some Parents Are Giving Their Children A 2 To 4 Year Learning Advantage In Reading, Writing And Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day!” The alarming realization that your child is struggling at school, followed by frustration of not knowing why, and the “is there anything you can do about it” often leads […]
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 […]
I Can Hardly Believe It? Check it out… The call is filling up fast – Reserve your spot now. I have had so many calls from parents recently, wondering how to help their child over the summer. They realize summer is a great time to give their child a boost, but they also want to […]
The call is filling up fast – Reserve your spot now. I have had so many calls from parents this year that are wondering how to help their child and confused about why their child is struggling that I finally decided to have a webinar where I will present information and you will be able […]
I’ve written often about how we learn by seeing, hearing, and doing. But, we also learn through the olfactory system, smell. In fact, smell actually plays an intricate part of our lives, of our sensory world, in the way we act. The process of recognition of a place is accomplished by our sense of smell. […]
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 […]
Visual Tracking: The ability to track one’s eyes from left to right in an efficient manner; it enables the task to be completed quickly. When your child skips or repeats words when they read aloud
they typically have visual tracking difficutles. Visual Tracking is critical to reading fluently with ease.
Over my 35+ years of teaching aproximately 95% of the students I worked with had visual tracking difficulties. It is a VERY common problem!
I just started reading a book that was written in 1940 about reading. One of the very interesting comments it makes is “there is some feeling nowadays that reading is not as necessary as it once was.” This statement was made in 1940! How many of us think that is the current situation? After all, we have video, ipods, computers, and televisions that have taken over many of the functions of books, newspapers, and journals. What often happens then is that people don’t have to actually ‘make up their minds’ about anything, instead they can just take the opinions of others without having to actually think…
I haven’t posted for a few days due to flying down to Boca Raton, FL for a conference. I’ll be in meetings the next few days and wanted to be sure and touch base though. This question recently came up from a parent (Kathy P) wondering, “Does my son have a learning disability or is […]
I was in a business class yesterday and this quote was discussed regarding business. The conduct of successful business merely consists in doing things in a very simple way, doing them regularly, and never neglecting to do them. Quoted by: William Lever of Lever Brothers Think about this. Isn’t this also true of reading, whether […]
Here are 10 easy steps or suggestions for you to make learning easier for your student. These suggestions work whether you have learning problems such as LD, dyslexia, ADD, autism, or gifted. These ideas will help every student because they are based on sound principles of brain-based learning. Teach with associations e.g. Instead of underlining nouns […]
My children are 11 and 13. My 11 yr old has processing problems and my 13 yr old wants to just read and not write. Thank you, Theresa Today I’ll address the writing problem. Children are often fearful of writing. They think that their writing won’t be any good. This happens to most children at […]
Sandi P. wrote: I have a friend whose kindergartener (just turned 6) is having trouble reading. She hasn’t obtained EL and EL4 is the goal for the year and the year is ½ over in Kentucky.Would “Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills” be a good place to start? Thanks for the question. Yes, Five Minutes […]
Five Minutes To Better Reading Skills is presented as a fast, fun approach to improve reading skills. The program includes a Teacher’s Manual, Mastery Charts, and a Student Booklet. The Mastery Charts are included in the Teacher’s Manual, so that the components include the two spiral bound books. The Student Booklet is 45 pages, while […]
Miriam writes: This child knows how to read. The problem is bringing him up to speed. He reads 23 words per minute and according to the teacher he should be at 43 words per minute! What do I do to help? Hi Miriam, Schools, teachers, parents, even homeschooling parents are becoming more concerned about reading fluency and […]
Here are a list of 22 recognized services that students with a Section 504 can access within the regular classroom. This list was compiled by Reed Martin,J.D. The list is from the Advocating for Your Child with AD/HD & LD Manual Section 504 entitles students to a wide range of services – provisions of regular […]
Bridge Isolated Skills To Real Life Reading Bridging the isolated reading skill to real life situations can be accomplished in a rather painless way. Use the Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills program. It is also practicing rapid naming in addition to visual closure, visual tracking, and phonemic awareness. Third, immediately following this exercise [Five […]
Reading Problems, Dyslexia, or Learning Disabilities In Older Children and Adults What Should I Do? Often children are overwhelmed with reading for a number of years before anything pro-active is done. That’s often because either the actual reason for the overwhelm was unknown or the child was so bright that he or she muddled through […]
This is my first post. I’m new at this and excited to be here. As an educational therapist and learning disability specialist I get many calls from both parents and teachers regarding learning disabilities, reading problems, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and Asperger’s Syndrome. I also get many questions related to writing and penmanship, reading fluency, reading […]