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5 Spelling Practice Activities Improve Visual Processing

January 24th, 2018 2018-11-05T23:47:08+00:00 2018-01-24T02:01:14+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Spelling Practice Is Impacted by Visual Processing Areas

Many students have difficulty with weekly spelling practice because they don’t remember well. Visual memory in an area of visual processing that impacts your ability to spell. Kids that have poor visual memory may have difficulty with the ability to store and retrieve information that has been given with a visual stimulus.

Writing Sentences with Your Spelling Words

Tips for Writing Sentences (and Stories!) with Your Spelling Words

January 23rd, 2018 2018-11-05T23:49:38+00:00 2018-01-23T14:26:48+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Most teachers assign spelling words homework at some point. The assignment may be to use their spelling words in sentences or to write a story using their spelling words. Both of these assignments can be daunting for a lot of kids. Read to find out what you can do to make these assignments easier.

Goal Planning, Setting Priorities, and Executive Function

2018 Goal Setting, Executive Function, and Planning Skills

January 17th, 2018 2018-04-19T19:29:33+00:00 2018-01-17T02:28:46+00:00 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.

Reading Comprehension Improves with Graphic Organizers

4 Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 4 – Writing)

January 10th, 2018 2018-01-11T20:49:00+00:00 2018-01-10T12:00:25+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

One of the easiest ways to improve reading skills with writing is to use fill-in-the-blank graphic organizers. They make note-taking, paragraph writing, and essay writing easy. As a parent, I hated watching my son struggle with a writing assignment. He would stare what would seem like hours at a blank piece of paper. I’m sure you feel the same way.

Reading Comprehension Activities

4 Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 3 – Comprehension)

January 3rd, 2018 2018-01-10T22:43:32+00:00 2018-01-03T12:00:01+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

So many children struggle with reading comprehension, specifically finding the main idea of what they are reading or finding details that support the main idea or for sequential order. This can be daunting for some students, and not just those students with LD, dyslexia, or ADHD. You don’t have to have a learning disability to have difficulty with reading comprehension! Even gifted children struggle sometimes with reading comprehension. Solutions are here.

New Year Family Activities

New Year Celebration Activities for the Family

December 20th, 2017 2017-12-21T02:04:34+00:00 2017-12-20T12:00:51+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

New Year Celebration activities can be perfect for taking a little bit of time to reflect on the previous year and talk about wishes for the New Year. What do you want to do more of? What do you want to avoid? This day, for our family, was always a family day. Read to learn 5 new year celebration activities your family can do.

Holiday Family Activities

10 Holiday Family Activities

December 18th, 2017 2017-12-19T00:29:16+00:00 2017-12-18T12:00:00+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

10 fun family activities to do over the holidays. These activities not only bring fun to the family but they also improve learning skills too. Activities vary from game night (with suggested games), to movie night, to special decorating activities.

Free Auditory Processing Activities

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

December 4th, 2017 2017-12-08T20:44:09+00:00 2017-12-04T11:10:21+00:00 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.

What motivates your child?

What Motivates Your Child?

November 28th, 2017 2017-11-29T02:32:32+00:00 2017-11-28T17:13:53+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Figuring out what motivates your child is a common problem that every parent faces at one time or another. I know for me, I often felt my kids should just be self-motivated to do their best on their homework. But, then I remember, they were kids. And then I remembered how it was when I was growing up. I often rushed through my homework to just get it done. I’m betting you are a lot like me and didn’t always do your best either.

Parent Teacher Conference Classroom

Tips for Parents at Parent Teacher Conferences

November 14th, 2017 2017-11-15T07:29:51+00:00 2017-11-14T12:00:26+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Parent-teacher conferences come around several times a year. This is the perfect time for you to check in and see how your child is doing. Have your kids been turning in their homework? Are they working during class time? Are your kids struggling with their homework? Do your kids like school? So many questions!

Spelling and Visual Processing (Perception)

Visual Processing and Spelling

November 6th, 2017 2018-11-07T17:05:33+00:00 2017-11-06T12:00:43+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Difficulties with visual processing areas can affect spelling. Poor visual memory and visual discrimination skills lead to trouble with spelling.

Spelling, Auditory Processing and Perception

Spelling and Auditory Processing

October 14th, 2017 2017-10-14T21:04:07+00:00 2017-10-14T00:38:57+00:00 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.

3 Reading Activities

3 Activities Improve Reading Skills

October 10th, 2017 2017-10-11T18:13:33+00:00 2017-10-10T03:00:49+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
As a parent, you do have the power and ability to help your kids improve their reading skills. These activities are for everyone! They also help those with an identified learning disability, dyslexia, ADHD, or are gifted. There are 3 easy to implement activities that each take just a few minutes a day to improve [...]
Learning Disability Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month is October

October 8th, 2017 2017-10-12T01:49:05+00:00 2017-10-08T21:56:33+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Learning Disabilities impact 15 to 20% of the population. The most common types of learning disabilities are in the areas of reading (dyslexia), writing (written expression), and math (dyscalculia). Attention problems such as ADHD, language problems, and behavior problems may co-occur with learning disabilities.

Self-esteem, Executive Function, and Homework

How Homework Can Help Build Self-Esteem and Confidence

September 25th, 2017 2017-09-30T19:12:49+00:00 2017-09-25T12:00:12+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Kids need to feel like they belong, can contribute, and are needed. They also need to feel confident, have a sense of achievement, respect of self and others. Completing and turning in homework gives that sense of accomplishment. It improves one’s self-esteem.