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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.

Practice Spelling Activities

5 Spelling Practice Activities Improve Visual Processing

February 5th, 2019 2019-09-24T21:35:15-07:00 2019-02-05T08:00:14-08:00 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. The visual memory associated with visual processing 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, 2019 2019-01-29T23:36:52-08:00 2019-01-23T14:26:48-08:00 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.

3 Steps to Help With Homework

January 21st, 2019 2019-01-24T10:18:13-08:00 2019-01-21T10:03:50-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

The school year is well established, in fact, it is half over. How can parents make the most of the rest of the school year and give their child the homework help they need? Let’s re-evaluate how things are going in school. For example, is it a good year or a frustrating year? Are your children spending time every night on homework? Is it taking up the whole night?

How to Get Dyslexic and ADHD Kids to Love Reading

Reading Activities Help Dyslexic and ADHD Kids Love Reading

January 16th, 2019 2019-12-12T23:41:15-08:00 2019-01-16T15:55:49-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Reading activities and games are a great way to help your kids improve both their reading skills and their love of reading. When learning becomes fun, in a relaxed atmosphere kids do better and their skills improve. Learning is a lot more fun when you are playing a game.

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.

Family Crafts and Things to Do This Holiday

December 17th, 2018 2018-12-20T10:30:26-08:00 2018-12-17T08:00:36-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Quality family time can be the backbone for the learning experiences your children will build from. Make sure to take this opportunity over the holiday break to bring the family together for positive learning experiences.

Girls Puzzle Auditory Visual Closure and Reading Fluency

Auditory Closure, Visual Closure and Reading Fluency

November 27th, 2018 2018-11-28T21:28:06-08:00 2018-11-27T16:22:39-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Auditory and visual closure play an important role in reading fluency. Auditory closure is the ability to bring sounds and/or words together to gain meaning from them, visual closure is the ability to bring letters, partial letters, or words together to make sense of them.

Directionality, Laterality, and Reading

Laterality and Directionality: How Does it Relate to Learning?

November 18th, 2018 2018-11-29T14:11:10-08:00 2018-11-18T21:06:13-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

We read from top to bottom and left to right. We form letters in specific directions. Even writing your letters correctly involves directionality. Starting letters at the top and moving down is easier and faster and coincides with how we read. Yet, kids left to there own often start writing letters from the bottom up. These are often the kids that haven’t learned the top down orientation of reading, starting at the top of the page and reading from left to right.

Visual Discrimination and Reading Fluency

November 13th, 2018 2019-08-28T16:43:45-07:00 2018-11-13T03:43:30-08:00 Rick Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Rick TerryRick Terry

Visual discrimination is directly connected to reading fluency. Visual discrimination is the ability to discern subtle similarities and differences visually. This is the process of seeing details. What is the same? What is different? Shapes, sizes, and colors are details to be looked at. An additional part of visual discrimination is ‘form constancy.’

Reading Fluency Improves Comprehension

How Reading Fluency Improves Comprehension

November 5th, 2018 2019-12-04T14:49:41-08:00 2018-11-05T20:15:06-08:00 Rick Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Rick TerryRick Terry

Reading comprehension is the ability to understand and retain the information given in the text as you read it. Reading fluency, on the other hand, is the accuracy and speed of reading without conscious attention to the mechanics of reading. A fluent reader has the ability to read and understand words automatically. They are able to more easily comprehend complete sentences and entire reading selections.

Improve Reading Comprehension

Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension

October 29th, 2018 2018-10-30T21:22:49-07:00 2018-10-29T00:07:28-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Reading comprehension is the ability to understand, analyze, synthesize, and use what you have read. Without comprehension, there is really no point to reading. Graphic organizers allow you to easily take notes and turn what you read into a graphical display or story structure. These strategies improve critical components of reading comprehension.

Halloween Math Activities

Halloween Activities Improve Math Skills… Spooky Thought!

October 24th, 2018 2018-11-13T18:20:39-08:00 2018-10-24T09:00:01-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

There are so many ways you can improve math skills while having fun on Halloween. Math concepts keep getting refined as you get older. However, these activities can be used at any age for fun learning and review. Remember, sorting and categorizing items is critical to learning math concepts. Classifying is the action of putting objects into sets based on common traits. You can even chart your results.

Phonemic Awareness

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.

Executive Function Skills Activities

Activities to Improve Executive Function Skills

February 26th, 2018 2018-11-13T18:18:42-08:00 2018-02-26T21:37:59-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Before we can get into executive function activities, it is important to understand what executive function is. So, what Is Executive Function? Executive function is the term used to describe a set of mental processes that helps us connect past experience with present action. We use executive function when we perform such activities as planning, organizing, strategizing and paying attention to and remembering details.

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