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Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN)

What is Rapid Naming? How does it relate to reading and dyslexia?

September 4th, 2019 2020-04-23T17:15:55-07:00 2019-09-04T18:40:37-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Children that struggle with rapid naming, dyslexia, or learning disabilities typically perform more slowly on tasks that deal with the speed of processing. So, when helping a child with dyslexia or learning disabilities, we also need to help them improve their processing speed.

What is Phonics? A Key to Reading Intervention

What is Phonics? A Key to Reading Intervention: Best Practices

April 3rd, 2019 2019-09-30T14:32:34-07:00 2019-04-03T22:48:33-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Phonics is different that phonemic awareness. We often think of phonics skills and how we may need to improve them without actually understanding what phonics skills are and how they differ from phonemic awareness.

Number Sense

What is Number Sense? The Key to Improve Math Skills

March 20th, 2019 2020-12-17T16:37:27-08:00 2019-03-20T00:13:51-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Number Sense is your sense of what numbers mean. What value does a number represent? Which number is bigger or smaller? Making comparisons is also part of number sense. Learn what number sense is and activities you can do to improve this sense.

auditory processing disorder

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.

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.

3 Steps to Help With Homework

January 21st, 2019 2020-04-29T07:41:32-07:00 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 2020-04-29T07:51:13-07:00 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.

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.

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.

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