‘ADHD’ Blog Posts
“When your student is struggling, we already know they aren’t reading, writing, or doing math at grade level. The key to improving skills is to determine why the problem exists,” states Terry. “For example, ninety-five percent of reading problems are related to visual processing problems, which are not tested for in most schools. There are specific activities and exercises you can do to improve areas that are problematic.”
Terry, a 40-year Learning Disability Specialist and Board Certified Educational Therapist, uses a three-pronged integrative approach to help students improve reading scores in just 20 minutes a day. She shares these helpful steps with parents…Read more
A Parent’s Question: “How do you know if your child has ADHD, or if they’re struggling due to an environmental situation, or when they’ll need professional help?” If you have ADHD, you have it in all places – not just in one or two situations. If the ADHD type behaviors are occurring only in certain situations, there is a problem with that particular setting, but it is NOT ADHD. If your child has the behaviors all of the time, you may want to find out more about ADHD. There are a lot of free checklists online that you can tap into. If the checklists confirm, then you will want to seek a diagnosis by a professional. And, know that there are a lot of alternatives to dealing with ADHD with medication.
Visual processing is one of the key areas involved with learning. Once you understand more about the visual processing system and what you can do to improve visual processing, learning becomes easier.
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET shares 3 ADHD strategies for kids or adults that really make a difference. View the video here.
Pat Wyman from HowToLearn.com is interviewing Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET and she has agreed to show you step-by-step exactly what to do to turn those learning disadvantages: reading problems, comprehension problems, writing problems, dyslexia, learning disabilities, and ADHD into life-long advantages. There is a 5-step process to do this and Bonnie will go over all 5-steps. You don’t want to miss out on this learning webinar!
How do you turn Halloween Activities into a Learning Experience Even if Your Kids Have Dyslexia or ADHD? Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is a LD Specialist. Ms. Terry helps parents identify, understand, and address the underlying causes of their child’s learning problems. Dyslexic, LD and ADHD kids advance […]
Family Strategies for ADHD Kids is here! Get your FREE Kindle Book on May 1st , 2nd, or 3rd! I’m so excited…the second book in the Winning The ADHD Battle Series is now complete! It’s Family Strategies for ADHD Kids. In my quest to make learning and life easy for hyperactive kids and their parents and […]
FREE Kindle Book on March 7th , 8th, or 9th 2013! Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET here, and I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve been working on a new book, School Strategies for ADHD Kids. Most of you know that I work with parents and teachers – helping them make learning easier for their kids, […]
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What is ADD or ADHD? The Math Zone as well as board games like the Comprehension Zone, and The Sentence Zone. Listening Skills Exercises Improve Symptoms of ADHD There is a hands-on exercise – Brain Efficiency Exercise that you can do to help with listening skills. This easy exercise helps you to focus attention on […]
The following article was contributed by Jeremy Fordham Ph.D. programs in medicine, they are typically not versed enough in health care to know that there has been controversy about the long-term effects of ADHD medicine. Most Common ADHD Medication The most common ADHD medications children are prescribed are stimulant drugs, like Ritalin. Unfortunately, there are […]
Is It ADD or ADHD? Attention Deficit Disorder The term ADD attention deficit disorder is a common one today as is ADHD. In fact it is so common because the incidence of attention deficit disorder in 2007 of 4 year- old’s to 17 year-old’s was 9.5%. That is almost 1 out of every 10 in […]
Misdiagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHD Science Daily. Think about this for a minute. Almost 1 million children are potentially misdiagnosed with ADHD. And what happens when a child is misdiagnosed? More often than not that child is prescribed to take behavior-modifying stimulants such as Ritalin and they don’t need them! Diagnosing ADHD or Misdiagnosing […]
Does Your ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder) Child Dread Going to School? In my 37 years of experience as an Educator, a Learning Disabilities Specialist, and an Educational Therapist, I have found that kids struggling with ADD/ADHD often feel stupid, like a failure, and dread going to school. They may get frustrated with schoolwork […]
What the Schools Don’t Tell You That You Need To Know to Give Your Kids a Learning Advantage Even if They Struggle with Learning Reading, Dyslexia, or ADHD You will learn how to give your child a learning advantage even if they have dyslexia, struggle with learning reading, have ADHD, or take too long to […]
Common Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) We suspect ADHD…Help!
“FACT – It’s Not Too Late… Give Your Child A 2 To 4 Year Advantage in Learning Reading, Writing and Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day!” Does your child struggle with learning reading, writing, spelling, or math? Do they have reading comprehension problems? Do they understand their homework? Do they do their homework with […]
Youngest in class get ADHD label Parents often wonder if they should enter their child into kindergarten when they are very close to the age cutoff for entering school. Should you have them start kindergarten or wait another year? A recent study from Michigan State University shows that kids who are the youngest in their […]
Bonnie Ever since I informed my daughter’s teacher that we suspect she has ADHD and that she is on a waiting list to have tests done, her teacher seems to be worse with her rather than more understanding. In fact, she no longer has time for her. She’s constantly shouting at my daughter now for struggling with […]
What can you do during the winter weather to help your kids improve their skills? This question is a frequent one for me. Parents are always interested in helping their kids, but it is sometimes hard to stay motivated, especially during the winter months. The following activities work well with all kids, whether they have […]
I just read this by Lindsey Petersen of 5kidswdisabilities and thought you would all appreciate it. It rings true for so many parents, not just those of ADHD kids. Hope you enjoy… The ABCs of ADHD December 27, 2009 by 5kidswdisabilities The ABCs of ADHD/ADD I’ve read the articles and books on ADHD. I know […]
This comment was just left by trexpaddock after viewing the following video. I wanted to go into more detail for you on this post. It is difficult to tell if you don’t understand learning disabilities well, or are just ‘dumbing down’ the material to the point it becomes confused. Hi Trexpaddock, I do try to […]
Parents often ask me what they can do to help their kids improve their math skills. One of the most important things to do when trying to improve any skills, whether they are math skills, reading skills, or writing skills is to help your kids dissolve their fear of math, reading, or writing. This is […]
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 […]