Skip to main content

‘CAPD’ Blog Posts

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.

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.

Free Auditory Processing Activities

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

December 4th, 2017 2020-04-23T11:49:05-07:00 2017-12-04T11:10:21-08:00 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.

reading comprehension

5 Steps to Improve Reading Comprehension with Family Field Trips

August 15th, 2017 2017-08-02T02:49:11-07:00 2017-08-15T12:00:08-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

By having a framework or structure to your family fields trips, you can drastically improve memory skills. If you do not have a bit of a structure to your trips, your kids are not as likely to remember the great things you have done as a family together. With these family field trips, you can improve your vocabulary, memory and factual knowledge base.

What is the Best Sequence of Teaching Spelling Patterns to Dyslexic Students?

July 27th, 2010 2010-07-27T16:07:30-07:00 2010-07-27T16:07:30-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi, My question is what is the best sequence of teaching spelling patterns to dyslexic students? Which spelling patterns in particular will be the most tough for the dyslexics to grasp & what knock-on effect can they have on the learning of other patterns? Which doors would be opened in reading & writing by knowing a […]

Learn Spelling – Teach Spelling With the Spelling Patterns

January 19th, 2010 2019-01-11T11:48:16-08:00 2010-01-19T13:13:56-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Need help with spelling? Teaching spelling or learning how to spell doesn’t have to be daunting even if you have a learning disability, dyslexia, or are even gifted. And, yes, even gifted kids sometimes struggle with spelling. Spelling problems are typically due to areas of auditory processing that aren’t working as effeciently as they should […]

Reading Help – Reading & Listening Comprehension: Comprehension Zone Review

October 20th, 2009 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2009-10-20T11:08:40-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Bonnie Terry Learning – Review of The Comprehension Zone: Rocket Rap This review is difficult for me to write because this product had such a dramatic and positive effect for one of our children.  It has been an answer to prayer, a break-through for our child who has struggled with auditory comprehension for years.  I am […]

How Do You Make Visual Clocks for Your LD, Dyslexic, or ADHD Children?

August 26th, 2009 2015-01-23T23:15:42-08:00 2009-08-26T11:50:41-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi Bonnie, I would be interested to know more about how you make your visual clocks and what they look like. -Susan Susan, As a teacher of K- H.S. age, I have a lot of resources and supplies. I’m a learning disability specialist and educational therapist as well as parent. I have ADD & have […]

Auditory Processing Problems…What Do I Do?

August 14th, 2009 2009-08-14T20:08:01-07:00 2009-08-14T20:08:01-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

A question came in today regarding auditory processing problems… My 8 year old daughter just got diagnosed with auditory processing disorder, mild dyslexia, attention issues, and eye teaming issues.  She is on a beginning 2nd grade reading level and a post 1st grade math level.  She is currently doing interactive metronome and then will start Ken […]

Teaching Reading: The Short Vowels to Dyslexics, ADHD, & Homeschooling Kids

August 3rd, 2009 2015-01-24T00:59:06-08:00 2009-08-03T17:24:54-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Teaching reading has a variety of things involved with it. One critical area is in the phonemic awareness area and auditory processing. Kids need to learn the sounds, including the vowel sounds. The short vowel sounds for the short ‘e’ and the short ‘i’ are very close to each other. This makes them hard for […]

Spelling Problems? What is the Cause and What Do I Do About It?

June 4th, 2009 2009-06-04T16:07:07-07:00 2009-06-04T16:07:07-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I can’t tell you how may parents have asked me about their child that has problems with spelling. In fact, my daughter had spelling problems. She came by it naturally – her father was a terrible speller. I’ll never forget how he’d drop off a paper of his for me to type for him when […]

My son has Speech Problems, What do I do?

May 30th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:46:00-08:00 2009-05-30T12:41:31-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Elaine and Kim, are both homeschooling children with speech difficulties. Although their children differ in ages, preschool and junior high, they share similar concerns, fears, and desires. They, along with homeschool moms nationwide, struggle to homeschool children with speech difficulties. Although speech therapy is an option, they wanted to know what else they could do […]

Helping Students Who Struggle to Write: Classroom Compensations

April 14th, 2009 2009-04-14T18:46:12-07:00 2009-04-14T18:46:12-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

LD Online just posted this interesting article from Educational Therapist Regina Richards. I thought you would enjoy it. By: Regina G. Richards (2008) I shake myself to stop daydreaming…Writing is definitely the worst task of all. It was just way too hard to remember all the things I need, like periods and capital letters. And […]

Question about The Comprehension Zone Game: Reading Comprehension

March 30th, 2009 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2009-03-30T06:51:27-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi Bonnie, I’d like to place an order for a product of yours, but I have not been able to locate any age or grade range for any of the items.  Can you tell me for whom the Comprehension Zone is appropriate? Thanks, Susan Taber Hi Susan, The Comprehension Zone can be used from 2nd […]

Feeding Your Auditory and Visual Processing Systems

March 26th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:45:59-08:00 2009-03-26T17:00:04-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Every once in awhile I get these days…I get so busy that I have forgotten to eat lunch. And then I wonder why my stomach starts hurting, I feel like I’m going to keel over, or I turn from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde, or should I say, Ms. Hyde – the evil spirit. I get so wrapped up in […]

Live: The LD Screening Tool Has Arrived!

March 23rd, 2009 2015-11-30T19:29:17-08:00 2009-03-23T18:49:30-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Yes, it is here! Spring is here, the tulip tree is blooming as is the manzanita tree, daffodils, the wild violets…And the Learning Disability Screening Assessment has arrived!   You will now be able to have your child or student assessed and find the underlying root cause of their learning problems. You will know the […]

Will Music Really Help Improve Reading Skills?

March 18th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:21:02-08:00 2009-03-18T16:53:52-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Learning to read is NOT rocket science, but it is more complex than most people think. Whether you have a learning disability, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD or not, every person is affected by their visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic processing systems. We all learn by seeing (visual processing), hearing (auditory processing), and doing (tactile/kinesthetic). Both visual processing and auditory processing are critical components to […]

My son was just diagnosed with CAPD. How can I help him?

January 7th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:49:34-08:00 2009-01-07T18:57:18-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Bonnie, My 8 yr old son was just diagnosed with CAPD.  I would like to know if the Reading Pack is appropriate for him?  Or if there are other more appropriate materials better suited to his specific disability. Thank you. Maricela A Hi Maricela, When your son or daughter is diagnosed with CAPD, ADD, ADHD, […]

Get Weekly Teaching Tips

When You Sign Up for Our Newsletter

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.