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Signs of ADHD in Children

5 Signs of ADHD

March 14th, 2017 2018-02-20T22:22:17-08:00 2017-03-14T12:00:12-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

There are 5 hallmark signs of ADHD. These must be present early on and present for at least 6 months. You don’t develop ADHD suddenly in 3rd, 5th or 8th grades.

Spelling Solutions

Spelling Activities Solve Spelling Problems

January 17th, 2017 2019-01-10T17:32:41-08:00 2017-01-17T23:57:37-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Spelling activities improve the underlying problems with learning spelling. Spelling problems are typically due to two different systems impacting your ability to spell, the auditory and visual systems. For example, if you hear a word that you haven’t seen multiple times and need to spell it, you will typically rely on spelling it by sounding it out.

How Spelling Helps Reading Skills

4 Easy Activites to Improve Reading Skills (Part 2 – Spelling)

December 6th, 2016 2016-12-07T03:51:28-08:00 2016-12-06T12:15:27-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Improve reading skills and writing skills through spelling. One aspect of reading is called decoding – the ability to sound out words. Another aspect is called encoding – the ability to spell the words you hear. This decoding and encoding ability really go hand-in-hand. Your ability to sound out words you see and then spell words you hear incorporates both visual and auditory processing skills.

Reading Activity to Improve Reading Fluency

4 Easy Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 1)

November 29th, 2016 2019-12-04T12:05:52-08:00 2016-11-29T12:00:55-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

There are 4 easy activities to improve reading skills that take just a few minutes a day to improve reading. Reading drills to improve reading fluency in 5 minutes a day. Improve spelling and learn the 8 different spelling patterns we use to make words. Improve reading comprehension by playing a reading comprehension game.

Learning Disabilities Symptoms in Older Students

Symptoms of Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities in Older Students

October 11th, 2016 2016-10-12T04:39:19-07:00 2016-10-11T12:10:39-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

What are the symptoms of dyslexia or learning disabilities in older students? This is a typical question that comes to my desk almost weekly. Sometimes these are calls from parents of 5th graders. More often than not, these calls are from parents or even principles of kids that are in 6th, 8th or 10th grade. Panic has set in because there is not much time before their kids will be in either middle school, high school, or completing high school. The hope is that it is not too late to do something about it.

Summer Reading: Top 5 Books to Read by Grade Level

Summer Reading List: Top 5 Books to Read by Grade Level

June 5th, 2016 2017-05-19T09:21:26-07:00 2016-06-05T01:04:50-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Have a summer reading plan for the lazy, hazy days of summer. Kids should be reading on a daily basis. This can happen for 15 to 30 minutes after lunch, before swimming, or before bed. Kids should be reading pleasure books at one to two levels below their grade level so they are easy to read. Get the top 5 books to read this summer too.

Holiday Activities Reduce Stress Over the Holidays for Dyslexia and ADHD

December 5th, 2015 2015-12-05T02:29:05-08:00 2015-12-05T01:40:36-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Holiday Activities: Keeping my children engaged over the holidays can be daunting or it can be fun. I don’t like being stressed so I always think of a plan to keep everyone engaged in a variety of activities that can be done without a ton of running around. To that end, I have created the following list of family holiday activities. Each activity builds family comradery as well as learning skills.

holiday activities for ADHD and Dyslexia

Reduce Holiday Stress…with 7 Holiday Activities for Dyslexia and ADHD Kids

November 25th, 2015 2016-02-02T23:12:57-08:00 2015-11-25T01:56:11-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
ADHD or Dyslexia...Reduce Holiday Stress... Register for the FREE Webinar NOW! Learn 7 Holiday Activities for Dyslexia and ADHD Kids You know as well as I do...holiday time can be stressful for our learning challenged kids, especially those with ADHD or dyslexia. Did you know...there are specific things you can do to lessen your stress [...]
Back to School Transition

5 Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School

August 4th, 2015 2016-09-28T08:06:04-07:00 2015-08-04T00:26:49-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

From bedtime routines to morning routines, the successful school breakfast and lunch, your kids will be off to a great school year. Read the 5 Tips to a smooth transition back to school and take advantage of the back to school special too.

Reading Comprehension Strategies

July 29th, 2015 2017-12-06T15:56:05-08:00 2015-07-29T20:43:34-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Reading Comprehension is the ability to gain meaning from what you read and then to use that information is some fashion…whether for enjoyment when reading a pleasure book or for information and knowledge when reading a text book or non-fiction book. Reading comprehension even comes into play when reading a text message on a smart phone or reading a Facebook post.

dyslexia symptoms, ADHD symptoms

ADHD Symptoms and Dyslexia Symptoms

May 19th, 2015 2015-07-08T19:22:50-07:00 2015-05-19T00:57:57-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

ADHD and Dyslexia share some characteristics so ADHD is sometimes misdiagnosed. Additionally, those with ADHD often also have dyslexia or or learning problems. When you look at the list of ADHD symptoms, you will notice that short attention span and distractibility are on the list. Then look at the list of Dyslexia Symptoms. You will notice symptoms like does your child take too long to do their assigned work and poor listening comprehension. Think about it, if you have a short attention span, it will take you longer to do your work and if you are distractible you will have poor listening comprehension. So we do need to dig a bit further to discern what is really going on.

Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Symptoms

April 21st, 2015 2015-07-08T19:24:12-07:00 2015-04-21T01:33:07-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia, are broad terms that cover a wide variety of problems with many possible causes, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes.

There are a lot of areas to look at for both learning disabilities and dyslexia, so it can be difficult to diagnose the specific causes. However, the National Institute of Health states that learning disabilities and dyslexia can be divided into three broad categories.

dyslexia symptoms, ADHD symptoms

Reading Help Is More Than Reading Comprehension

March 25th, 2015 2016-03-22T08:39:33-07:00 2015-03-25T22:43:34-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

You know your child is bright but you still have homework struggles. It seems like the struggles will never go away. There are a few things to check into when your child is struggling with reading. You need to become the detective. Their reading problems are typically due to more than reading comprehension problems. In fact, they can be due to one or more of the following reasons.

Bonnie Terry

Bonnie Terry Named International Go To Pro for Special Needs

March 17th, 2015 2015-03-25T23:29:51-07:00 2015-03-17T20:15:23-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

“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

Webinar: 5 Steps to Turning a Learning Disadvantage into a Life-long Advantage

October 6th, 2014 2014-11-18T08:11:48-08:00 2014-10-06T16:40:45-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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!

Fun Halloween Learning Activities

October 28th, 2013 2016-02-25T01:09:40-08:00 2013-10-28T15:37:57-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

Reading Fluency Training Solves the Most Common Reading Problem in Just 5 Minutes

September 19th, 2013 2016-02-25T01:02:41-08:00 2013-09-19T14:08:44-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Reading fluently describes how a skilled reader reads silently or aloud. You can only check reading fluency and improve reading fluency by reading aloud. Confronting Reading Fluency Problems Let me give you an example…I met Amanda in February; she was in 5th grade. She had brown straight hair and a great smile, although she didn’t […]

Learn the 5 Steps to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, & Math

September 14th, 2012 2016-03-22T08:33:53-07:00 2012-09-14T19:39:35-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

SpecialNeeds.com is sponsoring a FREE webinar: How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, & Math School has recently started and the homework wars may have already started too! This is the perfect time to learn the 5 steps to improving learning skills! How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, & Math Reserve your […]

Improve Your Learning Skills in 20 Minutes a Day

September 12th, 2012 2016-03-22T09:18:27-07:00 2012-09-12T19:35:23-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

SpecialNeeds.com is sponsoring a FREE webinar How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Math School has recently started and the homework wars may have already started too! This is the perfect time to see How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, & Math Reserve your Webinar seat now at: SpecialNeeds.com is sponsoring […]

Learning Reading For Older Children With Dyslexia or Learning Disabilities

July 19th, 2012 2012-07-19T16:41:44-07:00 2012-07-19T16:41:44-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Learning Reading For Older Children With Dyslexia or Learning Disabilities Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills. And, yes, it does take only 5 minutes a day! However, you do not want to only do that. Any skill taught in isolation remains that, an improved skill in isolation unless you make the bridge to bring the […]

Schools Out But Learning Never Stops…Summer Learning Activities to Improve Learning Skills

May 30th, 2011 2011-05-30T12:53:06-07:00 2011-05-30T12:53:06-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Summer Learning Activities to Improve Learning Skills Today FREE Live Webinar to help you improve your child’s learning skills on: Wednesday June 8th 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain, and 5 pm Pacific. Upon registering you will receive a FREE Handbook on the easy steps you can take to improve your child’s […]

Learning Reading, Dyslexia, ADHD, Homework Help Webinar

January 19th, 2011 2011-01-19T17:52:20-08:00 2011-01-19T17:52:20-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

Improve Learning Reading Skills Easily

October 30th, 2010 2010-10-30T12:19:41-07:00 2010-10-30T12:19:41-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Give Your Child a 2 – 4 Year Advantage Learning Reading and Writing Whether Your Child Has LD, Dyslexia, ADHD, or is Gifted… You know your child is bright but you still have homework struggles. You know how painful it is to see your child struggle or take forever to read their assignments. You just […]

Improve Learning Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Math Skills

October 28th, 2010 2010-10-28T13:01:01-07:00 2010-10-28T13:01:01-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

“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 […]

Learning Reading Help: 3 Reasons for Reading Struggles

October 22nd, 2010 2010-10-22T15:38:55-07:00 2010-10-22T15:38:55-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Looking for help with learning reading and don’t know where to start? Learning Reading Help Can Be Divided into 3 Categories learning reading skills.

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