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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.

Reading Comprehension Improves with Graphic Organizers

4 Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 4 – Writing)

January 10th, 2018 2019-11-30T18:13:30-08:00 2018-01-10T12:00:25-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

One of the easiest ways to improve reading skills with writing is to use fill-in-the-blank graphic organizers. They make note-taking, paragraph writing, and essay writing easy. As a parent, I hated watching my son struggle with a writing assignment. He would stare what would seem like hours at a blank piece of paper. I’m sure you feel the same way.

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.

Learning Disability Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month is October

October 8th, 2017 2018-12-12T15:57:48-08:00 2017-10-08T21:56:33-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Learning Disabilities impact 15 to 20% of the population. The most common types of learning disabilities are in the areas of reading (dyslexia), writing (written expression), and math (dyscalculia). Attention problems such as ADHD, language problems, and behavior problems may co-occur with learning disabilities.

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.

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.

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 […]

Reading Comprehension Game Improves Learning Skills

October 2nd, 2010 2015-04-17T01:34:11-07:00 2010-10-02T10:36:00-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Playing Reading Comprehension Game Improves Learning Skills What if you could play a game and improve your child’s reading and listening comprehension at the same time? It also sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? But a game really can improve reading comprehension. As a learning disability specialist and board certified educational therapist I […]

Improve Writing Skills with Specially Designed Graphic Organizers

September 28th, 2010 2018-10-24T17:41:31-07:00 2010-09-28T10:20:21-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Writing is the doing part of thinking. To create good thinkers we need to create good writers. One of the easiest ways to create good writers is to use graphic organizers. The use of fill-in-the-blank organizers helps to prevent the deer in the headlights look kids give you when staring at blank sheets of paper.

50 Special Education Teachers and Experts Worth Following on Twitter

September 24th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:53-08:00 2010-09-24T09:29:23-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Looking for Special Education Experts to Answer Your Education Questions? 50 Special Ed Teachers and Experts Worth Following on Twitter.” We were searching for some of the best twitter accounts to follow on the subject, and found @BonnieTerry_btl to be an excellent addition. Best, Alba Collazo Co-founder, TeachTechTopia Be sure to sign up for the […]

Is your child struggling with dyslexia, reading skills, writing skills, spelling skills?

August 16th, 2010 2016-04-26T23:53:28-07:00 2010-08-16T13:09:55-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
Many children struggle with learning or work harder than they need to. In fact, many children work 3, 4, or even 5 times harder than they need to. I'm not just talking about children with dyslexia or an identified learning disability, or ADHD. Children that are falling through the cracks or are average in school [...]

Mid Summer Training – What You Can Do to Prepare Your Kids for School

July 9th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:22-08:00 2010-07-09T15:13:54-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Mid Summer Training – What You Can Do to Prepare Your Kids for School I Can Hardly Believe It? Check it out… The FREE Live Teleseminar is filling up fast – Only 100 68 52 Spots left! Reserve your spot now. Mid-Summer Training Call I have had so many calls from parents recently, wondering how […]

6 Must-do Learning Games & Activities For the Summer

June 3rd, 2010 2010-06-03T16:48:26-07:00 2010-06-03T16:48:26-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Can you do your own summer learning program? Should you do your own summer learning program? Fact: More than half of the achievement gap present in 9th grade between lower- and higher-income children can be explained by summer learning loss. Make Learning Stick with learning games and reading fluency training over the summer. There are […]

We suspect ADHD…Help!

March 31st, 2010 2018-02-24T16:17:19-08:00 2010-03-31T18:31:09-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

Give Your Child a 2 – 4 Year Reading & Writing Advantage Today

February 24th, 2010 2010-02-24T20:50:03-08:00 2010-02-24T20:50:03-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

“FACT – Some Parents Are Giving Their Children A 2 To 4 Year Learning Advantage In Reading, Writing And Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day!” The alarming realization that your child is struggling at school, followed by frustration of not knowing why, and the “is there anything you can do about it” often leads […]

Poetry Writing Through the Colors: The Sentence Zone

February 9th, 2010 2018-10-22T23:25:07-07:00 2010-02-09T17:54:37-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Our kids often get assignments where they have to write a poem, and they often struggle with it. Poetry writing is not always the easiest thing to do, especially when you have LD, dyslexia, or ADHD. Even gifted kids can struggle with poetry writing. It doesn’t matter if you are homeschooling or in a public […]

Should We Do a 504 Plan for Our Son?

February 4th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:12-08:00 2010-02-04T10:52:07-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi Bonnie, We spoke with the principal at my son’s school this morning. The talk went well and he seemed very concerned about our son. But, the bottom line is, the school is reluctant to give my son 504 because it will stick with him for life (though they offered today if we really really […]

SAT Prep with Grammar Game The Sentence Zone

January 30th, 2010 2016-10-30T06:26:57-07:00 2010-01-30T17:37:56-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
Many of you already know that I created The Sentence Zone a number of years ago to help my students with sentence writing as well as grammar. I play it with my younger students to help them write interesting sentences instead of the 3 to 4-word sentences they usually write. I play it with my [...]

How to Improve Reading and Memory Skills and Still Have Fun

January 7th, 2010 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2010-01-07T19:44:54-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

A Parent’s ABC’s of ADHD

December 29th, 2009 2009-12-29T20:33:56-08:00 2009-12-29T20:33:56-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

December 16th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:21:04-08:00 2009-12-16T19:11:46-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

So many parents ask me that question. I get that question from parents that homeschool as well as those that don’t. Sometimes I even get that question from parents of gifted children. Yes, even gifted children can and often do have areas of perception that aren’t working as efficiently as they should and could and […]

Reading Help & Phonics Help for Older Students

November 18th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:27:18-08:00 2009-11-18T18:13:27-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi there, I recently found you on the web and just watching your vids, I’m VERY interested. To wit: I’m homeschooling my 16 year old nephew who has been diagnosed ADHD and dyslexic. With the phonics reading materials I’ve found on the net and at my local library, I can only find elementary school age […]

B & D Reversals Are Causing Spelling Problems – What Do I Do?

October 29th, 2009 2009-10-29T13:29:47-07:00 2009-10-29T13:29:47-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Ashlea S. writes: We have a 7 year old who is in second grade and is having a difficulty spelling. Her spelling used to be great and she didn’t have a problem with it until this year. She wants to write her b’s as d’s and her d’s as b’s. It’s become very difficult to […]

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 […]

Math Game Reduces Math Phobia

October 6th, 2009 2015-01-24T00:47:41-08:00 2009-10-06T13:17:35-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

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