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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.

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.

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

Learning Disability or Learning Problem?

October 2nd, 2011 2016-06-10T19:35:06-07:00 2011-10-02T15:45:08-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Does My Child Have a Learning Disability or Learning Problem? Bonnie Terry, recognized as America’s Leading Learning Specialist, explains the difference between a learning problem and a learning disability and then gives you several steps you can take to help your child improve their skills in just minutes a day on the FOX News Morning […]

The 5 Critical Steps You Need to Help Your Child Improve Their Learning Skills

July 15th, 2010 2010-07-15T13:52:37-07:00 2010-07-15T13:52:37-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

For those of you that missed last Wednesday night’s call … I wanted to pass this along as soon as I could. Here is the link where you can go to listen to the Mid-Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Skills Teleseminar. You will want to listen over the next 3 days as it may […]

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 […]

Reading Help: Readiness Activities for K – 3rd

November 2nd, 2009 2009-11-02T19:39:05-08:00 2009-11-02T19:39:05-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

When do you start giving your kids reading help? When do you teach them reading readiness? You would be amazed at the number of children I’ve seen over the years that have needed reading help that didn’t have a solid foundation of reading readiness skills.  This goes for children that are in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, […]

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 […]

Back to School Tips for Parents of LD, Dyslexic, or ADHD Kids

August 25th, 2009 2009-08-25T15:18:15-07:00 2009-08-25T15:18:15-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Back to School… What can you do to make your life a lot easier? Anna Weinstein from education.com contacted me earlier this week and asked if she could interview me about what parents of LD children could do to help there kids have a great start to the school year. We recorded the interview, so […]

Using Visual Clocks to Help Your ADHD, Dyslexic, or LD Kids at School

August 22nd, 2009 2009-08-22T12:33:44-07:00 2009-08-22T12:33:44-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I’ve been in contact with two parents regarding using visual clocks to help their children keep track of transition times at school. Thought you might be interested in their questions and my response to them. Has anyone used visual charts with pictures of items and clock faces that show time? I am having trouble finding […]

Is a Language Disability Considered a Learning Disability?

August 14th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:46:00-08:00 2009-08-14T20:28:16-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

A parent recently wrote in: Is a language disability considered a learning disability? My son has problems with both expressive and receptive language. He has a big difference between his visual and verbal scores on his test. That turned his language delay into a disability. There was a very large difference between the two. He […]

Reading Help: Is Your Child Overwhelmed with Too Much Text on a Page?

May 14th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:46:54-08:00 2009-05-14T17:15:15-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I’m so excited…just posted my first video answering, “What do you do when your child is overwhelmed by the text on a page?” Hope you enjoy the video. See it here: More on solutions to the 3 roadblocks to reading success.

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 […]

Why Should I Do an Informal (LD Dyslexia) Assessment of My Child?

April 8th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:45:59-08:00 2009-04-08T17:59:18-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

One of the critical questions I often get is why should I do an informal assessment of my child? Can’t the school do an assessment and tell me why my child is having trouble learning? Yes, the school can test your child, but the tests used by the schools don’t always give you the whole […]

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, […]

Trouble Understanding What You Read? Part One

December 9th, 2008 2015-02-04T23:45:03-08:00 2008-12-09T16:11:26-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

But what about an answer if the reading problem is #3 (lack of language or vocabulary)? Writes J. K. Remember, there are 3 roadblocks to reading success. The third problem, lack of vocabulary or language can be addressed in a variety of ways. First, a recap on the 3 roadblocks: 3 Most Common Reading Roadblocks (whether your […]

Bridge Isolated Reading Skills – Phonics & Fluency Skills To Real Life Reading

September 2nd, 2008 2015-01-24T00:58:24-08:00 2008-09-02T12:31:18-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Bridge Isolated Skills To Real Life Reading Bridging the isolated reading skill to real life situations can be accomplished in a rather painless way. Use the Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills program. It is also practicing rapid naming in addition to visual closure, visual tracking, and phonemic awareness. Third, immediately following this exercise [Five […]

Learning Problems, Dyslexia, or Learning Disability?

May 12th, 2008 2008-05-12T18:09:28-07:00 2008-05-12T18:09:28-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Typically parents and teachers wonder if one of their kids has a learning disability or dyslexia if they have difficulties with letter reversals. But, letter reversals alone do not constitute a learning disability or dyslexia. What is a Learning Difficulty? Learning difficulties occur when a student struggles with spoken or written language, mathematical calculations, coordination, […]

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