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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.

How the 5 Senses Impact How We Learn

How the 5 Senses Impact How We Learn

February 19th, 2018 2019-01-01T12:11:43-08:00 2018-02-19T12:16:52-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

The 5 Senses Impact on How We Learn – How we learn, how we intake information directly impacts our ability to succeed in school. Parents frequently email me or call my office looking for help for their child or teen. They don’t know why their child struggles in school. They just know that they do. Learn what impacts learning skills.

family activities

6 Fun Family Activities Prevent the Summer Slide!

July 19th, 2017 2018-12-12T16:04:18-08:00 2017-07-19T15:17:48-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

It’s not too late to prevent the summer slide with fun family activities. The activities are geared for elementary, middle, and high school kids. Listen to the audio. Activities include weekly trips, nature adventures, and home activities.

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.

Learning Disabilities Help - Areas of Visual Processing

Learning Disabilities Help and ADHD Help

November 28th, 2012 2018-12-12T16:33:23-08:00 2012-11-28T12:39:59-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia How early can you evaluate visual processing disorders like dyslexia and learning disabilities? My oldest has it and now my kindergartener is showing some of the same traits. When I asked his school to evaluate him, I was told he is too young to evaluate and that "dyslexia doesn't show up [...]

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 […]

Learning Reading Help: Auditory Processing Part 2

December 3rd, 2010 2016-10-30T04:54:31-07:00 2010-12-03T16:58:38-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
In the last post, Learning Reading Help: Auditory Memory Part 1, I talked about learning reading and one of the areas of auditory processing that affect learning reading, specifically auditory memory skills. Remember, when you need learning reading help you want to be sure you are considering all of the areas that may be problematic 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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

Searching for Mid-Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Learning Skills and Still Have Fun?

July 8th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:22-08:00 2010-07-08T19:29:15-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

It’s the almost middle of Summer Vacation and as you know, it is the perfect time to give your child a boost in their learning skills, but you still want to have fun… Join Bonnie Terry’s call and find out what you can do in just 20 minutes a day to boost your child’s reading, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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 […]

Is There a Way to Help Your Child Improve Their Skills?

September 25th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:21:03-08:00 2009-09-25T13:07:36-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Do you wonder if there is a way to help your child improve their reading skills? Listen to what Sara Hathaway had to say about the difference Bonnie Terry’s Products made with her son. Hope this is helpful. Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

Dyslexic, LD, ADHD, & Gifted Kids Improve Comprehension Skills By Game Playing

September 24th, 2009 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2009-09-24T16:04:19-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

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 […]

Dyslexia & LD Dysgraphia Problems

July 31st, 2009 2009-07-31T14:48:22-07:00 2009-07-31T14:48:22-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I just came across this article on dysgraphia and thought you might be interested in it: Dysgraphia and Sequencing “Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper” (National Center for Learning Disabilities [2006], found at LD Online). Those […]

It’s not too late to get FUN Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Skills

July 27th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:47:02-08:00 2009-07-27T13:57:08-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I know summer is winding down, but there is still time to have fun and bring your child’s skills up. Just click Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Skills and Still Have Fun to see how plus get a free ebook with over 80 fun family activities in it. I know you may be thinking […]

Questions to Ask Specialists Who Evaluate for Learning Disabilities or Dyslexia

July 14th, 2009 2009-07-14T16:22:52-07:00 2009-07-14T16:22:52-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Whether your child is being evaluated for LD or dyslexia you need to know the type of questions to ask the specialists. I just read this article that was posted on LD Online. It gives a lot of great information and I thought you might be interested… Written by: Great Schools Editorial Staff (2007) Hiring a […]

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