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New study links Dyslexia to slower processing of sounds in the brain

March 16th, 2009 2015-01-23T23:18:05-08:00 2009-03-16T15:27:57-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I just read this article written by Tralee Pearce regarding recent research on dyslexia and thought you’d enjoy it. This study again shows the deep connection and impact that processing problems have with learning problems. TRALEE PEARCE From Friday’s Globe and Mail March 13, 2009 at 11:57 AM EDT While researchers and educators have come a […]

12 Activities Address Two More Areas of Visual Processing

February 26th, 2009 2015-11-25T00:41:01-08:00 2009-02-26T16:28:12-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

The last two areas of visual processing are visual language classification and visual integration. Strengths in visual language classification help to create good comprehension. Visual integration pulls together the tactile/kinesthetic with the vision system.

Visual Tracking – One of the Most Common Reading Problems + 8 Activities to Improve It

February 24th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:45:59-08:00 2009-02-24T16:50:44-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Visual Tracking: The ability to track one’s eyes from left to right in an efficient manner; it enables the task to be completed quickly. When your child skips or repeats words when they read aloud

they typically have visual tracking difficutles. Visual Tracking is critical to reading fluently with ease.
Over my 35+ years of teaching aproximately 95% of the students I worked with had visual tracking difficulties. It is a VERY common problem!

20 Activities: Improve Visual Processing in LD & Dyslexic Children

February 19th, 2009 2009-02-19T21:41:26-08:00 2009-02-19T21:41:26-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

20 quick and easy activities to help your child improve their visual processing.

3 Simple Steps Done Regularly = Success in Reading

January 29th, 2009 2015-01-24T01:21:42-08:00 2009-01-29T20:23:01-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I was in a business class yesterday and this quote was discussed regarding business. The conduct of successful business merely consists in doing things in a very simple way, doing them regularly, and never neglecting to do them. Quoted by: William Lever of Lever Brothers Think about this. Isn’t this also true of reading, whether […]

How do I help a kindergartener improve in reading?

January 21st, 2009 2015-01-24T00:59:06-08:00 2009-01-21T18:08:08-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Sandi P. wrote: I have a friend whose kindergartener (just turned 6) is having trouble reading. She hasn’t obtained EL and EL4 is the goal for the year and the year is ½ over in Kentucky.Would “Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills” be a good place to start? Thanks for the question. Yes, Five Minutes […]

New Review – 5 Minutes to Better Reading Skills Really Works!

January 21st, 2009 2009-01-21T18:02:01-08:00 2009-01-21T18:02:01-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Five Minutes To Better Reading Skills is presented as a fast, fun approach to improve reading skills. The program includes a Teacher’s Manual, Mastery Charts, and a Student Booklet. The Mastery Charts are included in the Teacher’s Manual, so that the components include the two spiral bound books. The Student Booklet is 45 pages, while […]

Can You Improve Reading Speed & Fluency in 5 Minutes a Day?

December 18th, 2008 2008-12-18T15:43:19-08:00 2008-12-18T15:43:19-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Miriam writes: This child knows how to read. The problem is bringing him up to speed. He reads 23 words per minute and according to the teacher he should be at 43 words per minute! What do I do to help? Hi Miriam, Schools, teachers, parents, even homeschooling parents are becoming more concerned about reading fluency and […]

Reading Slow and Hindered, What Do I Do?

December 6th, 2008 2016-02-25T01:09:40-08:00 2008-12-06T15:09:19-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I recently received this question: Even after doing a complete course in phonics, a child’s reading is yet very slow and hindered what would be the best strategy? Looking forward to your reply and guidance. Regards R. Typically when one reads slowly it is due to one of the 3 Most Common Reading Roadblocks (whether […]

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 […]

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