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Spelling, Auditory Processing and Perception

Spelling and Auditory Processing

October 14th, 2017 2017-10-14T21:04:07+00:00 2017-10-14T00:38:57+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Auditory processing skills are foundational skills for both reading and spelling. Phonemic awareness and phonics are the first steps in learning to read as well as spell. Both phonemic awareness and phonics depend on the auditory system. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the individual sounds – phonemes – in spoken words. Phonics is the ability to accurately relate an auditory sound with a visual symbol. This is exactly what we do when we spell.

3 Reading Activities

3 Activities Improve Reading Skills

October 10th, 2017 2017-10-11T18:13:33+00:00 2017-10-10T03:00:49+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
As a parent, you do have the power and ability to help your kids improve their reading skills. These activities are for everyone! They also help those with an identified learning disability, dyslexia, ADHD, or are gifted. There are 3 easy to implement activities that each take just a few minutes a day to improve [...]
Learning Disability Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month is October

October 8th, 2017 2017-10-12T01:49:05+00:00 2017-10-08T21:56:33+00:00 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.

Self-esteem, Executive Function, and Homework

How Homework Can Help Build Self-Esteem and Confidence

September 25th, 2017 2017-09-30T19:12:49+00:00 2017-09-25T12:00:12+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Kids need to feel like they belong, can contribute, and are needed. They also need to feel confident, have a sense of achievement, respect of self and others. Completing and turning in homework gives that sense of accomplishment. It improves one’s self-esteem.

Executive Function and Homework

Executive Function Skills and An Argument for Homework

September 18th, 2017 2017-09-19T01:48:10+00:00 2017-09-18T12:55:27+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Developing executive function is a key benefit of homework. Kids can and do learn these skills with short 15 minute assignments. They don’t get burned out or hate school if the total homework only takes 15 minutes. The detriment of homework comes in when daily homework is longer than that.

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Brain-Based Learning Auditory Processing Activities

September 11th, 2017 2017-09-15T23:57:25+00:00 2017-09-11T01:02:33+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Three brain-based auditory processing disorder activities for kids of all ages. These activities improve learning skills while you have fun. Auditory processing is one of the three avenues we learn academic skills from. Remember, we learn by hearing (auditory processing), seeing (visual processing), and doing (tactile/kinesthetic processing). That being said, APD – an auditory processing disorder was found to be present in 43.3% of those that struggle with learning (2009 The National Center for Biotechnology Information). Read on to learn the behaviors that indicate your child may have difficulties with auditory processing.

How to Get Dyslexic and ADHD Kids to Love Reading

Reading Activities Help Dyslexic and ADHD Kids Love Reading

September 1st, 2017 2017-09-16T00:07:53+00:00 2017-09-01T15:55:49+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Reading activities and games are a great way to help your kids improve both their reading skills and their love of reading. When learning becomes fun in a relaxed atmosphere kids do better and their skills improve. Learning is a lot more fun when you are playing a game.

ADHD Strategies for Back to School – Complimentary ADHD Survival Strategies

August 29th, 2017 2017-09-29T00:17:21+00:00 2017-08-29T18:13:04+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

When ADHD and other complex kids start back to school, it is a good idea to have a plan for support. Parents often ask me what can they do to nurture their child and have a successful school year too? This is exactly why I am part of the ADD / ADHD School Summit. Learning just doesn’t have to be so hard!

Learning Disabilities Help

Learning Disabilities Help

August 28th, 2017 2017-08-31T19:44:37+00:00 2017-08-28T09:22:51+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Learning disabilities and ADHD impact between 15% to 20% of the population. That is 9 to 16 people on a street with 20 homes. That being said, according to the CDC, less that 1 in 3 children with ADHD receives both medication and behavioral therapy. And, students with learning disabilities earn lower grades and experience higher rates of course failure. Listen to find out what you can do to help learning disabilities kids improve their skills.

Homework Help

Homework Help? Practical Solutions

August 21st, 2017 2017-08-31T19:51:41+00:00 2017-08-21T09:00:00+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Homework is something most students deal with if not on a daily basis, then a weekly basis. Homework time can be a lot easier using tips, strategies, and specific tools. Watch the video for some practical tips to help make your evenings a lot smoother and give you back your sanity.

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5 Steps to Improve Reading Comprehension with Family Field Trips

August 15th, 2017 2017-08-02T02:49:11+00:00 2017-08-15T12:00:08+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

By having a framework or structure to your family fields trips, you can drastically improve memory skills. If you do not have a bit of a structure to your trips, your kids are not as likely to remember the great things you have done as a family together. With these family field trips, you can improve your vocabulary, memory and factual knowledge base.

Back to School Supplies

Back to School Supplies for Dyslexia and ADHD Kids

August 8th, 2017 2017-08-01T18:38:56+00:00 2017-08-08T12:30:39+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Can back to school supplies really help with school success? School success depends on a number of characteristics: willingness to learn, attending classes regularly, asking questions, being attentive, doing and turning in assignments. One thing that strikes me here is the doing and turning in assignments characteristic. Studies have shown that students tend to do well in school when they have the tools they need handy. So, what are some of those ‘must have’ tools? Are there any ‘secret weapons’ so to speak that will really help your child succeed?

Back to School Tips

6 Back to School Tips for Dyslexia and ADHD Kids

August 1st, 2017 2017-08-01T18:31:20+00:00 2017-08-01T12:00:49+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Back to school tips: There are specific things you can do to make learning easier for your child with dyslexia or ADHD. Start off by letting your child know that you do remember some struggles from last year. What can you do differently this year?

Family Activity: Go to the Museum

As Summer Break is Winding Down, Get in a Few Family Activities

July 24th, 2017 2017-08-01T22:55:32+00:00 2017-07-24T22:17:43+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Summer break is winding down, but there is still time to have fun and bring your child’s skills up. There is nothing like taking the last few weeks of the summer and infusing in some extra fun while gearing your kids up for the new school year. This is especially important if your kids have any learning problems, dyslexia, or ADHD. Giving your kids the best start you can is one of the most important things you can do as a parent.

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6 Fun Family Activities Prevent the Summer Slide!

July 19th, 2017 2017-07-24T18:12:50+00:00 2017-07-19T15:17:48+00:00 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.