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Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

December 16th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:21:04+00:00 2009-12-16T19:11:46+00:00 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+00:00 2009-11-18T18:13:27+00:00 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 […]

Writing Problems, Dysgraphia, and Learning Writing Skills

November 11th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:27:17+00:00 2009-11-11T13:47:43+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

This comment was just left by trexpaddock after viewing the following video. I wanted to go into more detail for you on this post. It is difficult to tell if you don’t understand learning disabilities well, or are just ‘dumbing down’ the material to the point it becomes confused. Hi Trexpaddock, I do try to […]

Reading Help: Readiness Activities for K – 3rd

November 2nd, 2009 2009-11-02T19:39:05+00:00 2009-11-02T19:39:05+00:00 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, […]

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

October 29th, 2009 2009-10-29T13:29:47+00:00 2009-10-29T13:29:47+00:00 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+00:00 2009-10-20T11:08:40+00:00 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+00:00 2009-10-06T13:17:35+00:00 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 […]

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

September 25th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:21:03+00:00 2009-09-25T13:07:36+00:00 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

Spelling Problems? Learn How to Make Spelling Easy

September 14th, 2009 2009-09-14T16:15:06+00:00 2009-09-14T16:15:06+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I often hear from parents that are concerned about their child struggling to learn to spell. In fact Kathy B. writes about her son, “He reads well, but cannot copy from the board or from a book without many spelling errors. The spelling issue is very evident in his written expression also.” Typically when a […]

Improve Study Skills and Note Taking With Graphic Organizers

September 4th, 2009 2016-03-22T08:45:47+00:00 2009-09-04T20:14:25+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Note Taking and learning study skills doesn’t have to be hard. I know you might be rolling your eyes at that statement, thinking:  “Right – Bonnie has got to be kidding!” But, I’m not kidding. I do know almost every time I used to ask my kids to take notes they dreaded it. In fact, […]

How Do You Make Visual Clocks for Your LD, Dyslexic, or ADHD Children?

August 26th, 2009 2015-01-23T23:15:42+00:00 2009-08-26T11:50:41+00:00 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 […]

Auditory Processing Problems…What Do I Do?

August 14th, 2009 2009-08-14T20:08:01+00:00 2009-08-14T20:08:01+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

A question came in today regarding auditory processing problems… My 8 year old daughter just got diagnosed with auditory processing disorder, mild dyslexia, attention issues, and eye teaming issues.  She is on a beginning 2nd grade reading level and a post 1st grade math level.  She is currently doing interactive metronome and then will start Ken […]

Teaching Reading: The Short Vowels to Dyslexics, ADHD, & Homeschooling Kids

August 3rd, 2009 2015-01-24T00:59:06+00:00 2009-08-03T17:24:54+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Teaching reading has a variety of things involved with it. One critical area is in the phonemic awareness area and auditory processing. Kids need to learn the sounds, including the vowel sounds. The short vowel sounds for the short ‘e’ and the short ‘i’ are very close to each other. This makes them hard for […]

Dyslexia & LD Dysgraphia Problems

July 31st, 2009 2009-07-31T14:48:22+00:00 2009-07-31T14:48:22+00:00 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 […]

Bonnie Terry Learning Receives 2009 Best of Auburn Award

July 29th, 2009 2009-07-29T17:05:15+00:00 2009-07-29T17:05:15+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Just wanted to let you know… Bonnie Terry Learning Receives 2009 Best of Auburn Award U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 — Bonnie Terry Learning has been selected for the 2009 Best of Auburn Award in the Tutoring School category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA […]

Developmental Dyslexia? What Can You Do?

July 3rd, 2009 2017-02-16T01:17:45+00:00 2009-07-03T12:52:39+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I had a call from a concerned parent a few days ago – Angie – her son was diagnosed with developmental dyslexia. She was wondering what she could do to help her son. After directing her to some information I realized many of you would also like access to the information. So here is is. […]

FREE Webinar: 8 Summer Activities to Boost Your Kid’s Skills

June 13th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:23:54+00:00 2009-06-13T13:55:58+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I Can Hardly Believe It? Check it out… The call is filling up fast – Reserve your spot now. I have had so many calls from parents recently, wondering how to help their child over the summer. They realize summer is a great time to give their child a boost, but they also want to […]

My daughter didn’t qualify for an IEP…Can we do 504 Plan due to her reading fluency problems?

June 11th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:23:44+00:00 2009-06-11T10:08:52+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Dear Bonnie, I have a 16- year old sophomore (homeschooled all her life) who is very bright and compliant. However I had suspected for some time that there was some sort of processing or automaticity problem because of her reading. After testing with a local public high school a reading fluency deficiency was noted in […]

Writing Problems…What Is the Cause and What Do I Do About It?

June 9th, 2009 2009-06-09T15:17:09+00:00 2009-06-09T15:17:09+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I am always amazed at how many parents have asked me about how to address their kids writing problems. Writing problems usually occur at one time or another  whether you have dyslexia, an identified learning disability, or are even gifted. I think it is safe to say that at one time or another every student […]

Spelling Problems? What is the Cause and What Do I Do About It?

June 4th, 2009 2009-06-04T16:07:07+00:00 2009-06-04T16:07:07+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I can’t tell you how may parents have asked me about their child that has problems with spelling. In fact, my daughter had spelling problems. She came by it naturally – her father was a terrible speller. I’ll never forget how he’d drop off a paper of his for me to type for him when […]

My son has Speech Problems, What do I do?

May 30th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:46:00+00:00 2009-05-30T12:41:31+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Elaine and Kim, are both homeschooling children with speech difficulties. Although their children differ in ages, preschool and junior high, they share similar concerns, fears, and desires. They, along with homeschool moms nationwide, struggle to homeschool children with speech difficulties. Although speech therapy is an option, they wanted to know what else they could do […]

Tips for improving sentence writing and grammar

May 29th, 2009 2009-05-29T18:04:23+00:00 2009-05-29T18:04:23+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

When I am working with a student who needs help learning how to write a sentence, to improve his sentence writing or to improve his grammar the first thing I do is pull out my Sentence Zone game. This is because it is a hands on game with color-coded cards.  Their retention of what I’m […]

My son is 8 and has really struggled with learning. What do I do? Where should I start?

May 27th, 2009 2015-02-04T23:17:52+00:00 2009-05-27T11:03:55+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I have read the free ebook and reviewed the books and kits you have for sale.  Does the kit with the five books cover all learning disabilities.  I see that the one book helps identify the problem area(s).  My son is 8 and has really struggled with learning and he really has a desire to […]

Reading Comprehension Problems? Learn the 3 Causes

May 21st, 2009 2015-01-24T01:21:42+00:00 2009-05-21T15:31:22+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Whether you have dyslexia, a learning disability, ADHD, or are just struggling with reading comprehension, it is due to one, two, or all three causes of comprehension. Understanding the underlying cause of the comprehension problem is important because you do different things to address the different problems. So, view the video to understand the causes […]

How to Improve Reading in 5 Minutes a Day

May 20th, 2009 2009-05-20T16:01:51+00:00 2009-05-20T16:01:51+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Can this really be done? Yes, it really just takes 5 minutes a day to improve reading skills. Research has shown that short quick sessions that last only 5 minutes does improve reading fluency tremendously. Cecil Mercer, a researcher from the University of Florida, published his results from his study Effects of Fluency Intervention for […]

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