‘Homeschooling’ Blog Posts
What do you do when homework time is a struggle? Practical tips to help make your evenings a lot smoother and give you back your sanity. More on reading, writing, and math help.
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.
This study was just reported on … thought you would be interested… May 1, 2009 (WLS) — Many parents know about reading disabilities such as dyslexia. But there has been little research into writing disabilities. Now a new study suggests writing disorders are just as common as reading disabilities and are most likely to affect […]
The call is filling up fast – Reserve your spot now. I have had so many calls from parents this year that are wondering how to help their child and confused about why their child is struggling that I finally decided to have a webinar where I will present information and you will be able […]
I’ve written often about how we learn by seeing, hearing, and doing. But, we also learn through the olfactory system, smell. In fact, smell actually plays an intricate part of our lives, of our sensory world, in the way we act. The process of recognition of a place is accomplished by our sense of smell. […]
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 […]
Just wanted to pass this along – it may shed a bit of a different perspective on ADD for you… It’s only 2 minutes long. If you’ve got ADD then you have to see this: ==> http://InstantADDSuccess.com/public/232.cfm Many are talking about it… Some say they felt inspiration and hope after watching it! Others say that […]
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 […]
I just got back from a 3 day seminar that I had spent the past two months getting ready for. In fact, I arrived two days early so I could spend more time preparing for it – so that I would be able to get the most out of the seminar. The gentleman who sat […]
Hi Bonnie, I’d like to place an order for a product of yours, but I have not been able to locate any age or grade range for any of the items. Can you tell me for whom the Comprehension Zone is appropriate? Thanks, Susan Taber Hi Susan, The Comprehension Zone can be used from 2nd […]
Order your LD Screening Tool here. A little more info for you on the tool as stated by Linda Foster: “In addition to providing the results with the underlying root cause of learning problems, the assessment report offers specific actionable steps to take according to your students assessment.” Order your LD […]
Yes, it is here! Spring is here, the tulip tree is blooming as is the manzanita tree, daffodils, the wild violets…And the Learning Disability Screening Assessment has arrived! You will now be able to have your child or student assessed and find the underlying root cause of their learning problems. You will know the […]
Learning to read is NOT rocket science, but it is more complex than most people think. Whether you have a learning disability, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD or not, every person is affected by their visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic processing systems. We all learn by seeing (visual processing), hearing (auditory processing), and doing (tactile/kinesthetic). Both visual processing and auditory processing are critical components to […]
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 […]
I’m so excited to share this review that just came in. I sent out a few advance copies of the new LD Dyslexia Assessment Tool: Learning Difficulty/Disability Pre-Screening Tool and Informal Comprehensive Identification Tool to several professionals and The LINK magazine. Here it is: By Emerson Sandow of The LINK homeschool magazine In homeschooling, Bonnie […]
Study: 1 in 4 first-grade classes reach high-quality standards Only 23% of first-grade classes were considered of high quality for their academic, social and emotional climate, according to a study of 820 classrooms published in the Elementary School Journal. An additional 31% were socially supportive but of low academic quality, while the rest were rated […]
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.
20 quick and easy activities to help your child improve their visual processing.
I just started reading a book that was written in 1940 about reading. One of the very interesting comments it makes is “there is some feeling nowadays that reading is not as necessary as it once was.” This statement was made in 1940! How many of us think that is the current situation? After all, we have video, ipods, computers, and televisions that have taken over many of the functions of books, newspapers, and journals. What often happens then is that people don’t have to actually ‘make up their minds’ about anything, instead they can just take the opinions of others without having to actually think…
I haven’t posted for a few days due to flying down to Boca Raton, FL for a conference. I’ll be in meetings the next few days and wanted to be sure and touch base though. This question recently came up from a parent (Kathy P) wondering, “Does my son have a learning disability or is […]
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 […]
Here are 10 easy steps or suggestions for you to make learning easier for your student. These suggestions work whether you have learning problems such as LD, dyslexia, ADD, autism, or gifted. These ideas will help every student because they are based on sound principles of brain-based learning. Teach with associations e.g. Instead of underlining nouns […]
My children are 11 and 13. My 11 yr old has processing problems and my 13 yr old wants to just read and not write. Thank you, Theresa Today I’ll address the writing problem. Children are often fearful of writing. They think that their writing won’t be any good. This happens to most children at […]
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 […]
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 […]