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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Improve Reading Comprehension

5 Activities to Improve Comprehension Skills

April 26th, 2017 2017-04-27T01:09:02+00:00 2017-04-26T00:07:28+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Improve comprehension skills is the fifth component of reading instruction. Reading comprehension is the ability to understand, analyze, synthesize, and use what you have read. Without comprehension, there is really no point to reading. Years ago I had a student that when she read aloud she sounded quite good. In fact, she sounded so good, I didn’t understand why I was seeing her. Then, I asked her questions about what she had read.

Dyslexia Treatment and Solutions

Dyslexia Treatment and Solutions

March 21st, 2017 2017-03-22T03:43:43+00:00 2017-03-21T12:00:25+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Best Practices for Dyslexia Treatment, Learning Disabilities, and Reading Problems. Best practices for improving reading skills also improve thinking and writing skills. Attention needs to be given to multiple areas to improve reading skills of those with dyslexia, learning disabilities, or those that have reading problems. Additionally, there is a hierarchy of instruction for improving reading skills. You will want to start with improving phonemic awareness and then incorporate phonics and fluency. As fluency starts to improve, you will add in the vocabulary and comprehension piece.

Learning Disabilities Symptoms in Older Students

Symptoms of Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities in Older Students

October 11th, 2016 2016-10-12T04:39:19+00:00 2016-10-11T12:10:39+00:00 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

Learning Disabilities Help for Your Child

August 29th, 2016 2017-08-19T00:29:34+00:00 2016-08-29T06:03:38+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 your learning disabilities kids improve their skills.

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Learning Challenged? Dyslexia? ADHD Kids? Help for Parents Is Here

January 20th, 2016 2016-01-23T05:24:42+00:00 2016-01-20T23:12:00+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Learning Challenged? Dyslexia? ADHD? Autism?

So many of our children are struggling in school. School work is hard, homework is hard. The arguments about homework seem to be never ending!

You just know that you want it to stop. You want learning to be easier for you son or your daughter. You may even know that 6 out of every 30 kids (average class size) has some sort of learning problem. The knowing of that is good, realizing you are NOT alone, but that doesn’t help to end the struggles.

Holiday Activities Reduce Stress Over the Holidays for Dyslexia and ADHD

December 5th, 2015 2015-12-05T02:29:05+00:00 2015-12-05T01:40:36+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Holiday Activities: Keeping my children engaged over the holidays can be daunting or it can be fun. I don’t like being stressed so I always think of a plan to keep everyone engaged in a variety of activities that can be done without a ton of running around. To that end, I have created the following list of family holiday activities. Each activity builds family comradery as well as learning skills.

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Learning Disabilities Awareness Month – Teach Planning and Organizational Skills

October 1st, 2015 2015-10-04T20:13:54+00:00 2015-10-01T20:54:03+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month...   Children and adults with learning disabilities are typically as smart or smarter than their peers. What makes them different is they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways. Those with [...]

Back to School – Need Dyslexia, ADHD, Learning Challenged, Special Needs Help?

August 7th, 2015 2016-09-21T02:14:52+00:00 2015-08-07T20:00:37+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Back to school videos to improve spelling, reading comprehension, and reading fluency. Short activities really make the difference. Learn special techniques that help those with dyslexia, ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism learn with greater ease. 4 video lessons.

Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Symptoms

April 21st, 2015 2015-07-08T19:24:12+00:00 2015-04-21T01:33:07+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia, are broad terms that cover a wide variety of problems with many possible causes, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes.

There are a lot of areas to look at for both learning disabilities and dyslexia, so it can be difficult to diagnose the specific causes. However, the National Institute of Health states that learning disabilities and dyslexia can be divided into three broad categories.

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Bonnie Terry Named International Go To Pro for Special Needs

March 17th, 2015 2015-03-25T23:29:51+00:00 2015-03-17T20:15:23+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

“When your student is struggling, we already know they aren’t reading, writing, or doing math at grade level. The key to improving skills is to determine why the problem exists,” states Terry. “For example, ninety-five percent of reading problems are related to visual processing problems, which are not tested for in most schools. There are specific activities and exercises you can do to improve areas that are problematic.”

Terry, a 40-year Learning Disability Specialist and Board Certified Educational Therapist, uses a three-pronged integrative approach to help students improve reading scores in just 20 minutes a day. She shares these helpful steps with parents…Read more

A Brain Base Learning Approach: The Visual Processing System

January 23rd, 2015 2015-03-07T22:31:58+00:00 2015-01-23T01:44:55+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Visual processing is one of the key areas involved with learning. Once you understand more about the visual processing system and what you can do to improve visual processing, learning becomes easier.

Dyslexia Program Helps Students with Learning Reading

November 11th, 2014 2015-01-23T03:14:52+00:00 2014-11-11T09:26:54+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET has put together over 40 years of experience as a learning disability, dyslexia, and ADHD specialist and designed a reading, writing, and study skills dyslexia program that you as parents can use with your kids to improve their skills. She teaches you every step of the way via video lessons. She also provides you with the books you’ll need to implement the program. The program was designed specifically with kids that struggle with learning reading. Some of the students successfully using the program have an identified learning disability or dyslexia, others are ‘falling through the cracks’ so to speak. Learning reading has always been a bit of a struggle. Others want to get a boost up.

Webinar: 5 Steps to Turning a Learning Disadvantage into a Life-long Advantage

October 6th, 2014 2014-11-18T08:11:48+00:00 2014-10-06T16:40:45+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Pat Wyman from HowToLearn.com is interviewing Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET and she has agreed to show you step-by-step exactly what to do to turn those learning disadvantages: reading problems, comprehension problems, writing problems, dyslexia, learning disabilities, and ADHD into life-long advantages. There is a 5-step process to do this and Bonnie will go over all 5-steps. You don’t want to miss out on this learning webinar!

Auditory Processing and Learning…

September 24th, 2014 2017-09-15T22:22:24+00:00 2014-09-24T10:22:02+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Do your kids have trouble with:

  • Following instructions?
  • Rhyming words?
  • Reading comprehension?
  • Listening comprehension?
  • Remembering facts?
  • Reading aloud or dislike reading aloud?
  • Spelling words accurately?
  • Word problems?

These are all symptoms of difficulty with just one area of auditory processing. And auditory processing is one of the most common areas impacted in kids or adults with learning disabilities.

Back to School Year Contest Win this Awaken the Scholar Within Program

September 17th, 2014 2016-08-17T01:46:26+00:00 2014-09-17T10:06:06+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Awaken the Scholar Within VAK Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Therapy Program provides activities and exercises designed specifically to address the underlying root causes of learning problems. Bonnie Terry Learning is offering one of our ASW VAK Therapy Programs for FREE. Just enter the contest to win!

The activities in the program typically take any where from 3 minutes to 10 minutes. Each day (5-days a week) there are several exercises to do that can take up to 20 minutes a day. Many of the activities are ones you can do with the whole family. Some of the activities are paper and pencil activities. Other activities are movement activities such as specific bean bag toss activities. Doing these simple movement activities activates the brain so learning becomes easier.

Improve Auditory Learning Skills with VAK Therapy

September 9th, 2014 2016-08-17T05:42:15+00:00 2014-09-09T18:25:52+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

What if… You found a learning disability solution that is not just another quick fix? What if… This school year, you learned to help your child gain new skills and become a better student and learning became easier?? In my last post, I wrote about how we take in information through the senses: visual processing, […]

Awaken the Scholar Within Program Uses Learning Strategies to Improve Learning Disabilities

November 8th, 2013 2013-11-08T15:30:13+00:00 2013-11-08T15:30:13+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Using Specific Learning Strategies Improves Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Today, I want to introduce you to the Awaken the Scholar Within (ASW) Learning Skills Program This Awaken the Scholar Within Program uses specific learning strategies to address all of the areas of perception that impact learning. We all learn 3 ways, by hearing, seeing, and […]

Learning Disabilities Help -Areas of Visual Processing

Learning Disabilities Help and ADHD Help

November 28th, 2012 2017-09-15T22:12:33+00:00 2012-11-28T12:39:59+00:00 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 [...]