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Reading Activity to Improve Reading Fluency

4 Easy Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 1)

November 29th, 2016 2016-11-29T21:30:49+00:00 2016-11-29T12:00:55+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

There are 4 easy activities to improve reading skills that take just a few minutes a day to improve reading. Reading drills to improve reading fluency in 5 minutes a day. Improve spelling and learn the 8 different spelling patterns we use to make words. Improve reading comprehension by playing a reading comprehension game.

50 Special Education Teachers and Experts Worth Following on Twitter

September 24th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:53+00:00 2010-09-24T09:29:23+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Looking for Special Education Experts to Answer Your Education Questions? 50 Special Ed Teachers and Experts Worth Following on Twitter.” We were searching for some of the best twitter accounts to follow on the subject, and found @BonnieTerry_btl to be an excellent addition. Best, Alba Collazo Co-founder, TeachTechTopia Be sure to sign up for the […]

Mid Summer Training – What You Can Do to Prepare Your Kids for School

July 9th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:22+00:00 2010-07-09T15:13:54+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Mid Summer Training – What You Can Do to Prepare Your Kids for School I Can Hardly Believe It? Check it out… The FREE Live Teleseminar is filling up fast – Only 100 68 52 Spots left! Reserve your spot now. Mid-Summer Training Call I have had so many calls from parents recently, wondering how […]

Searching for Mid-Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Learning Skills and Still Have Fun?

July 8th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:22+00:00 2010-07-08T19:29:15+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

It’s the almost middle of Summer Vacation and as you know, it is the perfect time to give your child a boost in their learning skills, but you still want to have fun… Join Bonnie Terry’s call and find out what you can do in just 20 minutes a day to boost your child’s reading, […]

Should We Do a 504 Plan for Our Son?

February 4th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:12+00:00 2010-02-04T10:52:07+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi Bonnie, We spoke with the principal at my son’s school this morning. The talk went well and he seemed very concerned about our son. But, the bottom line is, the school is reluctant to give my son 504 because it will stick with him for life (though they offered today if we really really […]

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, […]

Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting

October 3rd, 2009 2015-01-23T23:16:10+00:00 2009-10-03T12:52:30+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I just came across this article on preparing for an IEP and wanted to share it with you. Learn what to do before, during and after an IEP meeting. By GreatSchools Staff As a parent, do you approach IEP meetings with fear and dread? If so, here are some suggestions to help you feel more at […]

Does an IEP Hold the School More Accountable Than a 504?

September 18th, 2009 2009-09-18T15:15:37+00:00 2009-09-18T15:15:37+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I received an email today where a parent stated “I think that if you have a choice that you should definitely do the IEP because it make the school more accountable and you have to be included in the review.” Actually, both a 504 and an IEP are legal documents and must be complied with, […]

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 […]

Using Visual Clocks to Help Your ADHD, Dyslexic, or LD Kids at School

August 22nd, 2009 2009-08-22T12:33:44+00:00 2009-08-22T12:33:44+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I’ve been in contact with two parents regarding using visual clocks to help their children keep track of transition times at school. Thought you might be interested in their questions and my response to them. Has anyone used visual charts with pictures of items and clock faces that show time? I am having trouble finding […]

Is a Language Disability Considered a Learning Disability?

August 14th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:46:00+00:00 2009-08-14T20:28:16+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

A parent recently wrote in: Is a language disability considered a learning disability? My son has problems with both expressive and receptive language. He has a big difference between his visual and verbal scores on his test. That turned his language delay into a disability. There was a very large difference between the two. He […]

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 […]

Learning Disabilities, Visual and Auditory Processing, & ADHD Problems

July 10th, 2009 2015-02-04T23:18:49+00:00 2009-07-10T16:13:50+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

My daughter has learning disabilities (visual and auditory processing problems, ADHD, reading and math learning disabilities, sensory integration problems, etc.).  She will be going into the 9th grade this fall.  She has been in public school up through 7th grade and was in special ed programs there.  I pulled her out to homeschool her last […]

Developmental Dyslexia

July 6th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:15:11+00:00 2009-07-06T12:14:19+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi Bonnie, Thank you for your time the other day.  I looked over the report from my son’s testing.  They diagnosed him with Developmental Dyslexia. There are signs of it as being inherited, but not at the level he has, as far as we know. I am not sure what exactly you mean by “underlying cause”.  Could you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reading Help: Is Your Child Overwhelmed with Too Much Text on a Page?

May 14th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:46:54+00:00 2009-05-14T17:15:15+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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.

What is FAPE?

May 6th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:46:00+00:00 2009-05-06T18:46:49+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Lyn B. wrote in…What is FAPE? FAPE stands for Free and Appropriate Public Education. It is what every child is entitled to under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  This is how students qualify for Section 504 Plans and  for IEP plans due to learning disabilities, dyslexia, CAPD, ADHD, or other special education […]

Helping Students Who Struggle to Write: Classroom Compensations

April 14th, 2009 2009-04-14T18:46:12+00:00 2009-04-14T18:46:12+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

Why Should I Do an Informal (LD Dyslexia) Assessment of My Child?

April 8th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:45:59+00:00 2009-04-08T17:59:18+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

Questions regarding the LD Screening Tool

March 25th, 2009 2015-11-30T19:49:43+00:00 2009-03-25T14:51:51+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

Live: The LD Screening Tool Has Arrived!

March 23rd, 2009 2015-11-30T19:29:17+00:00 2009-03-23T18:49:30+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

How To Improve Reading Skills With a Non-verbal Autistic Student

March 17th, 2009 2015-02-04T23:58:09+00:00 2009-03-17T15:01:37+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

This question just came in from Penny Ray: Hi Bonnie! I have a question about “Five Minutes to Better Reading”. Have you used that program with a non-speaking student? What do you recommend for non-speaking (non-verbal autistic) kids in terms of boosting reading skills? Am looking for anything that would help. Thanks, Penny Ray Hi […]

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