September 24th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Auditory Processing and Learning…Enter Our Contest

 Enter our contest and WIN the $797.00 Awaken the Scholar Within 12-Week Program
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Symptoms of Auditory Processing Problems

auditory processing, VAK, learning disabiitiesDo 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.

 

There are 9 specific areas of auditory processing that impact learning in the following ways.

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The good news is you can improve auditory processing skills with specific exercises and activities. And, you can do these activities with the whole family in just a few minutes and see everyone’s skills increase! It is a total win/win situation! And right now, during the month of September,  you have the chance to win one of Bonnie Terry Learning’s Awaken the Scholar Within VAK Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Therapy 12-week Program (a $797 value).

Enter the contest here.

Pass the contest information on to your friends…and get more entries for yourself!

 

Family Auditory Processing VAK Activity:

Sit in the back yard or front yard and listen to the sounds you hear. Write them down. How many sounds have you heard? Compare with each other the sounds everyone has heard. Then you can even categorize the sounds. Then go to another place: the park, river, soccer field, church, school yard, or mall and do the same. Compare and contrast the sounds in the different places.

 

Next steps to win the Awaken the Scholar Within VAK (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic) 12-week Therapy Program:

  1. Enter the contest
  2. You will get a confirmation email.
  3. You need to click on the link that is in this email.
  4. That will confirm your entry.
  5. Then, the contest page opens up in your browser. Scroll down and follow the instruction to click on the social media button to  share link for social media, and you’ll get additional entries for every referral that you make.
  6. If you do not get the confirmation email, be sure to check your spam folder, update’s tab, and promotion’s tab

 

What Do Parents Say About the Awaken the Scholar Within VAK Therapy Program:

“My son’s reading fluency has really improved and so has his spelling. He listens better too. Thanks so much!”

Kim M.

Enter the contest here.

 

September 17th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Back to School Year Contest: Win this Awaken the Scholar Within VAK Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic Therapy Program ($797)

New school year … this can be the school year that really makes a difference! Enter the Awaken the Scholar Within VAK Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Therapy Program Contest.

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This VAK Therapy Program is Designed for:

This program is specifically designed for those with learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, other learning challenges, or those that just take too long to do their homework.

Remember, we take in information through our visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic systems (seeing, hearing, and doing). Each of those systems has nine subcategories. When one or more isn’t working as well as they could, should, and can, learning becomes more difficult than it needs to be. When you address those areas by doing specific activities and exercises, they become stronger and work more efficiently. This ultimately makes learning easier.

The tactile/kinesthetic system impacts learning in the following ways:

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Simple kinesthetic activities can and do improve learning skills.

The 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.

Enter the contest here.

And, while you’re waiting to hear if you are the lucky winner…check out our 4 other Awaken the Scholar Within Programs.

Kinesthetic Family Activity for you…

VAK, Kinesthetic, learning disabilitiesGo on a family walk or hike and see how many different items you can find that are the length of your thumb. Write them down and then compare and contrast what you found. (Little ones will find different items than mom or dad as their thumb is smaller.)

Don’t forget to head over to enter the contest and pass it on too! Every time you pass the contest on, your chances of winning goes up! Contest closes September 30th.

 

What Parents Say About the Program:

“Thanks so much Bonnie. You’ve done it again. I love all of your programs! This VAK therapy Program came as a surprise to us. I had no idea how these simple fun activities would work for us – but they sure did! Reading and writing is getting better already.”

Pam T.

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Learning Disabilities, Auditory Processing, Visual Processing, and VAK Problems

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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, auditory processing, and kinesthetic processing. When your visual, auditory, and tactile kinesthetic systems are working well, learning becomes easier. Just as visual processing is more than seeing, auditory processing is more than the ability to hear.

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Auditory processing is the ability to use what you hear, to make sense of it, organize it, use it, and learn from it. Those that have difficulties with auditory processing might be poor listeners and have difficulty remembering or understanding verbal information, directions, and/or lectures. Auditory processing directly impacts the following areas of learning.  

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Symptoms of Auditory Processing Problems

 

Kids and adults with auditory problems or CAPD may have difficulty with:

 

• Discrimination of sounds • Spelling • Remembering and/or understanding verbal information • Following oral directions • Summarizing • Taking notes form a lecture

 

The good news in all of this is that these are learned skills, and they can be improved. With specific exercises and activities, the auditory system can be improved, which then improves learning. These exercises are like gymnastics for the auditory (hearing) system. They improve your abilities in phonemic awareness, word attack skills, spelling, word recognition, comprehension, and more.

 

Enter the Awaken the Scholar Within VAK Therapy Program Contest

 

Another piece of news, you can now enter Bonnie Terry Learning’s Awaken the Scholar Within VAK Therapy Program contest and have a chance at winning the $797 program for free. This program includes visual, auditory, and kinesthetic therapy to improve the 27 areas of learning.

 

Enter the contest today! And, after entering the contest, be sure to pass it on and get more entries!

 

Auditory Processing Family Activity

 

And, for a fun family activity that improves listening skills…do an “Add-On Story”, where one person starts the story and each subsequent person adds on to it. The story can be silly but does need to make sense. Watch Bonnie on the video for more on this.

September 5th, 2014 | Tags:

Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (VAK) Therapy Program Improves Learning Skills

 dyslexic kids, learning disabledVAK therapy can overcome many struggles with reading, writing, spelling, study skills, and math

 

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When you think about how we learn and realize that everyone learns through the senses, it makes sense that this is so. We all take in information by tasting, smelling, hearing, seeing, and doing, even if you have dyslexia, ADHD, autistic spectrum, or auditory processing problems. When you have dyslexic kids or ADHD kids that struggle with learning, it is due to one or more areas of auditory, visual, or tactile/kinesthetic processing not working as well as they should, could, and can. These  visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic (VAK) skills are learned skills and they can be improved!dyslexia, Bonnie Terry, learning disabilities

So, if you were to target these VAK skills and improve them, learning becomes easier. Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET has recently put together all of the VAK exercises and activities that target 27 areas of perception and make stronger neuropathways and connections in the brain. (She’s been using these activities and exercises for well over 35 years with her students and many others have already taken the program and improved with it.)

This compilation of activities and exercises is what the Awaken the Scholar Within VAK Therapy Program is.These specially designed activities, over time and repetition, ultimately create large neuro-networks which makes learning everything easier. The stronger these neuropathways become, the faster the information travels and is processed. When your visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic processing systems are functioning well, your whole brain functions better, and learning becomes easier.

Bonnie states, “I’m so excited to finally make this ASW VAK Therapy Program available, I’m going to give one away. I’ve never done this before, but all of the clients that have already worked the program have made such tremendous progress I decided I just had to give one program away for free.”

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 Auditory Processing affects learning Kinesthetic tactile affects learningJust go to the contest…and follow the easy steps.

What parents of dyslexic kids and ADHD kids say…

“I have 4 kids, and three of them struggle. One struggles with reading and spelling, one just struggles with spelling, and the third one struggles with reading and writing. I knew something was not working right for them. I knew they were smart, but everything just seemed so hard. I had no idea that I could actually help them to learn with ease. It was a day that changed our lives when I talked with Bonnie and found that doing some simple activities could make learning so much easier! The ASW VAK program provides you with video lessons and the reading fluency program too. Those lessons made all the difference to our family. My kids loved doing the activities Bonnie showed us. We all had fun doing them and the best part is that my kids skills improved! Thank you for creating this VAK learning skills program!”

Therese V, Parent NC

“My daughter was struggling in 5th grade…I had heard about different kinds of therapy and didn’t quite understand how or why it would work. Then I spoke with Bonnie. She explained everything in a way that I really got it. So I started my daughter in the program. We saw progress in some areas in just a few days and homework time soon became easier too.  Thanks Bonnie!!!”

Kara B, Parent, Il

“My son had been struggling with everything. I met you at a conference and you explained step-by-step what I could do to help him. I’m so glad I took your advice and started him with the VAK Therapy Program. It has made such a difference. now I’m getting ready to do your ASW Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Program. After the VAK Program working so well, I know I can do it and my son will just keep on improving. You have not only given us hope, you’ve also given us success. Thanks so much!”

Tilly P, Parent, AZ

Don’t forget to sign up for the ASW VAK therapy program contest…you may be the lucky winner!

Read more about the ASW Visual Auditory Kinesthetic (VAK) Therapy Program here.

February 10th, 2014 | Tags:

Does Rapid Naming Have Anything to Do With Dyslexia Symptoms?

rapid naming, dyslexia symptoms, reading fluencyreading strategiesIn a word, yes, rapid naming directly impacts dyslexia symptoms. The ability to process information quickly directly impacts reading success. Problems with rapid naming lead to slower processing speeds. Two of the questions experts always ask regarding dyslexia symptoms is: “Does your child take too long to do their work? Do they skip or repeat words when reading aloud? These two questions are directly related to the ability to quickly retrieve information.

What Is Rapid Naming and Why Is It Important?

Studies have shown that children with reading deficits perform more slowly than children without reading difficulties on tasks that measure speed of processing. Almost three decades of research with the Rapid Automatized Naming Test (RAN) have demonstrated that the majority of children and adults with reading difficulties have pronounced difficulties when asked to name rapidly the most familiar symbols and stimuli in the language: letters, numbers, colors, and similar objects. This ability of automatically rapid naming is another aspect of phonologic processing. It is the phonologic access, the ability to retrieve easily and rapidly verbal (phonetic) information that is held in one’s long-term memory. This ability to retrieve the stored information rapidly is directly related to the type of process that one goes through when they are reading. A child or adult must be able to access and retrieve the stored phonemes and/or word or word chunks that are stored on their memory at a quick rate in order to make sense of the written word.

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Difficulty with rapidly automatically naming a series of objects, numbers, letters, or colors shows that reading difficulties are not just a difficulty with the phonological process (phonemic awareness). When the phonological component was taken out of the test, the speed-of-processing or accessing the information emerged as a stronger predictor of reading performance than phonological awareness tasks were.

From these studies we can conclude that there are several areas that need to be addressed when working to improve reading skills. Phonological awareness and processing is one subset of the multiple processes involved in reading, but it is not the only process involved. Visual naming of objects, letters, numbers, and colors represents an array of other skills that are involved with successful reading. These other skills include attentional, perceptual, conceptual, memory, lexical, and visual sequential processing.

Snyder and Downey (1995) report from the Denver Reading Study that the accuracy rates of those with reading difficulties and of those with normal achieving readers were not significantly different. The only significant difference noted was the reaction time and production duration; the readers with reading difficulties has significantly longer reaction times and production durations.

Solutions to Reading Fluency and Rapid Naming

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The good news is that rapid naming practice alleviates several dyslexia symptoms quite rapidly.  Studies from the University of Fl have shown that short sessions are over a period of several days are more effective than long sessions.

Stay tuned for Part 2: Dyslexia Symptoms Can Be Impacted by Two Separate Processes

 

Improve Reading and Writing Skills with Family Activities

family educationThe Nation’s Report Card shows most school-age kids reading below grade level, which is a huge problem for learning.  Fortunately, there are some simple solutions available to families to help their children read as well as they could, should, and can.

I know that when your kids are struggling with reading, life is more difficult than it needs to be, both for them and for your whole family. You may even be losing sleep not knowing what you can do to help your struggling reader.  What if you could do some simple family activities to improve those reading skills?  Your whole family education would improve, because when one or more of your kids struggles, life becomes hard for everyone.

Quick Family Activities Can and Do Improve Reading and Writing Skills

I get calls on a daily basis from parents all over the world wanting to know if there is something they can do to help their kids improve their reading and writing skills. I’ve been teaching kids how to improve their skills for well over 35 years. But this is a big problem and not just local. So after so many calls, I realized that I needed to do something to help parents help their kids themselves. So, after much thought, I’ve put together a 12 week step-by-step mp4 video and mp3 audio lesson program that teaches you precisely how to improve both reading skills and writing skills for your children. The lesson activities will help your kids become proficient with reading and writing. This program includes 3 live calls with me, Bonnie Terry, where you can get individual support and answers to your questions.

Two example family activities are below.

What Parents Say…

“Our lives changed once we started working with Bonnie! She is the answer to our prayers! My daughter made gains I had thought were impossible for her to make!”

Kim Elliott

“If your child is struggling, give Bonnie a call… doing what she says WORKS! The activities are EASY and really made a difference!”

Rick Palletto

Who Is This Family Education Program For?

reading skillsGeared for first grade through adult, this Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Program is designed specifically for struggling learners who are falling through the cracks: kids with dyslexia, ADHD, learning challenges, Autism, or even gifted learners who just take too long to do their homework.

Filled with simple activities that are easy for anyone to implement in just 15 to 20 minutes a day, this online ASW program was designed using proven, research-based techniques, strategies, and methods to improve reading, writing, and study skills.

Two Examples of the Numerous Family Educational Activities in the ASW Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program

family activities, family education, reading skillsThe first activity I’ll describe is an individual activity that you can do with your son or daughter in just 5 minutes several times a week, to get tremendous results. If you are an adult, you can do a variation of this activity by yourself, to improve your own reading skills. The second activity is a whole family activity that improves writing, comprehension, and memory skills.

Activity 1

reading fluencyWe use our Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills to improve reading fluency. This is the number one  activity that parents can do to help their kids improve reading skills.  And yes…it only takes 5 minutes a day.  In fact, research has shown that working 5 minutes every day gets better results than 30 minutes fluency practice three times a week.   The short, daily practice done on a regular basis makes the difference.

This graphic shows the improvement from using Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills on a regular basis. You can see the words per minute rising (in blue) and the mistakes per minute falling (in red).  Use this easy activity to help your child improve reading fluency.

Activity 2

10 Min with Field Trips with a twist

Many of your regular activities and outings  can also be used for learning.  When you go to the store or the park with your kids, be observant. Look at the surroundings, look at the colors, shapes, sizes, items or/and people you see. Talk about them. Did you see the…? Think about the first thing you did and the last thing you did. What was the first item you bought? Did you find everything that was on your list? THEN, when you get home, as a family, write down what you did and what your favorite part was…Use the graphic organizer fill-in-the-blank forms from our Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills; this book will make this very easy. Then, put your ‘stories’ about your trip into a family memory book. This activity builds comprehension, writing, reading, auditory memory, and visual memory skills.

You can learn how to turn family activities into fun learning activities that improve reading, writing, and study skills! It is the process that we use that makes the difference. The step-by-step instruction  in the video lessons makes the difference and ultimately improves the skills.

The Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program Includes the
Following Lessons and Materials…


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Find out more about the Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program and Enroll Today.

 

Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is a Learning Disability Specialist and Board Certified Educational Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Education. Ms. Terry helps parents identify, understand, and address the underlying causes of their child’s learning problems. Dyslexic, LD and ADHD kids advance 2-4 years in 20 minutes a day with Ms. Terry’s Awaken the Scholar Within Programs and her books, games, and guides at BonnieTerryLearning.com Terry is an expert with fun learning activities for those with learning challenges.

 

 

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Using Colored Overlays Can Help Overcome Dyslexia Symptoms

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Learning to read’ is a bit more complicated than those three words imply.  The process of reading is involves many skills:  perceiving the written symbols, recognizing that the symbols for letters have meaning and what sounds they represent, decoding them, and then at that point, applying language background, reasoning abilities, and intellectual abilities to finally assign meaning to the sets or groups of symbols (letters in each word).

 

What can you do to this process of learning to read to make it easier for kids who struggle with dyslexia?

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Today, I want to describe one facet of a two-pronged approach we use to help kids with dyslexia improve their reading and learning skills. We begin by investigating some physical effects that can happen with reading challenges:

Start By Asking These Questions:

  1. When you read, is it comfortable or is it painful?
  2. Do you get headaches from reading?
  3. Do you get nauseous?
  4. Do you get sleepy or drowsy from reading?
  5. Do the words seem to move?
  6. Are the words blurry?

Anyone reading for hours on end or working at the computer extensively can experience tired and strained eyes. I know I do! So if that happens for many of us -  just using our eyes for reading extensively, you can bet it happens for kids with dyslexia symptoms who struggle with reading.

Here is where a specific tool I’ve found over the years comes in. I have used colored overlays to help address dyslexia symptoms with many of my students.

 Reading FluencyColored overlays:

  1. Make it more comfortable for you to read.
  2. Help your eyes to be in a more relaxed state, making reading easier.
  3. Reduce distortions of print that some with reading problems face
  4. Improve reading stamina
  5. Improve comprehension, because you are able to read more text and make connections in one sitting

 

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Pairing the use of colored overlays with Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills actually improves reading fluency faster than without using the overlays. Use of overlays often allows a struggling reader to perceive words on the page more consistently.

My favorite colored transparencies are of the highest quality. They are thick and sturdy vs. most others that are thin and break easily. These can also be cut into smaller sizes to use with smaller books.

Five Minutes to Better Reading SkillsUsing colored transparencies in conjunction with the Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills gives you the advantage of using a quick system that improves reading fluency, in only 5 minutes per day.   You can also see your daily progress using the included scoring mechanism.

Bonnie Terry

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is a Learning Disabilities Specialist and Board Certified Educational Therapist. Ms. Terry helps parents identify, understand, and address the underlying causes of their child’s learning problems. Dyslexic, LD and ADHD kids advance 2-4 years in 20 minutes a day with Ms. Terry’s books, games, and guides at BonnieTerryLearning.com. Terry is an expert with quick learning activities for those with learning challenges.

Can Family Activities Improve Reading and Writing Skills and Family Education Too?

reading skillsUnfortunately, most school-age kids are not reading as well as they could, should, and can.  In fact, currently, in the U.S. we have nearly 7 out of 10 students not reading at grade level. This becomes a major problem! But there are some simple solutions available to families to turn that around.

I like to think of these activities as improving family education in general because when one or more of your kids struggles, life becomes hard for everyone. So, as you start addressing the reading skills, the whole family benefits.

Simple Activities Can and Do Improve Reading and Writing Skills

You know as well as I do that when your kids aren’t reading as well as they should be, life is more difficult than it needs to be. But, what if you could do some simple activities that would turn that around? Yes, it is possible!

Below are 2 examples of the many activities that come with our 12 weeks of step-by-step mp4 video and mp3 audio lessons to guide you and teach you exactly how to improve reading skills and writing skills.  Your kids become proficient with reading and writing as you do the activities that are in the lessons. This program includes 3 live calls with me, Bonnie Terry where you can get individual support and any questions that you may have answered.

What Parents Say…

“Our lives changed once we started working with Bonnie! She is the answer to our prayers! My daughter made gains I had thought were impossible for her to make!”
Kim Elliott

“If your child is struggling, give Bonnie a call… doing what she says WORKS! The activities are EASY and really made a difference!”
Rick Palletto

Who Is This Program For?

reading skills, family educationAnd the good news is, this 12 week Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Program is available online.  Bonnie Terry states, “I especially designed this program for struggling learners that are falling through the cracks, those kids with dyslexia, ADHD, learning challenges, Autism, or that are even gifted and just take too long to do their homework. Yes, even gifted kids often struggle unnecessarily.” This ASW Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Program is for 1st grade through adults.

This ASW program was designed with proven, research-based techniques, strategies, and methods to improve reading, writing, and study skills. It is filled with simple activities that are easy for anyone to implement  in just 15 to 20 minutes a day.

The first activity I’m sharing with you today  is an individual activity that you do with your son or daughter in just 5 minutes …and even doing it just several times a week gets tremendous results. The second activity is a whole family activity that improves writing, comprehension, and memory skills.

Two Examples of the Many Family Education Activities in the ASW Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program

Activity 1

reading skills, family activitiesImprove reading fluency using the Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills. Yes…it only takes 5 minutes to do! In fact, research has proven that 5 minutes a day gets better results than doing 30 minutes of fluency practice three times a week. It is the 5 minutes a day practice done on a regular basis that makes the difference.

This graphic shows the improvement from using Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills on a regular basis. You can see the words per minute going up and the mistakes per minute going down. This reading fluency activity is one of the easiest and best activities a parent can do to help their child.

 

Activity 2

reading skills, family activitiesAs a family…take field trips with a twist…take a weekly trip …to the zoo, a local park, the pool, the river, a local factory…and afterwards as a family write down what you did and what your favorite part was…use the graphic organizer fill-in-the-blank forms from Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills and create a booklet to keep for all of your weekly trips. This activity builds writing, comprehension, auditory memory, and visual memory skills.

 

Learn how to turn family fun activities into learning activities that improve reading skills, writing skills, and study skills and have fun doing it!

The Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program Includes the Following Lessons and Materials…reading skills

Find out more about the Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program and Enroll Today.

 

Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is a Learning Disability Specialist and Board Certified Educational Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Education. Ms. Terry helps parents identify, understand, and address the underlying causes of their child’s learning problems. Dyslexic, LD and ADHD kids advance 2-4 years in 20 minutes a day with Ms. Terry’s Awaken the Scholar Within Programs and her books, games, and guides  at BonnieTerryLearning.com  Terry is an expert with fun learning activities for those with learning challenges.

 

Using Specific Learning Strategies Improves Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia

reading strategiesI get calls almost daily from parents who are frustrated and perhaps even losing sleep because their kids are struggling in school. In fact, I was mortified when I heard that one parent was told by her 5th grader’s teacher that her son would never learn to read well, not only from the shock of the remark, but also because I know that everyone can both learn and improve their skills.

I’ve been working with kids with learning challenges, learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, etc., for over 35 years, and my experience has proven that everyone can improve their skills. Time after time, I’ve helped kids who have been labeled as hopelessly learning challenged and who don’t feel good about themselves learn  that that they actually can learn, can succeed, and that school can be a lot easier.

So that I can share my experience and help you help your kids improve their skills, I have just developed several very affordable coaching programs that use my methods of improving learning skills using simple learning strategies and reading strategies to improve overall learning.  As a parent, you can now use my 5 Awaken the Scholar Within Programs and strategies to really make a difference in your kid’s lives.

These programs can be a lifesaver, especially when you find your child’s needs are not being met at school.  They actually train and change the brain so that  learning becomes easier for them, even if they have dyslexia, learning challenges, ADHD, or Autism.

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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 doing. Within areas of processing information there are 9 sub-categories each, totaling 27 areas of perception. Difficulty in learning is due to one or more areas of perception not working as well as it could, should, and can.

The good news is, these areas can improve! The activities in the ASW Learning Skills Program address all of these areas, and also provide reading strategies that improve fluency and comprehension… in just 20 minutes a day. Kids with learning disabilities find that learning becomes easier. Learning disabilities are no longer a ‘sentence’ of not being able to learn.

The ASW Learning Skills Program Addresses Learning Disabilities

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In this 12 week step-by-step video coaching program, you will learn about the amazing power of your brain and how some simple brain efficiency exercises and activities improve the brain and make learning easier.  You will find that visual processing improves; auditory processing improves, and tactile/kinesthetic processing improves. The learning strategies you will learn are easy and fun and can be done in about 20 minutes a day.

 Check out the ASW Learning Skills Program here.

Warm Regards for Your Kid’s Greater Achievements,

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

November 1st, 2013 | Tags: ,

A Family Activity That Keeps Your Halloween Memories and Improves Learning Skills and Writing Skills

 

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If your Halloween was anything like ours, your whole family had a GREAT time, and you have a lot of wonderful memories. One thing to do can to save those recent memories is to capture them in a paragraph.

 

Learning Skills: How to Write a Paragraph Easily

Use the structure of step-by-step instructions to help your kids learn to write a paragraph. You can think in terms of a hamburger or sandwhich. The top of the bun is the main idea…what the paragraph is about. The ingredients (hamburger, lettuce, tomato, & cheese), are the details, and the bottom of the bun restates the topic or concludes the paragraph.

Family Activity:

An easy way to capture your family activity is to write one paragraph about your Halloween experience (costumes, Trick or Treating, the Halloween party, etc.). You might even include photos you’ve taken and compile it into a family scrapbook.

* Think about what your favorite part of Halloween was.

* Or, what was the funniest or scariest costume you saw on Halloween?

writing activity, learning skillsWriting Activity: 1, 2, 3 and Your Paragraph is Done!

1. Start your topic sentence by writing, ‘My favorite part of Halloween was…’ or, ‘The best thing I did on Halloween was…’ or, ‘The funniest costume I saw on Halloween was…’ or ‘The scariest costume I saw on Halloween was ….’

2. Go into some specific ideas about that specific instance.

3. Finally, wrap it up with: ‘That’s why my favorite part of Halloween was ________,’ or, ‘That’s why _____________ was the funniest costume I saw on Halloween.’

 

More Family Activity and  Writing Activity Tips

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For other easy writing tips, use the The Writing Pack. There are graphic organizers fill-in-the-blank forms make writing so easy, a Writer’s Easy Reference Guide and a game, The Sentence Zone that improves sentence writing too!

 

By Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

Bonnie Terry, family activityBonnie Terry is a Board Certified Educational Therapist and Learning Disability Specialist, with a masters degree in education. She specializes in making learning easy especially for those with dyslexia, ADHD, or other learning challenges. Bonnie enjoys providing fun family activities that incorporate learning too.