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Month: September 2012

Clear a Path for Your Child’s Success… TLC’s Dr. Carol presents, “Navigate the Family Jungle- Tools for Clearing the Path for Student Success” – October 4, 2012

This workshop is designed for the mind, body, and spirit!  Join Dr. Carol Utay, Executive Director of Total Learning Centers as she presents “How to Navigate the Family Jungle- Tools for Clearing the Path for Student Success” at North Way Christian Community Church, October 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Learn the “Four Pillars of Family…
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What are These Evaluations Anyway…?

TLC helps you understand tests and their uses- Dr. Carol’s “Understanding Evaluations” Workshop. Friday, September 28 at 10:00 AM.    Join Total Learning Centers this Friday, September 28, 2012 from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM at 10245 Perry Highway in Wexford as Dr. Carol clears up the mystery of student-testing availability and which tests are right for…
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Fighting the Homework Battle?

  TLC can help you win the war- Dr. Carol’s Homework Strategies. Tuesday, September 25 at 10:00 AM.   Join Total Learning Centers on September 25, 2012 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM at 12045 Perry Highway in Wexford and put an end to the homework-related war in your family. I will be teaching tips and tricks that…
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Mental Disorder Management

Did you know that most mental disorders start before age 14? It makes it even more important to help our students as soon as any symptoms are shown. The following are valuable tips from Victoria Costello. She is a great author and has many good articles out there. This one was on the Psychology Today…
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Does Homework Really Affect Grades?

Is homework affecting grades? According to neuropsychologist Dr. Dana Luck a student with an executive functioning disorder will have a tough time in school. They often seem disorganized. Homework, books, even personal items make it home some and not other nights. Even more frustrating is the nights they get all homework home but don’t get…
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There May be More to Dyslexia than Trouble with Reading

The Brains of People With Dyslexia May Have Trouble Processing Sounds, Especially Speech By Brenda Goodman, MAWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Dec. 21, 2011 — There may be more to dyslexia than trouble with reading. People with dyslexia sometimes see words and letters as scrambled, making reading a difficult task. Now…
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Exciting Research with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

This is an exciting time for the research with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. We are beginning to understand where and why AND what to do about it. We are having great success with helping students learn control over their attention. Enjoy the article – I am interested in what you think. Dr. Carol What’s the Real…
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Diet to Help ADHD

New study connecting diet to ADHD: “We found a diet high in the Western pattern of foods was associated with more than double the risk of having an ADHD diagnosis compared with a diet low in the Western pattern.” And yet another reason to add Omega 3 to our and our children’s’ diets and cut…
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Students Must Learn How to Learn

This is great support to the growing body of evidence that it is most important for students is to learn how to learn. There is so much information available that it is not possible any more to memorize everything we need to know even though we know that a strong memory is part of being…
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Executive Functioning Makes the Greatest Difference

Executive functioning makes the greatest difference in a person’s success at school, work, and in relationships. The great news is that executive functions can be improved. If you have issues with processing, focusing, memory or other aspects of executive functioning, take control. If you need help with interventions contact carol@TotalLearningCenters.com. By Keath Low, About.com Guide About.com…
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