Articles from Dr. Carol and Dr. Joe Utay
Northern Connection: A Visit with the Utays
Over the years, Dr. Carol and Dr. Joe Utay have contributed their own professional and parent-friendly research for the professional and parent community. Check out articles and research written by Dr. Carol and Dr. Joe, including articles from their column in Northern Connection magazine, “A Visit With the Utay’s.”
July 2000: “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn”
December 2000: To Wait is To Risk: Reading Research
July 2005: Ways to Improve Reading Skills
June 2007: Improve Reading with Local Resources
September 2007: Early Signs of Later Reading Problems
October 2007: Why Invest In Your Childs Reading Success
April 2008: But What is the CAUSE of the Reading Problem?
December 2009: Study Shows Reading Comprehension Programs Don’t Work
Homework and Study Tips
September 2000: Advanced Homework Taming
October 2002: Homework Problems? It Must Be Autumn
August 2004: Prevent Frustration: Create a Homework Plan Now
September 2004: Eight Questions to Ask Your Child About Their Homework
November 2006: Another Memory Key: “Teach Mnemonic Thinking”
January 2007: Another Memory Key: “Add Structure to Lists”
March 2007: Another Memory Key: “Once more with feeling!”
April 2009: Parent to Parent: Winning the Homework Battle?
October 2009: When Your Child’s Homework Becomes YOUR Homework
General Academic Tips
August 2000: Begin the School Year Right
November 2001: “Can’t Afford Tutoring” No Longer an Excuse
January 2002: Ready or Not, Here Comes My Child
March 2004: Help Your Child Succeed in School
August 2006: Starting the School Year Right: 8 Powerful Tips
September 2006: Memory Key: First Learn, THEN Memorize
January 2008: $500 Grant Available for Expert Tutoring
February 2008: Why are my Child’s Grades Dropping?”
August 2008: Give Your Child’s Brain a Workout for School, Part 3
October 2008: Grade Already Slipping?
August 2009: Prepare for School Success
September 2009: Why Not Tutoring? How to Remove 4 Stumbling Blocks to Success.
June 2010: Grade Retention? Just Say No.
July 2010: Take Advantage of Brain-based Learning
November 2010: All it Takes is One Small Stone
December 2010: Steps to Helping Kids Frustrated with Math
March 2011: How to Handle First Final Fears
Advice on Summer Education
March 2001: Summer Education Planning: No, It’s Not Too Soon
July 2004: Do Something Difficult this Summer
August 2007: “Sprint” this Summer for Success this Fall
March 2009: Parent to Parent: Is Summer School Worth it?
March 2010: Summer School Already?
February 2011: From Balancing on Ice to a Balanced Summer
October 2000: Four Ways to Cope With Change
November 2000: Intelligence, Achievement, Self-esteem, Oh My!
August 2002: Minimizing Back-to-School Anxiety About Safety
December 2004: 10 Ways to Minimize Holiday Stress of High Energy Children
January 2009: Your Child Needs Better Attention
November 2009: Is it REALLY Attention Deficit Disorder?
February 2010: 10 Ways to Help Your Child Listen Better
August 2010: Growing Up With ADHD: Cause for Worry?
September 2010: ADHD or Typical?
October 2010: ADHD: You are not Alone on the Road to Success
July 2001: Parenting Adolescents: Four Tips
September 2002: How to Develop Your Child’s Social Skills
December 2002: Teaching Generosity
February 2003: Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 2003: Parents and Homework: How much is too much help?
April 2004: Helping Shy Children Build Relationships
October 2004: Too Soon to Schedule a Parent-Teacher Conference?
November 2004: When Motivation Does Not Work
December 2007: Preparing for a Parent-Teacher Conference
March 2008: Help Your Pediatrician Help You
November 2008: Your Child’s Grades: Reacting to the Crash
December 2008: The 5 Best Ways to Improve Your Brain at Any Age
February 2009: Parent to Parent
May 2009: End School Frustration: Parent to Parent
July 2009: Hope, Commitment to Whatever it Takes
January 2010: Report Cards Offer Useful Weather Report
May 2011: Children’s Memory: Friends and Foes
Autism Globe: Boost Your Child’s Reading
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