The Therapeutic Learning Center was founded and managed by Maria Bagby in 2005 making TLC, now, one of the best independent centers in the US. In her 20+ years in the field of academe, she was fully convinced that in order to be truly successful in school and in life, one must be committed to address the gap by providing a child-centered approach. Most importantly, Maria made it a priority to not simply conform to traditional teaching since it makes it difficult to meet the underlying needs of struggling learners. Since then, Maria decided to comprehensively study dyslexia, ADHD and, eventually, all other learning challenges to advance her own knowledge and ideas in understanding these problems. In 2013, she continually practiced this principle and moved to open a center in the tropical beaches of Solana, California.
Maria spent years searching for the best programs and refining the most powerful methods and materials into a comprehensive strategic approach to meet the learning challenges that arises in the student population. The learning center drastically evolved through the years as it partnered with Jill and David Stowell (The Stowell Learning Center) to help them achieve their vision of developing the underlying skills necessary for efficient learning to attain academic success. Fueled by Maria’s passion to help thousands of students develop their strengths and achieve their academic and personal goals, TLC grew as a dynamic institution that chooses to adapt as the need of every learner changes. She perseveres to ask, learn more, delve deeper to the realms of cognitive skills as she collaborates with knowledgeable professionals in application of the latest studies on the fields of neurosciences. We work with the best neuropsychologists, child/adolescent psychologists, Speech/Language Pathologists, and other professionals in the field.