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Exercise Is Good for The Body And Makes The Brain Function Better.

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Click here to hear the podcast originally aired on WFAE, Charlotte Talks (October 21, 2011)


Dr. John Ratey, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School has done extensive, long-term research about how regular physical activity is not only good for your body, but makes your brain function better - and might combat anxiety and depression. Dr.  Ratey has discovered that exercise releases a special brain-nourishing protein - something he calls "Miracle-Gro for the brain."


The research means that exercise has added benefits for adults, but also for children and learning at school. Increasing physical activity before and during school can help kids improve their grades, lower their anxiety levels and keep them healthy all at the same time.

Two Options to Do Your Best for the January SAT Test


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5 Hour Boot Camp  

Tuesday, Jan. 17 and Wednesday, Jan. 18

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Saturday, Jan. 21

9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  



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20 Hour Prep Course

  • Pre and Post Practice Tests
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  • Official Study Guide and Student Manual included

Saturdays, Dec. 3  through Jan. 21
9:00 - 12:30 am 


We also offer Prep Courses for the SAT tests in March, May and June 2012.  Plus the February, April and June ACT Tests


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Better Diagnosis Leads To Better Treatment


Mary Jane Freeman
Mary Jane Freeman

Our highly skilled team provides academic and psychological

testing. Mary Jane Freeman, our Certified Educational Planner, works closely with Dr. Gary Patrick, a child and adolescent psychologist, who has expertise in diagnosing learning disabilities, processing deficits and other psychological conditions.  


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Dr. Gary Patrick

Combined with academic testing, the psycho-educational evaluation provides a clear picture of the child's intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses as well as his or her emotional functioning. Mary Jane and Dr. Patrick make recommendations that are specific to the needs of the child.  





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Dyslexia Independent Of IQ, Study Says

Brain-imaging study suggests that reading difficulties are the same regardless of overall intelligence - and that more children could benefit from support in school.


struggling studentAbout 5 to 10 percent of American children are diagnosed as dyslexic. Historically, the label has been assigned to kids who are bright, even verbally articulate, but who struggle with reading - in short, whose high IQs mismatch their low reading scores. On the other hand, reading troubles in children with low IQs have traditionally been considered a byproduct of their general cognitive limitations, not a reading disorder in particular.

Now, a new brain-imaging study challenges this understanding of dyslexia. "We found that children who are poor readers have the same brain difficulty in processing the sounds of language whether they have a high or low IQ," says John D. E. Gabrieli, MIT's Grover Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience, who performed the study with Fumiko Hoeft and colleagues at the Stanford University School of Medicine; Charles Hulme at York University in the U.K.; and Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, also at MIT. "Reading difficulty is independent of other cognitive abilities." 


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Source:  Emily Finn, MIT News Office

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