Therapeutic Literacy Center has been an emergent part of the North County San Diego Dyslexia community since early 2013.  Collectively, the team has over 40 years experience in educational therapy with children and adults.  We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of instruction and therapy, and offer a wide array of diagnostic services and treatment options for the child who is struggling academically.  Maria has recruited and trained the highest caliber of clinicians to work one-on-one with students using state-of-the-art technology in a ‘safe haven’ environment that is both fun and life-changing.


Maria Bagby

Maria Bagby, M.A.’s
Reading Specialist and Educational Therapist
Owner/Founder and Executive Director

Maria Bagby has 25 years experience in  K-12 and adult education and is a member of the International Dyslexia Association, National Council for Learning Disabilities, and Association for Educational Therapists. Maria began her career as a kindergarten teacher while she earned her first MA degree (Early Childhood Psychology) from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Over the course of her career Maria has worked at the national, state, and local levels developing teacher excellence programs, advocacy programs for students and teachers, and is a recognized leader in programs for the professional development of teachers and administrators.
Maria’s passion has always been in developing an understanding and remediating learning challenges faced by children. It was her passion for offering hope to affected children, and achieving real results that drove her decision to transition into private practice outside of the school system. Focusing initially on dyslexia remediation, she founded the Therapeutic Literacy Center. As a certified Educational Therapist, she relocated her practice from Aspen Colorado to Solana Beach where she has has hired and trained the best clinicians to work 1:1 with each client. Read Maria’s full profile.