LearningRx: Brain Training for High Performers
Is your child a strong student who is driven by excellence? That’s fantastic! Does this mean that your child can’t benefit from brain training at LearningRx? Absolutely not. Brain training capitalizes on high-performing habits and boosts your child’s performance to an even greater degree. And the benefits of brain training extend beyond the classroom and onto the field. Brain training allows your child to reach their full potential and achieve an even greater competitive advantage in academics, sports and life.
Habits of high performers
There are several habits common among high-performing students and student-athletes. Some of these habits include an eagerness to learn, self-motivation, curiosity, practice, optimism and responsibility.
Eagerness to learn: High-performing students have a hunger for knowledge. This hunger often stems from a child’s early years when parents expose their children to a vast array of experiences and opportunities to discover and engage with the world around them. This quest for knowledge keeps students and student-athletes from becoming complacent. It gives them a desire to lean into their education and athletic endeavors and get the most out of their efforts.
Self-motivation: Similarly, high-performing kids are self-motivated kids. They know the value of hard work and the sweet satisfaction of achieving their goals. Self-motivated children are often raised by parents who assign household chores, hold their children accountable for completing them, work with their children on projects and help them navigate difficult situations that arise.
Curiosity: Does your inquisitive child bombard you with questions because they want to know more about pretty much everything? While constantly fielding questions can be taxing on any parent, it’s more than likely a sign of intelligence. Curiosity fuels high achievement because curious students won’t settle for a simple answer. They have the drive to learn more and understand not just what something is but why it is that way.
Practice: In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell states that becoming an expert at something requires 10,000 hours of practice. High-performing students who are generally self-motivated and driven by curiosity and an eagerness to learn understand the importance of practicing what they’re learning and they will naturally practice things they’re interested in. This could mean spending extra time in the science lab after school or out on the field kicking the ball around and practicing their footwork. Preferences drive behavior.
Optimism: High-performing students and student-athletes are often particularly optimistic individuals. Optimism is the mentality that things will turn out for the best, and bad situations will eventually improve. This belief drives kids to aim for success day after day and allows them to push past challenges or failures that get in the way of their pursuit of excellence.
Responsibility: High-performing students and student athletes are highly responsible. They are effective managers of their time, their tasks and their materials. This sense of responsibility lends itself to organization and success in academics, sports and life.
LearningRx helps your child reach their full potential
Brain training (or cognitive skills training) focuses on boosting cognitive skills so your child can reach their full potential. Brain training strengthens the cognitive skills that are integral to thinking, learning, reading, memory and attention through challenging, fun and engaging mental exercises targeted towards individualized goals both on and off the field. When your high-performing child engages in brain training and boosts their cognitive skills, they can go on to experience greater success in every capacity. Here are some examples of what this might look like:
A child who strengthens their attention and memory skills may perform better on standardized tests than other high-performing peers, giving them a competitive advantage in the scholarship arena.
A child who boosts their thinking skills may be able to implement better strategies on the soccer or football field.
A child who deepens their reading and comprehension skills may grow in their love of reading and pursue more challenging and scholarly books. After all, reading and comprehension are easier than they used to be! This could foster a love of research and lead to a career in research or academia.
Many underlying skills are critical for performance and our wide variety of brain training programs target them all.High performance is not just for the field! If you’d like to learn more about how our brain training program can help give your high-performing child a boost, visit our website to learn more or contact us here!