How Brain Training Could Save Your School Year
Many parents were already worried about the effects of school closures last spring. But as the 2020 school year began, we also realized that nothing was returning to "business as usual." Whether your student is doing homeschooling, distance learning, in-person schooling or some hybrid mix, you may be starting to weigh the benefits of outside help. Although tutoring and learning pods have proven to be quite popular, there's another option to weigh: personal brain training.
Unlike tutoring, which reaches educational content, personal brain training targets and trains weak cognitive skills to help enhance learning abilities in ANY subject. So how do you know which is right for your student?
Personal brain training is a good choice for those who:
- Have received tutoring in subjects and continue to struggle month after month or year after year
- Struggle with multiple classes in school
- Struggle with reading comprehension
- Need to work harder or longer than others to achieve good grades
Tutoring and personal brain training are actually very different solutions to very different problems. Tutoring works well if information was never delivered or wasn't delivered well. For example, if your child missed a lot of school due to the flu or moved across the country in the middle of the school year, hiring someone to redeliver that educational content makes sense.
But if your child is struggling in class after class, year after year, and it doesn’t matter how well (or how often) that information is redelivered, personal brain training makes sense.
Why does brain training work?
If a child isn’t grasping information the first time it’s presented, teaching content over and over might eventually get a student through an assignment or class, but it’s not addressing the root cause of the problem: weak cognitive skills. In other words, if a child isn’t grasping information because a cognitive skill—such as attention, auditory processing (the skill that allows the brain to analyze, blend, and segment sounds), logic, memory, or processing speed—is weak, why reteach the material over and over when instead, you can uncover the root cause of the problem and successfully strengthen that weak skill?
What does your student need to be a successful learner?
- Great educational content
- Strong cognitive skills to process that content
Teaching and tutoring deliver the first. LearningRx delivers the second.
To get started, contact your local LearningRx Brain Training Center to take a one-hour brain skills assessment. You can find your nearest center here: www.LearningRx.com.
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training company in the world. Their training programs are delivered at more than 60 locations in the U.S. and in 45 countries around the globe (as BrainRx®). LearningRx has helped more than 100,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. In addition to their center-based training programs that partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over digital brain games—the company also offers online training through real-time videoconferencing. This virtual delivery method allows clients to work from the comfort of their own home while still receiving the benefits of one-on-one brain training with a personal brain trainer. LearningRx's pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been subjected to peer-review in more than a dozen scientific journals. To learn more visit https://www.learningrx.com/our-programs/online-brain-training/