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12-year-old Chattanooga Student Named a National Brain Training Contest Finalist

12-year-old Chattanooga Student Named a National Brain Training Contest Finalist

Amelia Drew Clift strengthened her brain skills at LearningRx Chattanooga

For Immediate Release – (Chattanooga, TN)—LearningRx (, the largest personal brain training company in the world, has announced the top 5 finalists in its national brain training contest, and a local student has made the shortlist.

            Each year, LearningRx hosts a competition among its graduates across the United States to decide who experienced the greatest cognitive skills gains after completing personal brain training. This year, 12-year-old Amelia Drew Clift from Chattanooga was in the running as a finalist. The winners were announced at LearningRx’s national convention on July 21. Although Amelia didn’t win, her video submission impressed the judges, who felt that Amelia was an inspiration to other student-athletes.

            Amelia Drew’s mom reached out to LearningRx for help when she was still years behind in math and reading—even after three years of homeschool and focused attention to try and get her back on track. In Amelia Drew’s consultation, Michelle asked Amelia’s mom, Heather, which of Amelia’s seven core cognitive skills she thought were weakest and Heather replied, “all of them?” because after three years as her teacher, she knew Amelia was struggling across the board. A social kid who plays both softball and basketball, Amelia Drew wanted to get back into a traditional school setting. They began an Einstein program to increase her cognitive skills and have since followed that program up with a Comprehend/StudyRx program.

            Amelia Drew’s trainer, Kaitlyn, says that Amelia Drew “overcame issues in phonological processing particularly distinguishing between vowel sounds.” According to Kaitlyn, initially, Amelia Drew’s reading was choppy, and she carried a bit of self-consciousness from an early-life stutter. “But she gained the confidence to read aloud in class with fluidity. Her spelling improved. She was excited when she no longer struggled with reading directions and knowing what exactly was being asked of her. Math became something she couldn’t wait to do! It was an awesome progression to watch math go from being something she did with little enthusiasm to her face absolutely lighting up when we would switch gears to math drills. She noted to me how much easier it was to focus in class and on the field or court. She even shared once that she told her teammates to stop joking around and focus; when in the past, she probably would’ve joined them.”

            It’s also worth noting that Amelia Drew’s mom, Heather, loved the training so much that she has since joined the LearningRx team as a trainer!

            To watch Amelia’s video entry, visit

About LearningRx®

LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training company in the world. Their training programs are delivered through more than 200 locations in North America and in 48 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 in-Center 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 train 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

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