4 FAQs About Personal Brain Training
When people come to LearningRx for the first time, they typically have a lot of questions. It's understandable, as we offer a unique service that's very different than tutoring, brain games, or brain-focused apps. Here are four of the most commonly asked questions we get:
1. How is personal brain training different from tutoring?
One of the first things people ask us at LearningRx is how we differ from tutoring. Though brain training and tutoring are both great solutions, they are very different and not interchangeable. Learning can be broken down into two components: strong educational content, and the cognitive ability to learn and apply that content. Tutoring is a resource for delivering—or in some cases, redelivering—material for additional understanding. Brain training and cognitive enhancement can help improve weak cognitive skills to help enhance learning abilities.
2. What are cognitive skills?
Also known as "brain skills," cognitive skills are the core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. Working together, they take incoming information and move it into the bank of knowledge you use every day at school, at work, and in life. Brain training trains the cognitive skills the brain uses to think and learn. LearningRx is a one-on-one brain training center that uses over 35 years of research to target the underlining skills that are important to how you learn and perform. We have helped clients with reading struggles and dyslexia, attention struggles and ADHD, memory decline, learning disabilities, and more.
Each of your cognitive skills plays an important part in processing new information. That means if even one of these skills is weak, no matter what kind of information is coming your way, grasping, retaining, or using that information is impacted. In fact, most learning struggles are caused by one or more weak cognitive skills. Cognitive skills include attention, memory, logic & reasoning, auditory processing, visual processing, and processing speed.
3. What's the difference between ADD and ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the official name of a neurological condition, symptoms of which include various combinations of poor attention, poor impulse control, and hyperactivity.
There are three types of ADHD:
- Inattentive ADHD (also referred to as ADD): Inattentive only
- Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD: Hyperactive/impulsive only
- Combined ADHD: Inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive
It's not uncommon for girls with ADD to go undiagnosed because they don't exhibit the more easily identifiable symptoms of their male counterparts with hyperactive-impulsive behaviors.
4. Who can benefit from personal brain training?
Some people incorrectly assume that we only help children with ADHD or dyslexia, but the truth is that our programs have helped countless children and adults improve their cognitive skills and enhance their lives. What sets us apart from other brain training programs is how we target the specific needs of each of our clients. Whether it’s ADHD, memory decline, dyslexia, reading comprehension, or just general cognitive development, we customize our cognitive skills training to help maximize your results. LearningRx has helped people with the following struggles/programs:
• Attention Struggles and ADHD
• Learning Disabilities
• Autism Spectrum
• Homework Struggles
• Corporate Brain Camps
• Speech & Language Disorders
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Math Struggles
• Reading Struggles & Dyslexia
• Struggling Kids
• Memory Decline
• Adult Skill Strengthening
Interesting in learning more? We encourage you to visit www.LearningRx.com to better understand our research, programs, and who we've helped over the years.