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Recent Posts in May, 2021

  • Improving Your Brain to Get Ahead in Your Career

    Improving Your Brain to Get Ahead in Your Career
    Unless you’re a professional athlete, competing in the workplace is more about strengthening your brain than your body. And, unfortunately, there’s a misconception in some HR departments that an aging ...
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  • Understanding IQ

    Understanding IQ
    A lot has changed regarding IQ since the term was first coined by German psychologist William Stern. There’s the Flynn effect: The fact that average scores for many groups have been rising by about ...
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  • Using flashcards to improve vocabulary – even for teens!

    Using flashcards to improve vocabulary – even for teens!
    It may seem counterintuitive to add yet another sensory stimulant when you’re struggling to memorize a word. But studies show that adding visual cues, auditory cues and even olfactory cues (such as ...
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  • Teaching Phonemics to a Young Reader

    Teaching Phonemics to a Young Reader
    Remember the old “Hooked on Phonics” commercials from the 1990s? It introduced many Americans to the correlation between the term “phonics” and reading. While phonics may teach us about letters, ...
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  • 4 Tips for Improving Test Scores

    4 Tips for Improving Test Scores
    When it comes to your student taking tests, there are some things within your control that you can do to help! Here are 4 tips to help your student: Feed them brain food – especially the night before ...
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  • Boosting Your Child's Reading Comprehension This Summer

    Boosting Your Child's Reading Comprehension This Summer
    Summer provides the perfect opportunity to help strengthen your child’s reading comprehension – even before they’re old enough to read! For younger children that you’ll be reading to, start by ...
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  • How Weak Cognitive Skills Contribute to Learning Struggles

    How Weak Cognitive Skills Contribute to Learning Struggles
    Q: What are cognitive skills? A: Cognitive skills are the foundational tools we use to think and learn. Q: What happens when one or more cognitive skills are weak? A: When one or more cognitive skills ...
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  • Personal Brain Training—from your home!

    Personal Brain Training—from your home!
    During the pandemic, LearningRx had to adapt on the fly. We quickly launched live, 1-on-1 brain training for students who couldn't attend in-person training at our centers. Just like our in-person ...
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  • Math Struggles: Tutoring vs. 1-on-1 Brain Tutoring

    Math Struggles: Tutoring vs. 1-on-1 Brain Tutoring
    One of the questions we get the most is, "What's the difference between tutoring and LearningRx 1-on-1 brain training?" Although tutoring can be very beneficial in some instances—such as when a ...
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  • One Mom's Story

    One Mom's Story
    Dr. Amy Moore, a cognitive psychologist with LearningRx, and her son Evan were interviewed on Twin Cities Live about 1-on-1 brain training and Evan's story of overcoming dyslexia: ...
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