Open Accessibility Menu

Why some tasks are easy for some, difficult for others

February 27 is National “No-Brainer” Day, created to celebrate “no-brainers:” concepts and tasks that are simple, easy and obvious to most people. But for people with learning struggles, tasks considered “no-brainers” for many others—reading, balancing a checkbook, managing time, staying organized or just paying attention for an extended period of time—can be painfully challenging.

LearningRx knows that tasks considered “no-brainers” for the average person can prove to be much more difficult for someone with one or more weak cognitive skills. For example:

  1. DIFFICULTY: Reading fluently or remembering what you read

REASON: Weak phonemic awareness and working memory skills

  1. DIFFICULTY: Completing projects, multitasking or paying attention for an extended period of time.

REASON: Weak sustained, divided or selective attention

  1. DIFFICULTY: Managing time, staying organized, prioritizing, planning

REASON: Weak executive processing skills

These cognitive skills are the core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason and pay attention. Most learning struggles are caused by one or more weak cognitive skills. But LearningRx personal brain training programs target and train those brain skills based on the individual’s assessment results. We’ve seen significant improvements in children, teens, soldiers, adults, those with TBI, and seniors well into their 80s.

To find out more about how LearningRx personal brain training can help target and train weak cognitive skills, visit