The LearningRx® History
How Our Brain Training Programs Began
Today, LearningRx is proud to offer cognitive enhancement programs that are the result of over 35 years of research and development. We are constantly improving our programs and making appropriate changes to ensure our clients experience the best results possible. However, it took us quite some time to get here. Our history begins before the birth of LearningRx.
Early Development – Precursors to LearningRx
LearningRx traces its beginning to the work of Dr. Ken Gibson, a specialist in visual processing. Dr. Gibson’s practice concentrated on children exclusively. His efforts serving children led him to commit to discovering what was necessary to help them consistently become better learners.
Clinical data and experience were gathered through his own practice, in addition to a number of preschools, learning centers, and private schools he founded. In 1985, he and his brother, Keith Gibson, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, hosted a symposium on learning in Appleton, Wisconsin. Gleanings from the many educators, doctors, and professionals that participated in the symposium created the impetus that led directly to the development of the LearningRx cognitive training system. This system effectively uncovers underlying learning weaknesses and cognitive deficiencies. The weaknesses are strengthened through intense, one-on-one training.
Cognitive Training – Our Program Today
The data gathered for more than 15 years prior to the symposium began to make sense. The Gibson brothers observed that patients seemed to attend and stay on task better, recall facts more easily, and process information faster when they were given short but intense periods of cognitive training. In response to this discovery, they developed a series of specialized exercises.
These cognitive training exercises were tested and refined through 15+ years of clinical application, review, and version enhancement. Other educational, psychological, and medical specialists were involved in the development, modification, and refinement of the exercises that ultimately became the foundation of the LearningRx cognitive training system we administer today.
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