Clinician-Delivered Brain Training Reduces Academic Difficulties for Children
New Research Shows LearningRx Cognitive Training Transfers to Real Life Benefits
The results of a study published in Frontiers in Education highlight the benefits of LearningRx one-on-one cognitive training and reading programs in reducing academic difficulty for children. In a controlled study with 178 students, the researcher found statistically significant differences between the treatment groups and the control group on ratings of paying attention, speed of work, reading skills, remembering facts, visualization skills, and problem-solving. Significant improvements in long-term memory, processing speed, auditory processing, fluid reasoning, working memory, and visual processing were also noted in the treatment groups.
The study was conducted by Edward Jedlicka, PhD, at Lakeland University. “This is the first study on LearningRx cognitive training to quantify the transfer of training to real life benefits,” explains Dr. Jedlicka. “We’ve long known that LearningRx one-on-one cognitive training programs improve cognitive skills. Now we have evidence that this training also reduces academic difficulty for struggling students.”
The full study, “LearningRx Cognitive Training for Children and Adolescents Ages 5-18: Effects on Academic Skills, Behavior, and Cognition is available at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feduc.2017.00062/full
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in over 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 100,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task-a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating, visit http://www.learningrx.com/.
About Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research
Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the research laboratory at LearningRx World Headquarters. The mission of the Gibson Institute is to conduct empirical research on cognitive training programs and assessments, to communicate the latest research findings to the education and cognitive science communities, and to inform the practices of cognitive trainers through rigorous testing of training programs and procedures in both the laboratory and ecologically-valid training environments. To learn more about the Gibson Institute, visit www.gibsonresearchinstitute.org
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