New Year, New Brain
Brain training through LearningRx has the power to help individuals who struggle with a number of learning disabilities and disorders. This month, we’re going to look at seven of these disabilities and disorders and explain how brain training can help people whose lives are impacted in these ways.
Learning disabilities: Cognitive skills allow us to grasp, process, remember and apply information. That’s why, when cognitive skills are weak, learning is difficult. Brain training can boost any and all weak cognitive skill areas including attention, auditory and visual processing, working memory, long-term memory, logic and reasoning and processing speed.
ADHD: A brain disorder that affects 5% of adults and 11% of U.S. children, ADHD makes it challenging to control impulses, focus and stay organized. LearningRx has helped thousands of children and adults who are struggling with ADHD live a more well-adjusted life by focusing on boosting memory, processing speed and attention, among other skills. Check out this video to hear one young man’s story about how working with LearningRx to boost weak cognitive skills that contributed to ADHD improved his self-confidence and opened up sought-after college opportunities.
Autism spectrum: A child or adult on the autism spectrum may experience challenges with social interactions, speech and nonverbal communication. They may also struggle with restricted and/or repetitive behaviors. Through structured and engaging one-on-one activities customized to each person’s specific goals, people with autism diagnoses show great gains in cognitive function. The greatest gains are reported in the areas of long-term memory, broad attention and auditory processing. See our findings here!
Speech and language disorders: A child learns language during the first few years of their life. Most children can comprehend and speak their native language by the age of 5. However, some children struggle to master language and present speech and language disorders. Our trainers perform a thorough evaluation and help boost weak cognitive areas that are inhibiting speech and language development. When studied, students with speech and language disorders showed large gains in long-term memory, logic and reasoning, working memory and broad attention.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI): When the brain is injured, temporary or permanent damage can occur. This damage affects the brain’s ability in several ways. After determining which part of the brain has been affected, we hone in on individualized exercises that help boost function in that area. Check out Jim’s story about working with LearningRx to strengthen his brain following a TBI.
Memory decline: While this is expected as a result of aging, memory decline can occur earlier and it can progress more quickly than normal for several reasons. At LearningRx, we work with our clients to bolster weak cognitive skills that contribute to memory decline. The clients we’ve worked with to improve memory report great gains in the areas of auditory processing, long-term memory, logic and reasoning, working memory and visual processing.
Dyslexia: Affecting the language center of the brain, dyslexia is a reading disability that makes it difficult for a person to read because speech sounds and decoding are a struggle. Dyslexia is typically rooted in weak auditory processing skills and our brain trainers implement engaging exercises to strengthen these skills and facilitate reading. Watch Lily’s story here!
If you think you or your loved one could benefit from a brain boost this year, we’d love to speak with you! Take our free Brain Quiz or contact us here to learn more.