Scientific Advisory Board
The Brains Behind Our Cognitive Skills Research
At LearningRx®, our cognitive skills training programs are backed by peer-reviewed scientific research. We have invested over 35 years into ongoing development and testing to ensure our programs attain optimum results. In order to ensure we are always delivering results, we have put together an impressive board of scientific advisors who guide our programs and development.
Our Advisory Board
Richard D. Abbey, PhD
Dr. Abbey is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist. He provides neuropsychological evaluations for infants, children, and adults. He is the director of neuropsychological services and is involved in every case in his clinic. His research focuses on learning disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and the neurocognitive effects of cancer treatments. Dr. Abbey also specializes in neuropsychological functioning related to medical complications including brain trauma, injury, stroke, epilepsy, cancer, and seizures. His practice, Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic, is in Palo Alto, CA.
Christina Ledbetter, PhD
Dr. Ledbetter is a neuroscientist and clinical researcher. She specializes in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and assessment of traumatic brain injury and brain pathology. She is a collaborator and consultant to cognitive training researchers in academia and industry and has published research on LearningRx training outcomes. She is a research fellow at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA.
Amy Lawson Moore, PhD
Dr. Moore is an educational psychologist and cognition researcher. As a lifelong educator, she specializes in child development, curriculum and assessment, and interventions for children with learning struggles. Her research is focused on cognitive training protocols and she has published her work on LearningRx training outcomes. She is the director of the Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research in Colorado Springs, the non-profit research arm of LearningRx.
Bonnie Nicks, CCC-MS
Bonnie Nicks is a speech and language pathologist. She has centered her 30-year career on helping struggling learners and those who learn differently. She has dedicated her research and practice to these students using research-based tutoring methods. Her practice, The Learning Center, is in Bowling Green, KY.
Howard Wainer, PhD
Dr. Wainer is an award-winning American statistician and research scientist. His specialization is the use of graphical methods for data analysis and communication, robust statistical methodology, and the development and application of generalizations of item response theory. After serving on the faculty of the University of Chicago, a period at the Bureau of Social Science Research during the Carter Administration, and 21 years as Principal Research Scientist in the Research Statistics Group at Educational Testing Service, he is now Distinguished Research Scientist at the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has authored more than 20 books, the latest of which is Truth or Truthiness: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction by Learning to Think Like a Data Scientist. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.