Helping the Cognitive Performance of Children with ADHD and Attention Issues
When paying attention is a struggle, it can impact every area of life. How well a child listens to teachers, completes schoolwork, and stays on task are just a few of the things that can be impacted when attention skills are weak.
While LearningRx does not diagnose or treat Attention Deficit Order (ADHD or ADD), we do improve cognitive skills for children and adults with many diagnoses, including ADHD and ADD, and attention is one of the cognitive skills that our programs strengthen.
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How does brain training help attention performance?
LearningRx brain training programs are unique in that they are delivered in the context of a one-on-one training relationship. In other words, clients work with their own personal brain trainers, doing fun, challenging mental exercises that target and strengthen weak cognitive skills.
For children and adults with ADHD, working face-to-face with a trainer has real advantages. Among other things, brain trainers keep things interesting, increase accountability, customize the exercises for maximum effectiveness, and provide interaction and encouragement through the process. In fact, many clients and families tell us that working with a trainer was a game-changer in terms of the results they experienced.
Working with a LearningRx personal brain trainer has been compared to working with a physical therapist or trainer at a gym. People who are serious about strengthening or changing their bodies know the value of working with an experienced coach or trainer (as opposed to purchasing an exercise DVD and trying to make dramatic improvements on their own).
The face-to-face nature of the training relationship allows our trainers to:
- focus on results by customizing each training session and encouraging students to work past their comfort levels.
- focus on attitude by challenging clients to recognize and pursue their potential, and learn to see failure not as something to be avoided at all costs, but as a temporary stepping stone to greater success.
- focus on confidence by encouraging struggling children and adults to fully engage, embrace challenges, recognize improvements, and celebrate gains.
How attention and other cognitive skills impact learning
Improving cognitive skills like attention, memory, auditory processing, visual processing, logic & reasoning, and more is critical for successful learning. In fact, studies show that most struggles with learning are caused by one or more weak cognitive skills.
Cognitive skills work together to grasp and process incoming information, and they also help us access and use previously learned information. But because even simple tasks require the teamwork of several or even all of our cognitive skills, even just weak skill can make learning and performing harder than it needs to be.
Children and adults diagnosed with ADHD / ADD have enough challenges in life. Weak cognitive skills shouldn’t add to those challenges, especially when weak skills can be made stronger through one-on-one brain training.
The importance of a cognitive assessment for children with ADHD / ADD
Whether or not a child has received a diagnosis of ADHD / ADD from a doctor or other professional, there is value in having his or her cognitive skills assessed.
The LearningRx Cognitive Skills Assessment does not diagnose ADHD / ADD. What it does is measure the performance of the brain’s core cognitive skills, which are the skills that enable us to think, learn, read, remember, solve problems, and pay attention. If the Cognitive Skills Assessment identifies weaknesses in any of these skills, those weaknesses can be targeted and strengthened with one of our brain training programs.
If you or someone you love is struggling with attention, you can at least find out why. Schedule to take a Cognitive Skills Assessment at one of our centers. It will provide you with invaluable information regarding how that person’s cognitive skills are performing, and not just attention skills, either. You will receive a detailed analysis of the performance of all the core cognitive skills.
Take an assessment by September 30, 2016 for $150 for a savings of 50%