TUTORING? BRAIN TRAINING? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Tutoring and brain training are actually very different solutions to very different problems. Let’s take a quick look at each:
Problem: Information was never delivered (or delivered well)
Here’s Why Tutoring Works: If your child is behind in school because of the flu, a substitute teacher, moving across country, or even because construction workers have been running jack hammers outside the classroom window for a month, hire a tutor. In other words, if you can identify outside circumstances that have interfered with the delivery of information to your child, hiring someone to redeliver that information makes a lot of sense.
Problem: Your child is struggling in class after class, year after year, and it doesn’t matter how well (or how often) that information is redelivered
Solution: Brain Training
Here’s Why Brain Training Works: If a child isn’t grasping information the first time it’s presented, presenting that content over and over might eventually get a kid through an assignment or class, but it’s not addressing the root cause of the problem: weak cognitive skills. In other words, if a child isn’t grasping information because a cognitive skill—such as attention, auditory processing (the skill that allows the brain to analyze, blend, and segment sounds), logic, memory, or processing speed—is weak, why reteach the material over and over when you can get to the root of the problem and strengthen that weak skill?
To be a successful learner, your child needs these two things:
- Great educational content
- Strong cognitive skills to process that content.
Teaching and tutoring deliver the first. LearningRx delivers the second.
We call it brain training. Our clients (and their families) call it life changing.
Find out if cognitive training can make life easier for you or someone you love. The first step is to call a LearningRx center near you and schedule an initial brain skills Assessment. The Assessment takes about an hour and is very reasonably priced. Even better, it will give you a world of information about cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as insights into the next best step. Call us today and get the answers you need.