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How LearningRx® Developed Our Procedures

Our procedures consist of intense mental exercises that are also really enjoyable. This is because our brain trainers know exactly how to encourage and challenge clients to push past their comfort zones and into the thrill of new accomplishments.

First, We Became Obsessed with Answering One Question:

​​​​​"How Can We Help People Learn Easier & Faster?"

In the early 1970s, Dr. Ken Gibson, a pediatric optometrist and specialist in visual processing, became fascinated by the question, “How can we help people learn easier and faster?”

Determined to find the answer, Dr. Gibson began compiling experiences with children and adults. In addition to his own practice, he founded preschools and learning centers and worked with kids in those settings, too. He also began researching the latest developments in any field or science related to the brain, applying those developments to his growing body of work.

Soon he discovered an interesting pattern. He realized that clients were paying better attention and recalling important facts more easily after being coached through short but intense periods of mental exercise. The doctor was intrigued. Could these results be replicated?

The Birth of the 3-Month Brain Training Program

Deciding to test his theory on 35 students who were struggling with reading, Dr. Gibson created a three-month program. Unlike any reading remedy that had been attempted before, the program wasn’t based on tutoring or reading instruction; instead, it consisted of mental workouts. The results were far better than Dr. Gibson had dared hope for.

Eventually, Dr. Gibson compiled a series of specialized exercises that worked on specific cognitive weaknesses. With the help of other educational and psychological specialists, these exercises were tested and refined over an additional 16 years. Ultimately, they became the foundation of the LearningRx brain training system.

Discover How Brain Training Can Help You

Interested in learning more about our procedures or the history of our research? If you or a loved one think you could benefit from our programs, we invite you to take our free brain quiz. This takes only a few minutes and will give you a basic understanding of potential weak areas where you or your loved one could use some assistance. After that, our Brain Skills Assessment will go much further and give us detailed insight into strengths, weaknesses, and the “why” behind struggles. It takes about an hour to complete and is reasonably priced.

If you or your child are struggling with work or school, LearningRx may be able to help. Take our Free Brain Quiz today and then reach out to our local brain training center.

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