Attention Struggles & ADHD Help
Cognitive Skills Training Can Improve Focus & Attention
Struggling to focus and pay attention can impact many areas of life, whether the person struggling is a child or an adult. Keeping up in class or at work, completing school assignments or homework, feeling confident on the job, following instructions, staying on top of the demands of life, and even driving safely are just some of the things that can be more difficult when an attention disorder is present. LearningRx is here to help.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that impacts the ability to focus and pay attention. The term is used whether hyperactivity is a factor or not, and children and adults of any age can struggle with the disorder. Our brain training and cognitive development services have helped people who struggle with this condition.
Our ADHD Experience
While we don’t diagnose or treat ADHD, our programs have improved the cognitive performance of clients with many diagnoses, including ADHD. In fact, more clients come to us diagnosed with ADHD than any other condition, so we have a lot of experience with this struggle.
Over a six-year period, 5,416 children and adults came to LearningRx with the diagnosis of ADHD. We measured the cognitive skills of these clients before and after brain training, and here’s what we learned:
- Among the 5,416 clients who came to us with ADHD, the greatest deficits were in processing speed, working memory (also known as short-term memory), and long-term memory. This suggests that kids and adults with ADHD need an intervention that addresses more than just attention deficits. LearningRx brain training does that!
- Among these same 5,416 clients, not only were dramatic gains seen in the three deficits mentioned above, broad attention skills improved an average of 3.2 years.
- IQ scores improved by an average of 15 standard points after LearningRx brain training.
Here’s what these improvements look like on a graph:
“Pre- and Post-Training Cognitive Performance among LearningRx Clients with ADHD”
*These are the results of past clients. You may or may not achieve similar results.
Schedule Your Brain Skills Assessment
If you or a loved one is struggling with ADHD, our passionate team at LearningRx can help make life a bit easier. If you’re ready to take the first step, give us a call and schedule your Brain Skills Assessment. For a reasonable price and only an hour of your time, you’ll get insight into your cognitive strengths and weaknesses. From there, we can help you decide what the appropriate next step will be.
Can ADHD Be Cured or Treated?
While there isn’t a cure for ADHD, there are options to help manage your child’s ADHD symptoms. Medication and behavioral interventions are very common, but medicating your child isn’t an easy decision.
The rise of brain training as an ADHD intervention has helped thousands of children see life-changing results in and out of the classroom.
Research shows that one-on-one brain training can significantly increase attention skills as well as other cognitive skills that we rely on for paying attention, learning, reading, memorizing information, and more. That’s because one-on-one brain training focuses on addressing the root cause of attention struggles as opposed to trying to “mask” ADHD symptoms.
Does ADHD Medication Work?
While medication can’t cure ADHD, it can help relieve ADHD symptoms. Medication can help improve concentration along with helping to control behavioral impulses.
However, there are a number of potential negative side effects and safety concerns associated with medication for ADHD. Common side effects of ADHD medication include:
- Mood swings
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Increase in blood pressure
- Loss of sleep
Medication tries to “mask” or “manage” the symptoms. Whereas, our programs work to identify and address the root cause of ADHD and attention struggles.
Click here to talk to a LearningRx professional about the benefits of brain training.
What Causes ADHD?
According to Health.com, genetics plays a big role in children with ADHD. Other factors that have been linked to ADHD include pesticide and lead exposure as well as smoking and drinking during pregnancy. Brain injuries have also been linked to developing ADHD in some cases.
There are multiple myths about the causes of ADHD. Scientific research has yet to prove that ADHD is linked to ingesting too much sugar. Also, while it’s smart to limit TV time, research still has not proven a link between ADHD and watching too much TV.
Research shows that about 80% of ADHD and attention struggles are caused by one or more weak cognitive skills, which is where LearningRx can step in and help your child.
Click here to learn more about how weak cognitive skills could be causing you or a loved one to struggle.
How is ADHD Diagnosed?
While there isn’t a universal ADHD test, the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual helps healthcare providers properly diagnose ADHD.
Information regarding ADHD-like symptoms is then collected from sources including parents and schoolteachers and administrators. Health care providers will also take the patient’s medical history into account to make sure there isn’t a medical condition or other psychiatric disorder that is causing the symptoms you’re seeing.
Take our free brain quiz to learn if weak cognitive skills might be the underlying issue of the ADHD symptoms you’ve been observing in a loved one.
Can You Outgrow ADHD?
Health care providers used to believe that children with ADHD would outgrow the disorder with age.
However, most children with ADHD will carry those struggles into and throughout adulthood. In fact, the American Academy of Family Physicians says that about two-thirds of adolescents with the disorder will continue to struggle with ADHD throughout adulthood.
Watch this powerful story about how one student with ADHD and learning struggles sought out brain training when his parents realized he wouldn’t outgrow his struggles.
Is ADHD a Learning Disability?
ADHD is not a learning disability.
However, having ADHD can make learning difficult, because paying attention and staying focused is a key component to learning. About 50 percent of children that struggle with ADHD also have some sort of learning disability, according to Attitude Magazine.
Can Brain Training Help People with ADHD?
Yes! While research doesn’t support brain games or apps on your phone, research has shown that our one-on-one brain training programs has helped children with ADHD experience incredible gains.
Our programs try to address the underlying cause of ADHD – weaker memory, processing speed, and attention skills—as well as other brain skills that we need for focusing, learning, and staying on task. That’s why so many of our clients with ADHD have reported that their lives have improved dramatically as a result of one-on-one brain training. Watch how brain training helped this student with ADHD experience life-changing results.
Talk to a LearningRx representative today about the benefits of brain training for those with ADHD.
Can Tutoring Help People with ADHD?
Tutoring is helpful for children who might be falling behind in a specific subject at school. Many children with ADHD may need help catching up on content that was missed the first time it was delivered.
But when the brain’s receptors can’t capture and keep the information that tutoring delivers, no amount of studying or re-teaching will make that information “stick.”
That’s where one-on-one brain training comes in. Our methods of training and tutoring take a deeper and different approach compared to conventional tutoring. We begin by identifying the root cause of the struggle, then adapt intense (but fun!) brain training exercises to strengthen weak brain skills, making learning, and life, easier.
Our unique brain-building programs add the Teflon® to tutoring, enabling a child to hold onto and retrieve information they’re taught, when and where it’s needed. We also integrate some elements of tutoring into our programs to help students get up to speed on specific school subject matter.
Click here to learn more about the differences between brain training and tutoring for individuals with ADHD.
Ready to enhance your life with the help of our brain training programs? LearningRx is ready to help you. Reach out to our team today at (866) 742-3888 to learn more!