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When cognitive skills are stronger, it impacts the ease with which a child or adult thinks, learns, and performs mentally at school, work, and life. And while we do not diagnose or treat autism, LearningRx is a one-on-one brain training and cognitive enhancement center that has improved the cognitive performance of clients with many diagnoses—including clients of all ages who are on the autism spectrum.

Here are a few of the many reasons LearningRx programs are particularly great for kids and adults on the spectrum.

LearningRx brain training sessions are:

  • One-on-one
  • Fun
  • Challenging
  • Structured
  • Encouraging
  • Rewarding

Plus, each workout session is customized to the strengths, weaknesses, and goals of each individual student.

Our Experience with Clients on the Autism Spectrum

Over a nine-year period, 1,049 children and adults came to LearningRx with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. We measured the cognitive skills of these clients before and after brain training.

Here’s what we discovered:

  • Among clients who came to us diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the most dramatic improvements were seen in long-term memory, broad attention, and auditory processing.
  • Long-term memory skills improved an average of 3.3 years following LearningRx brain training.
  • The average gain in age-equivalent cognitive skills performance was 3.2 years.

Here’s what these improvements look like on a graph:

Bar Graph of Autism Pre and Post Age Cognitive Performance

*These are the results of past clients. You may or may not achieve similar results.

Take Your First Step Toward Improved Cognitive Skills - Take Our Free Brain Quiz

Are you on the spectrum? Brain training has helped clients with autism improve their cognitive skills. If you’re ready to take the first step, it all begins with our free brain quiz. This will give you an idea of why you experience certain challenges and identify areas that may need to be targeted. Once you’ve taken the free quiz, you can schedule your Brain Skills Assessment. It is affordable and only takes about an hour.

This Assessment can help you:

  • Pinpoint specific weaknesses
  • Identify the best next step
  • Reveal the “why” behind certain struggles
  • Provide a detailed look at your strengths and weaknesses

We have invested over 35 years of development and research into our programs and have been modifying them along the way to help maximize results. Reach out to us today to get started!

Autism FAQs

undefinedWhat Causes Autism?

Multiple factors play a role in developing autism.

Your genetics are a big factor. If the autism gene is in your family history, the odds of a child in your family developing autism increases.

Other factors that can impact the probability of developing autism include…

  • Having older parents
  • Complications or issues while pregnant or during birth
  • Exposure to drugs during pregnancy

Is Autism Hereditary?

Yes, if a family member has a medical history of autism in their family tree, that person is more likely to have a child with autism.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Autism?

Children with autism may display moderate to strong signs and symptoms depending on where they are on the autism spectrum. A child can begin to display signs of autism as soon as infancy.

Common signs and symptoms include…

  • Struggling in social settings and communicating with others
  • Frustration with small changes
  • Repetitive habits and behaviors
  • Trouble understanding others’ emotions and having empathy
  • Inability to keep eye contact
  • Extreme emotional reactions
  • Poor listening skills
  • Interprets things too literally
  • Has issues taking instructions
  • And more

Can Autism Be Cured?

There is no cure for autism. No medication can treat or cure autism, either.

However, LearningRx has helped thousands with autism increase their cognitive ability, which makes learning, reading, memorizing information, and performing in and out of school easier.

How Can I Test My Child for Autism?

Screening and testing for autism can be quite challenging given that there is no single medical test that’s used for diagnosing individuals with autism.

Two primary factors are taken into account when testing for autism: behavioral and developmental factors.

Health care professionals will want to find out if there have been delays or difficulties with learning basic tasks or skills as well as trying to find out if the patient is displaying common signs and symptoms of people with autism.

Often times, a comprehensive evaluation will also include hearing and vision exams, reviewing family history, and screening for neurological differences.

Take our Brain Skills Quiz to learn if cognitive deficiencies could be holding back a loved one with autism. Strengthening cognitive skills has helped thousands with autism!

Can Vaccines Cause Autism?

There is no scientific research to prove that vaccines cause autism in children. In fact, studies have shown that there is not a correlation between vaccines and developing autism.

Can You Outgrow Autism?

Research shows that some children can grow out of their autism diagnosis. However, the majority of children diagnosed with autism will continue to struggle throughout adulthood.

Click here to learn how to help a loved one with autism.

Can Brain Training Help People with Autism?

Our research shows that weak cognitive skills can negatively impact the everyday life of people with autism.

We rely on cognitive skills for just about everything we do, including learning, reading, processing information, interacting with others, and more.

We’ve helped thousands of students with autism experience life-changing gains by significantly increasing their cognitive ability even though we don’t treat autism.

Does Tutoring Help People with Autism?

Tutoring a child with autism can help, but usually, children with autism have cognitive skill deficiencies that are affecting their ability to learn, read, socialize, memorize information, and more.

So, while tutoring services can still help a child with autism, it’s important to improve that child’s ability to learn before tutoring with brain training.

That’s why we focus on brain training at LearningRx, but we still integrate elements of tutoring into our programs.

Click here to learn more about the difference between one-on-one brain training programs and tutoring.

Ready to get started? We can’t wait to hear from you! Contact LearningRx today at (719) 264-8808.

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