Help For Dyslexia & REading struggles
Cognitive Skills Training Designed to Improve Reading Comprehension
Auditory processing is the cognitive skill the brain uses to hear, segment, and blend sounds—and it is foundational to successful reading. In fact, studies show that weak auditory processing skills are at the root of approximately 85% of all reading struggles. This is why interventions that use cognitive training techniques to target and strengthen auditory processing and other cognitive abilities get such tremendous results.
Watch how our programs helped transform this 3rd grader’s ability to read.
We Work with Your Student One-on-One
LearningRx one-on-one brain training is a form of cognitive training that puts clients with their own brain trainers for challenging (but fun!) mental workouts consisting of game-like mental exercises. Children work with their trainers about an hour a day, with programs typically running between 12 and 32 weeks. In some cases, improvement in cognitive performance can be dramatic.
The Reading Process for Good Readers vs. Poor Readers
We've Helped 2,494 Children & Adults with Dyslexia & Reading Struggles
Over a nine-year period, 2,494 children and adults came to LearningRx with dyslexia and/or reading struggles. We measured the cognitive performance of these clients before brain training, and again after brain training, paying special attention to the cognitive skills associated with auditory processing.
Here’s what we learned:
- Among 2,494 clients who came to us with reading struggles and/or dyslexia, the largest gains after LearningRx brain training were seen in auditory processing, long-term memory, and broad attention.
- After just six months of training, age-equivalent cognitive skill performance improved an average of 3.7 years.
- IQ scores also improved after LearningRx brain training.
Here’s what these improvements look like on a graph:
*These are the results of past clients. You may or may not achieve similar results.
Angie, a mom of three LearningRx graduates, summarizes their brain training experience and improvements in reading this way: “Tutoring only gets you so far and I feel like LearningRx really unlocks kids’ potential to be the best that they can be.”
Additional Gains Experienced by Families of Clients with dyslexia
To further measure the impact of brain training on real life, LearningRx surveyed parents of 109 children with dyslexia who completed one of our programs. The experiences of individual clients can vary, but the consistency of reported improvements is worth sharing:
- Many parents reported classroom improvements such as faster reading, improved reading comprehension, and stronger memory for details.
- Almost half of the parents reported better grades after completing brain training, and more than half reported increased confidence in school.
- Parents also reported more positive relationships with peers, morindependence in completing homework, and increased participation and
- better performance in sports.
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Schedule Your Brain Skills Assessment Today
If you are ready to work on your reading comprehension with the help of our cognitive skill training sessions, reach out to our team to schedule your Brain Skills Assessment at our LearningRx center. The Assessment takes about an hour to complete, is reasonably priced, and will give you insight into your cognitive strengths and weaknesses and allow us to determine the best path moving forward.
How is Dyslexia Diagnosed?
There isn’t a universal test for dyslexia. However, diagnosing for dyslexia requires testing and taking multiple factors into account. Often, it can be difficult to diagnose.
Reading and educational tests play a key role in assessing reading challenges. Health professionals also want to examine neurological and psychological factors. Other factors that are taken into account include life at home, educational history, and medical history.
While LearningRx does not diagnose dyslexia, our Brain Skills Assessment finds the root cause of learning, reading, and spelling struggles, and we’ve helped thousands with dyslexia see life-changing results.
Can Dyslexia Be Cured?
Unfortunately, dyslexia cannot be cured, but like many other disorders, dyslexia symptoms in children and adults can be managed.
The key to managing dyslexia is understanding the root cause of the symptoms that you see. Often times, “remedies” like reading content over and over again, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), memorizing words/sounds, only doing tutoring, and other options simply “mask” dyslexia symptoms.
At LearningRx, our goal is to address the root cause of the dyslexia symptoms by targeting and strengthening core cognitive skills that we rely on for reading, spelling, learning, performing well at school, and more. That’s why so many of our clients see incredible results as well as why over 95% of our clients recommend LearningRx.
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Where Can I Get Tested for Dyslexia?
Given the variables that go into diagnosing and testing for dyslexia that extend beyond reading and spelling skills, you should bring your questions and concerns about dyslexia to your pediatrician or family doctor.
From there, your doctor may refer you to one or more specialists to examine variables that could be causing the symptoms that you see.
At LearningRx, we administer a Brain Skills Assessment to identify any weak cognitive skills that allow people to read, spell, learn, remember, and learn fluently.
Then, we get you started with a personalized one-on-one brain training program to strengthen those cognitive skills that could be causing reading, spelling, and learning struggles.
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How Can I Help a Child Who Struggles with Reading?
Many of the tactics that parents utilize to help their child with reading involve practicing reading and spelling repetitively. While these tactics can help, they don’t address what’s actually causing the child’s struggle.
A major component of our ability to read, spell, and learn comes from the strength of our cognitive skills. If even one cognitive skill is weak, it can negatively impact your child’s ability to read and spell.
At LearningRx, our programs focus on what’s causing your child to struggle and strengthening underlying cognitive skills through intense, one-on-one brain training.
By strengthening the skills that we rely on for reading, spelling, learning, and more, we’ve helped thousands of students achieve significant improvements in reading and spelling.
Can You Outgrow Dyslexia?
One of the biggest myths about dyslexia is believing a child will outgrow it. In fact, the majority of children who struggle with reading and spelling in elementary school will struggle throughout middle school, high school and into adulthood.
However, there are a number of interventions for children with dyslexia. Health professionals recommend intervening with reading and spelling struggles as early as possible in a child’s life.
Click here to learn about our dyslexia programs and how we’ve helped thousands of children with dyslexia improve their ability to read, spell, learn, and more.
Can Brain Training Help People with Reading Struggles and Dyslexia?
Research has shown that intense, one-on-one brain training has helped people with reading struggles and dyslexia experience significant improvements in primary brain skills that are needed to read, spell, learn, and perform well in and out of school.
While studies show that brain training games or apps aren’t effective, studies do show that our methods of intense, one-on-one delivery have helped struggling children with a number of different struggles and disorders (including dyslexia) see life-changing gains.
Does Tutoring Help People with Reading Struggles and Dyslexia?
Many parents with children who have reading struggles or dyslexia will hire a reading tutor for assistance when school accommodations are unavailable or not working.
Tutoring can help, but your struggling reader probably needs more.
Reading repetitively or practicing reading over and over again doesn’t uncover and address the root cause of a reading struggle. But brain training can.
Research has shown that about 80% of reading struggles are caused by one or more weak cognitive skills; the skills we rely on every day to learn, think, and perform at our best. But when one or more of these skills is weak, it can greatly diminish our ability to process and use the information we need to read, think, remember, pay attention, and more.
That’s why our one-on-one brain training programs address the underlying cause of reading struggles and dyslexia, then train and strengthen those weak skills to improve the brain’s performance. Tutoring helps deliver the information we need. Brain training allows us to keep and retrieve that information exactly when we need it, but we do integrate some elements of tutoring into our programs.
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For over 35 years, we have been dedicated to improving and enhancing our cognitive enhancement programs. Contact us today at (719) 264-8808!