Struggling Kids


Every day at school, home, or play, kids rely on a foundational set of cognitive abilities that include attention, short-term memory, long-term memory, visual processing, auditory processing, logic & reasoning, and processing speed.

These skills are critical because they are the very skills the brain uses to think, learn, read, remember, pay attention, and solve problems. These are also the skills that determine IQ.

The cognitive profile of every child is unique, with both strong and weak skills. Here’s a look at the cognitive profiles of three children before undergoing cognitive testing and training at LearningRx:

Child A

Child B

Child C


A child’s cognitive profile influences his or her experiences in school and life. Because all these skills work together, even one weak skill can make learning or life harder than it needs to be. This is why even very smart kids can struggle.

Does cognitive skills training actually work?

Let’s take the experience of Child A above and see what difference, if any, was made following cognitive training. This 12-year-old was struggling with attention, math, and schoolwork. His cognitive profile showed why. While many skills were very strong, weak skills included processing speed, short- and long-term memory—and these weaknesses were making it difficult to focus and perform.

Following cognitive training, this student showed cognitive improvements across the board, including dramatic gains in his weakest skills.

Naturally, these are the improvements experience by a single student, and you or your child may or may not get the same results. But even when looking at the average improvements of thousands of children and adults who have undergone cognitive training, the results show gains in every cognitive area.

Over a six-year period, LearningRx tested the cognitive skills of 17,998 clients before and after brain training, which revealed dramatic gains in nine core areas of cognitive performance, including IQ.* The following scores are represented below in percentiles, which show where someone ranks compared to 100 of their peers. Here are the results:

*These are the results of past clients. You may or may not achieve similar results.
What are “percentiles”?

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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.

Listen as Eileen, a mom of two children who both completed LearningRx Brain Training, recalls her daughter’s experience, “With Catherine I think it has definitely helped her settle. She’s an overachiever kind of personality, where she would come down at 11:00 at night and couldn’t sleep because she had an assignment.”

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