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Learning Rx FAQ

What are Charlottesville-area Families Saying About LearningRx?
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Can you give me a reason to feel more confident about this upcoming school year?
Yes! If your child struggles with learning, reading, or attention difficulties, or just wants good grades and high achievement to come a bit easier, LearningRx can help. Brain science proves that differences in individual cognitive skills are often the reason that one student excels without much effort and another struggles. By strengthening individual, underlying mental skills in your student early this school year, we can give you lots of reasons to be more confident about your child’s success. Faster processing skills make schoolwork and homework easier and faster. Stronger auditory processing skills make reading easier and more fluent. Stronger memory skills enhance test-taking ability. Stronger attention skills can help reduce or even eliminate distractions that hinder performance.

It is only through professional testing and targeted skills training that you can identify and overcome the exact cause of a learning struggle or identify and enhance already strong skills. Stronger learning skills will give you and your child every reason to look forward to this school year with confidence.

How are you different from tutoring?
Tutoring simply attempts to reteach material that should already have been learned but was not. Before investing in tutoring, you should ask, “Why didn’t he learn this the first time it was presented?” Unless the answer is obvious (such as missing school for an extended period of time), tutoring will likely be a frustrating and expensive choice. LearningRx is radically different. We seek solutions with a different question: “How strong is his or her ability to learn?” In fact, testing designed to measure individual mental skills reveals that the majority of learning or reading difficulties among U.S. students is due to identifiable (and trainable) cognitive skill weaknesses. Our testing and training strengthens these key underlying mental skills that are essential for easy, fast learning across all subjects. If skills weakness is a root cause of your child’s learning struggle, tutoring simply cannot correct it.

What exactly is cognitive skills training?
LearningRx focuses exclusively on training underlying cognitive skills that impact the ease of learning. We provide nonacademic training procedures that quickly strengthen the brain’s core mental abilities (i.e., processing speed, attention, memory, auditory and visual processing, and reasoning). These key skills are every student’s foundation for successful learning and, if overlooked, can create lifelong problems. Throughout training, students are paired with their own private brain trainer. Through this one-on-one relationship, each session can be individualized and adjusted to your child’s needs and progress. LearningRx training is designed to produce big improvements quickly.

Will this help my child?
If your child’s struggles are caused by underlying cognitive weaknesses the answer is, “Yes.” (Testing can pinpoint the cause of your child’s particular struggles.) Today’s innovative LearningRx training system is the outgrowth of 30 years of research and clinical trials. During that time, thousands of students have recorded dramatic skill gains and improved performance in learning, reading, and math. Our latest nationwide results (Brain Training Research) set us apart.

Can you help my child with ADD?
In many cases, yes! At LearningRx, our programs target and strengthen the weak cognitive skills associated with ADD/ADHD.

Based on neuroscientific research, attention is a cognitive skill set that can be improved and developed. Traditionally, schools attempt to help students with ADD/ADHD with accommodations such as removing distractions, reducing workload, or isolating students into quiet areas. This may allow better performance temporarily but does nothing to develop the cognitive skill of attention long-term.

What is Brain Training? What Happens When We Learn?
Brain training is a simple but powerful way to enhance a student’s core ability to learn faster, easier, and better. The brain processes information through a complex network of nerve cells called neurons. As we learn, groupings of neurons physically work together to accomplish learning or thinking tasks. Research shows that additional, nearby neurons are drawn into this process when the task is new or unfamiliar, or when the intensity of the learning demand is increased. Once the task is mastered, the borrowed neurons are released to go back to other duties; however, the gains in efficiency and processing speed required for that task are retained and make learning-related tasks easier.

What is Brain Training? The Key to Enhanced Learning
Neuroplasticity defines the brain’s ability to change and modify neuron activity and connections in reaction to increased learning demand. Gray matter can actually shrink or thicken, plus neural connections can be forged and refined or (conversely) weakened based on certain environmental activities. Brain training takes advantage of neuroplasticity by engaging a student in specially designed exercises to promote rapid strengthening and growth of these neuronal connections.

Cognitive abilities—such as memory, attention, sensory processing, and reasoning—can be increased with proper training. This increases immediate and future brain function, and produces more accurate recall, quicker processing, and easier learning across a wide range of learning challenges. The model below illustrates how learning takes place. Brain training strengthens each of the “wheels” (cognitive skills) that make the learning process run smoothly. The key is being able to accurately identify and exercise the correct brain mechanism.

What is Brain Training? – Brain Training Strengthens Individual Learning Skills.
As the learning model above illustrates, information becomes knowledge through a path that relies on individual cognitive skills such as auditory and visual processing and memory. Different skill combinations are required by different learning challenges. If required skills are weak, learning (that is based on that particular skill) will be hindered. The power of brain training is found in its ability to identify (through testing), target, and then strengthen individual cognitive skills. Individual training exercises build specific skill strength, and result in faster, easier learning.

Research has shown that the brain never stops changing. If you or your child experience learning or reading problems, brain training can be your most effective choice to eliminate the cause of the struggle, and move on to learning and reading success.