How do you know whether your child is a candidate for brain training or tutoring?
Tutoring is re-teaching material that a student missed the first time.
Brain training rebuilds a student’s basic ability to read and learn through specifically designed and delivered training exercises.
If you sit down with your child to review a school assignment and she immediately understands the material, tutoring will work.
But if simple explanation does not solve the problem or if the problem persists a few days later, an underlying skill weakness that tutoring cannot correct is likely present.
Academic struggles will re-emerge because the root of the problem – weak cognitive skills – has not been addressed.
For this student, brain training rather than tutoring could be the best answer.
To understand the advantage of brain training, consider how different your expectations would be if you enrolled in a 12-hour lecture on piano basics versus 12 hours of piano practice with a good one-on-one piano coach.
In the lecture you would be receiving information about the piano – you would be tutored.
With the piano practice, you would end up actually playing the piano – you would be trained.
Tutoring increases information. Training builds skill.
LearningRx brain training represents a unique approach to provide educational help.
It identifies and targets the specific skill weaknesses that hold students back from learning and reading success.
Specific training is available to strengthen key cognitive skills such as auditory processing, visual processing, memory, reasoning and processing speed.
Skill gains at this foundational level of learning result in easier, faster and more successful learning.
Brain training can help:
- Students who are struggling well behind grade level and need to catch up
- Children or adults looking for a competitive learning or performance edge
- Athletes seeking an edge in the mental aspect of their game
- People seeking enhanced reading skill and fluency
- Students looking for an enhanced foundation in numeric and math skills
- Preschool and first-grade students wanting a successful launch into school
- Traumatic brain injury victims seeking to recover lost mental function
- Older adults wanting to prevent age-related memory loss and mental decline.