As 2013 winds down, families will be expecting report cards that reflect the school year’s midway point.
And some of those report cards will cause more concern than joy.
What do you do when your child’s grades don’t seem to reflect his abilities?
The first step is to identify the problem.
And that’s where LearningRx can help.
The staff at LearningRx in Lexington specializes in “brain training” techniques that are used to give kids the skills they need to succeed in school.
Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to adapt and grow, is the science behind brain training and the basis of each of the LearningRx brain training programs.
The program provides each student with a customized series of intense mental workouts.
To perform these workouts, the brain is forced to strengthen, reorganize and even create new neural pathways.
In other words, brain training “rewires” the brain to perform more efficiently than ever before.
The first step at LearningRx is always testing to determine what problems are holding a child back.
Professionally trained staff members use a series of cognitive skills tests such as the Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities and the Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement.
Woodcock Johnson is the gold standard of cognitive skills testing and is used by psychologists and educators across the country to measure brain skills strengths and weaknesses.
If weak-nesses are discovered, these tests enable LearningRx trainers to target those weaknesses with a carefully designed series of brain training exercises.
The test results also give parents the information they need to make informed decisions about the value of brain training for their child.
At LearningRx, every child is tested before and after training, so results can be scientifically measured.
These results show that LearningRx clients typically experience an average of three years of reading improvement in as little as six months of brain training.
Students also show an average improvement in IQ of 15 points.
LearningRx may not be for everyone. But if testing shows that its techniques can help, then brain training may be the answer to a successful turnaround at school for your child.