The 2018 Smart Mom’s Toy Box

2018 Smart Mom’s Toy Box

Choosing Toys that Build Cognitive Skills

Buying toys for your kids isn’t as simple as it used to be. Many of today’s children and teens are adding the newest smartphones, high-tech gadgets, and video games to their lists faster than you can swipe your credit card. So for many of you parents, buying toys can feel like you are simply stockpiling more useless junk that will sit in the toybox until it’s time to gather pieces for donations.

LearningRx has put together its annual list of brain-building games for the 2018 Smart Mom’s Toy Box. These pieces have been named best in class because kids love them and they build cognitive skills. Best of all, they’re all under $30 on Amazon.com! Read the list HERE.

4 Steps to Becoming a Better Reader

November 13 is National Young Reader’s Day

4 Steps to Becoming a Better Reader

How do we learn to read? It isn’t as simple as you might think. Sabra Gelfond, Speech-Language Pathologist and Executive Director of the National Speech/Language Therapy Center, compared the way we learn to read to the way a house is built. There are four major steps to both, she points out, and in both home-building and brain-building, laying a strong foundation is critical. Read more HERE.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

Are you worried that your child or teen will never share your love for reading?

Or that they’ve inherited you reading disability and are just destined to struggle in every academic area that involves reading? We hear you! These are common concerns from parents who bring their struggling reader to LearningRx.

But Dyslexia Awareness Month is the perfect time to learn more about the root cause of 85% of reading struggles: auditory processing.

Auditory processing is the skill that our brain uses to hear, segment and blend sounds. It’s foundational to successful reading, and why interventions like LearningRx personal brain training that use cognitive training techniques to target and strengthen auditory processing and other cognitive abilities get such tremendous results.

Read more HERE.

October is ADHD Awareness Month!

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What better time to address your child or teen’s attention issues than ADHD Awareness Month?

Whether your child has an official ADHD diagnosis, or you’ve just noticed some attention struggles, it can be difficult to determine where to start to get them help. At LearningRx, we often hear from parents who want to avoid stimulant medication for ADHD, if possible. In addition, new studies are constantly showing that stimulant medication doesn’t work for everyone.

But there is some good news on the ADHD front. New research from our sister nonprofit, the Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research recently had a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment showing that LearningRx personal brain training created significant improvements for children with attention problems!

Read more here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027847/

10 Myths About Learning Disabilities (and Why They’re False)

It’s not your fault. You’ve taken the advice of well-meaning experts, Googled a few topics, and heard that tutoring helped your neighbor’s daughter after she missed two weeks of school due to appendicitis. And you’re not alone. The myths you’ve believed about learning disabilities have been around for years (with no ill intent!) because we didn’t know better! But now, thanks to advances in science, cognitive remediation programs, and genetic research, we understand more than we ever have about the intricacies of the brain and learning. Here are 10 of the more common myths surrounding learning disabilities and why we now know they’re false.

https://media.learningrx.com/ten-myths-about-learning-disabilities-and-why-theyre-false-2/