Build Your Brain Skills in 2019 With the S.M.A.R.T. Approach

 

Using Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-related goals

It’s possible for anyone to work on their cognitive skills—such as memory, auditory and visual processing, logic & reasoning, attention, and processing speed. Read some of our tips, such as how to use mnemonics to remember your grocery list and more that will help strengthen your brain skills in 2019. Learn more here:

Tips on building S.M.A.R.T. brain skills

7 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Brain Drain

 

Keep Your Child’s Brain Strong When School is Out of Session

You may have heard about the “Summer Slide.” It’s how teachers refer to the significant decrease in material retention that requires them to spend an average of four to six weeks re-teaching materials in the fall. But even a two-week holiday break can put a serious dent in learning. To keep your child’s brain strong when school is out of session, consider these tips: https://media.learningrx.com/learningrx-reviews-7-tips-to-avoid-the-holiday-brain-drain/

 

 

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.