Category: Attention Skills

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

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/

May 7 is National Barrier Awareness Day

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Both visible and invisible barrier can limit the success of otherwise very capable children, teens and adults. From attention struggles and dyslexia, to dysgraphia (trouble with numbers) and memory issues, invisible barriers like weak cognitive skills can sometimes cause extreme frustration because the problem is often unknown. Kids and teens are blamed for being “lazy” or “dumb” when in fact they’re just as smart as their peers—or smarter! Adults are labeled as “unmotivated,” when the reality is that they’re struggling with a learning disability.

Worried that weak cognitive skills are making life harder than it has to be for you or someone you love? Take our free Learning Skills Discovery Survey to find out how to overcome your barriers: https://lsds.learningrx.com/