Brain training trains the cognitive skills the brain uses to think and learn
BrainRx and Cognitive Skills explained
Here’s a brief description of each of your cognitive skills, as well as struggles you may be experiencing if that skill is weak:
What it does: Enables you to stay focused and on task for a sustained period of time
Common problems when this skill is weak: Lots of unfinished projects, jumping from task to task
What it does: Enables you to stay focused and on task despite distractions
Common problems when this skill is weak: Easily distracted
What it does: Enables you to remember information while doing two things at once
Common problems when this skill is weak: Difficulty multitasking, frequent mistakes
What it does: Enables you to recall information stored in the past
Common problems when this skill is weak: Forgetting names, doing poorly on tests, forgetting things you used to know
What it does: Enables you to hang on to information while in the process of using it
Common problems when this skill is weak: Having to read the directions again in the middle of a project, difficulty following multi-step directions, forgetting what was just said in a conversation
Logic & Reasoning
What it does: Enables you to reason, form ideas, and solve problems
Common problems when this skill is weak: Frequently asking “What do I do next?” or saying “I don’t get this,” struggling with math, feeling stuck or overwhelmed
What it does: Enables you to analyze, blend, and segment sounds
Common problems when this skill is weak: Struggling with learning to read, reading fluency, or reading comprehension
What it does: Enables you to think in visual images
Common problems when this skill is weak: Difficulties understanding what you’ve just read, remembering what you’ve read, following directions, reading maps, doing word math problems
What it does: Enables you to perform tasks quickly and accurately
Common problems when this skill is weak: Most tasks are more difficult. Taking a long time to complete tasks for school or work, frequently being the last one in a group to finish something
In the early 1970s, Dr. Ken Gibson, a pediatric optometrist and specialist in visual processing, became fascinated by the question, “How can we help people learn easier and faster?”
Determined to find the answer, Dr. Gibson began compiling experiences with children and adults. In addition to his own practice, he founded preschools and learning centers and worked with kids in those settings, too. He also began researching the latest developments in any field or science related to the brain, applying those developments to his growing body of work.
Soon he discovered an interesting pattern. He realized that students were paying attention better and recalling important facts more easily after being coached through short but intense periods of mental exercise. The doctor was intrigued. Could these results be replicated? Deciding to test his theory on 35 students who were struggling with reading, Gibson created a three-month program. Unlike any reading remedy that had been attempted before, the program wasn’t based on tutoring or reading instruction; instead, it consisted of mental workouts.
The results were far better than Dr. Gibson had dared hope for.
Eventually, Dr. Gibson compiled a series of specialized exercises that worked on specific cognitive weaknesses. With the help of other educational and psychological specialists, these exercises were tested and refined over an additional 16 years. Ultimately, they became the foundation of the LearningRx and BrainRx brain training system.
Today LearningRx and BrainRx is the pioneers and leaders in brain training.
Ongoing research and trials have expanded the training in significant ways to help develop various skills such as enhanced processing speed and general cognitive skills, higher level reasoning skills, and enhanced reading proficiency.
Our research-based programs takes place in a one-on-one coaching environment with a certified brain trainer and training programs are completed over 16 to 32 weeks. The personal training aspect of what we do is the key to our dramatic and real results.