Archive for June 2019

Testimonial

“My 11-year-old son was always bright, but once he went to middle school he was having problems processing information as quickly as he needed. He started dreading school. From the first day he started brain training, I noticed his mood improve. After a few weeks, he was getting all his notes down and finishing tests…

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7 Essential Paths to Brain Fitness During the Summer

Chances are, now that summer’s here, you aren’t thinking much about brain fitness (if you think about it at all). No, you’re thinking about playing tag, eating watermelon, or lying on the beach in the sun doing absolutely nothing, and who could blame you? But activities that boost physical and brain fitness during the summer…

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Slow Processing or ADHD Summary

It has been reported (article here) that many individuals that have been diagnosed with ADHD have the comorbid condition of slow processing speed.  What is processing speed?  It is the amount of time necessary to take in information, decide what to do with it, and then respond or act upon that decision.   The incoming information…

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Slow Processing: What About Home Schooling?

S Only you know whether or not home schooling is a viable option for your child and your family.  It depends on you, the parent, and how dedicated you are to educating your child.  It depends on your relationship with your child and it depends on your schedule. The problems associated with slow processing will…

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Slow Processing: What is NOT Helpful

Although we all have our limits as parents, and occasionally things get away from us, we know that stress just slows down thinking and reacting even more.  So yelling, shouting and screaming is NOT helpful.  These kids are already feeling stressed just by trying to keep up during the day, and stress just adds to…

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Slow processing: How can Parents Help?

The saying “knowledge is power” hold true here.  Get an evaluation so you know what you are dealing with.  If it is slow processing and you don’t want to pursue cognitive development training, be aware that things will take your child longer to complete.  Minimize stress as much as possible because stressful situations tend to…

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Slow Processing: How Can Schools and Teachers Help?

The understanding of slow processing speed is a relatively new area, so help your child’s teacher understand some the areas they may see your child struggle with.  That will help them anticipate and vary the tempo and requirements of their instruction to allow for learning differences.   It is helpful if they are willing to vary…

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Slow Processing: What Can you do at Home?

Metro Learning Solutions knows, based on scientific studies that the research arm of their parent company, LearningRx, has done, that processing speed, along with other cognitive skills, can be assessed, targeted and strengthened. (See our Research Results here)  We are very well versed in how to measure, then elicit growth in this pesky, hard to…

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Slow Processing: What are Your Options?

If you suspect slow processing may be why your child is struggling, what can you do?  Basically, you have three options.  You can get a formal evaluation, either through your child’s school or through an outside agency, you can wait and see if things change as they mature, or you can do nothing.  There are…

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