Posts Tagged ‘brain training’

Dyslexia Screening Checklist

Dyslexia Screening Checklist  (All ages) While all individuals are unique, and certain symptoms are more crucial at specific ages, nevertheless, there are some commonalities that indicate dyslexia may be an issue for you or your child.  For some, the struggle will be seen in their early school years, but, in others, it may not be…

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New Year, New Student

We’re into the New Year; in fact, we’re in the part of the new year that most of us ditch those new year resolutions we selected a few weeks ago!  Now is a good time to shift your attention to determining how your child is doing in school.  It’s been going on now for about…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Reviews Experience with LearningRx

After Complaints about Memory and Focus, Man Shows Great Improvement Following One-on-One Brain Training Although this individual is not a client of Metro Learning Solutions, he is affiliated with a center from the parent company, LearningRx.  Read about how brain training (cognitive development) turned this gentleman’s life around following a traumatic brain injury. On September…

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Five Myths About Learning Disabilities Metro Learning Solutions’ parent company, LearningRx, is breaking down some of the top myths about learning disabilities. Read up on these misconceptions and the truth behind what causes learning struggles and how to address them.  1. Tutoring is always the best approach to help with learning disabilities. Why it’s false: Tutoring can be…

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Dyslexia and Education

“Dyslexic kids still have to navigate a school system that isn’t set up for neuro-diversity.”  (from Cat Rodie, Code Read Dyslexia Network) Every year students diagnosed or suspected of having dyslexia enter a school system that is not set up to educate them.  Worse yet, when the student does begin to fall behind, their educational…

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BRAIN TRAINING IMPROVED ATTENTION BY 24 POINTS

BRAIN TRAINING IMPROVED ATTENTION BY 24 POINTS A long-term study published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that extended use of stimulant medication was linked to suppressed adult height but did not reduce symptoms of ADHD. Tanya Mitchell, Chief Research Officer for LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com), Metro Learning Solution’s parent company, says that parents who are…

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Do Weak Cognitive Skills Contribute to Bullying?

Bullies tend to prey on kids who stand out or who struggle with social skills.  Oftentimes, the weak cognitive skills associated with several learning struggles (ADHD, dyslexia, general learning disability, for example) contribute to the perception of an individual being “different” or “weak” and can, in turn, contribute to being victimized. In some instances, especially…

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Why Brain Training?

Scientific research has proven that the brain, like almost every other function of the human body, has an ability to change.  In fact, the brain holds the capacity for a far greater ability to change than our bodies do. What does that mean for students (of any age)?  We used to believe that brain development…

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How to Improve Memory

Unfortunately, if you are reading this, you are human, and humans decline cognitively as they age.  Memory loss is the number one complaint.  There are a myriad of factors that contribute to this:  genetics, aging, medical conditions, diet and lifestyle. Age related cognitive decline is a proven, scientific fact, but there are ways to slow…

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Boosting Executive Function

Executive function encompasses all the skills an individual needs to navigate life successfully:  Typically, there are seven areas that impact people with Executive Function issues.  Those are: Self-awareness Inhibition Working memory Self-regulation Motivation Problem solving Cognitive development programs strengthen working memory, problem solving and often, as a result of intense training, the remaining areas are…

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