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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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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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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“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 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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For the parents of children with attention struggles, September can bring a host of anxiety for the entire family. Children and teens with ADHD may struggle with homework, test-taking, making friends, grades and even behaving in the classroom. All of these things can impact confidence and even with medication, the struggles can still be overwhelming.…

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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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According to a study conducted by the Department of Education, one in five kids struggle learning educational content.  Of those, 80% are directly linked to weak cognitive skills – the skills the brain uses to think, read, remember, pay attention and process information efficiently enough to be successful. If your child is one of the…

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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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