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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Look in on any preschool class and you will undoubtedly see kids playing in lots of different ways, but what they are really doing is learning the skills necessary to be successful readers.  Here are some things you can do at home to continue supporting your pre-reading child to give them the best boost they…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In a prior article (Is it ADHD or Slow Processing), processing speed was explained.  This article will cover the basic types of processing speed, any or all of which can cause learning problems.  Visual Processing:  This type of processing governs any type of visual information.  The eyes take in information and relay it to the…

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