We now know that the brain is capable of change at any age, and that intensive one-on-one cognitive skills training can treat the root cause of learning struggles like ADHD, dyslexia or memory issues and increase IQ.
Denver, CO (Vocus) March 10, 2010
Do you know the extraordinary changing powers of the Brain? March is National Brain Awareness Month (and Brain Injury Month) and the local LearningRx cognitive skills’ experts are offering free tips, activities, expert seminar, and reduced-priced assessments for kids and adults. Whether a child needs cognitive skills help, a student needs a boost before SATs, senior needs memory help, a war veteran needs brain injury recovery, or a business executive needs a higher IQ in a competitive economy…the brain-training experts aim to educate everyone on our body's most complex and fascinating organ.
The free quiz is designed to help raise awareness about the brain's remarkable ability to change, how most learning disabilities like dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) do not have to be lifelong labels, and why tutoring, accommodations and/or medications are usually not the best option for children who struggle in school.
"Until the 1990s, scientists believed the brain was stagnant," explains Christina Sevilla of LearningRx, Denver. "We now know that the brain is capable of change at any age, and that intensive one-on-one cognitive skills training can treat the root cause of learning struggles like ADHD, dyslexia or memory issues. It's also good news for anyone who wants to strengthen their cognitive skills, increase their IQ, and become a better learner – whether they're six or 106 years old. Cognitive skills training does for the brain what physical exercise does for the body."
Examples of the amazing brain, and our knowledge of it, are everywhere today, whether with 2010 USA Olympic Team Snowboarder hopeful Kevin Pearce recovering from a fall and brain injury prior to the Games, to new research from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on general intelligence that show that “the connections between very specific areas of the brain determine intelligence and how well someone does in life.” (Health Day News, Friday, Feb. 26.)
In addition to the quiz (below), the new Learning RX Denver is offering for the month of March:
- Free tips on games and other at-home play for “Brain-Training”
- A thorough “Cognitive Skills Evaluation” for $19.95 (usually $200), for anyone.
Brain Awareness Day activities, open house, and speaker David Delaney, MA, CAR, LPC on Sat., March 20th 10a– 1p, "THE EXTRAORDINARY BRAIN! DYNAMIC ON THE TURN OF A DIME, OR NEUROPLASTICITY EXPLAINED"
Here are three sample questions from the longer Brain Awareness Quiz:
TRUE OR FALSE:
1. Dyslexia is a permanent diagnosis and cannot be cured.
2. IQ is a stagnant number and cannot change.
3. Most people hit their mental peak at age 22.
For answers to these three questions and to try the complete quiz, visit the Brain Awareness page on http://www.LearningRx.com. The answers to the 10-question quiz provide research-rich explanations and proof about how brain-training programs are literally changing lives. Perhaps most impressive, considering the number of children diagnosed with ADHD: With the right program, most children who have been labeled as having ADDH can improve from three to five grade levels and about half no longer require medications.
To learn more about Brain Awareness Month, brain-training, cognitive skills, ADHD, dyslexia, autism or age-related cognitive decline, or to sign up for a Cognitive Skills Evaluation appointment, contact Christina Sevilla at LearningRx, Denver, at (303) 284-6105 or christina(at)learningrx(dot)net.
LearningRx specializes in identifying and correcting the underlying cognitive skill deficiencies that keep people from achieving their full potential in school, business or life. The program was pioneered by Dr. Ken Gibson and refined over a decade of research and testing. Using a comprehensive skills assessment test and intensive one-on-one training, certified trainers quickly and effectively enhance weak cognitive skills such as attention, memory, processing speed, and problem solving. Students completing the program usually see three to four years of improvement in as little as 12 to 24 weeks and benefit from improved confidence, self-esteem and overall achievement. The company guarantees improvement for all people with deficiencies who complete the training. To learn more about LearningRx, visit http://www.learningrx.com.
Editor’s Note: Samples of the at-home “Brain Training Basket”, filled with games for kids and adults, as well as Brain Boosting Tips, brain research and facts, charts and books, as well as an in-person interview and tour with Christina Sevilla are available upon request. Please submit requests to Melanie(at)HowardPR(dot)com.