July 16-22 is Youth Sports Week
LearningRx Reviews the Benefits of Cognitive Baselines
For Young Athletes
July 1, 2018—(Colorado Springs, Colo.)—July 16-22 is Youth Sports Week and one-on-one brain training company LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com) is recommending that parents take young athletes in for a brain skills assessment to create their own cognitive skills baseline.
“A cognitive skills baseline will provide a measurement of the core brain skills we use to think, learn, remember and read,” explains LearningRx Chief Research & Development Officer Tanya Mitchell. “These include visual and auditory processing, memory, processing speed, attention and logic & reasoning. If an athlete later receives a concussion, we can once again measure their brain skills to see if any have been weakened by the injury.”
According to Mitchell, many parents incorrectly believe that the best predictor of post-injury severity and neurocognitive deficits is loss of consciousness. In reality, on-the-field amnesia is the most predictive symptom, and loss of consciousness occurs in fewer than 10% of concussions. Parents should watch for the following concussion symptoms:
- confusion or mood/behavior changes
- lightheadedness or dizziness
- blurred vision or tired eyes
- memory loss
- ringing in the ears
- bad taste in the mouth
- numbness or poor coordination in limbs
- fatigue or lethargy
- trouble with concentration, attention or thinking
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 39 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 100,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task — a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/.