LearningRx – Brain Training – One-on-One Brain Training Company Reviews Three Tips for Parents of Children Who Struggle with Math
April is Mathematics Awareness Month
LearningRx – Brain Training – One-on-One Brain Training Company Reviews
Three Tips for Parents of Children Who Struggle with Math
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – In a nod to April being Mathematics Awareness Month, one-on-one brain training company LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com) is sharing three tips for parents of children who struggle with math.
- Stop relying on classroom modifications. By allowing a child to take longer than his/her classmates to complete a test, or giving them a private room in order to avoid distractions, you’re doing nothing to address the root cause of math struggles. More than 90 percent of the time, learning struggles are due to weak cognitive skills. So a child who needs these two particular modifications likely has slow processing speed and weak attention skills. Start by taking your child to a personal brain training center to get a cognitive skills assessment.
- Understand the difference between tutoring and one-on-one brain training. Tutoring has its place: when a student falls behind in a subject due to a family move or extended illness or injury, tutoring can help catch them up on the material. But for ongoing math struggles, one-on-one brain training addresses the root cause by targeting and training the cognitive skills needed to think, learn, understand and remember.
- Recognize that no one is destined to be “just bad at math.” Although genes may play some role in math struggles, dyscalculia (the fancy word for “trouble with numbers”) doesn’t have to be a permanent struggle. Unlike online brain games, personalized brain training uses customized exercises and incorporates immediate feedback, intensity and loading, among other features, to work on brain skills.
“We have a specific program for children, teens and adults who struggle with math,” says LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com) Chief Research Officer Tanya Mitchell. “Our MathRx program trains the cognitive skills needed to efficiently and effectively develop numerical fluency, learn math concepts, solve problems and perform calculations.”
To learn more about Mathemathics Awareness Month, visit http://www.ams.org/samplings/math-awareness-month/mam.
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 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 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 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/.