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5 Reasons Your Child Might Need Brain Training (Not Tutoring) Is your child struggling in school? As a parent, it’s sometimes difficult to choose the best intervention for your children. You ask the pediatrician, your child’s teacher, and even other parents for recommendations when what you really want is an expert in thinking and learning…

5 Essential Ways LearningRx is Different from other Brain Training The creators of every brain training program agree on one thing: that the brain is changeable. That’s the beauty of neuroplasticity—that the brain can change through exposure to certain experiences. It’s the nature of those experiences that differentiates the individual programs. As a cognitive psychologist…

Does Brain Training Work? The Big Question Brain training is a hot topic right now. Does brain training really work? That’s a great question and one that I’m frequently asked. My answer is most always, “It depends.”  The outspoken critics of cognitive training have made it difficult to highlight the outstanding positive results that some…

The Peanuts Teacher, Research Articles, and What Really Matters A friend of mine finished his PhD as I was just getting started. He gave me a great piece of advice saying, “No one will ever be as excited about your research as you are.” He was right! And I’m so thankful he warned me. In…

Train Your Brain, Transform Your Tomorrow I recently gave a talk at the 2019 LearningRx Annual Convention to a wonderful group of brain trainers and LearningRx center owners from around the country. My message? Based on my research, I have learned a few important lessons about the conditions under which brain training is most effective.…

Train your brain to get into college? Open Letter to College Admission Offices: The Contribution of Cognitive Training to Improved College Entrance Exam Performance Research has shown us again and again that cognitive skills correlate with standardized math and language arts test scores, and that IQ scores are significant predictors of performance on college entrance…