(Warren, NJ), October 21, 2013 – October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month and the brain training experts at LearningRx Warren are offering free dyslexia screenings.
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children and affects approximately 5 to 20 percent of the population at large. Most people now understand that dyslexia really isn’t just about reversing letters and can impact even very smart people. According to Marcia Douglas, Owner/Executive Director of LearningRx Warren, “Despite greater overall awareness about dyslexia, many people still don’t know that over 80% of struggling readers have one or more weak underlying cognitive skills, including working memory, executive function, attention and/or auditory processing.”
“Thanks to advances in modern medicine like neuroimaging,” Douglas went on to say, “there’s a lot of new research about the science of dyslexia – from its causes to how to essentially eradicate it.” One piece of evidence that continues to appear in scientific studies is that the only proven solution to treat the root cause of dyslexia (i.e. weak cognitive skills) is brain training.
Unlike the many digital brain training games on the market, intensive, one-on-one brain training uses the brain’s plasticity to rebuild neural connections, find faster routes to process information and increase the processing speed of existing neural connections.
“Most people don’t even know this type of ‘brain training’ exists,” Douglas explained. “This isn’t magic, it’s science. LearningRx cognitive skills training can literally change a person’s brain. Through intensive one-on-one training sessions a trainer can help a student of any age learn better and retain information. It’s not tutoring – it’s improving the underlying skills needed to learn and perform tasks well. It’s like strength conditioning for the brain.”
Throughout the month of October parents or grandparents can bring their children in for a free dyslexia screening. Adults who have struggled with reading or learning may also take advantage of this special offer, or can schedule a more comprehensive cognitive skills assessment, which includes a consultation with Douglas to review the results of the testing, to pinpoint the underlying causes of his/her difficulties and to identify appropriate avenues for help.
To schedule a free screening or a comprehensive cognitive skills testing package, call 908-22-BRAIN (908-222-7246). Be sure to mention the Dyslexia 2013 campaign to receive a free e-book, “Unlock The Einstein Within: Applying New Brain Science To Wake Up The Smart In Your Child” by Dr. Ken Gibson (valued at $19.95).
LearningRx specializes in treating the cause – not the symptoms – of learning struggles. The programs’ game-like exercises and 1:1 trainer-to-student ratios provide guaranteed dramatic improvement in as little as 12 to 24 weeks. With more than 80 centers across the country, LearningRx brain training can help anyone – from 5 to 85 – increase the speed, power or function of their brain. For more information, stop by LearningRx Warren, 34 Mountain Blvd., Building C; call 908-22-BRAIN (222-7246); or visit them online at www.learningrx.com/warren.
To learn more about LearningRx, visit www.learningrx.com.