Is your child...

StrugglING in School?

If your child is struggling in school, the issue might not be behavioral or subject matter related. Many of our parents are surprised to learn that most learning  issues are related to cognitive struggles. These can be hard to recognize at first. At LearningRx, we analyze core cognitive skills such as attention, memory, auditory processing, processing speed, etc. This helps us get to the root cause of the learning  problem. We assess and improve cognitive skills with our ground breaking brain training program.

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RECOGNIZE THESE SYMPTOMS?

Struggling in school can be one of the most painful experiences for young students and their families. Many of the parents we meet in San Antonio, Texas have school aged children who are bright, creative, and happy. Though, no matter how hard they seem to try, they struggle to keep up in school. 

Struggling in school can look very different depending on the individual child, though in our years of experience, we've observed some patterns. Does your child:

​-  Get bad grades (even after studying and/or tutoring sessions?)

- Feel anxious or overly nervous before school exams?

- Struggle to complete or understand homework assignments?

- Try to avoid school with excuses and fake ailments?

- Get upset when he/she takes too long to complete school work?

- Cry, scream, break pencils, or crumple paper in frustration?

Most of our parents feel just as frustrated and sad about these results as their children. Helping your child deal with these issues can feel like an emotional burden. After all, we want our kids to excel, feel confident, and perform to the best of their abilities. Why do some students struggle more than others? Is this merely a comprehension gap? Is there any hope to change the score?

DID YOU KNOW?

Studies have found that most learning struggles are caused by weak cognitive skills.

Most people don't realize that cognitive skills and educational content are two completely different things. Our schools are usually focused on educational content, and cognitive skills are largely ignored or pushed to the back burner.

What does this mean for your child?

If you're like most of our parents, you've probably worked with your child on studying more educational content or hired a tutor to help him/her review classroom material. This isn't a bad thing to do. In fact, tutoring can be a great solution for many children who need a little extra help with topics like history and science. Though, if your child's struggles are caused by cognitive skill weaknesses, more tutoring might not be the best solution. Reading more and more content isn't going to help strengthen auditory processing skills (often found in children who struggle with reading comprehension.), It also won't help selective attention skills (essential focus skills necessary for learning challenging subjects.) 

Cognitive skills are the core areas that help us read, listen, comprehend, focus, and solve problems. Without a strong foundation in each of these areas, children will likely struggle to absorb the information they need to become successful students. 

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

The good news?

​Cognitive skills can be assessed and improved. Our groundbreaking training has made great strides by working 1 on 1 with students. 

In fact, among 2,003 clients who came to LearningRx with learning struggles or disabilities, the mean age was 13 years old, and the largest gains were seen in auditory processing, long-term memory, logic & reasoning, and broad attention. Long-term memory skills improved an average of 22 percentile points after brain training programs. The average gain in age-equivalent cognitive skills performance was 3.3 years. 

What does this mean for every day life?

Reading fluency and reading comprehension improved. Students were able to read their homework questions, understand what was being asked of them, and complete the homework without frustration. During important exams, the students felt a renewed sense of confidence in their ability to use the given information and pull from the facts they'd learned in the past to ​tackle challenging problems. It meant increased attention spans and less distractions, which resulted in more thorough answers, higher confidence, and better grades.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Our thorough one hour Cognitive Skills Assessment is the essential first step in our brain training process. This gives us and your entire family a clear picture of what your child's strengths and weaknesses are. Most of the families who visit us in our Northeast San Antonio training center are astounded by the results and energized by the telling information. It's much easier to improve when you know what to work on!

After the analysis, our brain trainers work 1 on 1 with you and your child to develop the best course of action based on your child's strengths and weaknesses. Our programs are designed to challenge our students with mental exercises that target the areas they're struggling with the most. Our students have commented about how "energized" they feel after their brain training sessions and how much confidence they've gained after working with our passionate, encouraging trainers. 

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A MESSAGE ABOUT COGNITIVE SKILLS

Gina Cruz, Owner of LearningRx San Antonio Northeast, discusses the impact school struggles can have on students. Frustration, hopelessness, and "stinking thinking" can be the result of the inability to focus on important tasks. 

Even more disheartening is the frustration families feel from not understanding the root cause of the issue. Once we've assessed the cognitive skill issue, our families are more informed about what causes the student to lose focus in the first place.  Learning your individual cognitive strengths and weaknesses can be one of the most empowering experiences you can have as a student. Once we know what needs improving, we can create a brain training plan that serves your growth.

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