’Brain-Training’ Center Offers Monthly Learning Tips for Parents
LearningRx in Short Hills/Livingston shares insight into learning disabilities
Short Hills/Livingston, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) 11/29/2012 -- To encourage local parents to take an active role in their children’s educational development, LearningRx inShort Hills/Livingston, located at 636 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ, is offering a Tip of the Month for December.
This month’s learning-related tip relates to auditory processing:
The bad news: According to 130 studies by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, among others, 88 percent of those students who struggle to read have significant weakness in a single cognitive skill: auditory processing.
The good news: Luckily, there are very promising studies that show a 90 percent decrease in reading problems if children are first introduced to sound analysis activities. This might include things like rhyming or playing sound games when children learn how to add or omit sounds in a syllable.
The game to try at home: Help develop sound analysis skills by using blocks to make up nonsense words starting with two to three blocks. Create a nonsense word, then have the child remove one of the blocks and add a new one while verbally trying to figure out what the new nonsense word sounds like. (If the child can’t read, just say the sounds for them, and ask them to try to figure it out from hearing the sounds of what the new word would sound like when they switch the blocks.)
To learn more: If you’re concerned that your child has a learning disability, take a free, 20-question screening at www.LearningRx.com.
For a complete evaluation of cognitive learning abilities, contact Allise Bromfield of LearningRx in Short Hills/Livingston at 973-376-4646 .
LearningRx specializes in identifying and correcting the underlying cognitive skill deficiencies that keep people from achieving their full potential in school, business or life. The program was pioneered by Dr. Ken Gibson and refined over a decade of research and testing. Using a comprehensive skills assessment test and intensive one-on-one training, certified trainers quickly and effectively enhance weak cognitive skills such as attention, memory, processing speed, and problem solving. Students completing the program usually see three to four years of improvement in as little as 12 to 24 weeks and benefit from improved confidence, self-esteem and overall achievement. The company guarantees improvement for all people with deficiencies who complete the training.