Falling Behind Already? | LearningRX Leesburg

LWMNovDec2014small_Page_27It’s early in the school year, but for a student with attention issues, a weak memory or poor logic and reasoning skills, it doesn’t take long to see them falling behind and losing confidence in their abilities. Homework can take hours, and frustration can run high for both students and parents. When this pattern repeats itself year after year, a child’s self-image can be deeply affected and have a huge impact on their future. With report cards and parent/teacher conferences looming, it makes sense to ask the question “Can anything be done to get to the root of my child’s learning challenges?”

The answer is “Yes!” Our family found the help we needed at LearningRx. We pursued brain training as an alternative to tutoring when an education specialist suggested we look into the
programs at LearningRx. Our oldest daughter had significant learning struggles from an early age and after trying medications and therapies to no avail, we signed her up for an intensive cognitive brain training program.

My experience with weakened cognitive skills did not begin with my daughter. When I was 12 years old my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and over the next nine years I witnessed his cognitive abilities slowly decline. Not only was his memory an issue but his processing speed and his logic and reasoning skills were deeply affected. I only wish brain training had been available to him when he was first diagnosed.

At LearningRx we provide intense one on one brain training tailored to the individual needs of our clients. Regardless of the weakness— long term/short term memory, attention,  auditory/visual processing, logic and reasoning…etc… We guarantee that our clients will experience an increase in their abilities by the completion of their program.

Read some comments of our families who have experienced life changing results…

Before LearningRx, my wife and I did everything that we knew to do in order to help our 7-year-old daughter. We thought it was just a speech delay that prevented her from expressing herself to us, but through LearningRx, we were able to discover the root problem with our daughter. As a result of their brain training, and individualized instruction sessions, we have noticed great gains in Samantha’s ability to speak freely, and express herself more clearly. All of this within just over a month of training. I am looking forward to even more gains! Might I add, that the owners Mr. and Mrs. Hollenbeck are awesome as well! That never hurts! Thank you LearningRx.
Brandon S.

My son struggled with his English SOL and did not pass at the end of the school year. After LearningRx this summer, he went right in, and breezed through the re-test.
Lynne A.

Our son, Malik, is 7 years old. He was diagnosed with autism about 2 years ago. We looked for many options to help him with his developmental delay. We finally decided to proceed with LearningRx because of the science behind it. We were very impressed with their knowledge and kindness. They care very much for Malik and his development. Malik has been with  LearningRx for about 2 months now, and just this last weekend, he looked at my coffee mug and said “Daddy, can I read what’s on your cup?”. I said “Sure sweetie.” Malik read the entire sentence; this was his first sentence. It made me so happy. The sentence says: “It is fun to have fun but you have to know how” by Dr. Seuss.
Abdul Z.

We’re in the middle of brain training at LearningRx Leesburg and can already see results in our son. He is more cooperative at home and attacks his homework assignments without having meltdowns. Everyone at LearningRx is helpful, kind and professional. We couldn’t be happier with his trainer Wendy. I’d highly recommend them to anyone with a child who has challenges at school. We know this will impact him for the rest of his life.
Lori J.

By Lian Hollenbeck, LearningRx Leesburg

Can This School Year Be Different? YES, it Can! Yes, it Will! | LearningRX Leesburg

As a mom, I always look forward to a new school year. Yellow pencils, backpacks, cute, new school clothes, all the bright gear for new beginnings and new adventures. I want my children to succeed this year.

Every year, my husband and I encouraged, recognized and rewarded our kid’s success. We loved that they got excited and felt positively about themselves. But the excitement began to fade every fall as they began to notice that they were struggling in areas that were easy for other children. For the years that followed, the beginning of the school year meant stressful teacher meetings and those frustrating talks with our kids.

I hoped and prayed my kids would look forward to the school year with greater expectations and real excitement, but as the summer began to fade all we’d hear was…

“School is boring, boring, boring!”

“It’s just stupid.”

“Only recess is fun…”

We lost several years hoping that this year would be different, but none of the academic interventions changed their underlying weaknesses. The outside help we hired barely made a difference in how they saw themselves or their confidence in school.

That’s when we tried something totally different. That’s when we were rewarded with huge improvements. Our oldest two children went through individualized programs at LearningRx and now they’re excited again about school and we’re all excited what the future holds. LearningRx is not tutoring. We tried tutoring. We tried multiple tutors. Tutors were re-teaching material that our children didn’t get the first time.

Unfortunately, tutors could not treat the cause behind learning difficulties. They didn’t know how. But at LearningRx they trained our kids’ brains to focus better, think faster and retain more information. They made learning easier by treating the cause behind weak academic skills. Our kids were more successful and better yet, they knew they were becoming more successful! That’s why my husband and I are owners of LearningRx Leesburg. Now we live with children that believe they are capable of anything!

The best part of what we do is that we aren’t limited to just helping children and teens. LearningRx has proven it’s effectiveness with students of all ages and all academic performance levels. Since research has now revealed that IQ is not fixed and the brain can improve its cognitive ability at any age, we can help young professionals working towards a promotion, career adults struggling to stay on top of their game, as well as senior adults with weak memory skills. And the changes are permanent. So ask yourself, “Can this year be different?” My answer is yes—it can be with a stronger, faster brain at LearningRx. Take a moment and see our story at: www.learningrx.com/leesburg. We live with the proof that a changed brain means a changed life.

By Lian Hollenbeck, LearningRx Leesburg

Summer is Here… Time to Dive into those College Essays!

college checklistHappy Summer 2014! By the time this issue hits the streets everyone should have fi nished the regular school year and looking forward to fun in the sun, toes in the sand, amusement park rides and very “happy to forget” reading writing and math for a couple of months! Sorry to burst the bubble on those happy thoughts if you have a rising senior at home who is college bound. Summer break is a great time to get a head start on some of the things that will make your student stand out from the pack with the college admissions officers.

The number one complaint I hear from high school seniors in the fall, “Coach Lee, I don’t have enough time to work on my essays and keep up with my 3 AP classes, SAT/ACT prep, school, athletics, etc, etc, etc!” Or another common complaint, “How come I have to write so many essays? Don’t they know I have to keep up my grades, too?!” Yes, you will have to write an essay for each school you apply to, and essays for scholarships, too. You can draft a number of great essays during the summer and then just tweak them a little depending on the school or scholarship.

I recently spoke with a college admissions offi cer and asked what would be her number one tip to for a high school senior over the summer. Aside from the obvious campus visits, asking for recommendation letters early, summer internships and SAT prep, spending dedicated time crafting the college application essays
would be the best time spent for a student. The essay needs to tell your story in your voice. It is the one piece of the process you have total control over. In many cases, the essay will be the substitute for the in person interview. Think about it. A wellcrafted personal essay is your opportunity to convince someone who has never met you why you are the right choice for their school. It is your chance to show them who you are, your values, and your character. Most of us cannot portray that message in a
couple of hours of writing.

The summer break is the perfect time to get your essays drafted and completed without the distractions and stress every student has once the school year starts.

Happy writing!

By Luanne Lee, CCPRS

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