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Brain Training for ADHD: Human Interaction Is Key

Researchers Explain How Clinician-Delivered Brain Training is More Beneficial than Computer Brain Games for Remediating Multiple Cognitive and Social-Emotional Struggles Frequently Associated with ADHD. Not only do children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently struggle with memory and speed of information processing, they also navigate deficits in social cognition and self-esteem.  Mainstream approaches… read more

More Than Games: Brain Training Improves Intelligence in Kids

Research Supports Brain Training Efficacy when Delivered by a Personal Trainer! The results of a randomized controlled trial, published in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, support the efficacy of the ThinkRx one-on-one cognitive training program in improving cognitive skills and IQ scores in students ages 8 to 14 years. The study showed statistically significant generalized… read more

Every Parent’s Secret Wish: Brain Train Better Behavior

Children with learning struggles often present with negative behaviors as well. Scientific research has yet to confirm the specific underlying neurological connection, although parents and practitioners claim a synergistic relationship between cognitive improvements and behavioral improvements. Regardless of the underlying connection, many parents desperately wish for an intervention that will mitigate both cognitive and behavioral… read more

Top 5 Must-Read Books for Parents of Children with ADHD

Parenting is hard. Parenting a child with ADHD can be even harder. Here are five must-read books on my bookshelf for parents of children with ADHD. They are full of valuable tips and tricks for making parenting a little easier. 1. The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, PhD Tired of endless screaming, hitting, biting,… read more

Smile More for a Happier You

Pop culture and media try to convince us that smiling people are happier…and you would be too, if you smiled more. But can the act of smiling actually influence the way you feel? The psychological hypothesis of facial feedback proposes that facial movements do in fact influence one’s emotional state. Yet since this theory was… read more

Microbiota Transfer Therapy for Autism Improvements

Scientific research reports a correlation between Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and abnormal gut microbiota. In a clinical trial of Microbiota Transfer Therapy (MTT), 18 participants diagnosed with ASD underwent a comprehensive program including bowel cleanse, antibiotics, antacids, and fecal microbiota transplant. After the 18-week research trial scientists reported improvements in ASD symptoms and reduced gastrointestinal… read more

3 Life-Changing Behavioral Improvements from Brain Training with ADHD Kids

Johnny raced to the classroom window once again, distracted by the lively brown squirrel scampering up the trunk of a nearby pine tree. His teacher sighed and repeated the gentle reminder for him to return to his seat and pay attention. As she turned back to the teaching of essay questions, she could already hear… read more

Adjust to College by Embracing Solitude

I could hear the tears in her voice: “Mom, I’m so lonely! I don’t know anyone here!” My heart ached for her, but I knew urging her to get out and ‘make friends’ would only add to her introverted angst. Instead, I reminded her to embrace the solitude; to relish the quiet times alone for… read more

Mind-blowing Evidence for Brain Training and Neuroplasticity

From childhood learning disabilities to age-related dementia, new research provides evidence for treatment that can truly make a difference. This compelling video offers hope for a smarter tomorrow! In this inspirational but research-packed talk, cognitive and educational psychologist Dr. Amy Moore from Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research at LearningRx shares the lessons she’s learned from… read more

The Self-Absorbed Brain

Ever been accused of being self-absorbed? Well new research confirms that you are…but don’t feel too bad about it. Your brain is automatically and instinctively self-centered; in fact, all healthy human brains are! The Association for Psychological Science published a fascinating research study on the apparent automaticity of the human brain’s self-absorption. Participants were tested… read more

Growth Mindset For Better Grades

It’s back-to-school time and many parents are eager for ideas and interventions to help middle and high-schoolers achieve better grades this fall. Instead of relying on teachers, curriculum, and homework, new research points to grade improvements resulting from a growth mindset. The growth mindset, pioneered by psychologist Carol Dweck, is the simple yet profound concept… read more

Neurological Underpinnings of Dyslexia

Dyslexia can be a devastating disability for children and adults alike, who are otherwise functionally and developmentally typical in every way. Patients, parents, and scientists have long searched for deeper understanding of this cognitive phenomenon, and recent research brings insight! An article published in the Journal of Neuroscience describes new findings in regard to the… read more