Brain Training & Academics

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

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

Training The Preschool Brain

Symptoms of ADHD and other attention struggles can manifest in very young children. Even babies and toddlers reveal signs of atypical attention patterns that can lead to later cognitive struggles. Yet there is very little scientific foundation for early intervention and few resources available for parents of toddlers with signs of attention problems.   For most kids who display signs and symptoms… read more

Classroom Training Options for Improving ADHD Student Outcomes

Parents and educators of children with ADHD have long been seeking non-pharmaceutical options for improving behavior, focus, impulse control, and learning. The London University of Exeter recently conducted a meta-analysis of 28 studies on school-based interventions for students with ADHD. Researchers evaluated randomized controlled trials in order to discover any consistent themes of improvement or… read more

Brain Training for Drug Use Recovery

Preteens and Marijuana: Long-term Cognitive Damage The October issue of American Journal of Psychiatry includes a powerful research study on 11-13 year old (7th grade) students and the lasting impact of marijuana use. Scientists recruited over 3,800 young teens across 31 middle school in the Montreal, Canada area for an assessment study over four years.… read more

Kids Hate School? Brain Training To The Rescue!

By Terissa Miller, MS Psy This time last year Matthew had a frown on his face. Another school year was looming; in just days he would once again face the agonizing frustrations of the classroom and his struggle to comprehend what was taught. His self-confidence had slowly eroded over the past couple of years, as… read more

Brainy Learning

Thanks to developments in neurosciences and technology we are better able to understand how the brain works and learns. New teaching strategies are being developed to offer hope for better learning and retention. One research group worked with kids from Isfahan, Iran to see how brain-based teaching/training compares to standard teaching methods. The participants consisted… read more

Hitting Home: How Brain Training Changed My Son’s Life

by Tanya Mitchell This morning there was a beautiful sunrise here in Colorado, we even stopped the car on the way to school to take a picture. This afternoon Kip played baseball, he went 3 for 4 hitting with 4 RBIs, an idyllic end to the day, but it wasn’t always this way. It was… read more