LearningRx – Grayson’s Story
Writer / Kathi Moore
“As a parent, what would you do to prepare your child for life?” asks Sheri Good, mother of three whose youngest son, Grayson, 11, became extremely frustrated with school, spending hours doing work that should have taken minutes. “He was struggling to read, spell, and remember information at school and at home. “He was starting to give up, lose confidence in himself, and we were definitely butting heads just to get his school work done,” Sheri says.
Sheri was no stranger to learning struggles. Three years earlier, Grayson’s older brother, Chandler, had similar learning difficulties; his self-esteem very much affected. After tearfully asking Sheri why he struggled to find answers to his schoolwork, she began searching for a solution. “He was ready to give up,” Sheri recalls.
A friend recommended that Sheri look into LearningRx for help. “After just 24 weeks, Chandler was more confident and could retain so much more information,” raves Sheri. “Now, he is a sophomore in high school and an independent student.”
So, when Grayson started having similar difficulties, Sheri knew just what to do to help him succeed. She called LearningRx, where Grayson took a 90-minute initial assessment, and then started a brain-training program specifically for his needs.
“Many learning problems are caused by inefficiencies in how the brain actually processes information—things like memory, attention, and processing speed,” says Heather Koenig, Executive Director and owner of LearningRx in Indianapolis. “We aren’t tutoring, which will only offer temporary help if there is underlying cognitive deficiencies. We are brain trainers offering a permanent solution to learning struggles. With our initial assessment, we can pinpoint the underlying cause for cognitive deficiencies and create a brain training solution that puts people on the path to learning faster, easier, and more efficiently for life. We help children to adults. and can assist people with traumatic brain injury, stroke, ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Auditory Processing Disorder, learning difficulty—and those who are just wanting to get a sharper, competitive edge.”
Grayson’s 24-week program addressed deficiencies as he worked one-on-one with a Cognitive Skills Trainer. His training included scientifically researched based activities and drills to help him overcome what was holding him back. Grayson says, “It wasn’t easy, but I worked hard at it and I saw a lot of change in my schoolwork and my life. I even got better at my sports. In baseball, I was able to ‘read’ the pitcher before the pitch, or see what an opposing team was planning when I watched sports.”
Sheri explains, “LearningRx has equipped both of my sons for life in areas that I could not do on my own. They have given me teaching tools to use at home for future reference through their brain-training program. Both Grayson and Chandler are currently using the skills they learned in training to work through junior and senior high school.”
“LearningRx takes the frustration out of school work. It is a sacrifice of both time and money; however, the time and money are far less than most people spend on their kids’ sporting activities. My boys are able to soak up what they are being taught, and work through homework now that would have felt impossible before. My answer to parents who ask me about LearningRx usually ends, ‘Are you willing to give them the confidence and skills needed to survive in the real world?’”
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