Brain Training vs. Tutoring

LearningRx vs. Brain Balance

LearningRx vs. Brain Balance: Online Assessments


LearningRx Online Assessment

Brain Balance Online Assessment

My Child…
My Child…

Has difficulty maintaining attention
Has had difficulty learning things like riding a bike or skipping

Takes a long time to complete tasks
Has difficulty staying seated at meals

Poor reading comprehension
Doesn’t like to touch things with his/her hands

Often asks to have things repeated
Does not find eating pleasurable, sometimes hates eating and is not particular to sweets

Poor sense of direction/map reading skills
Has trouble expressing emotions

Has difficulty understanding stories or jokes
Is frequently tense and doesn’t appear to be happy very often

Has difficulty organizing activities
Generally does things slowly

Is argumentative (oppositional behavior) and tends to be uncooperative. A first tendency is to say no
Has difficulty forming friendships. Other kids do not call the house to play

Makes spelling errors in written assignments
(As a student) is very analytical (processes ideas step by step)

Has difficulty recalling stories and jokes
Talks very close to someone’s face, seemingly invading personal space

Jigsaw puzzles are difficult or avoided
Has very erratic behavior: good one day, bad the next

Thoughts and materials are poorly organized
Craves certain foods, especially dairy and wheat products

Avoids prolonged mental effort
Has fine motor problems (poor or slow handwriting)

Is often one of the last to complete tests
Has difficulty getting dressed independently

Has difficulty sounding out unknown words
Displays poor auditory processing

Gets poor test results when being tested for facts
Lacks motivation for school and homework, but not for things they enjoy

Misreads similar words
Is withdrawn and shy with people they don’t know

Poor at or avoids games like chess and checkers
Feels as if he/she is stupid or has poor self-esteem

Is impulsive
Does not enjoy doing homework

Writing assignments take too long
Tests poorly, even when prepared for the test

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These questionnaires, taken from each company’s website, can give parents a good idea of who it is that LearningRx Brain Training Centers and Brain Balance Achievement Centers aims to help in their programs. While both programs have worked with individuals with various diagnoses and concerns, there is a marked difference between their approach.

LearningRx focuses on cognitive skills. Brain Balance focuses on Sensory Motor Integration.

If your child is struggling to learn, remember, or pay attention, then a cognitive skills program that is designed to train those weak skills could be of great benefit. If your child is struggling with reading, math, or another school subject, research shows that an underlying cognitive skill weakness may be to blame. Brain training with a LearningRx trainer can improve weak cognitive skills and can help your child think faster, remember more, and perform better. If you have a child who struggled with gross motor development—things like learning to crawl, ride a bike, or tie their shoes, then a sensory motor integration program may be a good option to improve those crucial developmental skills. Similarly, if you notice a sensory issue, such as discomfort with foods or clothing, sensory motor integration may help.

LearningRx vs. Brain Balance Results

Because results are so important to parents and families, LearningRx pre- and post-tests each student who completes a one-on-one brain training program. Across 17,998 students, the average IQ increase is 15 points and for reading students, the average reading gain is more than three years in as little as six months. LearningRx has worked with children and adults with:

• reading/dyslexia/auditory processing disorders
• struggling students
• learning disabilities
• preschoolers
• speech and language disorders
• autism spectrum disorders
• enhancement
• traumatic brain injury
• professionals
• senior adults/adults with mild cognitive impairment

Within the “Client Outcomes and Research Results” report, you can see additional information on LearningRx clients’ results, and view outcomes by subgroup. Beyond the statistics, LearningRx also has thousands of testimonials from happy clients and their families.

On the other hand, Brain Balance lists only their clients’ testimonials as evidence of their results. While a personal story is often very touching and convincing, Brain Balance does not share scientific evidence of their results online (through test results, peer-reviewed articles, and randomized controlled trials).

LearningRx vs. Brain Balance Cost

3 responses to “LearningRx vs. Brain Balance”

  1. Vicki O. says:

    We made an investment in our grandson’s future with Learning RX! Aaron’s learning, retention, reasoning ability and confidence grew significantly since he began the program.
    In 4th Grade, Math was the most difficult subject for him, and is now in 5th grade is his favorite subject! He has gone from “I️ hate school!” to being up and ready to go without the bad mood.
    This leg of Aaron’s journey came to an end today after several months, but thankfully, they will be there to help him if/when he needs a booster in the future.
    Thanks, Learning RX! You were the answer to this grandmother’s prayer!

  2. Nancy says:

    When my daughter, Kimberly, began this journey she was shy, introverted, and self-conscious, especially at school. She would often not want to go to school or would call midday wishing to come home early. Through this eight month journey she has taken in LearningRx I have seen her come out of her shell in a way I feared would never be possible. She has learned so much through the work with her trainers, the at-home exercises, and the experience as a whole. For the first time Kimberly is reading street signs while we are on the road, packages and signs in stores, and is even picking up books to read in her own time. Instead of being upset about going to school, she is excited and even cried when she had to miss a day due to illness.

    I am so grateful for the progress LearningRx has allowed Emerson to make, both academically and in her personal life. I am excited to see what this school year holds for her as she enters into 4th grade as a confident, well prepared student!

  3. Sarah T says:

    LearningRx was the best choice for my ADHD son. He started the program last year with failing grades and bad life choices. This year he’s totally different. He is doing homework by himself, has really nice friends and is getting better grades. LearningRx was a huge part of his change.

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