BrainRx Cognitive Brain Training
Struggles with reading, memory, attention, and learning are typically caused by weak cognitive skills - a condition common in children and adults that’s often overlooked. Our unique programs target and strengthen those weak skills.
Our procedures consist of intense mental exercises that are also really fun to do. This is because our Cognitive Trainers know exactly how to encourage and challenge clients past their comfort zones and into the thrill of new accomplishments.
BrainRx is both a pioneer and leader in the field of cognitive training.
The client/trainer relationship is foundational to the BrainRx experience.
At BrainRx, you’ll do fun, challenging exercises for your brain with the help of your own personal Cognitive Trainer.
To understand the impact of working with a personal Cognitive Trainer, physical fitness training provides a great analogy. Think about what it’s like to commit to working out daily at the gym with a personal trainer who customizes your workouts, holds you accountable, and encourages you beyond your comfort zone. Now compare that with the experience of purchasing a workout DVD with the good intentions of making time to work out when you feel like it. See the difference? That’s the difference a training relationship can make.
The one-on-one training relationship can truly be a game changer in the brain training experience. The face-to-face nature of the training relationship allows BraiRx Cognitive Trainers to:
focus on results by customizing each training session and encouraging clients to work past their comfort levels.
focus on attitude by challenging clients to recognize and pursue their potential, learning to see failure not as something to be avoided at all costs, but as a temporary stepping stone to greater success.
focus on confidence by encouraging struggling children and adults to fully engage, embrace challenges, recognize improvements, and celebrate gains.
BrainRx Base Program
New client to BrainRx (children and adults)
One-on-one cognitive development program over a 4 - 8 month period, depending on the outcome of the initial cognitive assessment (Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills).
Cognitive One-on-One Training
In-centre supported Digital Training
BrainRx Booster Program
Only available on completion of a Base Program
BrainRx Booster Programs are available to clients who have completed a base program and are interested in, or require, additional cognitive training. The Booster Program can be done immediately following the Base Program, or anytime afterwards.
Follow-up program offered in 18-hr, 27-hr, 36-hr and 54-hr segments.
Advanced Cognitive One-on-One Training
Advanced In-centre supported Digital Training
Skills strengthened by BrainRx:
Some of the skills we strengthen include the following:
Attention (Selective, Divided and Sustained Attention) The ability to stay on task even when distractions are present.
Simultaneous Processing The ability to handle more than one thing at a time (i.e., the ability to recognize a word without sounding it out, listen to the instructor while taking notes, or to drive a car while carrying on a conversation).
Sequential Processing The ability to link a series of input over time. This is a skill required for reading so that the beginner can blend a series of sounds to create words and the advanced reader can link a series of words in order to understand the story or idea.
Planning The ability to decide how you are going to solve a problem, make sure it gets done, check it for mistakes, and modify it if needed.
Processing Speed The ability to perform cognitive tasks quickly which is an important skill for complex tasks or tasks that have many steps (i.e. if you are dividing two numbers in your head but the processing is slow, you might have forgotten an earlier calculation before you are done and have to start all over again. You took longer to do the problem than your ability to remember).
Short-Term Memory The ability to store and recall small amounts of information about the current situation. Students with short-term memory problems may need to look several times at something before copying, have problems following instructions, or need to have information repeated often.
Long-Term Memory The ability to recall information when needed that was stored in the past. This is very important for spelling, recalling facts on tests & exams, and comprehension.
Auditory Processing The ability to perceive, analyze, and conceptualize what is heard. This is critical in reading and spelling because it includes hearing, identifying and blending sounds, and sounding out words.
Visual Processing The ability to perceive, analyze, and think in visual images. This includes visualization, which is the ability to create a picture in your mind. Students who have problems with visual processing may reverse letters or have difficulty following instructions, reading maps, doing word math problems, and comprehension.