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October is ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia and Breast Cancer Awareness Month LearningRx Warren offers FREE screenings for Attention, Reading & Post Chemotherapy Issues

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WARREN, NJ - October is a month for many things. On a carefree note, it is a time for leaves changing colors, pumpkin carving, hay hides and Halloween. On a more serious note, it is a time to raise awareness for important causes. Across the nation, October is designated not just for Breast Cancer Awareness, but also for Dyslexia Awareness and ADD/ADHD Awareness.

In recognition of these important issues, the brain training experts at LearningRx Warren are offering free screenings to determine the presence of cognitive weaknesses that may be inhibiting one’s ability to read and/or to focus and pay attention.  Free screenings will be available throughout the month at the LearningRx Center, 34 Mountain Blvd., Bldg. C in Warren.  Advance registration is required and spaces are limited. Call 908-22-BRAIN (908-222-7246) for more information or to reserve a spot.

“Attention, reading and memory skills are vital for success in school, work and life.” says Marcia Douglas Owner/Executive Director of LearningRx Warren.  Here’s how weak cognitive skills may manifest with regard to those we honor in the month of October.

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Reading

Research shows that as many as 2 out of every 5 school aged children can barely read. Many adults struggle to read as well. Regardless of age, symptoms of poor reading skills include:

  • Hesitation to read aloud
  • Lack of fluency in reading
  • Too much time doing homework
  • Struggle with reading unfamiliar words
  • Persistent spelling difficulties

Attention:

Regardless of age or gender,  symptoms associated with weak attention skills include:

• Taking much longer than peers to complete homework or work projects

• Low self-esteem, anxiety or depression

• Poor grades or work performance

• Significant time management challenges

• Chronic disorganization

• Procrastination and avoidance of school or work demands

Breast Cancer Related Brain Fog

Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment (PCCI), often referred to as “chemo brain” or “chemo fog” describes the cognitive impairment that can result from chemotherapy treatment. It is reported that approximately 20–30% of all people who undergo chemotherapy, including 10-40% of breast cancer survivors, experience some level of post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment. While any cancer patient may experience temporary cognitive impairment due to stress, fatigue, or depression, the long-term symptoms of PCCI are almost exclusively seen in patients treated for breast cancer and other cancers of the reproductive system.

Symptoms of PCCI include:

  • Poor memory and recall
  • Reduced speed of processing
  • Difficulty with attention, concentration and ability to multitask

Brain Training Offers a Solution for All Types of Challenges

Unfortunately, many professionals and parents don’t know there is a way to treat the root cause of ADHD, dyslexia and PCCI and instead resort to temporary strategies like reducing expectations, removing distractions, decreasing workloads and, for attention issues, medicating clients with stimulants. These accommodations and modifications might offer some short term relief, but don’t address the root cause of the issue like cognitive skills training.

Also known as personal brain training, one-on-one cognitive skills training uses the brain’s plasticity to rebuild neural connections, find faster routes to process information and increase the processing speed of existing connections. “Unlike tutoring, brain training improves the underlying skills needed to read, to learn, to remember and to pay attention better.” says Douglas.

All month long, members of the public are encouraged to contact LearningRx Warren at 908.22.BRAIN (222-7246) for more information about brain training or these free screenings.    

About LearningRx

LearningRx specializes in treating the cause ––not the symptoms––of learning struggles. The programs’ game-like exercises and one-on-one trainer-to-student ratios provide guaranteed dramatic improvement in as little as 12 to 24 weeks. With more than 80 centers across the country, LearningRx brain training can help anyone––from 5 to 85––increase the speed, power or function of their brain.www.learningrx.com

Editor's note: LearningRx Warren is an advertiser with TAPinto Warren. For information on advertising, contact Brenda A. Nemcek at bnemcek@ tapinto.net or (908)723-1033.

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