Before LearningRx, My Daughter Was a Reluctant Reader

Before my daughter began LearningRx, she was a very reluctant reader. She would even avoid reading things like street signs and advertisements. We would go over and over the sounds of letter combinations and the syllables of words but it never seemed to stick. I knew she was capable and intelligent but I felt like she was not making the connections necessary to become a confident reader. Another issue she struggled with was keeping a beat. For her, clapping a rhythm was worse than pulling teeth. The attempt drove her mad with frustration. It was like she couldn’t even conceive of how it was possible to do it. This made her first month at LRx quite a challenge since almost everything there is done with a metronome. However, even though she struggled, she enjoyed herself in the process. Her trainer made being at LRx less like work and more like a game for her. That was the best part of the LRx experience for me, to see my daughter work through something that was so challenging for her with such unwavering persistence and have fun in the process. Now that we’ve finished with LRx, I can see that her confidence in her abilities has greatly improved. She has no hesitation to pick up a 300 page book and read it all the way through. No longer does she see the written word as a burdensome barrier to be overcome but as a tool of exploration. The more she reads, the more she wants to read and LRx helped give her the tools for this journey. My daughter and I applaud (on beat mind you) this assistance and the wonderful people at...
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We Weren’t Interested in Tutoring Because We Wanted to Address the Problem at the Root

At the end of last school year, despite very good grades, we had concerns about our son’s retention of skills and his processing speed. We weren’t interested in tutoring because we wanted to address the problem at the root. Testing at LearningRx confirmed our concerns. After hearing about the curriculum, we decided to try the program. When I first saw the procedures, I panicked. I couldn’t imagine that he could do these skills. I certainly couldn’t. But as he mastered each successive level, we were amazed. Before long, the skills that had been so difficult at the beginning were now just routine. At times, our son was frustrated, but we just kept pushing through. His confidence really soared as he saw himself doing more and more difficult procedures. That has been the best part, watching him believe in himself. Out trainer has been wonderful. She was encouraging, but also knew when to push. She has always been willing to work with our schedule. We believe LearningRx has given our son a valuable gift for the future and are hoping to see the benefits for years to...
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I haven’t seen any drastic changes in his school performance

I just wanted to let you know that we have been doing LearningRx. It is a bit of a struggle to get him to do it, but not as bad as I thought it would be. They really do make the exercises into a fun game. We are doing the 12 week program because he had no reading difficulties. I get the feeling that the reading program gets more drastic results. We are about 3/4 of the way through and although he has definitely gotten better at the games I haven’t seen any drastic changes in his school performance. The LearningRx people tell me that it will take months for him to integrate his new brain skills and be able to apply them to different situations. So I have to take it on faith that this will help him. The jury is still out. The other component of this is that we moved in the middle of the experience so I am finishing up doing everything at home instead of still taking him to the center. I do have high hopes for the year, though. In OH he was in a middle school for 5th grade. Here in IN he is back in an elementary for 6th. That should help. I will keep you posted about whether the LearningRx helps....
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A Proud Mother’s Letter to Her Daughter

You have worked so tremendously hard during the last few months. When we first started with LearningRx, you had just finished the school year. Even though you were anxious to have a break from school, you accomplished every training session with determination. One of the train goals was to have a better and easier time at bedtime. You have made wonderful and exceptional progress with this. I couldn’t be happier with how well you are doing with this now! Another thing we both wanted to see improve was your reading and your enjoyment of it. I was so proud today, when you told me that you and your friends had started a book club. Now, I see you reading on your own, just because you want to; how wonderful!! I have seen your relationships with your friends improve and become easier for you. I am also very proud of you for acting more respectful at home. Above all, I am so, so proud of the effort you have put in to doing your best with LearningRx. I am extremely proud of...
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Our Son’s Self-Esteem Has Improved

LearningRx has been great for our son and us. We feel that his self-esteem has improved a lot and we have been impressed with his self-discipline in doing the work. We could not have had a better trainer. She was always so upbeat, energetic, and encouraging. We are going to miss her so much and hope to keep in touch.
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