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Academic Performance CAN be enhanced!

BRAINRX Waterkloof can help your child with learning, reading or attention difficulties and enhance your grades and higher achievement. Brain science proves that differences in individual
cognitive skills are often the reason that one student excels without much effort and another struggles. By strengthening individual, underlying mental skills in your student early this school year,
we can give you many reasons to be more confident about your child’s success. Stronger learning skills will give you and your child every reason to look to next year’s school year with confidence.

It’s never too late to help your child, but the timeframe is crucial. BrainRx President, Dr. Ken Gibson says: “There is an ideal window of time for a young person’s learning development. Neglect that window and it can seriously affect academic performance, job productivity, and even social standing.” He recommends that parents get their children tested as soon as they see any signs of trouble: disruptive or withdrawn behaviour, low motivation, excessive homework, resistance to going to school, or general academic problems.

Four common areas of learning difficulties that can be overcome:

The process of understanding language by interpreting written symbols for speech sounds. Poor readers are often labelled as “dyslexic,” which simply means “poor with words” or “poor reading skills.”

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a “disruptive behaviour disorder” characterized by inattention, hyperactivity or their combination. In those with ADD, the frontal cortex (surface) of the brain has more difficulty using glucose and less blood flow than in people without ADD. The frontal cortex inhibits impulses, initiates behaviour, and controls working memory.

Memory is the ability to recover information about past events or knowledge. It is divided into short term (working) memory and long-term. There is no age-bias when it comes to poor memory.

(Greek/Latin: counting badly). Today, the word serves as a broad term for learning difficulties in math. About 5 percent of people struggle with this learning disability. Most people with dyscalculia have normal or accelerated language acquisition, so parents simply sense that when it comes to math, something’s not connecting.

A more substantial and comprehensive evaluation
—a cognitive skills test—
can pinpoint the exact cause of learning problems.

Complete the FREE SCREENER now to see whether your child
has any undetected areas of weak cognitive skills.

A certified cognitive trainer at our Waterkloof Centre will contact you
with a free 10-15min telephonic consultation to discuss the results.