LearningRx - Brain Training to Study the Results of Digital and One-on-One Brain Training on ADHD-Related Complaints From College and High School Students
Colorado Springs, Colo, October 5, 2016 (Newswire.com) - A new research study posted on ClinicalTrials.gov will image the brains of 15- to 22-year-olds who have been diagnosed with ADHD, both before and after undergoing 14-weeks of LearningRx brain training. The study will use pre- and post-training MRIs to measure changes from one-on-one brain training and digital brain training, including cognitive function improvement, change in brain activity, reduction in ADHD symptoms, change in brain structure, and improvement in visual or auditory attention.
“The purpose of this investigation is to conduct a series of case studies on the impact of LearningRx cognitive training on cognitive skills, brain structure, and daily functioning for high school and college students with ADHD,” explains Dr. Amy Moore, research director of the Gibson institute of Cognitive Research (www.gibsonresearchinstitute.org), which is sponsoring the study. “The study will use a single case research design across multiple cases with start point randomization. Participants will complete 40 hours of one-on-one cognitive training delivered by a clinician and complemented with 20 hours of digital training activities on an iPad. Baseline and outcome measures will include cognitive testing, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, and quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) brain mapping.”
LearningRx Vice President of Research & Development Tanya Mitchell says the study provides more scientific evidence of the effectiveness of one-on-one brain training. “Our industry is constantly under scrutiny because it’s relatively young,” says Mitchell. “We tend to get lumped in with handheld brain games, supplements and mobile apps. We’re excited that the brain training industry has finally been given rigorous scientific criteria to meet because it allows us to demonstrate the effectiveness, validity and reliability of a program we’ve seen work for more than 95,000 clients.”
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task — a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/.