About LearningRx Shreveport
We serve children, teens, and adults who feel held back in school, work, or life by something related to brain performance, including memory skills, reading, attention, problem-solving, or simply thinking speed.
If you visit our Shreveport-Bossier brain training center, we can show you the revolutionary testing and training techniques that have already helped so many individuals and families in our community.
If you are looking for tutoring or a tutoring center, what we offer is very different. Why not see how we can help, instead? Call us, stop by for a visit, or email us with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why not find out what LearningRx can do for you or someone you love?
The first step is scheduling a Cognitive Skills Assessment to discover if any weak cognitive skills might be making life harder than it needs to be. Call us today to get started!
Hi! My name is Donesa Walker.
I am the Director of the LearningRx Shreveport-Bossier Brain Training Center.
I am glad you found our site. We would love to have you stop by and visit our Shreveport-Bossier brain training center at 8856 Youree Drive, Suite D in Shreveport, La.
Or perhaps you’d like to reach us by phone at (318)797-8523.
LearningRx works with struggling students and even adults, training the cognitive skills the brain uses to read, remember, learn, and pay attention.
Many struggles with learning, reading, memory, and attention are caused by weak cognitive skills. At LearningRx, we identify weak skills using a comprehensive Cognitive Assessment,
and then we target and train those skills by pairing clients with personal brain trainers for fun, challenging exercises for the brain. We call it brain training. Our clients call it life changing.
To see a snapshot of the cognitive abilities of a child or adult who is struggling to learn or read, take our Learning Skills Discovery Survey.
It’s a short, 3-minute questionnaire you can take for yourself (or for someone else) that can give you insights regarding the cause of the struggle.
Brain Training 101
Brain training trains the cognitive skills the brain uses to think and learn.
Cognitive skills are the core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. Working together, they take incoming information and move it into the bank of knowledge you use every day at school, at work, and in life.
Each of your cognitive skills plays an important part in processing new information. That means if even one of these skills is weak, no matter what kind of information is coming your way, grasping, retaining, or using that information is impacted. In fact, most learning struggles are caused by one or more weak cognitive skills.
What it does: Enables you to stay focused and on task for a sustained period of time
Common problems when this skill is weak: Lots of unfinished projects, jumping from task to task
What it does: Enables you to stay focused and on task despite distractions
Common problems when this skill is weak: Easily distracted
What it does: Enables you to remember information while doing two things at once
Common problems when this skill is weak: Difficulty multitasking, frequent mistakes
What it does: Enables you to recall information stored in the past
Common problems when this skill is weak: Forgetting names, doing poorly on tests, forgetting things you used to know
What it does: Enables you to hang on to information while in the process of using it
Common problems when this skill is weak: Having to read the directions again in the middle of a project, difficulty following multi-step directions, forgetting what was just said in a conversation
Logic & Reasoning
What it does: Enables you to reason, form ideas, and solve problems
Common problems when this skill is weak: Frequently asking “What do I do next?” or saying “I don’t get this,” struggling with math, feeling stuck or overwhelmed
What it does: Enables you to analyze, blend, and segment sounds
Common problems when this skill is weak: Struggling with learning to read, reading fluency, or reading comprehension
What it does: Enables you to think in visual images
Common problems when this skill is weak: Difficulties understanding what you’ve just read, remembering what you’ve read, following directions, reading maps, doing word math problems
What it does: Enables you to perform tasks quickly and accurately
Common problems when this skill is weak: Most tasks are more difficult. Taking a long time to complete tasks for school or work, frequently being the last one in a group to finish something
It’s never too late to take action and work on weak cognitive skills.
How is LearningRx brain training different from online brain training games?
The difference is in our unique personal trainer approach. The face-to-face nature of the training relationship allows LearningRx brain trainers to do three critical things:
- • 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 engage, embrace challenges, recognize improvements, and celebrate gains.
Not at all. While both are effective, brain training and tutoring are actually different solutions to different problems.
From kindergarten through grad school, students typically struggle because of one of two problems:1. New information wasn’t grasped because it was presented poorly (or missed entirely)
2. Weak cognitive skills are making it hard to grasp new information (even when it is presented well)
Tutoring works on the first problem; LearningRx brain training works on the second.
There are definitely times to hire a tutor. For example, if your child didn’t learn classroom content because he or she was home with the flu, because a teacher on maternity leave was replaced by a string of substitutes, or because construction workers nearby were operating jackhammers all month long, hire a tutor. In other words, if identifiable circumstances have interfered with the delivery of information to your child, hiring someone to redeliver that information makes sense.
There are also times to hire a one-on-one brain trainer. For example, if your child is struggling in school in general—struggling in more than one class, or struggling over the course of several school years— help from a brain trainer can make a real difference. This is because brain training targets the cognitive weaknesses that are keeping your child from repeatedly grasping new information when it’s presented in class.
Will my child outgrow his or her learning struggle?
Not necessarily. Children and teens (and even adults) who struggle do so for a reason, and the reason may be weak cognitive skills. As your child is maturing, weak cognitive skills may not catch up (which is why adults can struggle with weak cognitive skills, too). Perhaps a better question is, while your child is struggling, how are those struggles impacting his or her self-image? Confidence? Love of learning? Whatever stage of education or life you or your child are in, it’s never too soon to take action to work on weak cognitive skills.
What causes reading struggles?
Most reading struggles are due to a weakness in auditory processing. This is the cognitive skill that allows us to identify, segment, and blend sounds. But other weak skills can interfere with reading, too. For example, poor attention skills can mean a reader is frequently distracted, poor memory skills can interfere with recall, and poor visual processing skills can keep a reader from creating the mental pictures that help them comprehend and engage with what they just read. LearningRx brain training works on each of these weaknesses.
Not at all. Because cognitive weaknesses are not necessarily strengthened by time, children who struggle with reading, learning, reasoning, remembering, or paying attention often grow into adults with the same struggles. Many of our clients are, in fact, adults of all ages and stages of life, from the college-bound, to career builders, to seniors.
One of our very intentional goals as a company is to “WOW” our customers.
And we do!
We measure the satisfaction of our clients using a well-known rating scale, The Satisfaction Rating, which asks, “On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being highest), how likely are you to recommend LearningRx to a friend or colleague?”
When asked that question, clients who went through our programs gave us, on average, a 9.5 out of 10.
In addition, every year, we receive hundreds of testimonies from clients who are thrilled with the life changing results they’ve experienced though LearningRx.
The stories shared by our clients and their families speak highly of the value of our programs. Here’s what they’re saying:
“LearningRx has given my daughter a whole new outlook.
Her whole self-image has changed because she has learned strategies to help her with things she found too challenging in the past. She finally can say from her heart, ‘I can do it.’
LearningRx has been a priceless experience for my daughter. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” - Randale and Rhonda, parents of Camellia, age 12
“For years my family and I have been praying that we would receive a miracle that would change our son’s life. Five years later, we received our miracle when we were introduced to LearningRx.
Thank you, LearningRx. This has been the greatest milestone of our lives. We love all of you so much! It just shows that when you have an army of caring people to help, and the right tools, anything is possible!” -A mother of a 14-year-old boy
“I now see a bright future in store for McKall. Her confidence is up, she calls herself smart, she understands directions, etc.
What McKall has been able to accomplish while at LearningRx is truly amazing and, in my eyes, an answer to years of prayer. We are truly grateful for the program.” -Angie, mother of McKall, age 16
At LearningRx, you’ll do fun, challenging exercises for your brain with the help of your own personal trainer.
To understand the impact of working with a personal brain 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 trainer that our daughter had truly became a friend. She knew how to push her to her limits with time to laugh and recover. Would I recommend it to a parent? Unequivocally, yes!”
“Our trainers, Annie and Matt, were great! They were supportive and encouraging and they became like family. They truly cared about us and our success.”
“As he began training with Mrs. Gloria, things started changing immediately. Our son actually stated that for the first time, he actually felt that he had partners (Mrs. Gloria and Mrs. Diana) that were on his side to support him in every way.”
“We have watched Peter blossom. Peter’s trainers (he had two different trainers) were so patient with him and knew exactly what to do to motivate him.”
“His trainer had a huge, positive impact on him, too, building his self-esteem and reviving that love of learning that is essential to educational success. It has been a pleasure for us to work with the local LearningRx team.”
The client/trainer relationship is foundational to the LearningRx experience. Trainers not only customize sessions to maximize impact, they also provide accountability and encouragement throughout the process.
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 LearningRx brain trainers to:
Focus on results by customizing each training session and encouraging students 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.
Measuring gains in percentiles allows you to see what has been accomplished, understand how that client is performing in relation to their peers, and make informed decisions about what interventions may still be needed
When someone comes to LearningRx for help, the first thing we do is administer a comprehensive Cognitive Skills Assessment. The test takes about an hour, and shows us exactly which cognitive skills are weak and which are strong.
After LearningRx brain training, we administer a second assessment to measure change in cognitive skills. Cognitive scores are commonly presented in three forms:
Age Equivalent Scores can be used up to the age of about 16 and indicate how one client’s scores compare with the average scores of other age groups.
Standard Scores indicate how far above or below average an individual score falls, using a common scale (ex: “average” of 100). IQ is normally presented as a standard score with “100” being average.
Percentile Scores indicate where a client would rank in a hypothetical group of 100 clients. This is the measure we focus on primarily. Percentile scores show how someone ranks in performance when compared to 100 of their peers.
In other words, if 100 clients lined up according to how well they performed on a test, a client who scored as well or better than 38% of their peers would line up 38 places from the end of the line.
We would describe this client as being in the 38th percentile. If someone ranked in the 38th percentile before LearningRx brain training, and in the 59th percentile six months later, he or she has “moved up in line” by 21 places.
In other words, that client has improved by 21 percentile points.
Why do we report our gains in percentiles rather than percentages?
Percentages don’t tell the whole story.
A client who starts out performing in the 5th percentile and jumps to the 15th has experienced a 200% gain. That sounds really impressive, but that client is still performing behind 85% of his or her peers.
When gains are measured in percentiles, however, you can see what has been accomplished, get a clear picture of how that client is performing in relation to their peers, and make informed decisions about what interventions may still be needed.
LearningRx is both a pioneer and leader in the field of brain training.
Our procedures consist of intense mental exercises that are also really fun to do. This is because our brain trainers know exactly how to encourage and challenge clients past their comfort zones and into the thrill of new accomplishments.
In the early 1970s, Dr. Ken Gibson, a pediatric optometrist and specialist in visual processing, became fascinated by the question, “How can we help people learn easier and faster?”
Determined to find the answer, Dr. Gibson began compiling experiences with children and adults. In addition to his own practice, he founded preschools and learning centers and worked with kids in those settings, too. He also began researching the latest developments in any field or science related to the brain, applying those developments to his growing body of work.
Soon he discovered an interesting pattern. He realized that students were paying attention better and recalling important facts more easily after being coached through short but intense periods of mental exercise. The doctor was intrigued. Could these results be replicated? Deciding to test his theory on 35 students who were struggling with reading, Gibson created a three-month program. Unlike any reading remedy that had been attempted before, the program wasn’t based on tutoring or reading instruction; instead, it consisted of mental workouts.
The results were far better than Dr. Gibson had dared hope for.
Eventually, Dr. Gibson compiled a series of specialized exercises that worked on specific cognitive weaknesses. With the help of other educational and psychological specialists, these exercises were tested and refined over an additional 16 years. Ultimately, they became the foundation of the LearningRx brain training system.
Today LearningRx is a pioneer and leader in brain training.
LearningRx has completed Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) on cognitive skills and IQ - see pages 35 and 37 of the Client Outcomes and Research Results booklet - as well as several quasi-experimental controlled studies and numerous observational studies using pre- and post-standardized assessments from thousands of clients.
But don’t take our word for it. We also get some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the country. In fact, here’s what parents and clients are saying about us:
“The difference in Emily’s attitude is like night and day. I wish had had known about LearningRx years ago, when I first began to realize Emily was having trouble. Committing finally to this program was a major decision for me. However, I have absolutely no regrets and believe this is the best investment of our time and money.” - Beth, mother of Emily, age 15**
“We knew she had potential, but it had been hidden for so long. Our daughter’s life has literally been changed by LearningRx.”
“I am amazed at how, in such a short period of time, his desire to learn expanded. I would definitely recommend the program to any parent who has concerns that their child is struggling or just seems to have to work too hard in any learning skills. Thank you, LearningRx!” - Lisa, mother of Parker, age 7.
Some of the statistics on this page are based on the average pre- and post-test results of thousands of clients, without a control group. You may see more or less improvement in IQ and/or cognitive skills following your program.This page contains testimonials of real LearningRx clients. You may see more or less improvement in IQ and/or cognitive skills following your program