Episode 8- Michelle Wright (Learning Rx)

30 Nov 2013 by Kara Vonderheide, Comments Off on Episode 8- Michelle Wright (Learning Rx)
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Michelle Wright

Michelle Wright can make you smarter- guaranteed.  Intelligence quotients, otherwise known as IQ, have historically been thought of as something defined by genetics that is solidified early in life.  However, recent advancements in neuroscience and brain imaging are changing the way we can all think about thinking.  Using brain workouts that cause “mental sweat”, Learning Rx programs focus on seven core underlying cognitive skills- attention, working memory, processing speed, logic & reasoning, auditory processing, visual processing, and long term memory.  They’re seeing significant results- and fast.  Michelle explains how Learning Rx programs differ from tutoring and how they can improve functional performance by increasing IQs, eliminating the need for IEPs and classroom pullouts, and creating an impressive 40% reduction in need for attention enhancing medicines.  Make sure you stick around for segment 2 where Michelle and the gals talk top ten brain building toys around $10- a SMART way to finish off your Christmas list!   




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Michelle’s book recommendations:

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Why Our Children Can’t Read and What We Can Do About It: A Scientific Revolution in Reading

Unlock the Einstein Inside: Applying New Brain Science to Wake Up the Smart in Your Child

Top Ten Toys Around $10:

Simon Electronic Carabiner Hand Held Game

Yamodo, Gizmos and Gadgets

Rory’s Story Cubes


Spot It Junior Animals

Travel Tangoes-Objects

MindWare Logic Links Puzzle Box

Set The Family Game of visual perception

Blink Card Game The World’s Fastest Game

Treasure Hunt: http://www.freespirit.com/in-a-jar-products/treasure-hunt-for-primary-ages-in-a-jar/

Other games that get a mention:

Qwirkle Board Game

Cranium Hullabaloo


General Links:

Learning Rx Louisville (2 locations- Springhurst & St. Matthews): http://www.learningrx.com/louisville-springhurst/

Learning Rx national: http://www.learningrx.com/

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