ADHD Awareness Month focuses on long-term risks of failure to treat condition

Published: September 12 2012 | 9:02 am - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 12:18 am in
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September is National ADHD Awareness Month

Experts share information on the high cost of not treating ADHD

Cedar Rapids, IA, September 7, 2012 – September is National ADHD Awareness Month and brain training expert Courtney Axline of Cedar Rapids is sharing information on the high cost of not treating ADHD.

“Getting in trouble for yelling in the library or not turning in math homework will seem like small change once you consider the long-term risks of not treating the root cause of ADHD,” says Axline. “There are symptoms you could see throughout school, college and even into adulthood. The consequences of not treating ADHD can have a long-lasting impact.” Long-term symptoms of ADHD may include:

• Low self-esteem

• Poor grades

• Difficulty getting into college

• Anxiety and/or depression

• Significant time-management challenges

• Difficulty managing money

• Chronic disorganization

So where does that leave the child with attention problems who is destined to struggle to learn throughout school and beyond? The answer is not accommodation, as many well-meaning school administrations have done in attempts to reduce workloads and remove distractions. The only proven, scientific solution is treating the root cause of weak attention skills: with cognitive skills training.

Unlike digital brain training games, intensive, one-on-one brain training uses the brain’s plasticity to rebuild neural connections, find faster routes to process information and increase the processing speed of existing neural connections

“Most parents don’t even know this type of ‘brain training’ exists,” says Axline. “A cognitive skills expert can literally change a student’s brain through one-on-one training to help him/her learn better and retain information. It’s not tutoring – it’s improving the underlying skills – like selected, divided and sustained attention – needed to perform tasks well. It’s like strength conditioning for the brain.”

About LearningRx:

LearningRx specializes in treating the cause – not the symptoms – of learning struggles. The programs’ game-like exercises and 1:1 trainer-to-student ratios provide guaranteed dramatic improvement in as little as 12 to 24 weeks. With more than 80 centers across the country, LearningRx brain training can help anyone – from 5 to 85 – increase the speed, power or function of their brain.

To learn more about LearningRx, visit www.learningrx.com.

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