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LearningRx Raises Awareness by Hosting a Free Educational Event During National ADHD Awareness Month
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LearningRx Raises Awareness by Hosting a Free Educational Event During National ADHD Awareness Month

Kennesaw, GA, September 28, 2011  – Brain training provides a powerful, proven way to permanently reduce or eliminate the need for ADHD medication. The brain training experts at LearningRx say it’s a solution that parents need to learn about this National ADHD Awareness Month. On Thursday, September 29th at 6:30PM, LearningRx will host a free educational event on ADHD. Guest speaker will be Dr. Clark Cantrell of Summit Pediatrics in Marietta who will discuss ADHD and the treatment options.

“So many people still don’t know that brain training can often bring life-long relief from the stresses and struggles of ADHD,” says LearningRx Kennesaw Director Kristen Thompson. “Medication can simply mask the symptoms with a short-term fix, and the need for medication, intervention and accommodation returns. Brain training targets the root cause of the problem and can often provide a permanent reprieve.”  LearningRx will be hosting this event at their office located at 3420 Acworth Due West Road in Kennesaw.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, surveys show nearly 10 percent of all kids aged 4 to 17 have, at some point, been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Of those with a current diagnosis, two thirds take prescription drugs to try to control it. Classic symptoms of ADHD include distractibility, fidgeting, hyperactivity, poor impulse control, and most visibly, the inability to focus or pay attention. 

“Cognitive skills testing generally confirms that most people with ADHD have weaknesses in the underlying mental skills of memory, processing speed and attention,” explains Thompson. “Our intense, one-on-one brain training targets those skills and strengthens them to the point where there is no longer a deficit. For many students the symptoms subside, the need for medication disappears and quite often the diagnosis – and the label – no longer fit.”

A recent study shows a full 37-percent of LearningRx graduates were able to reduce or eliminate their ADHD medication after brain training. The 2011 Report of LearningRx Training Results tracked all students who took prescription ADHD drugs when they went through brain training in 2009.

To learn more about LearningRx or to reserve at spot at the free ADHD educational event, please contact Rhonda Dickerson at 770-529-4800 or kennesawdfi@learningrx.net.

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