What is Brain Training or Brain Fitness and is it Helpful?

Posted by Erica Warren on

Brain Training or Brain Fitness is the act of strengthening deficits in learning or weak areas of cognition. This is typically done using simple activities that concentrate on areas of difficulty. Just like a personal trainer or physical therapist can focus exercises on a particular part of the body, many learning specialists, educational therapists, and learning coaches can help individuals of all ages to improve memory, visual processing, auditory processing, attention, stamina and more. 
What is brain training

Bring Fun Into the Learning Process:

When instruction focuses on the area of difficulty, it’s important for the activities to be engaging and fun. They need to start at a very simplistic level and increase in difficulty as the participants experience success. Repeated training clears the hurdles that trip the thought processes and helps the mind run smoothly and efficiently.

Can the Brain Continue to Grow Throughout Life?

Clearly, the brain is not limited and defined. It continues to grow and develop new neural pathways (often referred to an neural plasticity), if exercised, throughout our lifetime. Early intervention can sometimes "cure" or remediate learning challenges and even diseases of the elderly such as Alzheimer’s and dementia can be avoided. The bottom line is that it is never too late to strengthen your brain

What Professionals Can Help Strengthen the Brain?

Students and adults can seek the help from a learning specialist or educational therapist. I am a learning specialist and educational therapist. However, I tell many of my clientele that I’m a personal trainer for the brain. I help people of all ages to improve overall cognition, develop compensatory learning strategies and master optimal study skills. You can learn more about my practice at www.learningtolearn.biz.  I also write educational and brain training materials for learning specialists, educational therapists, teachers and coaches.
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Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren

Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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