LearningRx is one of the top educational and child franchises in the nation. We change lives every day through the incredible power of brain training. Our goal is to ensure that people of all ages can receive the help they need to train their brains, get smarter and be successful in life. Our franchises are owned and operated by individuals from all over the professional spectrum, from audiologists to psycholgists; from entrepreneurs to moms and dads with kids of their own.
1986 marked the development of the first training system that can be said to connect directly to modern LearningRx training: VIP (Vision Information Processing). This was one-on-one visual processing training that featured progressive sequencing, feedback, and intense loading. The VIP results represented a major breakthrough in training efficiency. Gains that had taken 18 months using the training available in 1985 were now achieved in only three months—an astounding 600% improvement! Professionals began to take notice. In November of 1987, Dr. Gibson began training other doctors in his methodology and new programs that were being developed. During that time, over 2,000 health professionals were trained in Dr. Gibson's various programs.
Behind the scenes, the study, research and discussions continued. Professionals who added expertise in the areas of auditory processing and memory joined the team. Research and development was so active that training manuals were printed on demand so that the latest changes could be included. It was an exciting time of progress and discovery. In 1994, a broader program called PACE (Processing and Cognitive Enhancement) was launched. PACE was made available to a larger audience of educators and doctors.
Testing was upgraded to nationally recognized tools like the Woodcock Johnson tests, the TONI2 test, the CTOPP (Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing), and the Detroit Test of Learning Attitudes. The move to include educators (and not restrict the training to doctors) was a significant development. Finally, the training was squarely on the front lines of education and was beginning to make a broader impact where it counted—in the lives of struggling students.
In 2000, a reading program was developed to meet the need for reading-specific training. This program took basic auditory processing training to new levels. It also addressed the very common need for a more effective reading system. Reading results were amazing. Multi-year gains were the norm for those students who completed this reading training. PACE training was enhanced and led to the development of ThinkRx and MathRx training. A preschool module called LiftOff followed.
LearningRx is at the forefront of a new, rapidly growing movement that we believe is the future of educational franchising. Forbes magazine recently reported that brain training (or cognitive enhancement) will be the next trillion dollar industry. LearningRx treats the causes rather than the symptoms of learning problems, strengthening all major cognitive learning skills first before providing reading or math programs.
We are seeing, on average, a 20 percentile point gain across the board on all cognitive skills. We’re changing lives by making learning easier for our students of all ages. Their new skills give LearningRx students a huge boost in confidence as well as helping them do better academically, athletically and even socially.
Entrepreneurs are looking for a well-rounded support system when they choose a franchise – one that will give them the help they need, when they need it. With a system as unique as LearningRx, it’s important that we have the very best people in place to provide our franchisees with support. And we have.
Our support team has a wide range of experiences – from working in sales and management, to running a LearningRx center and developing our programs. Each member of the team has a specialty area, so they are superbly equipped to respond to any need and answer any question related to their area of expertise. With a team this talented and well-rounded, it goes without saying that our franchisees get the support they need, when they need it. No matter what the question, our team will get you the answer you need – and quickly!