Local LearningRx Chosen For National Study On Raising IQ

Monday, November 1, 2010

LearningRx of Chattanooga has been chosen to take part in a National Science Foundation (NSF) study about how cognitive training can significantly raise IQ. Led by Virginia State University Psychology Chair Dr. Oliver Hill, Jr., the NSF study will measure IQ gains before and after participants undergo cognitive skills training at one of 20 LearningRx brain training centers across the United States.

The nationally funded study is a follow-up to recent studies of over 2500 students, that have shown that six and nine months of LearningRx cognitive skills training resulted in gains of 15 to 20 IQ points respectively.

“We’re honored to be a part of this study,” said LearningRx Director Linda Althoff. “Dr. Hill is a highly regarded researcher, and the impact of these results could significantly change our educational system by bringing brain training into schools.”

Gains will be measured using three tests: the Woodcock Johnson Cognitive Test III, the Test Of Nonverbal Intelligence-4 (TONI-4) and the Gibson Cognitive Test.

The study began this month and is expected to continue through summer 2011.

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