Presidents' Day Gives Local Kids A Chance To Impress With Presidential Knowledge

Friday, February 3, 2012
Local kids will show off better brains this Presidents' Day, by quickly reciting from memory all 44 U.S. presidents in order. They can also do it backwards, and often with intense distractions.

 

"This is one of the first things we have students master in LearningRx brain training," said Linda Althoff of the Chattanooga LearningRx. "It quickly strengthens long-term memory and other cognitive skills, and it also gives a big boost of self-confidence.

Many of these kids have struggled in school for years, and for them, being able to do this is thrilling proof that they really are smart."

 

This type of brain training at LearningRx improves focus, attention, memory, visual and auditory processing skills and even logic and reasoning. "Basically, our training builds better, faster more efficient brains, permanently," said LearningRx Vice President of Research and Development Tanya Mitchell. "Our unique training works so well it often eliminates learning problems, including symptoms of dyslexia and ADHD."

 

LearningRx students are encouraged to show off their better brains by reciting the presidents to classes, groups and clubs this week. These kids learn the presidents with a memory tool called a mnemonic, which helps people use vivid pictures in a story-like list to remember things. The LearningRx mnemonic for the last four presidents is a bush (George H. W.) linked to a clothesline that is dropping a ton of lint. "Ton of lint" leads to "lint-ton" which then becomes Clinton. The clothesline is linked to another bush (George W.) which is being eaten by a llama with a big "O" on it. This "O-llama" sparks the brain to remember Obama.

 

For more information, contact Kasie Lewallen at 423 305-1599 or k.lewallen@learningrx.net.


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