Dr. Ken Gibson’s life experiences have been a training ground for his calling. It is often the case that one person’s struggles yield benefits for many, and this is the case with Dr. Gibson. The learning challenges he faced in his personal life, once overcome, laid the groundwork for an enterprise that has helped thousands.
As a young man growing up in Wisconsin, Dr. Gibson struggled to read. He faced this challenge all through his school years. At the time, so little was known about the causes of learning and reading struggles that he was essentially on his own. Many of his other cognitive skills were strong, but struggling to read made everything difficult. Today, he would be labeled dyslexic.
Advances in brain science have helped us understand more about what makes learning easy or difficult. We now know that Dr. Gibson had an undiagnosed cognitive skill weakness that made it difficult for him to distinguish sounds and words. As is the case for many students today, these weaknesses made schoolwork excessively challenging. Everything was harder. Everything took longer to do. But he compensated for his weaknesses, worked excessively hard, and persevered through to a professional graduate program. When he began his professional career as an optometrist, he discovered that he wasn’t alone. The children who came into his office exhibited signs of the same kind of reading problems that he himself had experienced. It became apparent that there were thousands of others struggling to learn and read.
That knowledge is what motivated Dr. Gibson to co-create the cognitive skills programs that form the foundation of LearningRx today. It took time, effort and revision, but each positive result fueled the team’s motivation to help even more children. Dr. Gibson’s passion was, and continues to be, to see LearningRx brain training programs continue to impact lives and give students the confidence they need to succeed.
Each year, there are new discoveries in brain science that support the growing body of evidence that brain training helps kids (and adults) strengthen weak cognitive skills. Dr. Gibson’s story is echoed by many people, professionals and children alike, who have felt the discouragement of a learning disability.
A long time ago, Dr. Gibson dared to ask the question, “What if we could improve the way children (and adults!) think and learn?” As a result, tens of thousands of children, teens, and adults have experienced the benefits of brain training through LearningRx.
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