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Reading Struggles And Dyslexia

Turning struggling readers into competent readers

Is Your Child Finding Learning To Read Or Reading To Learn Harder Than It Ought To Be?


Understanding written instructions, learning new information, and studying independently are just a few of the things that are more difficult for a child that struggles with reading and comprehension. 


Dyslexia is not a visual problem but a processing problem. The underlying reasons for most reading and comprehension struggles, including Dyslexia, stem from specific cognitive weaknesses - those brain functions responsible for how well we read, pay attention, learn and remember.

Does Your Child:

  • Struggle to comprehend what was read?

  • Frequently make spelling mistakes?

  • Read slowly?

  • Have difficulty sounding out new words?

  • Confuse similar sounds or letters (p, d, b, q for instance)

  • Struggle to remember what was read?

  • Struggle to explain what was read in his/her own words?

  • Weak at letter sound discrimination (pin, pen)?

The first step to finding a solution, is pinpointing which weak cognitive skills are responsible for your child's struggles. We therefore always start the process of helping, with a Cognitive Assessment.

The Reading Process
Reading Diagram showing what happens in the brain when you read or struggle to read.
Why Auditory Processing Is A Big Deal For Struggling Readers

Auditory processing is the skill the brain uses to identify and segment sounds, which are critical for reading success.

Over a six-year period, 2, 112 children and adults came to BrainRx with dyslexia and/or reading struggles. We measured the cognitive performance of these clients before brain training, and again after brain training, paying special attention to the cognitive skills associated with auditory processing, since weak auditory processing is at the root of 85% of reading struggles.

Neuroscientists tell us that the brain can be stimulated to physically grow and change throughout our entire lives, and that the brain’s underlying skills can be strengthened.


At BrainRx, we harness the brain’s neuroplasticity with a series of intense mental exercises that stimulate the brain to strengthen existing neural connections and even create new ones. Our one-on-one brain training programs are clinically proven to strengthen auditory processing and other cognitive skills, dramatically improving how the brain performs at reading, thinking, learning, remembering and even paying attention.


In fact, children and adults who come to us struggling to read (or struggling to comprehend or retain what they read) typically gain 2.9 years in reading skills after just one program of cognitive training.

The Good News Is That The Underlying Skills For Reading And Comprehension Can Be Strengthened. 

Our outstanding results in children with reading & comprehension struggles speak for themselves, helping your child leave behind reading struggles for good.  

Graph with Reading and Dyslexia Cognitive Results
Can the BrainRx and ReadRx programs really make a difference?


The combination of accurate, affordable Cognitive Skills Testing, powerful and researched one-on-one training programs, dedicated Cognitive Trainers, and great client feedback allow us to answer with a confident "Yes!".

BrainRx helps with Dyslexia and Reading Struggles
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What To Do Next


Our Cognitive Assessment can pinpoint strong and weak cognitive skills, and provide you with the information you need to help your child overcome reading and comprehension struggles. 

The assessment is done in-centre or online from the comfort of your home, is available in English and Afrikaans, and includes a detailed feedback consultation with a Cognitive Development Specialist.

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