Brain Training Tips from RaiseYourIQ

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Completing the SMART brain training course

The RaiseYourIQ SMART brain training course ideally should be completed in a three to six month time-frame. While we use gamification as the online delivery method, we want our customers and students to use and budget for our brain training course the same as you would any other education or skills training course. It has a beginning and an end, it includes assessments,feedback and measure the users progress from start to finish.
SMART brain training teaches people how to learn.
Our goal is for every user to complete the course, raise their IQ levels and bring this new found brain fitness into their everyday lives; be it academic,business or self-growth. The first module is absolutely free which also includes the free assessment.
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How often should I do Brain training?

While every user is different, our research suggests that 2-3 times per week for approximately 30-60 minute sessions appears to be optimal brain training for maximum IQ gains. You should NOT brain train more often than three times per week. Your intellectual skills will improve most when brain training is spaced out evenly across a long period of time (i.e., several months at least). In the same way, you will get more physically fit by training in a gym for an hour per day for 20 days, than you will by training for 20 hours all in one day!

 

Is there a best time of day to do brain training?

While there is no set best time of day, we do recommend doing SMART brain training when you are not overly tired or stressed. We suggest you include your brain training course as part of your weekly schedule. Try to include So pick a time of day when you don’t have other things competing for your attention or when you are not overloaded with distractions.

 

My child does not appear to be able to complete his/her stages? Should I help him/her through it?

SMART training does require a certain amount of task persistence. If your child does not engage with the programme, they will not benefit from it. So there is no problem with you assisting your child with training, and even sitting with them if necessary. However, it is very important that they are answering the questions and not you. As they will only gain maximum benefit if they are actively engaged with the learning process.

 

My child is not motivated to complete their stages. What should I do?

Your child will only benefit from this programme if he or she engages with it. While we have “gamified” this program as much as possible, it is after all an educational intervention and not an a form of entertainment. For some children, parents or guardians may need to use some sort of external reward system for getting a child to engage with the program, in the same manner in which a guardian might use an incentive system to encourage a child to complete their homework. Our advice is to use rewards for effort, not just for success, although you may wish to add small extra rewards for completing stages. These rewards should get bigger as the program progresses as they get progressively more difficult. While we have tried to make this leaning as fun as it can be, parents and guardians can do a lot to make a child look forward to their training and to passing stages.

 

Is it better to use this program during school breaks or during the school year when my child is in academic mode?

This largely depends on your own individual set of circumstances and on the preferences of your child. Many users have found it best to use the program during the school year because they can then apply everything they are learning to their school or college work and this will make many classes easier for them. However, research from the field of educational psychology also supports the idea that learning takes time to “consolidate” and so training during relaxed periods free from other pressures also has its advantages.One real consideration is that you or your child may have so many activities and so much homework to do during the school term or college semester that fitting in SMART training seems impossible. If this is the case, it can be treated as a fun leisure activity that is done at weekends, holidays breaks and so on. The training may take longer this will but it will be at least as effective if not more so due to being spaced out over a longer period. Brain Training Tips

Brain Training Helps the Mind to Focus

Braining exercises significantly improve the brains ability to pay attention and so learn more. In a recent study into online brain training solutions,  Naomi J. Steiner, director of the CATS Project (Computer Attention Training in Schools for children with ADHD) at Tufts Medical Center, and her colleagues found that computer-based attention-training exercises significantly improved the ability of kids with ADHD to focus and pay attention.

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This supports the research being carried out by the psychology team at RaiseYourIQ. SMART brain training covers all age groups to target intellectual skills training. The course is designed to train the part of the brain by using the brain’s capacity to change. Experts from the medical and psychology community agree that brain training would be appropriate for all children, but also to train attention and learning improvement in adults, even in the 50-plus group. Brain training can have different purposes at different ages whether it is to improve IQ or make learning easier, but there is always the same goal: improving brain function.

Scientists now know that adults use “metacognition”; that is, they think about how they’re thinking and learning. They are aware of how they can use the skills they’re learning to bridge their deficits. The focus has to be about training our brains to become better. Scientists are looking at attention skills as a spectrum. The objective is to have parents and teachers as well as the students and adults themselves identify problems—inattention, inability to complete assignments, forgetfulness, disorganization. They can take advantage of these techniques covered in the SMART brain training course to train their brains. This is a huge paradigm shift.

Everyone could benefit from brain training, whether it is delivered through practitioners or online as the technology has become more accessible. Business and school systems are becoming interested in brain training from a health perspective; giving access to these kinds of brain skills interventions to adults or children during the day is a dream goal.

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People ask “What does SMART brain training address? Quite simply, it helps people pay attention to learning more so raising IQ levels. An example is kids tell us that at school, they realized they were not paying attention but now we can bring ourselves back now.” As they continue to through the brain training course, people strengthen the part of the brain responsible for focusing.

Brain training also decreases hyperactivity and impulsivity. Hyperactivity is the lack of ability to control the body. Impulsivity is the lack of ability to think twice before doing something. What it looks like in business is answering a question without thinking. Or in the classroom it’s shouting out answers without raising your hand. Researchers also have found that brain training improves “executive function”. Executive function skills relate to the brain’s ability to orchestrate what it’s about to do. This brain function is extremely important as school, work and life becomes all about how good people are at organizing their time. More and more research is now proving conclusively that brain training has wide ranging health, self-improvement and educational benefits. For more information on the RaiseYourIQ SMART brain training course visit our website.