Couple opens ‘brain training’ facility in Brentwood area


Couple opens ‘brain training’ facility in Brentwood area

LearningRx, a “brain training center,” officially opened its new Nashville-Brentwood location Wednesday.

LearningRx, a “brain training center,” officially opened its new Nashville-Brentwood location Wednesday.

The franchise facility offers individuals of all ages specialized training to improve different cognitive skills. The program is also designed to help children and teens with learning difficulties such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia.

Local couple Adam and Bridgette Butler are relocating the Murfreesboro facility, which has been in operation for 5 years and under the Butlers’ management for the past 2 months. Now, they have opened the new Brentwood area center.

LearningRx trains its employees to work with about 20 individuals at the Murfreesboro center, about 50 percent of which are students in second to fifth grades. About 40 percent are high school age, and the rest are adult clients.

The facility’s programs rely on mental exercises to strengthen visual processing, auditory processing, long-term memory, logic and reasoning, working memory, attention, and processing speed to help improve performance at school and work.

The Butlers stress the distinction between brain training and tutoring.

“Brain training is not taking over tutoring; they’re two different things,” Adam Butler said.

Tutoring, he said, entails re-teaching material that was missed when taught the first time.

“It’s not knowledge. We don’t teach; we develop skills.”

Programs vary in length depending on what and in how many areas clients are struggling, and they work one-on-one with a trainer.

“Working one-on-one is critical,” Bridgette Butler said. “Working one-on-one, you can figure out exactly where a person stands, keep them engaged and keep them challenged, but not to the point of frustration.”

LearningRx is located at 5554 Franklin Pike, Suite 200, in Nashville. There will be several open house events starting Monday from 9-11 a.m. offering demonstrations and seminars on how the program works.

Jessica Pace covers Williamson County, Williamson County Schools and the Town of Nolensville for Home Page Media Group. Contact her at jess@brentwoodhomepage.com or follow her on Twitter @Jess_NHP.

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