Speaker's Faith Focus-
God has given us an amazing gift - our minds. However, we often do not understand the impacts our small choices can make on brain health and how to optimize this gift God has given us. God's Word is full of verses that appeal to our logic/intelligence and decision making. Doing all we can to maximize our mental abilities benefits ourselves, those around us and our testimony.
Available Keynote Presentations-
Brain Fitness – Stay Sharp as You Age! Stay sharp and active as you age! No need to simply accept the idea that your mental skills – memory, processing speed, etc. - need to decline. Gain an understanding of the critical nature of these critical cognitive skills and how they impact performance and overall quality of life. Many individuals struggle with tasks like remembering grocery lists, phone numbers, names or simply remembering where they left their keys! We will discuss the latest theories related to aging and our brain function, provide strategies for strengthening these skills and actually do some fun brain training exercises in the workshop. Participants will gain a strong understanding and practical strategies on how to stay sharp as we age.
Unlock the Einstein Inside: Applying Brain Research to Wake Up the Smart in Your Students This workshop is recommended for individuals knowledge and understanding of the effects cognitive skills – visual and auditory processing, working and long-term memory, and attention skills, among others – have on learning. Graduates of the course will receive knowledge as well as practical strategies to apply in the home or classroom. The course is fun and interactive and includes information about new brain research and how it affects today’s classrooms. The course also provides methods and tools in detecting students with weak cognitive skills and tools to strengthen these skills.
About Rich Frieder-
Rich is the owner of LearningRx which focuses on improving an individual’s ability to learn and process information. Rich has worked with individuals with ADHD, autism, dyslexia general learning struggles, age-related memory loss and traumatic brain injuries. His youngest daughter, Catie, had struggled with ADHD, receptive and expressive language delays and sensory integration disorder and is now excelling in college years later as a result of her LearningRx training. Rich has spoken to numerous groups including local school districts, education conferences, homeschool groups, occupational therapy groups, Rotary and community groups. Rich has also appeared on the Fox Morning News, Twin Cities Live and the Kare-11 Today Show. Rich has been married for 34 years to his amazing wife, Adele, and is the father of three daughters ranging from 20 to 30 years old. He also has 3 grandchildren.