SUNRISE MEDICAL PLAZA  811 NE 112TH AVE STE 106  Vancouver, WA   98684
Brain Matters at Advantage Learning Solutions, LLC

Providing physical training for the brain and learning support services for individuals of all ages for over 2 decades.  

Our Services
Using targeted approaches to inspire your best!
  1. Coaching Sessions
  2. Academic Assessments
  3. Brain Training
  4. Cognitive Skill Assessments
  5. College and Career Planning
  6. Health and Wellness Support
Our objective: to improve brain function by targeting specific cognitive challenges. Here are just a few areas addressed in our brain training programs:

  • focus
  • attention
  • memory
  • auditory and visual processing
  • social and emotinal behaviors
  • age related memory challenges

With over 25 years' experience in the industry of education we are certain that addressing academic delays and behavioral challenges is not solved in providing accommodations and modifications. Nor is it found in just tutoring. Our process involves assessing and taking a look at over 40 cognitive skills related to learning and memory challenges followed by retraining the brain - building the cognitive skills needed to improve functionality.

Our standardized tests are nationally normed and selected based on their proven effectiveness by medical and educational professionals around the world.

Our goal is to help pinpoint specific strengths and challenges. A clear understanding of your needs helps us create your "next steps."

Our coaching sessions support you as you build the confidence needed to successfully move ahead.

It's about helping you maximize your performance.

Your mission and goals are our top priority! We strive to help move you toward your desired outcome.

Whether you are trying to create, restore, maintain or support your health and wellness, we  stand beside you to inform and support your process.

Health and wellness at Advantage Learning Solutions, LLC means taking a look at nutritional, emotional, and spiritual aspects related to well-being.

Advantage Learning Solutions, LLC provides proven, reliable, interactive, and exciting tools to help you become CERTAIN about your college and career pathway. You will appreciate the time and money saved by making a more informed decision.

Focus Areas
  2. K-12 SUPPORT

Local events and news from around the world!
  1. First Tuesdays at 7:00pm Getting to Know You Events
    On the first Tuesday of each month we host a getting to know you event. If you are interested in finding out more about us, you may appreciate this opportunity. Please fill out the form below and indicate your interest in our event. Each month we focus on one of the services we provide: Brain training, college and career, learning delays, the aging brain, nutrition, parenting, etc.
  2. Effects of Nutrition on Learning
  3. Brain Training Game Improves Executive Functions
    Published in PLOS: 01/11/2012
We have known for quite some time that nutrition plays a role in learning: According to an article in the Public Library of Science in the summer of 2006: "Poor nutrition early in life can impair neural development, leading to lower IQ in humans and flawed song learning in birds. Recent evidence indicates that many organisms can offset some of the changes associated with early poor nutrition by modifying their physical development. For example, poorly nourished children can undergo a period of accelerated growth once their diet improves, ultimately appearing normal as an adult. But such compensatory measures may come at a price, with cognitive or other developmental disabilities emerging later in life." 
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Advantage Learning Solutions, LLC provides brain training for executive function. Here's what's in the news: "Our cognitive functions change over our lifetimes. The elderly may experience a decline in a number of cognitive functions, including memory, attention, executive functions, processing speed...Although our cognitive functions decline with age, some pprevious studies have shown that the brain retains some plasticity with age. In fact,.... several cognitive training programs can improve cognitive functions such as memory, processing speed, executive function, and attention in the healthy elderly."
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The information contained on this site is intended to supplement, but not to replace, other available sources of information. In view of the possibility of changes in medical science or human error, neither the authors, ADVANTAGE! LEARNING SOLUTIONS, LLC nor any other party who has been involved in the preparation or publication of the information that appears on this site warrants that the information is in every respect accurate or complete.

ADVANTAGE! LEARNING SOLUTIONS, LLC will not be responsible or liable for the use or misuse of the materials or services offered. The purchaser/user assumes all responsibility for use or misuse of the same. ADVANTAGE! LEARNING SOLUTIONS, LLC will not be liable for any failure or delay in performance due in whole or in part to any cause beyond its reasonable control.

In Front and Behind the Scenes
Providing you with the latest most effective products and services is critical to our success. Meet the following professionals in whom we highly respect as individuals who understand the multifaceted relationship our brains have with our ability to learn and retain information.
  1. Lonnie Rae Smith, Licensed Behavioral Analyst/Educational Specialist
    Lonnie Rae Smith, Licensed Behavioral Analyst/Educational Specialist
  2.  Joseph A. Sandford, Ph.D
    Joseph A. Sandford, Ph.D
  3. Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN
    Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN
  4. Merry McNutt, CPA, MBA
    Merry McNutt, CPA, MBA
    DescriMerry McNutt is a wealth strategist, motivational speaker and published author. Merry has reinvented her career, helped her husband reinvent his career, and has helped thousands of clients take their passion and turn it into profitable businesses. As the owner of her successful CPA firm and consultant to thousands of CPA clients, Merry turns people’s dreams into wealthy, successful businesses by providing simple business plans along with sound tax strategies for all of their abundant profits. Above all else, she teaches clients how to put play into everything they do to make work fun and turn fun into profits.
Welcome to Advantage Learning Solutions, LLC. Thank you for visiting our site. My passion: to enrich the lives of others by providing individualized learning and cognitive stimulation programs. As a Licensed Behavioral Analyst and Educational Specialist with 25+ years in education and the owner of Advantage Learning Solutions, LLC, I have a unique opportunity to provide creative, holistic, and innovative approaches for developing learning and thinking skills. I work with a team of professionals who are dedicated to the same purpose. Through the years, we have worked with individuals of all ages. At Advantage, our youngest student was 4 years old. Our oldest - 92. Whatever age and stage you are in, if you need to improve your ability to focus, attend, remember, and think critically, we can help. We look forward to serving you!

I recognize and appreciate the following professionals for being instrumental in our research, development, and ongoing services related to psychology, neurology, and treatment interventions
focused on addressing root issues.
Joseph A. Sandford, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia and has been in private practice for the past seventeen years. He sees children, adolescents and adults for emotional and behavioral problems related to ADHD, Oppositional and Conduct Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other psychological problems. Dr. Sandford has extensive experience in psychological testing, evaluation and treatment of ADHD and has presented papers of his research at national conventions of the American Psychological Association and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. 
Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN practices in Lake Oswego, Oregon, just outside of Portland, with many of his patients flying in from around the continent to be helped with neurological disorders, as well as disorders of movement, balance, and development. Among many other accomplishments,  he was awarded a fellowship from the American College of Functional Neurology in 2010. He was honored as Neurologist of the Year for 2014  by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, the highest award in the functional neurology profession.
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