BrainWare builds attention, processing speed and memory skills that improve reading comprehension and academic performance

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BrainWare SAFARI is the most researched, comprehensive cognitive training program delivered online in the world. Winner of many awards, BrainWare SAFARI incorporates decades of proven clinical approaches to cognitive skills development into an engaging video-game format.

The program contains 20 exercises comprising 168 progressively challenging levels that develop and strengthen 43 cognitive (mental processing) skills.

BrainWare SAFARI does not teach reading or math or any subject matter. Rather it trains the underlying skills that enable students to learn and demonstrate learning. The skills developed in BrainWare SAFARI were selected because they are critical in the learning process.

While the purpose of the program is serious and challenging, BrainWare SAFARI is designed to provide the inherent engagement and motivation of a video game.

BrainWare Safari is a full-blown concept and platform for improving learning and teaching based on a deep (and continually deepening) understanding of how the brain works and learns. It embodies the best practices of technology, particularly video-game technology, to deliver an engaging, motivating and impactful experience.

 

What formats/platforms are used?

BrainWare SAFARI is cloud-based and is available for use on all major platforms.

 

What is the primary website’s URL?

https://mybrainware.com/

 

 

Problem Solved:

BrainWare SAFARI is one of BrainWare Learning Company’s Cognitive Literacy Solutions, solutions that build the foundational cognitive infrastructure for learning that transfers to greater success in school, work and life, and to support the more rapid and effective acquisition of literacy skills.

 

Grade/age range:

Elementary Grades through adult

 

Does BrainWare SAFARI address core/supplemental/special needs/extracurricular/professional development?

BrainWare SAFARI directly impacts the factors that account for 50 percent of an individual’s learning outcomes, so could be described as core and special needs, and offers ongoing professional development for coaching students to success.

 

Lesson time needed:

30 - 60 minutes per session, three to five times per week for 12 weeks.

 

Pricing models:

There are pricing models for individual home use as well as school, district and state users.

 

 

What makes BrainWare SAFARI unique?

As a parent or teacher, you can directly impact the improvement of a student’s cognitive skills, which account for 50 percent of a child’s learning outcomes. BrainWare SAFARI allows you to empower your student with the learning skills that will last a lifetime.

BrainWare SAFARI hands you the keys to better learning. Your student can continue to struggle under an antiquated system, or begin living a happier, more fulfilling life. You’ll feel great about your decision as you watch your student improve and thrive.

 

Characteristics:

BrainWare SAFARI is an award-winning software program that incorporates decades of proven clinical approaches to cognitive skills development into an engaging video-game format. The program contains 20 exercises comprising 168 progressively challenging levels that develop and strengthen 43 cognitive (mental processing) skills.

Scientific research has demonstrated that the brain is plastic (it can change) and that the right kind of training develops new and stronger neural connections. Research is also showing the importance of skills like working memory, visualization and visual-auditory integration to academic and life success.

BrainWare SAFARI does not teach reading or math or any subject matter. Rather it trains the underlying skills that enable students to learn and demonstrate learning. The skills developed in BrainWare SAFARI were selected because they are critical in the learning process. While the purpose of the program is serious and challenging, BrainWare SAFARI is designed to provide the inherent engagement and motivation of a video game.

 

Targeted Skills:

The 43 skills fall into seven categories:

  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Visual Processing
  • Auditory Processing
  • Sensory Integration
  • Core Executive Functions
  • Higher Order Executive Functions

 

Recommended Use:

  • 3 to 5 times per week
  • 30 to 60 minutes per session
  • 12 weeks

Frequency and intensity are critical for cognitive growth.

 

 

Here’s what users are saying:

“As the principal of a middle school who has partnered with BrainWare, this is a missing piece in our ‘curriculum’ in all states. We saw great gains in our kids while on BrainWare and look to continue our partnership.”

--Thomas Hughes, Principal, Maple Crest Middle School.

 

“BrainWare is a great program! As a 3rd grade teacher, I participated in it, along with my students. I feel it improved my memory and I enjoyed the challenges. The students could not wait to login and see how far they could progress each day.”  

--Angela A., Teacher

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