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41 Cognitive Skills in 6 Areas

Attention
The skills that help us control the focus of our attention and screen out distractions. These skills include: Sustained Attention (Visual and Auditory), Selective Attention (Visual and Auditory), Divided Attention, and Flexible Attention.
Memory
The ability to screen, hold onto, manipulate, store and retrieve information in our minds. These skills include: Short-Term Sensory Memory (Visual and Auditory), Immediate Memory (Visual and Auditory), Working Memory, Visual Spatial Memory, Long-Term Memory, Sequential Memory (Visual and Auditory), and Visual Simultaneous Memory.
Thinking
The ability to abstract and process information rapidly to solve a problem or meet a goal. These skills include: Logic, Reasoning, Planning, Problem-Solving, Strategic Thinking, Visual Thinking, Conceptual Thinking and Decision Speed.
Sensory Integration
The ability to process and make a coherent whole out of multiple sensory inputs and to control how our bodies interact with the environment. These skills include: Oculomotor skills, Visual-Motor Integration, Auditory-Motor Integration, Timing & Rhythm and Visual-Auditory Integration.
Auditory Processing
The skills that take in and process auditory information efficiently and accurately. These skills include: Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Sequential Processing, and Auditory Processing Speed.
Visual Processing
The skills the enable us to take in and process visual information efficiently and accurately. These include: Visual Discrimination, Visual Figure Ground, Visual Form Consistency, Directionality, Visual Span, Visual Simultaneous Processing, Visual Sequential Processing, Visualization and Visual Processing Speed

Success Stories from Our Users

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Parents Say ... An Alternative to Video Games

by Thao D. (Christian, Age 9)

"The kids nowadays are really into computers and this is an alternative to video games. It helps improve their learning and keeps them busy and they're having fun. What else could you ask for?"

Parents Say ... I Was Just the Happiest Mom in Town

by Barb M. (Matt, Age 9)

"I think that all kids have strengths and weakensses and they feel much better about their weaknesses when they know their strengths. BrainWare Safari did that for Matt. I had a hard time believeing the results because he showed such a huge amount of improvement. I took him to a psychologist because I wanted to validate the results. They were all validated. I was just the happiest Mom in town."

Parents Say ... They Feel They’re Growing

by Carolyn D. (Drew, Age 11)

"BrainWare Safari built Drew's confidence to know that he could go further even when it was hard. He liked the way the characters grew up. I think it translates to the kids and they feel they're growing."

Homeschooling Parents Say ... This Is What I Have Been Looking For

by Michelle H., Homeschooling Mother

"This is dynamite! This is what I have been looking to find for quite some time now. My son is dyslexic and he is doing well with BrainWare Safari. It is an excellent tool to have in your homeschool environment."

Parents Say ... Skills that Benefit Children for Their Lifetime

by Puling Z. (Rachel, Age 7)

"BrainWare Safari works on skills that can benefit children for their lifetime. Other skills they may forget, but this is different. It's like Chinese traditional medicine; it cures form the root."

Parents Say ... Skills Quickly Transferred to Other Things

by Matt H., Father of a 7-Year-Old with Autism

"At the end of first grade, my son's teacher noted that, though he did exceptionally well academically, he had two major gaps--his ability to focus and his abstract thinking skills. Shortly thereafter, I heard about BrainWare Safari and we decided to give it a try. At first, the product frustrated my son. My wife worked with him on Rhythm Ribbet, just listening to the beat. A few minutes later, he ran into the kitchen screaming, 'I did it! I did it!" About two days later, I saw something amazing. My son was working on BrainWare Safari and he would visibly focus. He would lean forward in the chair and his entire expression would change. We had never seen this before from him. He quickly transferred this skill to other things--homework, games, puzzles. We thank you for an amazing product."

Educators Say ... It Was Rewarding to Watch Students Overcome Obstacles to Their Reading Development

by Gaby Chapman, English Teacher, CA

"As an English teacher in a small charter school (6th through 12th grades), I had students with a variety of levels of difficulty with reading and dyslexia. They had challenges with decoding, visual tracking, short-term memory, and/or timing. One was reading six levels below grade. I learned about BrainWare Safari and it seemed to be something we could easily incorporate into our program. The four students who used it were able to make significant progress. One 6th grader who was highly motivated moved from the lowest in the class to a strong reader. The 8th grader improved her reading fluency and also gained a lot of confidence from the program, volunteering to give a speech at 8th grade graduation. It was very rewarding to watch these students overcome some of the obstacles to their reading development and become more engaged in their books."

Homeschooling Parents Say ... Bolstering Their Abillity in Foreign Language Learning

by Darlene B., Mother of 4 Children, Living Abroad

"Since our children have been using BrainWare Safari, I have noticed that their memory and attention abilities were dynamically increased. We live abroad and my children go to school in the host language. I feel that this program is significant in bolstering their ability to understand and problem solve, most particularly in difficult foreign-language learning situations. My children love the program. I can assure you that the activities stimulate their brains and the activities themselves draw them back. I highly recommend this."

Parents Say ... The Challenge to Think Beyond Their Comfort Zone

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"My second child (12) completed BrainWare Safari about a month ago and our youngest (10) is onto his last bar. The program presented all of our children with the challenge to think beyond their comfort zone, to step 'outside' the box, and be creative in how to problem-solve their learning steps. Thank you! If you ever develop a program which takes them from the end of BrainWare Safari onward, then count us in for the next round!"

Educators Say ... I Could See Changes in Their Ability to Think Logically

by Michelle Fisher-Jones, Teacher, IN

"It is sad, as an educator, to see many students who come into my class lacking the confidence they need to be successful in school. It is imperative that students are given the opportunities to excel. BrainWare Safari was that opportunity and the students definitely took advantage of it. I could see changes in their ability to think logically and to solve problems. They looked forward to practicing the skills in BrainWare Safari. They just wanted to keep going."

News from BrainWare

What Neuroscience Does and Doesn’t Contribute to Teaching and Learning, by Betsy Hill

It has become popular lately for neuroscience experts to disparage the efforts of educators to understand and apply what neuroscientists have been learning about the brain (as a recent article published by PBS does).  Sometimes they even seem to wonder why we would be interested. We’re interested because that is where learning happens.  Learning doesn’t […]
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Every Day is Election Day — Even in Your Classroom, by Betsy Hill

As I was driving to work this morning, I listened to an interview with Rebecca Sive, the author of Every Day is Election Day.  While Sive focuses specifically on women in elective office, my first thought when I heard the title of the book was, “Yes!  This is what I have been saying for years.” […]
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When Brain Training Works – Points of Controversy, by Betsy Hill and Roger Stark

Pre-publication publicity for a new book on the value of brain training claims that there are 5 conditions that make it effective.  While it surfaces some important considerations, it is likely to disappoint anyone who adheres strictly to the five conditions. Here’s where the advice falls short: It must engage and exercise a core brain-based […]
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Cognitive Skills Development as a Supplement to Vision Therapy, by Betsy Hill

I am a graduate of vision therapy myself.  And I will never forget the moment when my vision, which had been blurry my entire life, suddenly became clear, following many months of hard work with a vision therapist.  At the time, I thought it was a miracle.  Today, I know that the “miracle” is the […]
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The Mystery of Reading Comprehension, by Betsy Hill

Many students can read a passage,but afterwards are unable to tell you what they read.  Or perhaps they can answer simple factual questions (regurgitate), but it really has no meaning for them and will be forgotten the next day. How students make the leap from decoding to understanding is something that has challenged teachers since […]
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Webinar:  BrainWare SAFARI Case Studies:  School Resource Setting

There are probably as many ways to implement cognitive skills training with BrainWare SAFARI in a school as there are schools, but they also have some important things in common. In this webinar, we will share the story of three successful BrainWare SAFARI implementations that focus on the use of the program in a resource setting,. We will describe each school’s journey – from how the initial decision to use the program was made to the results for students and the impact for the teachers.  We will be offering this webinar at two different times:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. Central Time
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time
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A Blueprint for Building a 21st Century Worker (New White Paper)

It is becoming increasingly clear from neuroscience research that intelligence is not fixed and that the ability to learn, think and problem-solve can be enhanced at any age.  The implications of this new knowledge in the workplace are profound.  It means that poorly prepared entry-level workers can make significant improvements in their ability to meet workplace requirements in weeks.  It means that the effectiveness of corporate training programs can be dramatically improved, whether the training is for job-specific skills or for so-called “soft skills” like critical thinking, communication or collaboration.  It means that it is possible to develop the overall cognitive capacity of both individuals and organizations.  Read our new white paper that explores the implications of neuroscience research for the preparation and training of workers for 21st century work.


Indiana State-Wide Neuroscience and Education Study

We are working with the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University on an independent research study that w would serve to inform policy decisions regarding the adoption of BrainWare SAFARI across a broad spectrum of elementary schools and student populations.  Get more information about the upcoming Indiana State-Wide Neuroscience in Education Study.