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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 ... She Made the Honor Roll

by Patrick T. (Brianna, Age 8, and Angela, Age 10)

"It's been a phenomenal experience to watch both children go through BrainWare Safari, especially Brianna. Brianna was having some challenges in school, and after she completed BrainWare Safari, she made the honor roll, which has been exciting and a very proud moment for me as a father."

Educators Say ... More Rapidly Closes the Gap in Skills That Are Difficult to Remediate

by Sheila Govern, Principal, Lyons Elementary, AZ

"Students who used BrainWare Safari in 3rd grade and returned in 4th grade reduced the gap between their performance and expectation by at least half on reading tests. Students who used the program in 4th grade and returned in 5th grade reduced the gap by 75%. We currently focus on using the program with Title I students because it helps them more rapidly close the gap by developing skills they lack and that are difficult to remediate in any other way. We wish funding permitted us to use the program with all of our students."

Grandparents Say ... We’re Seeing Benefits We Never Thought We Would Get

by Paul A. (Gregory, Age 11)

"When I heard about BrainWare Safari, I immediately thought of my grandson, Gregory, who has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). BrainWare is helping Greg learn strategy. If he can't do an exercise because he has a problem with his ADD, he develops a strategy so that he can find a way to do it. He learns how to use his brain in dfferent ways to help him with his speed. We're seeing benefits we never thoguht we would get which are helping us combat his deficiency."

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."

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."

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."

Parents Say ... Equip Them for Life

by John Y. (Kendall, Age 11, and Clay, Age 8)

"We've definitely seen some improvement with our children. Parents will do pretty much anything to help their kids and equip them for life later on. This is definitely a tool to do that."

Clinicians Say ... It Should Be a Staple in Every Household

by Teresa Rosen, PhD

"As a clinician and a parent, I have never seen a program that offers the intensity and diversity that BrainWare Safari offers. For the price, for the time involved, for the motivation of the child, there's nothing out there that even comes close. It should be a staple in every household."

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."

Adult Users Say ... I’m Using the Focusing Techniques I Learned

by Leah Petrusiak, Journalist

"When I was a freshman in high school, my teacher told my dad, 'Leah doesn't know how to think.' As time went on, I realized I had trouble piecing together how certain events culminated in larger happenings. I often forgot events in my own history. While I've dealt with my disconnects in a number of ways, I decided to check out BrainWare Safari. Not only can a clinician use it to spot your trouble spots, you'll quickly find them out on your own--and your strengths as well. One unexpected benefit I realized was an improvement in my art-making ability. If found that I was more in tune with how textures, colors and sequences play off each other, having worked on the exercises that force you to from one complete picture in your head from three boards of Tic Tac Toe. I am also using the focusing techniques I learned when I throw my hat on top of my credit card and am able to form a mental picture of where it is."

News from BrainWare

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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What Great Teachers and Great Salespeople Have in Common – by Betsy Hill

For some, this comparison will seem obvious.  For some it will seem curious, at first blush.  For some it will seem preposterous, or even insulting.  I hope that, like most good analogies, the aptness of the comparison ultimately enlightens. My interest in revisiting this topic was prompted by two events.  The first (which was really […]
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Reconciling the Neurosophists and the Neurosnobs, by Betsy Hill

A recent article in Brain in the News, a publication of the Dana Foundation (www.dana.org)  lamented the increase in the impressive sounding but empty use of references to the brain in education.  They use the term neurosophism to criticize the use of neuroscientific language to make statements about good pedagogy sound more important or to […]
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BrainWare Announcements

Brainy News You Can Use

Webinar:  Cognitive Skills Training for Students with Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities often involve weaknesses in one or more of the important cognitive skills involved in learning. These skills including mental processes like working memory and other executive functions, attention, visual-spatial understanding, auditory processing and the integration of multiple mental processes to work together. Research is now showing that cognitive processes can be strengthened, rather than just working around them, and the impact on academic performance can be rapid and dramatic.

Traditional support for students with learning disabilities has addressed three primary pillars: accommodation, modification of the curriculum, and strategies. Cognitive skills training is coming to be recognized as the fourth pillar – one that improves the functioning of underlying learning skills. Join us as we explore the science and practicalities of cognitive skills training and the outcomes for students.

This webinar is designed for a broad audience including educators, clinicians, parents and advocates for children with learning disabilities.  Register for a time that works for your schedule:
 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 12 noon Central

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 4 p.m. Central

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 9 a.m. Central


We hope to see you there!


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.