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Research and Field Study Reports on BrainWare SAFARI

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Year | Location

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Effect of Neuroscience-Based Cogntive Skill Training on Growth of Cognitive Deficits Associated with Learning Disabilities in Children Grade 2-4

2012 | NY

summary of pubished article

BrainWare SAFARI Shown to Impact Students in Iran with Reading Problems.

2012 | Iran

summary of published article

Study of Effectiveness of Cognitive Skill Development Delivered in a Video-Game Format

2007 | IL

summary of published article


Cognitive Skills Development in Before and After School Programs with Low-Performing Readers

2015 | IN summary

Impact of Cognitive Skill Development in Grade 3 on Cognitive and Academic Measures
 
2014 | ON summary
Students Increase Effectiveness of Reading and Math Interventions with the Addition of BrainWare SAFARI

2014 |
WI

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Cognitive Skills Development Helps Close the Gap for Students Performing Below Grade Level
 
2013 |
PA
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Oakwood School Increases Academic Ability Using BrainWare SAFARI

2013 | VA

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Benefit of BrainWare SAFARI with Students at a Leading Private School in Argentina

2013 | Argentina

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Benefit of BrainWare SAFARI with Students in a Predominantly Hispanic Population

2013 | CA

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Evaluation of BrainWare using Academic Growth Measures  in a Chicago Public School

2012 | IL

summary

Strengthening Cognitive Processes in Students with Resource Plans

2012 | FL

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BrainWare Delivered in an Afterschool Program in Hammond IN

2012 | IN

summary

BrainWare SAFARI in a School-Based Homeschool Program

2011 | CA

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New Hires Program at a Multi-National Corporation

2011 | CA

summary

Bilingual Program Pilot with BrainWare SAFARI

2010 | IN

summary

BrainWare SAFARI as Part of the 3rd Grade Curriculum

2010 | FL

summary

BrainWare SAFARI: Broad-Based Improvement of Cognitive Ability

2010 | SC

summary

Pilot of BrainWare SAFARI with Students in a Title I School

2010 | KS

summary

BrainWare at Glenwood School for Boys & Girls

2009 | IL

summary

BrainWare SAFARI at Harbor Beach Community Schools

2009 | MI

summary

Fourth Graders' View of Video Games and BrainWare SAFARI

2009

summary

BrainWare and Students Qualifying for a Gifted Program

2009 | IN

summary

Case Study -- Two Special Needs Students

2008 | IN

summary

Impact of BrainWare SAFARI on Progress in Reading

2008 | IN

summary

Case Study - Family with ADD / ADHD

2008

summary

BrainWare SAFARI with Students with ASD

2007 | OH

summary

BrainWare SAFARI in a Special Needs School

2007 | FL

summary

BrainWare SAFARI Benefits 4th & 5th Grade Boys At Risk

2006 | IN

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BrainWare SAFARI with ELL students (Chinese)

2006 | IN

summary

 

Summaries and Links to Reports

 "Effect of Neuroscience-Based Cognitive Skill Training on Growth of Cognitive Deficits Associated with Learning Disabilities in Children Grade 2-4."  Sarah Abitbol Avtzon. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal.  Vol 18 (3), 2012: pp. 111-122.

Purpose: Determine the effectiveness of BrainWare SAFARI with SLD students using a randomized-control group study design.  The research was designed, implemented and analyzed by Sarah Avtzon, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of Early Childhood Development at Daemen College.
Subjects: 40 Students from two schools in NYC, male and female, grades 2 – 4
Usage protocol: 30-45 minutes, 3 to 5 times per week, 12 weeks.
Assessment: Woodcock-Johnson Cognitive Battery III Normative Update and Tests of Achievement.Students were randomly assigned to a treatment group and a non-treatment group.
Findings: Students in the study who used BrainWare SAFARI for 12 weeks improved their cognitive functioning by 2.8 years compared to 2 months for a control group.  The students improved their overall cognitive proficiency level from 64% to 89%, where 90% is the expected proficiency level for a normally developing student.  Students in the control group improved just 1 percentage point in cognitive proficiency, from 63% to 64%.
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BrainWare SAFARI Shown to Impact Students in Iran with Reading Problems -- 2012

Purpose: The goal of the study designed was to determine if specifically designed working memory computer training would impact Iranian children.
Subjects: random-control/experimental group of 35 Iranian children age 7 to 12, 11 female-30 male, Native Persian speakers.
Usage Protocol: experimental group used BrainWare SAFARI under the supervision of 4 therapists in the clinic 5 days a week for 6 weeks for 50-60 minutes.  They used 6 exercises of the 20 exercises that included development of Visual Spatial and Working Memory. In all other reported studies, the results are based on the desired protocol of using all 20 exercises for 10-12 weeks 3-5 times a week for 30 minute sessions.  The outcome of the study is likely to show lower impact due to the lower usage.
Assessment: Raven’s Colored Progressive Matrices and Reading Words and Reading Pseudoword tests
Findings:  In two articles, a study completed in Iran showed increases in memory and attention in students with diagnosed reading difficulties. The articles are available with the links below. The experimental group showed training effects on non-trained tests as well as transfer effect to visual/auditory sustained attention, visual auditory vigilance/speed and hyperactivity after training, providing further evidence for shared processes between working memory, attention and reading.
References:
“ Yekta S., M., Lotfi S., Rostami R., Yeganeh M., N., Lou K., Y. & Habibnezhad M. Brain Training by BrainWare.Safari: The Transfer Effects on the Visual Spatial Working Memory of Students with Reading Problems. AWERProcedia Information Technology & Computer Science. [Online]. 2013, 04, pp 1046-1052.”Read Report

“ Yekta S., M., Lotfi S., Rostami R. , Azari S., M & Ayazi M. Neuroscience-Based Visual-Spatial Working Memory Training and its Transfer Effects on the Attention of Dyslexic Children. AWERProcedia Information Technology & Computer Science. [Online]. 2013, 04, pp 973-978. “Read Report

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"A Study of the Effectiveness of Cognitive Skill Development Delivered in a Video-Game Format." Optometry & Vision Development, Volume 38, Number 1, 2007

Purpose:  Demonstrate that BrainWare SAFARI as a computerized program could produce results comparable to those seen by clinicians with their patients using therapeutic techniques that are  largely paper and pencil and one-on-one.
Subjects:  Male and Female, ages 6 to 13 (grades 1 to 8).
Usage Protocol: 45-60 minutes, 3 to 5 times per week, 12 weeks
Assessment:  Woodcock-Johnson III Cognitive Battery and Tests of Achievement. Children were assigned to treatment and control group.
Findings:  Children in who used BrainWare SAFARI (treatment group) showed an average of 4 years and 3 months improvement on the tests of cognitive skills compared to 4 months improvement for the control group, and an average of 1 year and 11 months increase on the tests of achievement compared to an average 1 month increase for the control group.
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Cognitive Skills Development in Before and After School Programs with Low-Performing Readers (2015)

District:     School City of Hammond, Hammond, IN
Subjects:     22 students in grades 3, 4 and 5, in 2 schools, low SES, low reading performance
Usage:     4 sessions per week, 45 lminutes per session, 10 weeks
Assessment:     Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)

Purpose:       Replication of previous pilot study in one school, but looking at the impact with students selected to participate because of their very low reading performance.

Key Findings:      Students improved an average of 13 percentile points on the compositive score on the CogAT, consitent with results from previous studies using the CogAT and the CCAT (Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test).  The average pre-test score on the  Verbal Reasoning subtest for these students was markedly low, at the 35th percentile, consistent with student selection criteria (low reading perfomance).  On post-test, the average score on Verbal Reasoning increased to the 48th percentile. 
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Impact of Cognitive Skill Development in Grade 3 on Cognitive and Academic Measures (2014)

District:     Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board
Subjects:     169 students, all grade 3 classes (8), in 7 elementary schools, low SES, control group and study group
Usage:     3 to 5 sessions per week, 30 minutes per session, 10 to 14 weeks
Assessment:  Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT), Canadian Test of Basic Skills (CTBS)

Purpose: A multi-school Grade 3 pilot with treatment classes using BrainWare SAFARI as recommended, and comparison classes receiving normal instruction.

Key Findings:  The Grade 3 students who used BrainWare SAFARI (BWS) experienced significant cognitive growth compared to those who did not. After using BWS, 50% of the students scored at the 70th percentile or above on the composite CCAT, compared to 33% scoring t that level on the pre-test. For students who used BWS in the fall, improvements were evident immediately following use and those gains were maintined or continuied to increase at the end of the school year.  Academic gains for these students were greater than expected, with REading scores r with stronger cognitive skills providing better-than-expected academic gains.  Reading and Math scores on the CTBS increasing by 1.4 and 1.6 Grade Equivalent, respectively. Students with accommodations experienced significant increases in cognitive skills and also performed at Grade Level on academic tests in June despite starting the year below grade level expectations.
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Students Increase Effectiveness of Reading and Math Interventions with the Addition of BrainWare SAFARI, WI -- 2014

Purpose: Richmond School District applied for and received a BrainWare Brain Awareness Grant for the 2013-2014 school year. They used the licenses with students who were recommended by teachers in a belief that it could help the interventions be more successful.
Subjects: 21 students, grade 1-6
Usage Protocol: Used BrainWare SAFARI during intervention time. Some students used only BWS, others used BWS and also reading and/or math intervention. The students used BWS at the same time as others in their class who were using other software programs. Overall the students used BWS for the recommended length of time.
Assessment:  AIMSweb rate of improvement (ROI)
Findings: ROI is a numerical index that reflects how rapidly raw scores on a measure increase during a given school year. The majority of students who used BrainWare SAFARI and had a reading intervention scored above their expected ROI. Similarly, those who used BrainWare SAFARI and math intervention had a majority who increased more than expected ROI. Students who used BrianWare SAFARI and an intervention increased more ROI than those with just the intervention.
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Cognitive Skills Development Helps Close the Gap for Students Performing Below Grade Level -- PA, 2013

Purpose: Use Cognitive Development of all students as a way to sustain or improve level of academic performance in the midst of many changes in testing.
Subjects: All students grade 3 through 6 in Fall 2013
Usage Prototcol:used BrainWare SAFARI with fidelity with 34-38 sessions during fall semester with average levels completed appropriate for the grade indicating good intensity.
Assessment: DIBELS ORF in 3rd - 5th graade. GADE assessment grades 5 and 6.
Findings:Studebts show improvement in reading acbility narrowing or closingthe gap.
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Oakwood School Increases Academic Ability Using BrainWare SAFARI - Virginia, 2013

Purpose: Demonstrate the benefit of BrainWare SAFARI with student in a school designed for students with learning differences.
Subjects: 21 6th and 7th grade students
Usage Protocol: 15 weeks, 3 times a week, 30 minutes each session
Assessments: Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Academic Achievement
Findings: On tests of Letter Word ID, Reading Fluency, Math Fluency and Passage Comprehension the students were tested in Spring of 2012, and then in Spring 2013 after completing BrainWare SAFARI. In the one year between tests the students increased their Academic Ability 1 year 9 months on average.
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Benefit of BrainWare SAFARI with Students at a Leading Private School in Argentina (St. Andrews SCOT)  Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2013 School Year

Purpose: Demonstrate the Benefit of BrainWare SAFARI with  Students at a Leading Private School in Argentina
Subjects: 41 4th Grade Students, 20 in treatment, 21 comparison group
Usage Protocol: 13 weeks, 3 times a week , 30 minutes each session
Assessment: Diagnostic Achievement Battery – 3rd edition (DAB-3), English
Findings: Students who received BrainWare SAFARI improved their performance to a greater degree on all areas of the DAB-3 in their second language, English.  The greatest improvement on the median percentile improvement was on Mathematics: Reasoning.  Two other areas of significant impact on the median percentile scores were Characteristics and Writing: Contextual Language. Speaking and Reading comprehension were also positively impacted. The overall trend across all areas tested showed greater improvement for the treatment group over the no-treatment comparison group.
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Benefit of BrainWare SAFARI with Students in a Predominantly Hispanic Population (Fillmore School District), CA -- 2013

Purpose: Demonstrate the benefit of BrainWare SAFARI with students in a highly Hispanic population in California.
Subjects: 3rd grade students in four elementary schools: 113 students in treatment group, 144 students in no-treatment comparison group
Usage Protocol: 11 weeks, 3 times a week, 30 minutes each session.
Assessment: California State Test
Findings: The students who used BrainWare SAFARI performed better than a control group of students, looking at the difference in test scores from second grade in 2012 to third grade in 2013.  The change in English Language Arts was 17 scaled score units better for the BrainWare students, who also narrowed the gap between their scores and the median state score. Similar improvements were found for English Language Learners as well as for fluent English-speaking students.  In Math, the improvement for the BrainWare SAFARI students (19 scaled score increase) also exceeded the state-wide growth, while the control groups’ scores declined.  While the trend was consistent for English Language Learners and fluent English-speaking students in Math, the difference for the English Language Learners was highly significant.  Also a significant impact was observed for students classified as having special needs.
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Evaluation of BrainWare using Academic Growth Measures in a Chicago Public School (Perez Elementary School), IL -- 2012

Purpose
: Demonstrate the value of using BrainWare SAFARI using academic growth measures.
Subjects: Sixteen 3rd graders and Twenty-two 2nd graders
Usage Protocol: 3 sessions a wee, 14 weeks, 30 minutes, with dedicated computer lab coach
Assessment: NWEA MAP Reading scores for 3rd grade and TRC reading levels for 2nd grades.
Findings: There was significant improvement for the students in both grades according to those chosen academic measures.  The students in 3rd grade who used BrainWare SAFARI experienced twice as much growth on their MAP reading scores as their classmates who did not use BrainWare, on average. The students in the 2nd grade made significant progress in reading comprehension as measured by their TRC levels.
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Strengthening Cognitive Processes in Students with Resource Plans-- Nativity Catholic School, FL -- 2012-2013

Purpose: Strengthen cognitive skills of students who qualified for formal accommodations due to their classroom struggles.
Subjects: Fall 2012:--Male and Female, six 3rd graders and six 4th graders. Spring 2013 -- Male and Female, three 3rd graders, three 4th graders and three 5th graders.
Usage Protocol: 30 minutes, 2-3 times a week, 10 weeks
Assessment: Visual Matching 2, Decision Speed, and Pair Cancelation from WJIII Cognitive Battery
Findings: In the Fall implementation, the student performance on the WCJIII subtests improved an average of 1 year 3 months in a 10-week period. In addition, in the Spring implementation, the student performance improved an average of 1 year 6 months. These results are consistent with results from previous research on these specific tests.
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BrainWare Delivered in an Afterschool Program -- Maywood Elementary, IN -- 2012

Purpose: Demonstrate the value of BrainWare SAFARI delivered in an afterschool program.
Subjects: 30 students, males and females, 2nd -5th grades.
Usage Protocol: 4 days a week, 45 minutes, 10 weeks after school with dedicated coaches.
Assessment: Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
Findings: With excellent fidelity, students completed more levels in the program that typical for students of this age, with high levels of community, parental and coaching support.  Students experienced an average increase on the CogAT of 12, 10, 13 and 12 percentile points on verbal, quantitative, nonverbal, and composite scores, respectively.  The magnitude of increase was consistent with previous research.
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BrainWare SAFARI in a School-Based Homeschool Program --  2011

Purpose:  Demonstrate how BrainWare SAFARI first into a homeschool program supported by a charter school (COIL).
Subjects:  Male and Female, Grades 5-9, Homeschooled
Usage Protocol:  30 to 60 minutes, 3 times per week, 17 weeks
Assessment:  Behavioral Rating Scale
Findings:  The program was implemented with fidelity to the recommended protocol and students got sufficient time and intensity of usage to impact their cognitive functioning.  The students experienced significant improvement in their cognitive functioning across all of the areas assesses (Memory, Perceptual Processing, Thinking and Attention).  The behavioral trait noted as improving for the most number of students was "Works Independently."   This is a skill that is particularly valued at COIL.
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New Hires Program at a Multi-National Corporation -- 2011

Purpose: Determine benefit of new hire training program that includes working on BrainWare SAFARI to develop underlying cognitive skills as part of the intensive training program.
Subjects: 48 New Hires, Males and Females, ages 20-48, two cohorts
Usage Protocol: 30 minutes before beginning class work for 4-5 weeks.
Assessments: General Adult Measure of Abilities (GAMA) and Self-evaluation.
Findings: The New Hires program, combining BrainWare SAFARI cognitive skills development with intensive job content training resulted in a greater success rate in this facility of new hires maintaining the requirements for continued employment.  The trainees increased their self-assessed skills during this time and also showed increases on the sequence, analogies and construction areas of the GAMA.
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Bilingual Program Pilot with BrainWare SAFARI (School City of Hammond), IN -- 2010

Purpose:  Evaluate the contribution of cognitive skill development with BrainWare SAFARI to ELL students' academic progress.
Subjects:  Male and Female, Grades 6 through 9, all day bilingual program (Limited English Proficiency)
Usage Protocol:  60 minutes, 5 times per week, 8 weeks
Assessment:  Behavioral Rating Scale, Scholastic Reading Inventory
Findings:  Students improved their cognitive skills across the board, especially in: Attention Span and Focus, Ability to Visualize, Desire to Perform and Put in Effort, and Following Directions.  These areas are highly indicative of improvement in attention skills, working memory, and visual processing (especially visualization).  Following their use of BrainWare SAFARI, 50% more students raised their reading scores on the SRI than had improved during the preceding trimester.
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BrainWare SAFARI as Part of the 3rd Grade Curriculum (Pope John Paul II), FL - 2010

Purpose: Assess the impact of BrainWare SAFARI delivered as part of the 3rd grade curriculum.
Subjects: 13 students, male and female, 3rd grade.
Usage Protocol: 3 days a week, 45 minutes, 17 weeks
Assessment: Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
Findings: With excellent fidelity, students completed more levels in the program that typical for students of this age , with excellent coaching and administrative support. Students experienced an average increase on the CogAT of 11, 22, 10 and 14 percentile points on verbal, quantitative, nonverbal, and composite scores, respectively.  The magnitude of increase was consistent with previous research studies.
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BrainWare SAFARI: Broad-Based Improvement of Cognitive Ability, SC -- 2010

Purpose:  (1) Enable more students to qualify for the Gifted Program (2) Assess the impact of BrainWare SAFARI across the spectrum of pre-test ability.
Subjects:  Male and Female, 2nd grade
Usage Protocol:  30 minutes, 2-3 times per week, 17 weeks
Assessment:  Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
Findings:  8 more students qualified for the Gifted Program following their use of BrainWare SAFARI.  Overall student performance shifted markedly between the two tests, with lower percentages falling in the bottom deciles and higher percentages scoring in the top deciles.  For example, the percentage of students score between the 31st and 40th percentile fell from 15% to 11%, while the percentage scoring at the 91st percentile or higher increased from 3% to 10%.
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Pilot of BrainWare SAFARI with Students in a Title I School (Ross Elementary School), KS -- 2010

Purpose:  Assess the impact of BrainWare SAFARI on both cognitive development and performance on state assessment tests.
Subjects:  Male and Female, Grades 3 through 5
Usage Protocol:  30-40 minutes, 4 times per week 11 weeks
Assessment:  Woodcock-Johnson III Cognitive Battery Subtests, Kansas State General Assessments
Findings:  Student performance on the WCJIII subtests improved an average of 1 year 10 months, consistent with results from previous research on these specific tests.  On a second post-test following 6 months of non-use, students' cognitive development continued at an accelerated rate,yielding average total growth of 3 years and 2 months.  The percentage of students meeting the state assessment standards improved for both reading (from 56% in 2009 to 65% in 2010) and math (from 26% to 72%).  The average reading score increased at each grade level, moving from below the standard in 2009 into the meets or exceeds range in 2010.  The average math score also increased at each grade level, staying in the meets or exceeds range.
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BrainWare at Glenwood School for Boys & Girls, IL -- 2009

Purpose:  For the first time, show a clear connection between cognitive skill development and improved academic performance.
Subjects:  Male and Female, Grades 2 through 8, economically and socially disadvantaged
Usage Protocol:  30 minutes, 3 to 5 times per week, 8 weeks
Assessment:  Woodcock-Johnson III Cognitive Battery, Visual Motor Inventory
Findings:  Average improvement from the pre-test to the post-test on the academic tests ranged from 0.5 grade equivalents (GE) in 2nd grade to 2.9 GE in 8th grade.  Average improvement on the cognitive tests ranged from 1.5 GE in 2nd grade to a high of 3.0 GE in 7th grade.  The results showed a clear relationship between improvement in the underlying attention, memory, and other mental processing skills developed by BrainWare SAFARI and performance on academic tests.
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BrainWare SAFARI at Harbor Beach Community Schools, MI -- 2009

Purpose:  Confirm that results comparable to those found in the published study would be achieved by students using the program in a Harbor Beach, Michigan school.
Subjects:  Male and Female, ages 7 to 16, nominated by teachers who felt they could use some extra support.
Usage Protocol:  45 minutes, 4 times per week, 12 weeks
Assessment:  Woodcock-Johnson III Cognitive Battery
Findings:  The students' average improvement on the cognitive tests was 3 years 1 month, and as in other studies, each individual exhibited improvement in his or her intellectual ability. Teachers observed significant improvements in academic performance by students who used BrainWare SAFARI.
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Fourth Graders' Views of Video Games and BrainWare SAFARI -- 2009

Purpose: Assess student reaction to BrainWare SAFARI's video-game format
Subjects:  Male and Female, 4th Grade
Usage Protocol:  30 to 60 minutes, 3 times per week, 12 weeks
Assessment:  Attitude Survey
Findings:  The students overwhelmingly indicated that they enjoyed the experience of using BrainWare SAFARI and felt that the program had helped them develop new or stronger skills.  They cited both the fun and the improvement in thinking skills for reasons they liked the program.  Most students found the program hard at one point or another. This is experienced when students are working in areas where their skills are not as strong and they are pushing to new levels of automaticity.  Based on the students' average progress through the program (number of levels completed), the group was challenged to the same degree as most students their age.  It was also noted that even though students found some parts of the program hard, they also considered the program fun.
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BrainWare Safari and Students Qualifying for a Gifted Program, SC -- 2009

Purpose:  Enable more students to qualify for the Gifted Program.
Subjects: Male and Female, 2nd grade
Usage Protocol:  30 minutes, 2-3 times per week, 17 weeks
Assessment:  Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
Findings:  In a school in which no students had qualified for the gifted program the prior year, following use of the program, 2 students qualified for the gifted program based on their composite CogAT score (98th percentile or better); 5 students qualified based on having at least one CogAT scores at the 93rd percentile or higher combined with MAP testing results; and 3 students qualified for additional performance testing based on their scores.  60 of 64 students improved their results on the CogAT.  The average composite score increased by 11 points (Nonverbal -- 8 points, Quantitative -- 9 points, Verbal -- 12 points).
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Case Study -- Two Special Needs Students,  IN -- 2008

Purpose:  Explore the value of BrainWare Safari for students with significant learning and processing issues.
Subjects: Male, ages 9 and 12, participating in a reading remediation program in which they had plateaued.
Usage Protocol:  30 to 60 minutes, 3-5 times per week, 12 weeks
Assessment:  Woodcock-Johnson III Cognitive Battery
Findings:  Following use of the program, the boys improved their performance on the cognitive tests by 5 years 4 months and 2 years 2 months respectively.  Their parents reported positive changes in attention, tolerance for frustration, pace of work and self-confidence.  They were subsequently able to resume and benefit from further reading remediation.
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Impact of BrainWare SAFARI on Progress in Reading (Coleman Academy), IN -- 2008

Purpose:  Determine the impact of BrainWare Safari on progress in reading.
Subjects:  Male and Female, Grades 4 through 8
Usage Protocol:  30 minutes, 3 to 5 times per week, 12 weeks
Assessment:  DIBELS® Oral Reading Fluency
Findings:  The only class in which the program was actually implemented (4th Grade Girls) was the only class that exceeded their DIBELS benchmark scores at the end of the year.  The rate of progress for the 4th Grade Girls accelerated during the second half of the year when they were using BrainWare Safari moving from 9 points above benchmark to 26 points above benchmark.  The teacher observed behavioral improvements in the students as well, specifically in making fewer careless errors, memory, grasping new concepts and communication with parents, peers and teachers, following use of the program.
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Case Study - Family with ADD / ADHD -- 2008

Purpose:  Evaluate use of BrainWare Safari with students with ADD / ADHD diagnoses.
Subjects:  Male, ages 9, 10 and 11, ADD or ADHD
Usage Protocol:  60 minutes, 3 times per week, 11 weeks
Assessment:  Behavioral Rating Scale
Findings:  Improvements were noted for all three boys, including attention skills, perceptual processing, life management and self-esteem.  the number of levels completed was as high or higher than other children of the same age.  The case study suggest that children with ADD or ADHD can benefit from BrainWare Safari as do children without attention deficit diagnoses, including improvement in attention skills.
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BrainWare SAFARI with Students with ASD, OH -- 2008

Purpose:  Evaluate use of BrainWare Safari with students with autism
Subjects:  Male and Female, ages 5 to 16, range of Autism Spectrum diagnoses (severe to Asperger's)
Usage Protocol:  30 to 60 minutes, 3-5 times per week, 12 weeks
Assessments:  CARS Rating Scale, Behavioral Rating Scale
Findings:  Over half of the students were able to persist in use of the program over the duration of the study.  Subjects 9 and older and those with high-functioning and Asperger's diagnoses demonstrated the most benefit, with improvements noted in perceptual processing, sensorimotor, attention, thinking and life management skills, as well as improved interpersonal relationships and lower levels of frustration.
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BrainWare SAFARI in a Special Needs School, FL -- 2007

Purpose:  Determine how BrainWare Safari can be used with students with significant cognitive deficits in a special school.
Subjects:  Male and Female, Ages 11 to 17, IQs of 70-80
Usage Protocol:  30 minutes, 2 times per week, duration of the school year
Assessment:  Detroit Tests of Learning and Aptitude, Gibson Cognitive Battery
Findings:  Students improved their cognitive skills by 9 months on average over the school year while they used BrainWare Safari.  This type of students seldom experiences cognitive growth, and may even decline of the course of a school year.  Persistence and tolerance for frustration were better than with previous paper-based therapy experiences.
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BrainWare SAFARI Benefits 4th & 5th Grade Boys At Risk (Edgar Evans Academy), IN -- 2006

Purpose:  (1) Demonstrate how BrainWare Safari fits into the regular curriculum of an elementary school classroom and 2) assess its effectiveness with very challenging users.
Subjects:  Male, 4th and 5th grades, with a history of discipline problems
Usage Protocol:  2-3 hours per week, 11 weeks
Assessment:  Woodcock-Johnson III Cognitive Battery
Findings: The students had an average chronological age of 11 at the time of the pre-test, but tested at an intellectual age of 8 years 2 months. The average post-test intellectual age was measured at 14 years 2 months, an improvement of 6 years (2 years and 10 months above the norm for their ages).
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BrainWare SAFARI with ELL students (Chinese) - Xilin Community Center, IL -- 2006

Purpose: Evaluate BrainWare Safari's effective with English Language Learners (native Chinese-speaking)
Subjects:  Male and Female, ages 7 to 11
Usage Protocol:  45 minutes, 4 times per week, 11 weeks
Assessment:  Woodcock-Johnson III Cognitive Battery and Tests of Achievement
Findings:  The students showed an average of 3 years and 6 months cognitive improvement over the 11 weeks of the study, and an average 2 years and 4 months improvement on the tests of achievement.  As in other studies, every student improved his or her performance on the tests.
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Parents Say ... Everyone Can Benefit from It

by Wei L. (Eric, Age 6)

"Originally, I thought this program was remedial, but everyone can get benefit from it. It's individualized to provide enrichment and build a solid foundation."

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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!"

Homeschooling Parents Say ... I Find the Exercises Challenging for Myself

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"My daughter, who is 8 years old, really enjoys BrainWare Safari. She has Sensory Processing Disorder; her vision and auditory system are impacted by this. The games do a great job targeting the skills she needs improvement on. We've found some of the games are similar to exercises her vision therapist was having her do. The one exception though is BrainWare Safari does it in a way that's more fun. As a parent, I enjoy watching her play the games and find them challenging for myself."

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"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 ... Grades Have Improved

by Mary H. (Philip, Age 10)

"Whereas before Philip would come home and want to do other things because homework was too hard or would take too long. Now he comes home and does it. And the best part is his grades have improved."

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."

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."

Kids Say ... From B’s and C’s to A’s and B’s

by Jeremy P. (Age 11)

"My grades went up a lot--from B's and C's to A's and B's."

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."

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."

Credibility Counts

  • CODiE Award
    CODiE Award
    Best Education Game or Simulation, Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).
  • American Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Award Winner
    American Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Award Winner
    Quality and innovation that embody the 21st Century classroom with technology as a hallmark.
  • Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval Winner
    Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval Winner
    Quality products and services with assurance of product excellence as evaluated by unbiased parent consumers.
  • Teachers’ Choice Award Winner
    Teachers’ Choice Award Winner
    Products of exceptional quality and outstanding performance in the classroom and at home.
  • Mom’s Choice Award Winner
    Mom’s Choice Award Winner
    Excellence in family-friendly media, products and services.
  • EdNET Rookie of the Year
    EdNET Rookie of the Year
    Awarded by Quality Education Data/The Heller Reports to the start-up with the most promise for becoming a major future force in the education industry.
  • Parents’ Choice Award
    Parents’ Choice Award
    The Parents’ Choice Foundation honors the best material for children.
  • District Administration Top 100
    District Administration Top 100
    One of the top 100 products of 2011 as chosen by readers of District Administration Magazine.
  • Academics’ Choice Mindspring Award
    Academics' Choice Mindspring Award
    Recognized as one of the best thinking-based products on the market.