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  • EdNET Rookie of the Year
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    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.
  • CODiE Award
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    Best Education Game or Simulation, Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).
  • American Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Award Winner
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    Quality and innovation that embody the 21st Century classroom with technology as a hallmark.
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    One of the top 100 products of 2011 as chosen by readers of District Administration Magazine.
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    Recognized as one of the best thinking-based products on the market.

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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Adult Users Say ... I Am Very Aware of How Specific Exercises Help Me in My Job

by Sam Kline, Construction Field Engineer

When I interviewed for my current job as a Construction Field Engineer, I was asked to take an aptitude test. I was told that very few people got halfway through the test. I completed 49 out of 50 questions and received one of the highest scores ever. Having used BrainWare Safari, I was able to process and respond quickly. I am very aware of how specific exercises help me in my job role. The directionality and visualization exercises have made it is easy for me to direct a co-worker right or left to set up instrumentation in the field even if I am not facing the same direction. And the scanning exercises help with noticing small details in drawings. To me, BrainWare breaks down the basic building blocks of thinking and learning."

Parents Say ... I Don’t Have to Repeat Myself

by Julie B. (Nicholas, Age 9)

"I'm happy with BrainWare Safari and I've watched Nick's progess. His attention is better. I think his memory is better too. But what I really notice is that I don't have to repeat myself 20 times to get him to do something."

Kids Say ... I’ve Gotten Better at Listening

by Drew D. (Age 10)

"I've gotten better at listening. I used to misunderstand stuff because I didn't read the instructions and got right to work, but BrainWare Safari taught me to slow down and double-check my work."

Clinicians Say ... Like Calisthenics for the Brain

by Jean-Claude Dutes, PhD, Michigan State University

"BrainWare Safari is like calisthenics for the brain. The exercises 'tone' mental faculties just like physical exercise tones muscles. The brain like a muscle responds to graduated exercises designed to stretch but not overwhelm it. While muscles gain in strength, agility, and endurance as they are conditioned, methodical use of brain-toning activities leads to stronger concentration, faster thinking speed, keener reasoning, and greater mental stamina. BrainWare Safari is toning for the intelligent brain."

Homeschooling Parents Say ... It Has Been Amazing to See My Son’s Improvement

by Mary O., Homeschooling Parent

"BrainWare Safari has been wonderful for my son! He's 14 and has really struggled with attention deficit, auditory processing, thinking and concentration. It has been amazing to see his improvement as a result of the program. I am absolutely convinced tat BrainWare Safari has improved not only his ability to stay focused, but his overall achievement. He's zooming through his regular assignments now and I'm having to supplement with more challenging work to keep him engaged. Their customer service has also been excellent. Thank you so much for this outstanding software!"

Parents Say ... It Was Challenging and Kept Her Excited

by Karen W. (Victoria, Age 8)

"I liked the program because Victoria was able to have her own reward system right there in front of her and that would keep her motivated to continue to pass the levels. It was game-oriented so it was fun, but at the same time, it was challenginge to her and kept her excited. As she passed more levels, her success became greater, and she would even surprise herself."

Clinicians Say ... Strengthens Students’ Underlying Cognitive Skills

by Colleen Bain, Enhanced Learning Skills for Kids

"I use BrainWare Safari as one of my tools to transform students into dynamic independent learners. This program has proven itself time and time again to help strengthen a student's underlying cognitive skill set. A lot of my students enjoy using this program. I often recommend it for students who need strengthening within auditory and/or visual memory in addition to other areas."

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?"

Adult Users Say ... If I’d Had It Earlier, School Would Have Been Much Less Difficult

by Joshua Woodward, MSW, Chicago, IL

"I spent the better part of my years in grammar school in "LD" classes, where I wasn't challenged. I suffered when I made the transition to "Mainstream" classes. My performance was average at best, but I was able to teach myself the necessary skills to be as successful as my peers and did the same at all of the subsequent transitions to junior high, high school, college and graduate school. After having worked through BrainWare Safari, I can attest to its usability as well as playability. Had I been given such a tool in my early stages of learning, i blelieve my time in school would have been less difficult."

Parents Say ... This Program Has Been a Gift

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"Fourth grade was miserable for my daughter. Even though she did her homework every night and had a reading tutor, she wasn't able to retain facts, read at a second-grade level, and rarely passed tests in class. Her teacher requested holding her back. She started using BrainWare Safari two weeks before fifth grade. After just 3 weeks of practicing 4-5 times per week for 30 minutes each session, she was not only telling me her multiplication facts, but figuring out our her division facts. Her reading comprehension has increased and her ability to write paragraphs. This program has been a gift."

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.