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BrainWare SAFARI strengthens your clients’ capacity to learn
and be successful – not just for the next test – but throughout their lives.
Better Mind … Better Life®.
BrainWare SAFARI develops the ability to learn and think effectively in a comprehensive, integrated and engaging way – the way the brain works.
Award-winning BrainWare Safari builds 41 cognitive skills in 6 areas: Attention, Memory, Thinking, Visual Processing, Auditory Processing and Sensory Integration. The 20 exercises in BrainWare SAFARI (most users call them games, rather than exercises – and that’s ok with us!) are based on decades of proven clinical practice from multiple disciplines. BrainWare SAFARI is easy to incorporate in your practice to enhance outcomes, to gain insight into client strengths and weaknesses, and to individualize therapy.

A Flexible Tool for In-Office and At-Home Use

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 41 cognitive skills.

The 41 skills fall into six categories.

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BrainWare SAFARI is used by many different types of clinicians and learning specialists to help their patients/clients/students improve the functioning of cognitive processes.  It can be used as a stand-alone cognitive training tool, or as a supplement to other therapies, including vision therapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, cognitive rehabilitation and remediation of learning disabilities. 

If you work in the field of cognitive training, you likely are aware of other programs used for brain training or development of specific cognitive functions.  BrainWare SAFARI is unique in several ways:

  • It exercises cognitive skills in an integrated manner (like cross-training form the mind).
  • It is built on 40 years of muti-disciplinary clinical therapy practice.
  • It is supported by published peer-reviewed research and numerous field studies demonstrating a significant impact on cognitive skills and transfer to academic performance.
  • It is more comprehensive in the breadth of skills developed than other brain programs.
  • It provides a fun and engaging video-game experience.

Regardless of the types of patients/clients/students you work with, there are a few things you should know:

WHO       

BrainWare SAFARI is recommended for ages 6 through adult.  Children should know the alphabet and their numbers through 100, and they need to be able to use a mouse. 

WHAT

While BrainWare SAFARI looks like a video game -- and users find it engaging -- the exercises in the program are just that.  This is not a collection of brain games, but a program of cognitive therapy that was developed over 40 years by clinicians using and sharing their best practices.  The cognitive therapy was then incorporated into a computer-based delivery system that uses the best practices of video games and the Internet to enable progress monitoring by a clinician or learning specialist.

WHEN

The recommended protocol of using BrainWare SAFARI for most users is 3 to 5 times a week for 12 to 14 weeks, for 30 to 60 minutes per session.  The reason for this protocol is that it is the frequency of usage that has shown dramatic gains in cognitive skills and academic performance in research studies.  The protocol may be adapted for use following concussion or for use with individuals with intellectual disabilities, among other special situations.

WHERE

BrainWare SAFARI runs on a computer, either a PC or a Mac.  There is software that is installed on the computer and it requires an Internet connection.  The computer must have speakers.  A headset and mouse are recommended.  The software may be installed on as many computers as you wish, in your office and/or at the clients' home.  Each user has a unique username and password to log in so they can access the program from any computer with BrainWare.

The first thing most clinicians and learning specialists want to do is to see BrainWare SAFARI for themselves.  We are happy to schedule a personal demonstration for you which we will conduct via an online meeting.  You can easily include your staff (even if they are in different offices).

Click here to request a personal demonstration and someonfe will be in touch with you.

Learn more about how BrainWare helps students/clients with/in:

    ADD/ADHD
    Autism
    Learning Disability/Special Education
  

 

 

Helpful Links for BrainWare Clinicians

BrainWare Account Administration Portal

BrainWare Coursesites 24/7 Training Center

Software Download for PC

Software Downoad - Mac Compatiblity Pack

Interactive Demonstration Download

 

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."

Clinicians Say ... Skills Children Will Apply Every Day of Their Lives

by Russell Osnes, OD

"Our brains are constantly changing and developing. The more we exercise them, the faster we learn, and the better we process the information we receive. Working on the 41 cognitive skills encompassed in BrainWare Safari can help kids perform better, do tasks more efficiently, remember what they've been studying in school better, and be able to stay on task longer. The skills children learn in BrainWare Safari they will apply every day of their lives."

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."

Parents Say ... Other Programs Don’t Have the Depth of Research

by Sue D. (Michael, Age 12)

BrainWare is more intensive and strategic in terms of building connections in the brain. It's wonderful! Other games don't have the depth of research behind them."

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 ... One Product That Can Help All Three Sons

by Lisa M., Homeschooling Mother of 3 Boys

"I am so glad I purchased BrainWare Safari! My three sons can each work at their own pace, challenging themselves to do better at each level! It is helping one son with attention span, another with patience and diligence, and another with his focus and attention to detail. What a great thing to have one product that can help all three of my very individual sons! And, by the way although my oldest has not yet admitted to having fun, I find him smiling while working on the program!"

Parents Say ... Now He’s More Focused

by Harlan K. (Adam, Age 12)

"Before BrainWare Safari, Adam used to drift away a lot and get distracted when he was doing challenging problems, especially in math. Now he's more focused. We're really pleased with that. It's a wonderful program."

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

by J.Detweiler, Homeschooling Parent

"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."

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."

Kids Say ... Go at the Pace That Is Right for You

by Andrew T. (Age 11)

"BrainWare Safari taught me that if you are rushing in math you can get a lot of questions wrong, but if you go at a certain pace that is right for you, can get the problems right."

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