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."
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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).
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