A Study of the Effectiveness of Cognitive Skill Development in a Video-Game Format
“A Study of the Effectiveness of Cognitive Skill Therapy Delivered in a Video-Game Format,” Helms, D. and Sawtelle, S.M., Optometry & Vision Development, Volume 38, Number 1, 2007
Product Studied: BrainWare SAFARI
|Subjects||34 students, male and female, ages 6 to 13 (grades 1-7), affiliated with Christian Heritage Academy, Northfield, IL, assigned to treatment and no-treatment groups|
|Usage||3-5 sessions per week, 45-60 minutes per session, 12 weeks, home usage with parents as coaches|
|Assessment||Woodcock-Johnson III Cognitive Battery and Tests of Achievement|
Summary of Findings: Children 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.