Once upon a time, more than fifty years ago, a speech and language pathologist and a vision developmental expert, realized that neither of them had a complete answer to helping the individuals with learning problems that they saw in their respective practices. They decided to pool their knowledge, and over time, other clinicians, trained in a variety of disciplines joined them. The group grew to over 300 and they shared what worked best. Thus, they refined a collection of exercises that were effective in one-on-one therapy.
Roger Stark, BrainWare Learning’s CEO was excited when he saw what these clinicians were doing and he also recognized that one-on-one therapy was not scalable or affordable for most individuals. His vision was to deliver this tried and true therapy digitally using all the best practices of video-game development. It was that vision that resulted in the program we know today as BrainWare SAFARI.
BrainWare SAFARI is an award-winning software program that incorporates decades of proven multidisciplinary 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 (mental processes). The 41 skills fall into six categories: Attention, Memory, Visual Processing, Auditory Processing, Sensory Integration and Reasoning/Logic.
BrainWare SAFARI stands out among cognitive or brain-training programs in several important ways.
- It incorporates multidisciplinary clinical therapy techniques, refined over 40+ years in a clinical setting with thousands of patients/clients.
- It is supported by peer-reviewed published research and field studies demonstrating significant cognitive gains that translate to improved academic and workplace performance.
- It challenges multiple skills in a highly integrated and progressively challenging way, like cross-training for the brain.
- It delivers a fun and engaging video-game experience.
- It covers a broader scope of cognitive processes to comprehensively improve the skills most critical for learning.
BrainWare is designed for ages 6 to 106.
One of the most inspiring discoveries of our age is what neuroscientists have learned and continue to discover about the plasticity of the brain. Our brains (at any age!) are constantly changing as we experience our environment. Each brain uniquely builds itself. We all end up with cognitive strengths and weaknesses, but we are not simply stuck where we are. Cognitive skills can be developed, with the right kind of cognitive training.
Every day brings new inspiration as we see a child with learning disabilities begin to perform cognitively at the level of a typically developing child; as we see a well-performing high school student improve performance on a college entrance exam to a level that opens doors to a tier 1 university; as we see more students in high-poverty schools qualify for a gifted program; as we see students in historically low-performing population groups close the gap to their higher-performing classmates; as we see increased success rates in workplace training; and as we see community college students’ capacity to learn enhanced in what the college administration called “transformational.”
We are fortunate to partner with so many dedicated parents, caring clinicians, and committed educators, working with everyone from children to adults to help them get closer to achieving their cognitive potential. We are honored to support you.
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