“A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.” Eliphas Levi
BrainWare SAFARI is a great tool to use in conjunction with other techniques and interventions and can be easily incorporated into a variety of clinic- or center-based programs. Clients/patients can experience faster growth and stronger results from other programs when they use BrainWare SAFARI along with them. How you decide to use BrainWare SAFARI will depend on the nature of your practice and can be different for different clients.
Helping Your Client Get the Most out of BrainWare SAFARI
Getting results like those in our studies requires regular use of BrainWare SAFARI over a period of weeks. In general, we recommend that you use the program:
- 3 to 5 times per week
- 30 to 60 minutes per session
- For approximately 12 weeks
Most users will not complete all 168 levels in that amount of time. However, it is the frequency and intensity of use that strengthens mental processes. Some users may want to take a break after 10-12 weeks of intense use. Many may want to continue (“I want to beat this game!”) but at a less intense pace.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD LINKS
In order for your clients to use BrainWare SAFARI, they will need to have the program installed on their computer(s). Provide your client with the links below.
After they have installed the software on their computer(s), they are ready to begin. BrainWare SAFARI requires an Internet connection while you are playing.
You can also provide your clients access to the online Travel Guide (instruction manual) a link to which is provided below.
The Account Administration Portal is where you will set up your staff as coaches, and assign licenses to your clients as players. It also provides access to the Coach View where you can monitor client progress.
The BrainWare Coursesites Training Center contains multiple modules which will guide you through just about anything related to BrainWare. We strongly recommend that any staff who will be working with clients work through at least the first three modules prior to working with clients
The BrainWare SAFARI Travel Guide provides detailed information on each level of each exercise in the program. The Cognitive Skills Developed in BrainWare Chart shows which cognitive skills are developed in each exercise in an overview format. The Cognitive Skills Definitions describe each of the 41 skills developed in BrainWare.
The BrainWare Behavioral Rating Scales may be used as one way to measure a client’s cognitive growth as he/she is using BrainWare SAFARI. You can ask the parent and/or a teacher to rate the client on behaviors that are indicative of cognitive development before he/she starts using BrainWare SAFARI and then after about 12-14 weeks of use.
You can provide this chart to parents of your clients (or the clients themselves) to help them record their activity in BrainWare SAFARI.
The limited interactive demo lets you play 5 of the 20 exercises, level 1 and then one more difficult level of each of them. It doesn’t require a username and password, so it is a good way to show a potential client what BrainWare SAFARI is like.
This is a marketing flyer that you can use as a hand-out for clients to help you explain BrainWare SAFARI. It can be personalized with your logo and your practices contact information. If you would like help with this process, please contact Karen Buccola at BrainWare@MyBrainWare.com, 877-BRAIN-10 (877-272-4610).
This is an email template that you can use to communicate to your clients the critical information they will need to use BrainWare SAFARI at home. You will need to set up each user’s username and password and insert that information into the email. You may also want to include your office contact information for reference.
Clinician-Coach in Knowledge Center
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