Give Your Child the Learning Advantage of a Lifetime
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. With 168 levels of progressive challenge and the motivation of a video game, BrainWare SAFARI is the complete brain-building package for kids of any age. See where it can take you and your child!
Each mind develops uniquely, with its own special strengths and areas that could be stronger. Neuroscientists now agree that mental strengths and weaknesses (often referred to as intelligence) are not fixed and that cognitive skills (the mental processes our brains use to take in, understand, store and retrieve information) can be developed.
Parents may choose to have their child use BrainWare SAFARI for a number of reasons. Use the links below to explore the specific areas in more depth.
Whatever your reason or motivation, there are a few things you should know about BrainWare SAFARI.
|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 manipulate a computer mouse to use the program.|
|WHAT||This cognitive training program is unique. It works on a broader range of skills than other brain training programs. There are many “brain games” on the market, but BrainWare SAFARI is not a game (although it looks like a video-game). The “games” in BrainWare are actually exercises derived from clinical therapy. The exercises develop and integrate skills (like cross-training for the mind).|
|WHEN||The recommended usage for 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 recommendation is that it is the frequency of usage that has shown dramatic gains in cognitive skills and academic performance in multiple research studies.|
|WHERE||BrainWare SAFARI runs on a computer, either a PC or a Mac. There is software that is installed on your computer and it requires an Internet connection. The computer must have speakers. A headset and a mouse are recommended.|
BrainWare SAFARI can be used by children at home, with a parent, grandparent, other adult, or even an older sibling serving as their Coach. The role of the Coach is to help the child stay on track with the recommended usage and to encourage and support them throughout their use of the program. We provide information for parents as their child starts on the program on how to make it the best experience possible. Many parents tell us that BrainWare time with their child strengthened the parent-child bond.
Cognitive skills development can benefit children across a broad spectrum of abilities, including normally developing, those with identified cognitive deficits and high-performing children. The following links provide additional information on how BrainWare Cognitive Skills Training works for different types of individuals.