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Cognitive Skills like attention and memory are the foundation for learning. Each mind develops uniquely, with some cognitive skills that are stronger than others. Our cognitive strengths and weaknesses impact our success in school, the workplace and in life.

Learning Capacity is not fixed. It can be developed.

Many different types of clinicians, therapists and learning centers utilize our cognitive tools in the services they provide clients to help them build their learning capacity.

Cognitive Assessment

BrainWare Cognitive Rating Scale (Free)

These rating scales were devised by clinicians to enable a parent, teacher or clinician to evaluate a child or adult on observable behaviors that relate to cognitive skills.

Use for:

  • Parent or teacher evaluation of student before and after cognitive training (self-evaluation for adult clients).
  • Initial evaluation to help make parents aware of weaker and stronger skills.

There are two rating scales for children (ages 6 to 8 and ages 9 to 12) and one for individuals 13 and older.

Rating Scales


Mindprint Cognitive Assessment and Learning Strategies

Scientifically valid, nationally normed cognitive assessment administered online in under an hour. Provides speed and accuracy scores for 10 cognitive skill areas, parent-friendly reporting, and personalized learning strategies keyed to the student’s learning profile.

Use for:

  • Development of personalized learning strategy recommendations.
  • Pre- and post-test for cognitive training or other intervention.
  • Support for IEP, 504 or other learning plan recommendations.
  • Screen to determine areas that might require further testing/investigation.

Cognitive Training

BrainWare SAFARI

BrainWare SAFARI is the most researched, comprehensive cognitive training delivered online in the world. The exercises in the program work on 43 Cognitive Skills and were developed over 40 years of multidisciplinary clinical collaboration. We incorporated them with video-game technology, so the training is highly engaging.

The key to getting the kind of results we see in our research is to use the program:

  • 3 to 5 times per week
  • 30 to 45 minutes per session
  • For 12 to 14 weeks

While individual results vary, children who use the program according to the schedule above improve their cognitive skills on average by 2 to 4 years and academic skills by 1 to 2 years in 12 weeks.


Cognitive Literacy

When your client has strengthened his or her cognitive skills, there may be certain aspects of literacy with which they could use your help. Our three reading programs are firmly grounded in neuroscience, like everything we do. They are also supported by research on their effectiveness and they are delivered using engaging video-game design.


A comprehensive online language arts program with thousands of highly gamified exercises to ensure effective rehearsal of skills.

Use for:

  • Students who need to catch up on language arts skills
  • Students who are ready to accelerate beyond grade-level work in Language Arts
  • Students who struggle with spelling and grammar
  • Reluctant readers

All of our clinician packages come with our great support team. And that starts even before you choose. The best way to learn more about any of our programs is to schedule a personal online demonstration. In most cases, we can also provide you with a trial account to explore. Schedule a demo, ask a question or view a demo, and we’ll happy to follow up with you in the way that works best for you.

Cognitive Skills Topics

We often get questions about topics that may affect learning in school and performance in various aspects of everyday life. Each of the links below will take you to information on the topic, the role of cognitive skills, and how assessment and/or cognitive training may be a benefit.

Attention Span / Attention Deficit
Learning Struggles / Learning Disabilities
Executive Functions
Gifted Learners

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