Cognitive Skills Training in an Introductory College Course
BrainWare SAFARI cognitive skills development software was incorporated into a 3-credit-hour Student Success course at Ivy Tech Community College. Increases in IQ were seen for the students who completed the Student Success Course that incorporated BrainWare also completed a sufficient number of sessions and levels in BrainWare SAFARI.
BrainWare SAFARI Cognitive Skills Development in Before and After School Programs with Low Performing Readers
BrainWare SAFARI was implemented in before and after school programs in elementary schools in Hammond, IN, with students selected by their teachers because of low reading ability. The average pre-test score on the Verbal Reasoning subtest of the CogAT for these students was markedly low, at the 35th percentile, consistent with student selection criteria (low reading performance). On post-test, the average score on Verbal Reasoning increased to the 48th percentile.
Impact of Cognitive Skills Development in Grade 3 on Cognitive and Academic Measures
The Grade 3 students in an economically disadvantaged district who used BrainWare SAFARI experienced significant cognitive growth compared to those who did not. After using BrainWare SAFARI, 50% of the students scored at the 70th percentile or above on the composite score of the CCAT, compared to 33% scoring at that level on the pre-test.
Effect of Neuroscience-Based Cognitive Skill Training on Growth of Cognitive Deficits Associated with Learning Disabilities in Children Grade 2-4
Students in the study who used BrainWare SAFARI for 12 weeks improved their cognitive functioning by 2.8 years, compared to 2 months for the control group. This improvement raised the students’ overall cognitive proficiency level from 64% to 89% where 90% is the expected performance for a normally developing student. Students in the control group improved just one percentage point, from 63% to 64% proficiency. Students in the treatment group improved their reading and math scores by 0.8 and 1.0 grade equivalent respectively over the 12 weeks.
Students Increase Effectiveness of Reading and Math Interventions with the Addition of BrainWare SAFARI
The majority of students who used BrainWare SAFARI and were provided with a reading intervention received a Rate of Improvement (ROI) score greater than the expected ROI on AIMSweb, as did the students who used BrainWare SAFARI and a math intervention.
BrainWare SAFARI and Special Education Students at Taven Elementary
Students with a range of Specific Learning Disabilities used BrainWare SAFARI. Three out of four significantly improved their performance on cognitive tests.
BrainWare SAFARI Pilot at Bailly Academy
In this study at a school in Gary Indian, teachers observed improvements in behaviors indicative of cognitive development, such as attention and focus, and ability to recall information for tests, following use of BrainWare SAFARI. The students’ improved level of cognitive functioning began to impact their academic performance, driving greater gains in academic scores, especially for students performing below grade-level, as well as increased percentages of students improving their performance.
Psychometric Properties of the Penn Computerized Neurocognitive Battery
Based on the analysis from these large-scale data, the Computerized Neurocognitive Battery offers an effective means for measuring the integrity of intendedneurocognitive domains in about 1 hour of testing and is thus suitable for large-scale clinical and genomic studies.
Benefit of BrainWare SAFARI at a Leading Private School in Argentina
Students who received BrainWare SAFARI improved their performance to a greater degree on all areas of the Diagnostic Achievement Battery (DAB-3) in their second language, English.
Increases in Academic Ability in Students with Learning Differences
This study involved students with learning differences. After completing BrainWare SAFARI. In the one year between tests, the students increased their Academic Ability 1 year 9 months on average.