BrainWare Learning Company uses cognitive assessments as part of our educational services. The cognitive assessments we use serve two primary purposes:
- To understand how an individual learns — what their cognitive strengths and weaknesses are — as the basis for the development of personalized learning strategies. The information and strategies suggested by them can be used by teachers and parents to support student learning, including as part of an IEP or 504 plan.
- To measure growth in cognitive skills from cognitive training programs and other educational interventions.
We do not offer medical, psychological or diagnostic services based on the cognitive assessments we use and offer, although qualified professionals may and some do use the assessments as part of their diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions.
BrainWare Cognitive Rating Scales
The BrainWare Cognitive Rating Scales were developed by clinicians as a way to help gauge an individual’s cognitive development. Behaviors that are indicative of cognitive development and that can be readily observed by parents, teachers or by individuals themselves, were selected for the rating scales. Scales for children and adults reveal areas of relative cognitive strength and weakness. The rating scales can be used as a general screen or as an informal baseline and post-training indicator of the impact of cognitive training. There is no cost to use our rating scales. Access Rating Scales.
Mindprint Cognitive Assessment
This scientifically valid, nationally normed cognitive assessment yields a comprehensive profile of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. It provides a solid basis for the selection of the most appropriate evidence-based learning strategies for each individual. It can also be used as an independent measure of growth in cognitive skills from a cognitive training program. Learn more.
While the BrainWare Cognitive Rating Scales and Mindprint Cognitive Assessment inform the educational services we provide, they may also be used by clinicians, researchers, and others as one of many tools such professionals use as the basis for the diagnosis of a condition or disability. Cognitive assessments may be administered in the context of a neuropsychological or medical evaluation to determine whether an individual has a condition like ADHD, as a part of learning disability testing, as a cognitive development test to identify developmental delay, to evaluate cognitive impairment due to concussion, stroke, or age-related cognitive decline, or for other reasons.
When used to inform educational services, personalized learning strategies and the relative strengths of cognitive skills, cognitive assessments can help identify the underlying reasons for academic struggles and learning difficulties and provide practical and actionable solutions for families and educators.