Impact of BrainWare SAFARI Use on Cognitive and Academic Measures in Grades 2-8

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Impact of BrainWare SAFARI Use on Cognitive and Academic Measures in Grades 2-8

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Product Studied:           BrainWare SAFARI

Subjects     96 students, all students in Grades 2 through 8, mostly low SES, Glenwood Academy (formerly Glenwood School for Boys and Girls), Glenwood, IL
Usage5 sessions per week, 30 minutes per session, 10 weeks
AssessmentWoodcock-Johnson III Cognitive Battery, Visual Motor Inventory

Summary of Findings:  Average improvement from the pre-test to the post-test, following 10 weeks of BrainWare SAFARI use, ranged from 0.5 grade equivalents (GE) in 2nd grade to 2.9 GE in 8th grade.  Average improvement on the cognitive tests ranged from 1.5 GE in 2nd grade to a high of 3.0 GE in 7th grade.  The results showed a clear relationship between the improvement in underlying attention, memory and other cognitive processes and performance on academic tests.

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