Cognitive Skills Training in an Introductory College Course
Product Studied: BrainWare SAFARI
|Subjects||15 community college students, most required to take remedial courses, in an entry-level student success course, Ivy Tech Community College, Muncie, IN|
|Usage||3 sessions per week, 30 minutes per session, 12 weeks|
|Assessment||General Adult Measure of Abilities|
Summary of Findings:
BrainWare SAFARI cognitive skills development software was incorporated into a 3-credit-hour Student Success course. Despite initial challenges in implementation, four of the ten students who completed the Student Success Course that incorporated BrainWare also completed a sufficient number of sessions and levels in BrainWare SAFARI to suggest measurable improvement in cognitive functioning. Pre- and post-test scores on the GAMA (cognitive test) are available for three of the four. Those three students improved their cognitive performance, increasing their IQ scores by 6, 12 and 21 points respectively, with each experiencing significant gains in one or more subtest areas.