Brainware SAFARI & SkateKids / Ramps To Reading Combo
Save when you purchase BrainWare SAFARI and SkateKids / Ramps To Reading as a combination package. After you place your order, you will be provided with links to set up the user’s account. You will also receive a link to download the software on your computer. You can decide when you receive your confirmation e-mail whether you wish to have a log-in for SkateKids (recommended ages 7 to 12) or Ramps To Reading (recommended ages 4 to 7).
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After you place your order, the confirmation page you see will provide a link or links that will enable you to set up the usernames and passwords for the accounts you purchase. Each user account will receive a unique username and password to access the program.
You will also receive an introductory email with information on installing the BrainWare SAFARI software on your computer(s). You may install the software on multiple computers. The email will contain a link to a page where you can access the online Travel Guide (user manual), Tips on how to get the most out of BrainWae SAFARI, and much, much more.
BrainWare SAFARI is an award-winning software program that incorporates decades of proven clinical approaches to cognitive skills development into an engaging video-game format.
The program contains 20 exercises comprising 168 progressively challenging levels that develop and strengthen 41 cognitive (mental processing) skills.
The 41 skills fall into six categories:
- Visual Processing
- Auditory Processing
- Sensory Integration
- Logic, Reasoning, Planning
Scientific research has demonstrated that the brain is plastic (it can change) and that the right kind of training develops new and stronger neural connections. Research is also showing the importance of skills like working memory, visualization and visual-auditory integration to academic and life success.
BrainWare SAFARI does not teach reading or math or any subject matter. Rather it trains the underlying skills that enable students to learn and demonstrate learning. The skills developed in BrainWare SAFARI were selected because they are critical in the learning process.
While the purpose of the program is serious and challenging, BrainWare SAFARI is designed to provide the inherent engagement and motivation of a video game.
The recommended usage for BrainWare SAFARI is 3 to 5 times per week, 30 to 60 minutes per day. Individual results will vary.
SkateKids/Ramps To Reading
SkateKids and Ramps To Reading are online digital game-based reading programs built to stimulate and develop the cognitive processes necessary for learning to read while students build critical literacy skills.
Ramps To Reading (Ages 4 to 7) takes early readers from initial pre-literacy levels to basic word reading and comprehension. Engaging games help learners acquire and practice skills in a developmentally appropriate sequence.
SkateKids (Ages 7 to 12) cultivates early readers in an immersive environment that scaffolds reading levels as it helps learners develop critical thinking and metacognitive skills.
Scientific research has demonstrated that a series of cognitive processes are involved in learning to read, including:
Planning: The student decides how to attack a task, exerting cognitive control over processes and knowledge with intentionality.
Attention: Focused cognitive activity and resistance to distraction are essential in the process of learning to read.
Simultaneous and Sequential Processing: Reading, like many other tasks requires the brain to simultaneously process a mass of information and then to take in and manipulate the sequence of information, from the letters in a word to the sentences in a paragraph.
SkateKids™ and Ramps to Reading™ explicitly develop Planning, Attention, and Simultaneous and Sequential Processing to enable students to make rapid gains in the acquisition of literacy skills.
Recommended usage is 3 to 5 times per week, 15 to 30 minutes per session. Individual results will vary.
System Requirements – BrainWare SAFARI
Windows: Windows® 98 or higher, Pentium III or higher, 600 MHz or faster
MAC: OSX required, 600 MHz G3 or faster
All: 200 MB available hard disk space
The program is not compatible with Chromebooks, tablets or mobile devices.
System Requirements – SkateKids / Ramps To Reading
Intel© Pentium© II 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent), 128MB RAM
Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor, 128 MB RAM
SkateKids / Ramps To Reading may also be used on a Chromebook.
The program is not compatible with tablets or mobile devices.
All: Internet connection