When Charter School Students Don’t Succeed
According to a report on NPR (WBEZ) two days ago, the reason that test scores in many Chicago charter schools are higher than their traditional CPS (Chicago Public School) counterparts
Cognitive Skills Training that Sticks
One of the questions we get asked most often when folks look at the dramatic growth BrainWare Safari users experience is their cognitive skills is “What happens later?” In other
Cognitive Training is for the Gifted Too
Sometimes when I talk to an educator or a parent about BrainWare Safari and cognitive skills, he or she will assume that the program is only for struggling learners or
Video Games and Attention Problems: Cause or Cure
A study recently published in the journal Pediatrics is getting a lot of attention (pun intended) from parents. It concludes that more than two hours per day of video-game playing
The Case of the Accidental Control Group
If you Google “Accidental Control Group” or look it up in Wikipedia, you will not find a definition. But the “Accidental Control Group” exists. And it can actually be very useful.
Tips for Getting the Most from Your Child’s IEP Meeting
You’ve pressed your child’s school for testing and some learning issues have been uncovered. Your child’s school has put a plan, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), in place and you’re going to the IEP meeting. What should you expect?
Should We Match Teaching Styles to Learning Styles?
There has been much discussion over the years of multiple intelligences, and learning styles, and being right or left-brained. Often the identification of a particular style
Boys and Girls: How Different Are Their Brains?
“Boys are good at math and science – they’re not very good at attention and emotions. Girls are good at language and reading – they’re not so good at visual
A cognitive neuroscience based computerized battery for efficient measurement of individual differences: Standardization and initial construct validation
They are cognitive neuroscience-based computerized battery based on translating tasks used in functional neuroimaging to tests for assessing individual differences in multiple cognitive domains. Inter-item correlations were moderate to high within domain and low to nil across domains, indicating construct validity.
BrainWare SAFARI at Harbor Beach Community Schools
Students ranging from 7 to 16 in a rural school district used BrainWare SAFARI and averaged gains of 3 years 1 month, on cognitive tests. Each student exhibited improvement in their intellectual ability on the test. Teachers observed significant improvements in academic performance.