Research Summary – BrainWare SAFARI and Low-SES Students
While BrainWare SAFARI is not uniquely designed for low-SES students, cognitive skill training is having an impact on cognitive functioning and academic achievement for them in a variety of settings. This document provides a summary of the research to date on BrainWare SAFARI and students from low-SES backgrounds.
The Cognitive Impact of Poverty and What Educators Can Do
Numerous studies have shown the impact of poverty on the brain. Neuroscience research is also showing how the plasticity of the brain offers the potential to close the cognitive gap.
An Effective Neuroscience Intervention for Title I Students
This paper discusses the impact of poverty on the development of cognitive capacity and the evidence that students from low-SES families on average come to school with less capacity to learn and to be successful in school and in life. But, the story doesn’t end there...
Addressing Cognitive Deficits in Title I Students
Despite the fact that Title I has been in place for over 45 years, achievement gaps persist. As new research is showing, the gaps are less achievement gaps than capacity gaps. Students from low socio-economic backgrounds come to our classrooms with cognitive deficits.