BrainWare Safari targets 41 cognitive skills.
- Promotes learning efficiency for K-12 children.
- Helps focus and organization skills.
BrainWare Safari is a comprehensive interactive online program designed to develop cognitive skills -- the basic mental skills that enable us to learn -- for children over six years of age, teens and adults.
Gemm provides BrainWare Safari with professional direction and oversight. Our students typically work on home computers (web access required) for 3-5 days a week, 30-45 minutes a day, for 10-12 weeks.
BrainWare Safari Origins
BrainWare Safari incorporates models of brain function that originate in work published in 1949 by Dr. Donald Hebb of McGill University. Cognitive abilities build in a learning pyramid, in which basic skills enable higher-order skills to develop. If any fundamental skills are
missing or deficient, more advanced abilities cannot develop.
The exercises incorporate the current scientific understanding of brain function to improve basic cognitive skills and have been used by learning clinicians in one-on-one therapies -- often using paper and pencil -- for decades. Over time, various clinicians gradually assembled and integrated different regimens of exercises that provided measurable improvement in cognitive skills. BrainWare Safari has converted these exercises into a compelling, interactive digital format.
How It Works
BrainWare Safari develops 41 essential cognitive skills related to attention, memory, processing and sensory integration.
BrainWare Safari targeted skills
The exercises place repetitive demands on deficient functions and present increasing levels of difficulty. Demands are placed in an integrated approach referred to as "cognitive loading." This approach drives skills more quickly to an automatic, subconscious level of processing.
BrainWare Safari Reviews
So far the BrainWare Safari program reviews are positive. Its first scientific trial resulted in an average
improvement of 4 years 8 months in cognitive skills for 30 students over an 11-week
period, as measured by the Woodcock Johnson Cognitive Battery.
Weak skills can be strengthened, and skills that are already strong can be further developed. BrainWare Safari is designed so that stronger abilities support the improvement in weaker areas.