BrainWare Safari Helps 58 Year Old

April 17, 2010 by Geoff Nixon

It never ceases to amaze me how plastic brains are at any age.  New pathways can be created throughout life that can have dramatic effects.

Here is a letter the folks at BrainWare Safari received recently from a 58 year old.

“I have always struggled with reading…all my life. When I see a sentence, it displays itself to me in short pieces which sometimes move backwards instead of forwards! I could never see an entire line of words. It’s been very frustrating and speed reading courses were of no help. In college I resigned myself to a major in chemistry because my math skills were strong and you did not read a lot in chemistry/science classes. 

At the age of 58, with an advanced degree in organic chemistry, I can, for the very first time, read entire sentences and lines on a page. How? I was given BrainWare Safari and decided to try the exercises to keep my brain sharp. Initially, I went through most of the exercises quickly. However, there were a few exercises that I found particularly difficult so I became equal to the challenge and kept working on them. It was at this time that I noticed a big change in my ability to read. I could see an entire line on a page at one time! This has changed my reading speed as well as my comprehension. The difference is absolutely amazing. Now I will always wonder how my life would be different today if I could have solved my reading problem in third or fourth grade instead of at age 58.”  Gail Langer

Adult dyslexia  is a major growth area for Gemm Learning mainly using Fast ForWord software as experiences like this become more pervasive.