Ace the Brain, Ace the Grades!
Since our company’s inception in 2001, our proven BrainFit® Scholar programmes have increased school results, improved athletic performance, accelerated artistic abilities in both visual arts and music, raised confidence and motivation for learning and enhanced emotional management in thousands of school-going children.
Give your child a learning advantage!
This fully personalized brain fitness training programme aims to give school-going children a learning advantage through “mental work-outs”. To achieve rapid, enduring results, we use the following 5 programmes to build key mental “muscles” intensively over a 4-month term i.e SMART Moves, SMART Vision, SMART Listening, SMART Focus and SMART EQ!
Suitable for students 6 to 18 years of age, SMART™ Moves aims to strengthen a student’s sensory-motor brain fitness and accelerate learning speed using a proven and personalised gym-based programme.
Sensory-motor brain fitness is critical in the classroom whenever a child needs to put pen to paper (e.g. for drawing, colouring and writing), participate in activities with other children or execute any response with a movement element.
During each SMART™ Moves session, your child will participate in a series of movement activities that build gross motor skills and processing speed (including core stability, balance and coordination, motor planning) as well as table-top activities that build fine motor and handwriting skills.
“After I had gone through SMART™ Moves, I have improved on my speed in writing and copying class notes from the board. I am much faster now and don’t need to borrow my friend’s book anymore. When I play sports, such as soccer, I’m better at passing the ball? and the team likes me better now”
– 12 year-old boy, after 6 weeks of SMART™ Moves
SMART™ Moves – Details & Benefits
- Focus and organisation
- Rhythm and timing
- Learning speed
- Body and spatial awareness
- Advance visual skills
- Gross and fine motor skills
Suitable for students 6 to 18 years of age, SMART™ Vision aims to rapidly improve a student’s visual brain fitness by using a proven and personalised programme comprising gym-based exercises, table-top as well as computer-based visual activities. Our visual brain fitness helps us to quickly and accurately interpret the information received through our eyes, especially important in the classroom. Having strong visual brain fitness helps students to excel in “visual” subjects such as Math, geometry and have neat, effortless handwriting.
During each SMART™ Vision session, your child will participate in a series of movement activities that strengthen eye movement speed and accuracy, visual spatial awareness as well as table-top and computer-based activities that enhance visual perception, visual-motor integration and visual memory.
“The changes in her after she completed the programmes are remarkable. Her handwriting has improved dramatically. It is easier for her to focus at school and she even enjoys reading and Math now!”
– Nancy Fox, mother of 9-year-old Juliette Bouwman
SMART™ Vision – Details & Benefits
- Handwriting & copying
- Learning speed and abilities
- Focus and attention
- Visual perception and memory
- Accuracy in detailed work
- Visual spatial awareness and organisation
Suitable for students 6 to 18 years of age, SMART Listening™ utilises the Fast ForWord® family of products, proven for its effectiveness at MIT, Stanford and Harvard Universities. The result of more than 30 years of neuroscientific research, this software has helped over 2 million students boost their auditory, reading and language skills for improved scholastic performance. Children who have been trained on Fast ForWord® have displayed improved auditory, language and reading skills and increased self-esteem in and out of the classroom.
Fast ForWord® is a computer-based product that accelerates learning by developing Learning MAPS™, key cognitive skills comprising Memory, Attention, Processing, and Sequencing. Through Frequency, Adaptivity, Simultaneous development, and Timely motivation, the FAST Power Learning Formula™, language, reading and comprehension skills improve.
“I won’t think of the change as physical, but it really improves response time. And you know what? It means more time to react to changes without being oblivious to the fact that changes, whether physical or mental, are happening around you. Not just response, but comprehension, too. Keeps me more alert, something even Java can’t bring to me. Kudos!”
– 14 year-old boy, after 6 weeks of SMART Listening™
SMART Listening – Details & Benefits
See improvement in:
- Auditory processing
- Ability to follow instructions
- Auditory memory
- Receptive and expressive language skills
- Reading and comprehension
- Learning speed
- Attention and focus
- Communication and social skills
Suitable for students 6 to 18 years of age, SMART™ Focus utilises the educationally proven computer-based programmes, Play Attention and Jungle Memory, to build attention and working memory brain fitness.
Play Attention is developed from NASA technology and certified by the Space Foundation. It uses feedback-based technology to build skills that strengthen our attention brain fitness. This is crucial to support all areas of learning, impacting a student’s focus and organisation, as well as behaviour, academics and social interactions.
Jungle Memory builds working memory through the use of adaptive technology and interactive games. Working memory is used to remember important information as well as to work with it; e.g. when doing mental Math, we need to remember a set of numbers and simultaneously complete the calculation. Students who use Jungle Memory have seen improvement in IQ, classroom performance, self-esteem and behaviour.
“When I came home from work last night, my son came running to me waving this piece of homework in his hand. For the first time ever, he was able to finish all his homework during class – a great achievement for him to have the attention and focus to complete a task swiftly! We are all so proud!”
– Parent of a 7 year-old boy, after 20 weeks of SMART™ Focus
SMART™ Focus – Details & Benefits
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Emotional Intelligence is about using your emotions to guide you through the world. It is about being able to use your own knowledge of emotions to make decisions, to calm yourself down, to manage anger and conflict, to help you in your relationships with people, to know what is happening in social situations, and to assist you in many aspects of life where you or another person is involved.
SMART™ EQ aims to build emotional intelligence in children aged 8 to 12 years old through proven methodologies based on the successful Learned Optimism and Aussie Optimism programmes from USA and Australia.
With stronger emotional Intelligence, your child can:
- Be more successful with making friends and be more able to manage situations of conflict with peers
- Better manage emotions when upset or angry and have fewer behaviour problems
- Concentrate better and have greater academic success
- Have fewer physical illnesses
- Have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults
- Have greater career success: Emotional Intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ!
“I think this programme is EXCELLENT and feel that every school child should have the opportunity to do it. My son knows a lot in theory but does not apply in real situations. The role playing in SMART™ EQ is very helpful for him to learn to apply emotional management in a practical way. It is great that topics that are otherwise hard to deal with (e.g. anger and fears) are explored among the kids and are addressed in a fun and positive way. As a parent, the greatest benefit of SMART™ EQ for me is to open up the communication channels with my son to allow us to discuss about different topics related to emotional management. My son really enjoyed attending this programme and it helped him to face some issues he did not like to discuss.”
-Parent of 10-year-old boy, after attending SMART™ EQ
SMART™ EQ includes fun games, group discussions and role plays where students learn how to identify their feelings, as well as techniques and strategies to manage their angers and fears, generate helpful positive thoughts, communicate effectively and solve problems. By building up their emotional intelligence in a structured manner, children become more motivated and engaged students, enjoy better relationships, and are happier and more resilient.