Jungle Memory Training
Our brain is plastic. It can shrink or grow depending on what we do. Our brains are like muscles that need to be exercised to become strong. Scientific studies shows that brain training improves cognitive performance both in the classroom and in daily life.
Dr. Tracy Alloway found after 8 weeks of Jungle Memory training, students with learning difficulties improved 10 standard points in language and math. This is like improving from a C to a B or a B to an A. They also improved in IQ and Working Memory. For scientific validity the results were compared with those of a control group, who received extra tutoring, but did not use Jungle Memory. The control group didn’t show any improvements Working Memory, IQ, or Math. This research is published in the Journal Interactive Learning Research.
Improves Grades, Working Memory, and IQ in Dyslexic students
Clinical trials with Dyslexia Scotland found that students showed significant improvements in standardized tests of Working Memory and IQ after training regularly with Jungle Memory. Their scores in standardized tests in language and math were also better after training. The findings were presented at branch meetings of Dyslexia Scotland in 2010 and 2011.
Improves Grades, Working Memory, and IQ in students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Clinical trials the Autistic Treatment Trust found that after training 4 times a week for an 8-week period, high functioning ASD students had improved scores in language and math, Working Memory and IQ. The findings were presented at the Scottish Autism Research Group (SARG) conference in 2010.
Improves Working Memory
Educational Psychologist Rose Blackett, in New Zealand, found that students demonstrated an improvement in Working Memory after using Jungle Memory. She tested students pre- and post-training using standardized test batteries like the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and the Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales. The results were presented at the Neil MacKay workshops in New Zealand in 2011.
Research on Jungle Memory used a rigorous randomized, single-blind method to ensure ‘quality-control’. Students with learning difficulties were randomly assigned to either a Jungle Memory group or a group that received extra tutoring. Only Jungle Memory made a difference to students' grades. This research is published in Special, the publication for the National Association for Special Educational Needs, and in Professional Association for Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS).
Results are Maintained
Clinical trials compared students who trained regularly with Jungle Memory (4x a week) to those who only trainined once a week. Students who trained regularly with Jungle Memory had higher Working Memory scores, IQ scores, and even learning outcomes compared to those who only trained once a week. When students were tested at an 8-month following, the improvements they had achieved were maintained—even though they had not been training during that period. This maintenance effect suggests that using Jungle Memory can provide lasting gains to Working Memory. This research is published in the journal Computers and Human Behavior.