Case Studies

Case Study: Student Self Esteem & Cognitive Functions Grow

C8 Sciences Conducts Case Study on Increased Executive Function Skills for Older Students at New York’s Maplebrook School- A Rise in Student Self Esteem a Happy Bonus
In proving that hard work, engaged students and resiliency get results, C8 Sciences conducted a case study on increased executive function skills for older students at the Maplebrook School of Hudson Valley, New York. Implemented during the 2014 to 2015 school year, the study analyzed the performance of all students in the Postsecondary Programs, aged 18 through 21, who used C8 Science’s ACTIVATE™ for at least 15 minutes daily, with additional time spent during study hall and at night in their dorm rooms.


By |December 16th, 2015|Case Studies|0 Comments

New Mexico Elementary School Principal Uses Cognitive Neuroscience Program with Special Education Population at a Title I School

Kim Arrington, Principal at Joe Stanley Smith Elementary School, utilizes a “whole child” approach to strengthening the neurocognitive capacities of students in her school.

Principal, Kim Arrington, is on a mission to close the poverty gap for the students in her charge at Joe Stanley Smith Elementary School. She is working to give them the tools that they need to succeed both in and out of the classroom. Poverty is challenging enough to general education students, but when you add poverty to a special needs diagnosis, you have to go beneath the surface layer diagnosis or situation and deal with the root cause of the issue(s).


By |June 19th, 2014|Case Studies|2 Comments

Texas City ISD Uses Cognitive Cross-Training Program to Help Struggling Students in Both the General and Special Education Population

For Cynthia Peltier, Director, developing the executive function skills for all students in need is a priority.
Pull-Out Sessions Benefit Both the Special Education and General Population
Special Education Director, Cynthia Peltier, believes that access to high-quality, cognitive cross-training programs shouldn’t be limited to children within the special education population. All struggling students, regardless of their diagnosis, deserve the opportunity to learn and grow in the area of executive functioning. This can be a challenge for students in the general population as well.

Let’s face it, many individuals have a challenge with attention. Have you ever sat in a meeting or attended a conference and found your mind wandering? The goal with students that exhibit an excessive difficulty with sustaining attention, or any high-level functioning areas, is to catch the challenge as early as possible. When this is done, instructors can address and meet students’ individual challenges head-on with tools that give unbiased feedback.


By |June 19th, 2014|Case Studies|0 Comments

Tiered Instruction Meets Cognitive Neuroscience Intervention in Whitfield County, Georgia Schools

Ruthie Rule, Whitfield County Coordinator for Exceptional Students, uses a cognitive cross-training program in pull-out sessions with RTI Tier 2 and special education students. This reliable intervention tool focuses on improving executive function.

For many schools, one of the biggest challenges to developing a well-functioning RTI program is an effective Tier 2 system. Tiered instruction is the key to any Response-to-Intervention model. Without a strong middle tier, it can be challenging to systematically provide early intervention for students at risk. Offering a quality Tier 2 system, takes a combination of the right assessments, tools and strategies, but most important it take having the right information to make the right decisions for the children in our care. For some schools, a quality cognitive training system is an easy to implement and reliable intervention tool that can be used to both assess and improve the area of weakness.


By |June 19th, 2014|Case Studies|0 Comments

Client Profile: Palm Beach County Christa McAuliffe Middle School

How C8 Sciences is Helping Students with ADHD in the Classroom – Like Those in Palm Beach County’sChrista McAuliffe Middle School – Through its Innovative ACTIVATE Program
Cognitive training has helped children with ADHD overcome barriers by increasing their attention, memory and processing speeds. Leading entities such as C8 Sciences understand that these skills are necessary not only inside the classroom, but out. Across America, students such as those attending Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Palm Beach County, Florida have been using an innovative cognitive cross-training program to enhance “executive function” skills critical in the classroom. Marketed by Connecticut-based C8 Sciences, the program known as ACTIVATE™  is designed by a leading neuroscientist in an NIH-funded research program at the Yale School of Medicine, for the purpose of targeting eight critical areas of executive function: Sustained Attention, Working Memory, Speed of Processing, Response Inhibition, Cognitive Flexibility, Category Formation, Pattern Recognition and Multiple Simultaneous Attention. […]

By |March 20th, 2014|Case Studies|0 Comments

Harlem, NY: Early identification moves struggling kids into the mainstream.

Difficult Circumstances
Harlem’s Ralph Bunche Elementary School, PS 125, is a neighborhood school serving a student body that is high-poverty (80% participate in the Free/Reduced Price Lunch Program) and diverse (45% African American, 40% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 4% White).  In 2011, just 26% of grade 3 students scored proficient in Language Arts, and just 44% in math. […]

By |October 8th, 2012|Case Studies|1 Comment

Reading Scores Increase and Hidden Talents Unveiled in the City

Difficult Circumstances:
Brooklyn’s Elijah Stroud Elementary School, PS 316 is a neighborhood school serving a student body that reflects economic diversity and multi-cultural backgrounds (95% participate in the Free/Reduced Price Lunch Program,, 88% are African American, 7% Hispanic).  In 2011, just 26% of grade 3 students scored proficient in Language Arts, and just 42% in math. […]

By |July 12th, 2012|Case Studies|0 Comments

Students in C8Kids More Likely to See Large Gains on Test Scores

Implementation Setting
Helen Street Elementary School is a neighborhood elementary school in the city of Hamden.  The student body is comprised of 45% African American, 23% white, and 23% Hispanic students – more than half of the students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.  Helen Street is not the lowest performing school in Hamden, Connecticut, “…but we’re in the bottom group and have been for years,” […]

By |May 24th, 2012|Case Studies|0 Comments

Integrated Brain and Body Exercises Enhance Cognitive Capacities

Implementation Setting:
Twenty-two children (6 to 10 years old, 10 boys) participated in a 4-week program with two 45-minute computer periods and two 45-minute exercise periods each day at the Chinese National Sports University in Beijing after parents provided informed written consent consistent with University procedures. […]

By |May 23rd, 2012|Case Studies|1 Comment

Students in C8Kids Double Working Memory, Improve Test Scores

Commitment to Cognitive Skills Development
School leaders in Bristol, Connecticut were willing to test new and innovative ideas in their quest to give all students a solid foundation in the skills they need to be successful in school.   When they learned of the opportunity to pilot C8Kids, a new program designed to improve cognition in young children based on Yale School of Medicine research, they were the first school in the U.S. to sign up. […]

By |May 22nd, 2012|Case Studies|0 Comments