Captain's Log brain training helps students with attention deficits and learning disabilitiesAbout the Captain’s Log Brain Training System

Your students will discover how much fun it is to improve their thinking skills. Based on neuroplasticity research and clinical experience, Captain’s Log’s 50 programs provide you with systematic mental workouts for students with ADHD/ADD, learning disabilities, head injuries, or other cognitive difficulties.

Why Captain’s Log?

Captain’s Log is:

Check! Multi-level. You’ll find the brain exercises you need for students of all levels, ages, and abilities.
Check! Comprehensive. Captain’s log puts a whole library of brain-building exercises at your fingertips – over 2000 hours of cognitive training exercises to choose from.
Check! Systematic. Captain’s Log is based on a structured hierarchy of cognitive skills and continually builds on what has been learned.
Check! Developed by professionals for professional use. The system is completely customizable for the unique needs of each student and helps educators quickly and easily document progress.

What about research?

In a $1.3M Duke University study funded by the Department of Education, 64% of students who began the study in the first grade with six or more inattentive symptoms were symptom-free (0 or 1 symptom) in the 2nd grade after only 20 hours of attention training using the Captain’s Log system. For more about the research, click here.

What are people saying?

“I’m a mother of a child with ADHD and Aspergers. I also teach to students with learning disabilities. Our school, Incredible Horizons, utilizes BrainTrain’s software and we’ve had such great success developing cognitive skills in our students, not to mention my son!” – Roni Stockdale, Parent and Teacher, Melbourne, FL

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What’s inside Captain’s Log?

Captain’s Log is a whole library of brain training exercises, but if you like, you can take it one step at a time! The fifty multi-level programs in the Captain’s Log system are organized into three training sets:

  • Attention Skills Training Set
  • Problem Solving and Memory Skills Training Set
  • Working Memory Training Set

Attention Skills Training Set

The Attention Skills Training Set is made up of three modules of Captain’s Log: Attention Skills Developmental Module, Visual Motor Skills Module, and Attention Skills the Next Generation.

Attention Skills Developmental Module

These eight programs begin with the simple exercises you need for students with head injuries or developmental disabilities.


Visual Motor Skills Module

These seven popular programs play like video games but work to train hand-eye coordination, visual processing, and fine motor control.


Attention Skills the Next Generation Module

Use this set to further enhance higher level attention skills and memory. These three challenging programs continue building on the skills addressed in the Attention Skills Developmental module.

Problem Solving and Memory Skills Training Set

The Problem Solving and Memory Skills Training Set is comprised of the Conceptual Memory Skills, Logic Skills, and Numeric Concepts with Memory Skills modules of Captain’s log.

Conceptual Memory Skills Module

Train the ability to classify, discriminate, and apply abstract rules to specific decisions. You can customize these seven programs to target impulse control, working memory, processing speed, and logical reasoning.


Logic Skills Module

This module features five engaging programs to help improve executive functioning. Students learn deductive reasoning, understanding of relationships between numbers and objects, and perception of how parts fit into a whole.


Numeric Concepts with Memory Skills Module

The challenging games in these five higher level programs train working, immediate, and short-term visual memory, deductive and inductive reasoning, visual discrimination, categorization and sequencing.

Working Memory Training Set

Working memory training improves students' ability to learn and rememberResearch supports that working memory is a vital part of executive functioning, and it can be trained successfully. This training set provides 625 hours of working memory training.

The Working Memory Training Set is made up of three Captain’s Log modules: Real Life Working Memory, Working Memory Skills, and Auditory Working Memory.

Real Life Working Memory Module

These five programs are both practical and entertaining. Students learn to put their working memory to work for them in real life situations.


Working Memory Skills Module

Help your students learn to “think on their feet.” The five programs in this module train memory for names and faces, sequential pattern recognition, list recall, and more – skills that are vital for success in school and in life.


Auditory Working Memory Module

These five brain training programs focus on working memory and on auditory attention. Your students with attention deficits will improve both their working memory and their listening skills.