The Arrowsmith Program is based on the application of neuroscientific research. The genesis of the Arrowsmith Program of cognitive exercises lies in Barbara Arrowsmith Young’s journey of discovery and innovation to overcome her own severe learning disabilities.
Barbara's story is one of inspiration, determination and perseverance. Born out of a deep desire to help change her own brain, the Arrowsmith program has over the last 38 years impacted the lives of thousands of people and today is in over 100 sites worldwide.
The Arrowsmith program strengthens students weak cognitive capacities which is the underlying cause of many learning difficulties. Where students who had been feeling isolated and defeated at school, go on to develop new social skills and a sense of personal self worth.
They become more effective, confident and self directed learners. They obtain a sense of accomplishment by mastering increasingly difficult levels of the cognitive exercises and discover that their strengthened learning capacities are allowing them to handle academic work that they could not do before.