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Real Life Experiences and Results from the Arrowsmith Program

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Glenunga Hub

70 Conyngham Street

Glenunga, SA 5064

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Real Life Experiences and Results from the Arrowsmith Program

Parents of children with learning difficulties in SA have joined forces to advocate for the revolutionary cognitive brain training Arrowsmith Program to be available in Adelaide.

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young created The Arrowsmith Program based on her own severe learning difficulties, to avoid a life of compensation, and improve her own life.

Although she was very intelligent, she read and wrote everything backwards, couldn’t understand concepts or relationships in language, and constantly got lost, even in people’s homes.

Piecing together all she knew about the brain in her mid-20s, she set about training her own brain. She invented exercises to address 19 different learning dysfunctions that underlie many learning difficulties.

These exercises radically improved her brain functioning in very specific ways, and the changes had flow-on effects to all other parts of her life as well.

This struggle has been described in her book ‘The Woman Who Changed Her Brain’ (a revised edition was released 23 January 2019).

Her profound improvement after working at these exercises led to her forming the Arrowsmith School in Toronto in 1978.

Until recently, South Australian children who wished to benefit from the Arrowsmith brain-changing program would have to travel to Canada.

During the last few years more than 20 schools in NSW, Victoria, WA, and Queensland have adopted the program.

The Arrowsmith Program in South Australia is now in its third year. During that time some students have also participated in 'Intensive' Courses in Thailand and Canada. The Arrowsmith School has also rolled out remote program that can be done from home.

We invite you to our panel afternoon, where you can come and ask questions from the following parents who have participated in some of these excellent programs.

Panellists:

Michelle: Child in 2nd year of a remote program

Annie: Child in Arrowsmith Program SA, attended 6 week intensive in Canada

Denise: Child in Arrowsmith Program SA, attended 6 week intensive in Thailand, participated in remote program

Kylie: Child previously in Arrowsmith Program SA, attended 6 week intensive in Thailand, High School transition

Interested people are warmly invited to attend, for some background information on the Arrowsmith Program, to ask lots of questions, and to express interest in enrolling in the program.

The premise of the Arrowsmith Program is that the weaker cognitive areas that may contribute to learning difficulties can be strengthened through targeted cognitive exercises, using neuroplasticity. It has been used in Canada for over 35 years, with reported success, for both adults and children with a range of learning difficulties. See the Arrowsmith School website for more information.

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Where is the entrance to Glenunga Hub?

We ask you to come into the entrance, which is on L'Estrange St, on the eastern (Hills) side. However, it is possible to approach either from the western side (Conyngham St) or L'Estrange St. The venue has good pathways to enter from either street, and automatic lighting.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please don't hesitate to email arrowsmithforsa@gmail.com should you need to.

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