San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Howard Eaton, Ed.M., Research Director, Arrowsmith Program and Founder/Director of the Eaton Educational Group discusses the importance of cognitive intervention for children with learning difficulties. His own history of being diagnosed with Dyslexia in 1972, to his starting schools focusing on cognitive intervention with the Arrowsmith Program will be highlighted. Mr. Eaton feels that a perfect relationships can exists between current academic interventions for learning differences and the new discoveries surrounding neuroplasticity and cognitive intervention. He will describe how children with Dyslexia or reading differences can benefit from cognitive intervention, especially those that do not respond to current achievement intervention approaches.
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Howard Eaton, Ed.M., is the Research Director for the Arrowsmith Program and also the Founder/Director of Eaton Educational Group. Howard has started seven schools in either Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Redmond, Washington, USA that use the Arrowsmith Program to improve cognitive functioning in children with learning differences. These include the Eaton Arrowsmith Schools and the Eaton Cognitive Improvement Centres in British Columbia, Canada. He is responsible for creating research opportunities for the Arrowsmith Program and has set up several current projects with both the University of British Columbia and Southern Illinois University that includes brain imaging and behavioural assessments with both experimental and control groups. Howard has spoken throughout North America on issues pertaining to learning differences. He is also the author of Brain School: Stories of Children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Disorders Who Changes Their Lives by Improving Their Cognitive Functioning. Howard was diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of six, and has been a lifelong advocate for those with learning differences.