San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The Catholic Education Office presents The Link between Mental Health and Learning Difficulties.
In this riveting lecture, special guest Barbara Arrowsmith-Young (author of international bestseller The Woman Who Changed Her Brain) will focus on the research findings linking mental health outcomes related to learning disabilities supported by the 'voices' of individual students, aged 11 to 63, describing their experiences. Barbara will also describe her own personal struggle with learning disabilities and its impact on her mental health in context with the research findings in this area.
As the founder and Director of the Arrowsmith Program, Barbara continues to develop programs for students with learning disabilties and her program of cognitive exercises is implemented in 55 schools in Canada, the U.S, Australia and New Zealand. She holds a B.A.Sc in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a Master's degree in School Psychology from the University of Toronto.
The lecture will also feature Debbie Gilmore (Arrowsmith Australian representative) and Dr Kate O'Brien (Assistant Director: Teaching & Learning, CEO Sydney) who will be exploring the Arrowsmith program, the cognitive functions the program can address and changes in learning characteristics.
"Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is a pioneer, a bold and ingenious woman, deeply empathic and utterly determined. Rarely is hte person who makes a discovery the one with the defect. Barbara is the exception" - Normal Doidge, M.D., author of The Brain That Changes Itself
Prepare to be engaged and inspired! Learn how the brain has an incredible ability to change and overcome learning problems. Deepen your understanding of the workings the brain and its profound impact on how we participate in the world.
Please note that this is Barbara's only Sydney lecture for 2014.