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Tuesday
Nov102015

Brain Training with Arrowsmith Program

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young has developed a brain training program based on neuroplasticity principles. 

From her website:

"The Arrowsmith Program is a cognitive program that harnesses the principles of neuroplasticity through the application of targeted cognitive exercises to overcome specific learning difficulties.

The Arrowsmith Program is based on the philosophy that it is possible to treat learning disabilities by identifying and strengthening cognitive capacities.

The Arrowsmith Program is a program of intensive and graduated cognitive exercises that are designed to strengthen the underlying weak cognitive capacities that are the source of the learning disabilities. Each student's program is based on a careful assessment to identify the specific learning difficulties.

Anyone who has taken up an activity that involves developing a skill, whether it is playing a musical instrument or learning a sport like tennis or golf, knows the importance of drills and of doing them properly. The same principle applies to the cognitive exercises that make up the Arrowsmith Program."

There are a few Melbourne primary school piloting the program. Further details, and links to media articles can be found here http://www.arrowsmithschool.org/arrowsmithprogram/australia.html