What is the Arrowsmith Program?
The Arrowsmith Program is based on neuroscience research demonstrating that it is possible to address learning disabilities by identifying and strengthening weak cognitive capacities.
The goal of the program is to help students strengthen the weak cognitive capacities underlying their learning dysfunctions and to enable them to become effective, confident and self-directed learners for life.
The Arrowsmith Program deals with the root causes of the learning disability rather than managing its symptoms. Students become effective learners without having to compensate for their learning disabilities. Their ability to perform complex tasks is improved when the weak cognitive areas are strengthened.
Students return to a full academic program at their appropriate grade level without the need for further resource support or curriculum modification following the completion of a three or four year programme.
Upon completion of the programme some students may require one or two years to gain experience using their newly strengthened cognitive capacities and some students may need tutoring initially to bring academic skills to grade level.
For further information about the Arrowsmith Program and the learning dysfunctions it addresses, visit the Arrowsmith website (www.arrowsmithschool.org) and the links below.