1. What is Cognitive Enhancement Education?
Our Cognitive Enhancement Education, powered by the Arrowsmith Program, harnesses the principles of neuroplasticity through the application of targeted cognitive exercises to overcome specific learning difficulties. The premise of the Arrowsmith program is that the weaker cognitive functions which contribute to learning difficulties can be strengthened through targeted cognitive exercises, resulting in increased mental capacities and strengthened learning abilities.
2. Who is Cognitive Enhancement Education suitable for?
Students from Years 6 to 12 with:
- Average or above-average intelligence
- A combination of learning difficulties
Note: These are guidelines only. Applicants will require further assessment to ensure their suitability for the program.
3. Who is Cognitive Enhancement Education unsuitable for?
- Students with severe intellectual, cognitive, emotional or behavioural disorders that would significantly affect their ability to participate in the Arrowsmith Program.
- Students with an acquired a brain injury or who have an autism spectrum disorder.
4. What is the goal of Cognitive Enhancement Education?
Our Cognitive Enhancement Education is capacity-based, in that its goal is to change the cognitive capacity of the student to learn (rather than compensatory, which tries to work around the problem). Strengthening weaker capacities increases the overall functioning of these specific cognitive areas, allowing them to be used more effectively for learning.
5. Where is our Cognitive Enhancement Education Delivered?
Cognitive Enhancement Education is delivered on-campus at Oakleigh Grammar, in Melbourne’s South-East. Our school is a co-educational mainstream independent school catering for students from our Early Learning Centre through to Year 12.
6. How much does Cognitive Enhancement Education cost?
$31,040 (including Arrowsmith Program fee, and School fees).