- LDAPEI will host Jessica Poulin, Managing Coordinator from the Arrowsmith Program, on Wed. March 27, 2013, 7 pm at Holland College auditorium (Grafton St. Entrance). All ages are welcome.
Storm date is Thursday, March 28, same time and place.
Event is free, donations accepted.
Neuroplasticity, or the well-researched idea that we can change and shape our brains, is at the core of the Arrowsmith Program. The Arrowsmith Program, recognized by Sharp Brains as the Most Innovative Special Education Program, identifies and strengthens weaker brain areas and cognitive deficits that underlie learning disabilities. An internationally-recognized success, the Arrowsmith Program has been implemented in schools and Learning Disability Associations across North America, and recently was introduced to the Sydney, Australia Catholic education system.
The philosophy that the learner, or a brain, is not fixed, but can be modified through the application of the principles of neuroplasticity sets the Arrowsmith Program apart from most other programs for students with learning difficulties. In a radical shift from how learning disabilities have generally been approached in the past, the Arrowsmith Program is not based on teaching students to work around their barriers, but rather in strengthening the areas of weakness that uphold these barriers, thereby breaking them down and increasing the capacity of students to reach their potential and learn more effectively. Neuroplastic potential is possible throughout our lifetime, and people of all ages can achieve benefits.
This program and its targeted approach has positively affected the learning and social skills of Arrowsmith students in powerful, permanently life-altering ways. The goal of the Arrowsmith Program is for students to capitalize on their strengthened cognitive capacities to become effective, confident and self-directed learners for life, so they can achieve their goals of academic and career success.
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, founder of the Arrowsmith Program, remarked:
“Arrowsmith Program is very pleased that our program for individuals with learning challenges is being considered by the Learning Disabilities Association of Prince Edward Island. We look forward to making the same transformative changes in the educational outcomes of students in Prince Edward Island that we have achieved with so many other students in our 35 years of offering the Arrowsmith Program.”
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young’s compelling story of her own struggles with severe learning difficulties and her development of the Arrowsmith Program are chronicled in her book The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, currently an international bestseller.
More information on the Arrowsmith Program can be found at www.arrowsmithschool.org
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