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Support for Brain Training from Arrowsmith Program Catholic Schools Trial

Posted by Peter Barnes on December 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Peter Barnes

Yet another trial of brain training for students who struggle to learn has concluded that brain training works. 

The Catholic Education system in Sydney has concluded a two year trial of the Arrowsmith program, and given it the "thumbs up".  This was reported recently by the ABC's 7:30 program.

I'm not surprised that the students who did the Arrowsmith exercises over the two year trial experienced improvements in their learning ability. This study joins many hundreds of earlier studies that have shown students with learning and reading difficulties benefit greatly from completing well designed, scientifically based brain training programs.

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Topics: Brain Science, Arrowsmith program

Building Student Learning Capacity - The Missing Link in Education

Posted by Peter Barnes on June 6, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Peter Barnes

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if all the students you teach would pay attention and more easily “get” what you are teaching them?

That’s impossible, you might say. Perhaps it is, but it’s not impossible to improve the attention and ability to learn for every one of your students. Listen to this podcast “Student Learning Capacity – The Missing Link in Education” to find out how.

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Topics: Learning Capacity, Arrowsmith program, Podcasts, For Principals

The Arrowsmith Program and Fast ForWord

Posted by Peter Barnes on June 2, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Peter Barnes

The 60 Minutes program on Channel 9 (Australia) on Sunday June 1, 2014 included a segment about the Arrowsmith School, and featured some children from the 35 Australian families currently at the school in Canada. 

The Arrowsmith program was developed by Barbara Arrowsmith- Young and uses the principles of brain plasticity to improve the learning abilities of children with a range of learning disabilities including dyslexia.

Families who have gone to the Arrowsmith School report very significant improvements in their children. If your child has a severe learning problem, they may be able to be helped by the Arrowsmith program.

Right now it is necessary for them to go to Canada because there are very few places in Australia and New Zealand where the program is available. Of course this involves considerable cost/financial sacrifice and potential disruption to their families as one parent usually accompanies the child to Canada.

An alternative for families contemplating relocating to Canada for the duration of their child’s attendance at the Arrowsmith School is to consider Fast ForWord, a brain plasticity program that improves learning capacity for all students, including those with severe learning difficulties.

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Topics: Learning Enhancement, Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Fast ForWord, Cogmed, Arrowsmith program

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