The Arrowsmith Program brings neuroscience research to the educational growth of student learning. This research shows that a person's brain can change with exercise. The Arrowsmith Program contains precise intellectual exercises that challenge specific areas of the brain that apply to learning challenges.
Neuroplasticity is the brain's capability to change both its physical structure and its functional organization in response to training and understanding to form new connections. Research shows that the training to grow new neurons will increase neurotransmitters which essentially change the brain's capacity to learn and to function.
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the Creator and Director of Arrowsmith School and Arrowsmith Program, and the author of the international best-selling book The Woman Who Changed Her Brain.
Arrowsmith-Young is recognized as the creator of one of the first practical applications of the principles of neuroplasticity to the treatment of learning disorders. There are more than 100 educational organizations internationally.
STUDY & RESEARCH
ARROWSMITH & THE BRAIN
Changing the Brain
New Hope: 60 Minutes
A learning dysfunction is a specific brain area that is weaker in functioning than the persons other brain areas such that it significantly impairs the learning activities of the functional systems in which it is involved. The specific nature of the learning dysfunction is dependent upon the characteristic mental activities or operations of the specific brain area that is impaired and will be manifested in all the functional systems of which it is a component. For example, a problem in the area responsible for motor planning in learning symbol sequences will impact learning motor plans in writing, reading, speaking and spelling.