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ADHD and Neuroplasticity With Barbara Arrowsmith-Young (The Power of Neuroplasticity)
Featured on A Dopamine Kick (Another ADHD Podcast) Host: Sparky and Shell

In this episode we talk to Barbara Arrowsmith-Young about ADHD, learning difficulties and how to use neuroplasticity to rewire parts of your brain. We loved this episode as we think it gives inspiration and hope to people that they are not broken and hopefully the tips Barbara gives in this episode can help towards making a positive change in your life.

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How to Use Neuroplasticity to Your Advantage - Barbara Arrowsmith-Young | Podcast #93
Featured on Engineered Mind Host: Jousef Murad

Barbara Young has been utilizing the principles of neuroplasticity since 1978, and her work has grown out of her own journey to transform her own brain. She is the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, an assessment process and suite of cognitive exercises designed to stimulate and strengthen areas of cognitive functioning that underlie a range of learning difficulties. Her work is recognized as one of the first examples of the practical application of neuroplasticity to address learning difficulties and its application has expanded to address those dealing with traumatic brain injury, addiction, cognitive decline with aging and those who want to enhance performance. Barbara is the recipient of the Leaders and Legends Innovation Award from the University of Toronto for her contribution to education.

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Why cognitive development is a critical focus for education and society
Featured on Uncommon Courage Host: Andrea T Edwards

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the author of “The Woman Who Changed Her Brain.” When I read this book a few years ago, I knew it was the answer to some challenges we were experiencing with one of our sons. After many years of struggling to find the right answer, it has been amazing and completely transformed his life, and by default, ours too. Barbara has been touring the world for decades, talking about the brain, neuroplasticity, and she never tires of prioritizing the message about the importance of cognitive functioning. Her vision is to put the Brain in the Education Equation. Her work begun in 1978 and is recognized as one of the first examples of the practical application of neuroplasticity to address learning difficulties. Since then, its application has expanded to address those dealing with traumatic brain injury, addiction, cognitive decline with aging and those who want to enhance performance. We covered many things, including a look at Barbara’s life, including when she understood she had a challenge with her own brain, as well as the limited possibilities placed on her from a very young age by educators. The realms of research created since this program started, showing the incredible results possible and there’s so much more to uncover. As well as where Covid fits into the mix, with neurological damage one of the findings gaining more and more attention since the beginning of the pandemic.

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How to Rewire Your Brain with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Featured on I have ADHD Host: Kristen Carder

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young overheard her first-grade teacher telling her mom, “Barbara really isn’t going to amount to much.” Growing up, Barbara struggled to learn to read and write. Back then, there was no such term as “learning difficulty” — the understanding was that your brain was fixed forever. To Barbara, it felt like a life sentence. Today, she is known as “the woman who changed her brain.” After years of living with a diagnosed “mental block,” Barbara set out to understand why parts of her brain weren’t functioning the way they should. What she discovered changed her understanding of the brain entirely, and she knew it was her life’s work to help others overcome the learning difficulties that might be holding them back. The Arrowsmith Program is helping thousands of people worldwide reduce the factors in their life causing negative neuroplasticity so they can become effective, confident, and self-directed learners. Learn more about The Arrowsmith Program by visiting their website. Be sure to take the to get a snapshot of your own cognitive profile. I help people struggling with learning difficulties regularly in my group coaching program for adult ADHDers. Click the button below to learn more.

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Overcoming Learning Disabilities with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Featured on Inclusive Education Project Host: Amanda and Vickie

Barbara Arrowsmith Young joins Amanda and Vickie on today’s podcast. Brain plasticity, how brains learn and how they develop, and how we can be better at providing learning environments and programs for not only kids who are differently-abled, but all kids, are the highlights they’ll be covering. Don’t miss this fascinating, cutting-edge insight! Barbara Arrowsmith Young is the Founder of Arrowsmith School and the Arrowsmith Program. She is the author of the international bestseller, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: How I Left My Learning Disability Behind and Other Stories of Cognitive Transformation. She has dedicated her life to helping individuals overcome learning difficulties, first starting with herself, many years ago, and now working with educators and children all around the world to transform their lives through cognitive programs.

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Tapping Into Your Unlimited Potential
Featured on Club House: Breakfast of Champions Host: Ife Thomas

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young join's Ife Thomas on Club House's Breakfast of Champions where she shares her journey through her learning difficulties and how it has become her life's work.

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THE WOMAN WHO CHANGED HER BRAIN AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM HER, with BARBARA ARROWSMITH-YOUNG
Featured on YOUR DREAM LIFE with KRISTINA KARLSSON Host: Kristina Karlsson

Barbara is the author of The Woman Who Changed Her Brain - a worldwide bestseller – which tells the incredible story of how she struggled as a child with severe learning disabilities, built herself a better brain, and started a program that has helped thousands of others do the same. Sound remarkable? It is!! It was so inspiring to hear her amazing story, that I immediately asked if she would join me on my podcast so I could share that story with you this week. She said yes, and it’s such an inspiring story for you.

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Barbara Arrowsmith-Young – The Process of Changing Your Brain
Featured on The Hoffman Podcast Host: Drew Horning

Today’s episode with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young and Drew will open your mind to new possibilities in how you can change your brain. Barbara is an innovator and author in the field of neuroeducation. Used worldwide, her work utilizing the principles of neuroplasticity to enhance cognitive functioning was begun in 1978. Barbara’s vision is to put the brain into the education equation. She is passionate about enhancing “the learner’s ability to engage with what is out there in the external world.” In order to support herself in bringing this gift she’d created into the world, Barbara came to in 1996. In other words, she had a vision but needed to clear the negative behaviors, moods, and ways of thinking standing in her way. As a result, Barbara has made and continues to make her vision a reality. Looking forward, she sees promise in her work to help addicts rewire their brains, as well as helping those with the cognitive impact of long-haul Covid. Through fierce dedication, Barbara has transformed the considerable challenges she was born with into the gift she now shares with the world. She says she won’t ever retire; that she’ll continue to work in this area until she is “no longer here.“

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Cognitive Function & Neuroplasticity Pioneer Barbara Arrowsmith Young
Featured on The Elevate Podcast Host: Ramita Anand

Ramita is joined on the podcast this week by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young. The pioneering researcher in the field of brain function shares her knowledge and discovery surrounding neuroplasticity, and how it can be utilized in helping not only children but adults too in overcoming their learning difficulties. A moving interview about how science brings us all much hope.

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Barbara Arrowsmith-Young: "Our Brain Shapes Us"
Featured on Depression Detox Show Host: Malikee Josephs

Changing your brain can change your life! Barbara Arrowsmith-Young makes her debut on the show to share her SHOCKING story of overcoming her incurable diagnosis.

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The Story of Barbara Arrowsmith-Young "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain and Left Her Learning Disability Behind"
Featured on Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Host: Andrea Samadi

The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #132 features Barbara Arrowsmith Young (she/her), the founder of The Arrowsmith School and Programs and otherwise known as "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain and Left Her Learning Disability Behind."

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The limitless possibilities of not knowing her diagnoses
Featured on Dare to Share your Untold Story with Salima Jadavji Host: Salima Jadavji

Barbara authentically shares what it was like growing up with severe learning difficulties, having no known diagnosis at the time. She was pressed to carve and navigate her own path through feeling that she couldn’t fit in, feeling that going to school was meant to ‘feel stupid’, feeling ashamed that she couldn’t learn what others could, that at times it got so emotionally and mentally unruly that she had to fake illness so she could get out of going to school. She never told a soul what she had experienced, endured, and suffered through for decades. Barbara presented with exceptional strengths, so it was easy to mask the true struggle. Barbara shares with vulnerability emotions that emerged — hopelessness and despair, questioning how she could be successful when she often found herself guessing the answers — at times she was right and other times she was not. She expresses that what she endures had no logic in her world, unable to decode language, whether it be in reading, writing or comprehension of verbal communication. Through perseverance, she worked her process and overcame her learning difficulties when she immersed herself into the science of neuroplasticity and created meaningful work, that is her life’s work today. Her key message to listeners is that: there are solutions; there is hope and optimism in every situation if you look, so test it out and challenge what you know; never give up; keep investigating, ask questions, get curious; there is no one size fits all answer.

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Brain Mastery with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Featured on Brain Mastery Host: Mark Watson

Brain Injury Expert and ABI Wellness CEO Mark Watson sits down with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young. She is an author and the founder of world renowned cognitive remediation programs, the BrainEx and Arrowsmith Programs, as well as Arrowsmith Schools. She shares her story, what led to her innovation, her wish for the future of brain health, and books that changed her life.

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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain
Featured on The You Project Podcast with Craig Harper Host: Craig Harper

I loved this conversation with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young. Such a privilege to chat with someone who is a world-renowned pioneer, researcher and authority in the area of brain training, brain science and neuroplasticity. At the age of six (in the 1950’s) Barbara was diagnosed as having a ‘mental block’, which these days would more accurately be described as, a severe learning disability. Since that time, her life has been an ongoing journey of learning, experimentation, teaching and helping others to maximise their ‘brain potential’. Enjoy.

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Mia Giordano – National School Week, 2021
Featured on Next Round Host: Rowena Itchon & Tim Anaya

The new Pacific Research Institute book A Kite in a Hurricane No More profiles the challenges and ultimate triumph of Mia Giordano, a young woman with serious learning disabilities. As we observe National School Choice Week 2021, this podcast features Mia along with Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education; Mia’s mother, Christine Zanello; and Barbara Arrowsmith, founder of the Arrowsmith Program that helped Mia succeed. Learn what policy changes would ensure every American child has the same choices that Mia has had.

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Barbara Arrowsmith-Young - Transformation & Service
Featured on The Everyday Millionaire Host: Patrick Francey

“Sometimes people ask, am I happy or satisfied with what I’ve done and I think the answer will be never. Never will I be because there’s always another horizon, there’s always another person out there that’s struggling.” – Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

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Barbara Arrowsmith-Young and 'Neuroplasticity and Learning Difficulties'
Featured on The EW Podcast Host: Eric White

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, an assessment process and a suite of cognitive exercises designed to stimulate and strengthen weak areas of cognitive functioning that underlie a range of learning difficulties, which has been delivered for 40+ years throughout the world.

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Transforming Learning Disabilities through the Power of the Brain
Featured on Just Education Podcast Host: Judith Epstein

In this episode of Mentorships in Education, we welcome Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, a Canadian author, entrepreneur and lecturer. Mentorships in Education is brought to you by Just Education, LLC and is hosted by Judith Epstein. Judith has a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Language Acquisition. She is certified in special education with post-graduate coursework and professional development in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Social Thinking, and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). Judith created Just Education, LLC to compile a free resource library for mentors of students who struggle on a wide variety of topics that are all related to education and student success.

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Barbara Arrowsmith-Young: Reboot Your Brain
Featured on Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota Host: Dr. Marcia Sirota

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, a program designed to strengthen weak cognitive functions that underlie a range of learning difficulties and which has been delivered for 40+ years throughout the world. Her work has been recognized as one of the first examples of the practical application of neuroplasticity which, simply put, is the ability of the brain to change and rewire itself over one’s lifetime. Her vision is that all students struggling with learning will have the opportunity to benefit from programs that change the brain’s capacity to learn and open to these learners a world of possibilities. Her book, ‘The Woman who Changed Her Brain’ has become an international bestseller and tells Barbara’s journey of discovery and innovation to overcome her severe learning disabilities. Barbara is the recipient of the 2019 Leaders and Legends Innovation Award from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto for her outstanding contributions to education in Ontario.

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Barbara Arrowsmith Changes Her Brain
Featured on Teaching Your Brain to Knit Host: Margaret and Catherine

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young talks about the limitations she had with the brain she was born with and how she changed them for the better with exercises, a great example of neuroplasticity. She now heads a school with folks who have a variety of brain-related problems.

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Barbara Arrowsmith-Young – Using Neuroplasticity To Overcome Learning Disabilities
Featured on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show Host: Dr. Theresa Nicassio

Hear Barbara Arrowsmith-Young on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on Healthy Life Radio share her story of how she changed her own brain & is now helping countless others around the world who live with learning disabilities do the same using neuroplasticity.

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Learning difficulties with Barbara Arrowsmith Young
Featured on This Week in Wellness Host: Brett Hill

This week The Wellness Guys interview Barbara Arrowsmith-Young about education, neuroplasticity and learning. Regardless of your age, or whether you have kids or not there is so much great information in here about ho you can learn to learn new things at any age and how you can get the best out of your own brain and also create a great learning environment for those that you love. So tune in for a great informative episode that you will not want to miss!

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The amazing Arrowsmith
Featured on This Week in Wellness Host: Brett Hill

What if school was specifically tailored to rewire your brain to get the absolute best out of YOU? What if we could could not just learn information whilst at school but learn (or re-learn) how to learn in a much more efficient way or in a way that helps you overcome your current learning challenges. Well Arrowsmith schools have used the latest information on neurology and neuroplasticity to create programs all over the world that do just that. So tune in to find out just what makes an Arrowsmith school and why it might just be relevant information for people of all ages!

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ADHD & Neuroplasticity + an interview with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, author of "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain"
Featured on Strange Brains Podcast Host: Alina Kislenko

Join us for a talk about: Neuroplasticity and ADHD Neuroplasticity and Learning Disorders Writing International best seller "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain" Bringing Neuroplasticity into the school system via the Arrowsmith Program Personal stories about Neuroplasticity in action Neuroplasticity and the future

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Neuroplasticity And The Aging Brain
Featured on Booming Encore Host: Susan Williams

In this Learning Bites session we are joined by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, an expert in the field of neuroplasticity. Barbara shares with us some exciting infomation about neuroplasticity and what we can do to help maintain our brain health as we age.

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Interview with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Featured on Stubbs Redux Podcast Host: Richard Stubbs

We're going deep this week. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young has written a book called ' The Woman Who Changed Her Brain' all about how she has built up her brain to overcome a severe learning disability.

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Interview with Me and Barbara Arrowsmith Young (Part 1)
Featured on Living With An Invisible Learning Challenge Host: Jennifer Purcell

This episode is the first part of an interview with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young. She is the creator of the Arrowsmith Program of cognitive exercises which came from her journey of discovery and innovation to overcome her own severe learning disabilities, a description of which appears in the article, her book, "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain" and in Chapter 2 of the book, “The Brain That Changes Itself” by Dr. Norman Doidge. Diagnosed in grade one as having a mental block, which today would have been identified as multiple learning disabilities, she read and wrote everything backwards, had trouble processing concepts in language, continuously got lost and was physically uncoordinated. Barbara eventually learnt to read and write from left to right and mask a number of the symptoms of her learning disabilities through heroic effort, however she continued throughout her educational career to have difficulty with specific aspects of learning.

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Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota
Host: Dr. Marcia Sirota

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, a program designed to strengthen weak cognitive functions that underlie a range of learning difficulties and which has been delivered for 40+ years throughout the world. Her work has been recognized as one of the first examples of the practical application of neuroplasticity which, simply put, is the ability of the brain to change and rewire itself over one’s lifetime. Her vision is that all students struggling with learning will have the opportunity to benefit from programs that change the brain’s capacity to learn and open to these learners a world of possibilities. Her book, ‘The Woman who Changed Her Brain’ has become an international bestseller and tells Barbara’s journey of discovery and innovation to overcome her severe learning disabilities.

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You Can Change Your Brain and So Can Your Child with Neuroeducation Expert Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Featured on ADHD for Smart A** Women Host: Tracy Otsuka

I don't think I've broken my rule yet that all guests must be women who are either diagnosed or have a child who is diagnosed with ADHD, but I think that what our guest is going to talk about in this episode warrants me breaking my rule. Besides, as I told her during our interview, she has a lot of ADHD traits.

An innovator and author in the field of neuroeducation, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young’s work utilizing the principles of neuroplasticity is used worldwide to enhance cognitive functioning. Her work, begun in 1978, is recognized as one of the first examples of the practical application of neuroplasticity to address learning difficulties. Since then, its use has expanded to include those dealing with traumatic brain injury, addiction, cognitive decline with aging and those who want to enhance performance.

Barbara’s vision is to “put the Brain in the Education Equation” and she’s well on her way to making that happen, with her Arrowsmith Program already being used in over 100 schools around the world. I am so fascinated by Barbara and the work she’s done, and I'm confident that after our conversation, you will be too.

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Rewire the Brain with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Featured on Decoding Learning Differences Host: Kimberlynn Lavelle

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, an assessment process and suite of cognitive exercises designed to stimulate and strengthen areas of cognitive functioning that underlie a range of learning difficulties.

Her work is recognized as one of the first examples of the practical application of neuroplasticity to address learning difficulties and its application has expanded to address those dealing with traumatic brain injury, addiction, cognitive decline with aging and those who want to enhance performance. She is the recipient of the Leaders and Legends Innovation Award from the University of Toronto for her contribution to education.

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Barbara Arrowsmith-Young TEDx Speaker, Talks Neuroplasticity, How She Overcame Her Mental Block, Social Ineptitude, Learning Problems & Shares Brain Exercises
Featured on The New Mind Creator Host: Maurice Flournoy, MS, LMHC

An innovator and author in the field of neuroeducation, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young’s work utilizing the principles of neuroplasticity is used worldwide to enhance cognitive functioning.  Her vision is to put the Brain in the Education Equation. Her work begun in 1978 is recognized as one of the first examples of the practical application of neuroplasticity to address learning difficulties and its application has expanded to address those dealing with traumatic brain injury, addiction, cognitive decline with aging and those who want to enhance performance. Her journey and work is documented in her bestselling book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain and in her TEDx talk. As the Director of the Arrowsmith Program, Barbara continues to engage in research to understand how we can drive neuroplastic change in the brain to benefit learners of all ages.

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Neuroplasticity: Your Brain's Superpower for Healing & Learning
Featured on Healing Conversations Podcast Host: Einav Avni

In this episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, a true pioneer in the field of neuroeducation. Barbara shares her personal journey of overcoming learning difficulties and developing groundbreaking programs to enhance cognitive functioning through the principles of neuroplasticity.

Join us as we delve into her research, the impact of her work on learning diversity within the education system, and the broader applications of neuroplasticity in addressing chronic pain, mental health challenges, and cognitive decline.

We'll also explore the long-lasting effects of her programs, the potential combination of cognitive work and therapy, and the extraordinary potential of changing the brain to alleviate illness and chronic conditions. Tune in as we embark on a fascinating exploration of the power of the brain and its ability to heal and transform.

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Innovator and Author Enhances Cognitive Function through Neuroplasticity
Featured on I AM CEO Podcast Host: Gresham Harkless Jr.

In a world driven by technological advancements and an ever-increasing emphasis on cognitive abilities, understanding how our brains function and finding ways to enhance our cognitive capabilities is crucial.

In this episode, we delve into the groundbreaking work of Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, an innovator in the field of neuro education, and explore the transformative power of neuroplasticity.

Barbara's journey into the world of neuroplasticity began with her own personal struggles. Born with significant learning difficulties, she embarked on a quest to find a solution that would address her unique challenges.

Guided by the belief instilled in her by her father – “If there's a problem and there's no solution, you have to go out and create that solution” – Barbara harnessed the power of neuroplasticity to not only improve her own cognitive functioning but also to help others facing similar difficulties.

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Barbara's work serves as a testament to the incredible potential of neuroplasticity. By harnessing the brain's ability to adapt and rewire itself, individuals facing learning difficulties, traumatic brain injuries, addiction, and cognitive decline can experience significant improvements in their cognitive functioning.

Through targeted interventions and a commitment to co-creation, Barbara and her team continue to pave the way for cognitive enhancement, offering hope and transforming lives.

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The Intimate Connection Between Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
Featured on Empowering Homeschool Conversations Host: Peggy Ployhar

Do you have a student who lacks motivation, can't get their work done, or struggles to make it through the day? More than likely, the issue your student is facing is deeper than a learning challenge. In this week's episode, we dive deep into the intimate connection between learning disabilities and mental health and how to help students change their brains to get victory in both areas. Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Shelley Woon, 30 year education veteran and Head of School at Arrowsmith. Shelley shared with us about "The Intimate Connection Between Mental Health and Learning Disabilities"

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Neuroplasticity and Mental Health with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Featured on The Jōrni Podcast Host: Petra Brunnbauer

In this episode, we explore the fascinating realm of neuroplasticity and its profound implications for mental health and personal growth. Through a deeply personal narrative, our guest shares her transformative journey of grappling with learning disabilities that once cast a shadow over her life. However, her story takes a remarkable turn as she discovers the incredible power of neuroplasticity - the brain's remarkable ability to rewire and adapt itself.

As we dive into this enlightening conversation, we invite you to join us on a journey of self-discovery and resilience. We explore how understanding and harnessing neuroplasticity can unlock new pathways to mental wellbeing, offering hope and inspiration to those facing challenges or seeking personal growth.

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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Harnessing the Power of Neuroplasticity with Barbara Arrowsmith Young
Featured on Casa De Confidence Podcast Host: Julie DeLucca-Collins

I had the honor of chatting with the remarkable Barbara Arrowsmith-Young. As a pioneer in neuro-education, Barbara's story and her work are nothing short of revolutionary, and I can't wait for you to dive in with me.

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Boosting Brainpower: A Guide to Better Learning with Shelly Woon
Featured on Hooked on Homeschool Host: Dawn Janowitz

Excited about enhancing your child's reading skills and overall learning abilities? Join me for an engaging conversation with Shelly Woon, a seasoned educator with over three decades of experience. She's now part of the Arrowsmith School, dedicated to uncovering the most effective learning methods for children. Together, we explore how this remarkable company can empower your child to supercharge their brainpower. Plus, discover how their online classes cater to homeschool students, whether they're facing challenges or simply eager to excel. Don't miss out on this opportunity to help your child thrive as a learner!