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Since Max has finished the Cognitive Intensive Program (CIP) a year ago we have noticed multiple positive changes in him.

Max’s Parents
Parent/Guardian

The program has benefited me in so many ways.

Maria
Participant

The biggest improvement that I have seen has been in math.

Philip
Participant

What I dream about is the competence to keep a job. To remember the instructions given to me for more than five minutes one needs a life to live and grow.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant

I have seen a lot of improvements in my speech, over the past three years my vocabulary has broadened significantly.

Megan
Participant

Thank you for offering such an innovative, progressive program which has brought Braden from the brink of despair to confidently showing the world his charismatic, fun-loving, affectionate personality. He has found his childhood, and it is a beautiful thing.

Braden
Parent/Guardian

I very much wish I could tell all of this to you in person. But at this moment my family and I are currently all the way in Michigan.

Elizabeth
Participant
Video Testimonial

Doing Arrowsmith is going to change a lot of things for me going forward. I feel so much more self-confident.

Shannon
Participant

Prior to AP had 80% of his program modified. He is now re-integrated into Math and Language with no modifications.

Joseph's Teacher
Arrowsmith Facilitator
Video Testimonial

I have a boy that wants to learn, who's excited, to learn, who's happy and and is looking forward, not backwards.

Rachel
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

I went from a 3rd grade academic level to catching up to my actual 8th grade in a matter of two and a half years, which is so fast, and it truly has changed the rest of my life academically.

Michaela
Participant

Over the past few years, I have shared with you some or all of our families’ journey with Zack’s learning disability, and I wanted to share some exciting news.

Zack’s Parent
Parent/Guardian, Arrowsmith Facilitator

I dream about having a job I love and can manage well with the help of the program at this school, I feel like this dream of mine will succeed, “walls” have been put up in front of me, and trust me they have been difficult to pass.

Emily
Participant

It has helped David in everything he says and does.

David's Parent
Parent/Guardian

I have also seen improvement in social interactions and conversations and in my attention.

Camryn
Participant

I know that I wouldn't have been afforded the opportunity to be able to even attend college, had I not attended your program first.

Sean
Participant
Video Testimonial

“After doing the program I found that I was starting to open up a lot more and when my therapist would try to tell me different techniques to help me with different issues, I was able to follow it a lot better and actually put it into practice, which was something I would never usually do before. “

Dave
Participant

Arrowsmith has proven to be a vital and integral program at our school.

Marianne Vangoor
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Administrator

I explain to people that this is about changing the brain so it can learn, not just learning a way to compensate.

Fiona
Parent/Guardian

I have made lots of progress. In science I am finishing all my work in that class.

Nathan
Participant
Video Testimonial

Are you struggling with memory issues and feeling like your dreams are slipping away? In this inspiring video, we share a personal journey of transformation and empowerment. Join us as we discuss how the Arrowsmith Program helped one individual overcome memory challenges and pursue their dreams at an incredible pace. Discover the power of seeing results week by week and how sharing ideas can be the key to unlocking your potential. Don't let memory troubles hold you back; watch now and get inspired.

Abdullah
Participant
Video Testimonial

Join me as I share my transformative experience with the Arrowsmith program. From struggling with low self-esteem and confidence to thriving academically and personally, this program has reshaped my life in unimaginable ways. Discover how it helped me overcome challenges, excel in school, and pursue my dreams at the University of New South Wales. If you're considering the Arrowsmith program or facing similar obstacles, my story may inspire and encourage you to stick with it for a brighter future.

Isha
Participant

Your program is successful and has helped my attention and handwriting.

John
Participant

Carson has shown a great deal of improvement in schoolwork and at home.

Carson's Parent
Parent/Guardian

The improvements that I have seen are my behaviour, spelling, writing, reading and math.

Owen
Participant

Things were rough and hard before Arrowsmith. I was just not good at school. I’d always get bad grades

Dare to Dream Student
Participant

That’s the very best of Arrowsmith. Real effort for real change

Chris Fairbairn
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Facilitator

I just wanted to share the wonderful progress that my children are making in the Arrowsmith Program.

Emma
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

I am extremely excited about what is happening for Calle. I see so much more initiative and confidence, those are the two skills you need in life.

Rachel
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial
Carlie
Alumni
Video Testimonial

Discover a remarkable transformation in this video as the narrator shares their journey before and after Arrowsmith. Initially struggling with terrible handwriting, poor spelling, and difficulty understanding teachers, this individual found hope through Arrowsmith. Learn how Arrowsmith has not only improved their handwriting but also led to a newfound ability to excel in mathematics, better comprehension in class, and faster task completion. Join us in celebrating this inspiring success story.

Cooper
Participant

I see a difference already in her confidence, and her comprehension.

Katie
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

I've been in I was in public education for 31 years as a teacher, an administrator and as a school principal, and one of the areas that I always felt poorly about and under-served was the way that we operated our what's called Special Education programs.

Bill Smethurst
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Administrator

I am more alert and aware.

Justin
Participant

I don’t think I could have ever imagined how much it would change not only the way in which I learn, but also my life outside of school and education.

Charlotte
Participant
Video Testimonial

Arrowsmith was able to address those learning challenges, support them, and the result is greater access to learning, reading, progressing.

Laura
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

I am extremely excited about what may be happening for Callie. I see so much more initiative and confidence, and those are the two skills that you need in life to do everything else. I also see really hopeful signs of increased critical thinking and an ability to process language more quickly.

Cognitive Intensive Program Families
Participant, Parent/Guardian, Arrowsmith Community

Over the last several months at Arrowsmith, we have seen Brandon blossom…

Brandon
Parent/Guardian

Christopher’s school work has improved considerably and he understands how to solve problems when he is working on a project.

Christopher's Parent
Parent/Guardian

This student was a non-reader at beginning of the program; 3 years later they were reading at a Grade 7-8 level.

Keira
Arrowsmith Facilitator
Video Testimonial

This has been a game changer in my life, and I cannot tell you how much suffering I have done without having this

Michael
Participant
Dr. Norman Doidge
Health Professional, Researcher

I wanted to let the program know that Nadia is doing AWESOME!!

Jessica
Parent/Guardian

Since doing the Arrowsmith Program, I’ve observed a significant increase in the complexity in my son’s speech patterns and expressions.

Kevin
Parent/Guardian

This program has given him the skills to achieve high goals in his future education, that possibly he would have never known.

Hailey
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

Academically, the difference has been remarkable. But most importantly, to see him embrace learning and to love school again has been the best thing. To see him recover that esteem and have a positive sense of self has been the best.

Madeline & Michael
Participant, Parent/Guardian

As a licensed psychologist, I believe it is the responsibility of professionals in the field to seek out and evaluate treatment programs and disseminate to the concerned community information on critical resources which are offering effective help.

Jennifer
Education Professional

Her stress level is much lower and she laughs a lot now.

Belinda
Parent/Guardian

I would also like to tell you about some of the incredible results we are seeing in the academic areas at home

Mary
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial
Rachel and Emma
Participant, Parent/Guardian, Family

There have been only a few times in my son’s lifetime journey where we have seen a genuine significant improvement in his abilities.

Kerrie
Parent/Guardian

I don’t want to be the same person anymore. I want to do remarkable things or be noticed for anything respectful or loving.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant
Video Testimonial

Lara faced early challenges with speech and learning difficulties. From a young age, Lara worked hard to overcome these obstacles through various therapies and early intervention programs. Lara's mom, Tegan, discovered the Arrowsmith Program through 60 Minutes in 2016. Lara's determination, combined with the Arrowsmith Program's neuroplasticity principles, resulted in significant improvements in Lara's cognitive abilities, including working memory and reading comprehension. Lara has made remarkable progress and is now thriving academically and socially. This heartwarming success story showcases how the Arrowsmith Program can empower individuals to reach their full potential and experience newfound joy, understanding, and emotional growth.

Tegan, Lara's Parent
Parent/Guardian

I think I am becoming more patient. I thought I had done some brain damage with drugs, but my brain still works very good! I have also noticed my brain is more attentive in all aspects of life in the past 7 weeks of doing this program.

Tony
Participant

I've noticed I have an improved ability to speak clearly and also an improvement in my anxiety levels. I have really seen an improvement in my ability to think clearly and recall information.

Ann
Participant
Video Testimonial
Amy
Participant
Video Testimonial

I feel great, I can do work, I can get up and stand in front of an audience and say, I'm proud of myself for the first time.

Nick
Participant
Video Testimonial

Discover an inspiring personal journey of overcoming learning challenges. In this video, we hear a powerful story of a young individual who used to hide behind books due to difficulty understanding words. With determination and the help of programs like Arrowsmith, they now excel in English and mathematics, proving that you don't need to hide to be yourself. Join us in celebrating this incredible journey of self-discovery and achievement.

Claire
Participant

As a high school special education teacher, I worked with an Arrowsmith student over two years in the area of English and witnessed incredible gains in her cognitive and academic abilities.

Special Education Teacher
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Administrator

A Grade 5 student reflects on their improvements.

Lucas
Participant
Video Testimonial

In this compelling testimonial, Dr. Goucha highlights how the cognitive enhancement program has revolutionized his alertness, thought processes, and his ability to engage with his audience and clients. Discover how he's become more adept at reading the room, sensing audience energy swiftly, and enhancing his problem-solving skills by holding multiple facets of a problem in mind simultaneously.

Dr. Hatem Goucha
Participant

There is a very noticeable change in Richard’s development.

Richard's Parent
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

I can only say to parents who would be thinking of coming to a summer intensive as we've experienced - just do it.

Mark
Parent/Guardian

In math class, I can copy the board writing on my paper without looking at the paper.

Mavis
Participant

Scott has made more progress in this year than in any other year!

Scott's Parent
Parent/Guardian

I am able to understand complicated ideas at a deeper level.

Brooke
Participant
Video Testimonial

“I now have insight into what was going on with myself.“

Ben
Participant
Video Testimonial

Discover the inspiring story of Niall and his daughter Rachel's incredible journey with the Arrowsmith Program. Rachel, diagnosed with Dyspraxia at a young age, faced numerous learning challenges. Niall and his wife read "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain," and enrollled Rachel in Arrowsmith. After just one year, they witnessed remarkable progress not only in Rachel but also in many other children at the school. Niall's involvement in starting a school in Perth paved the way for more success stories. Rachel's return to Perth brought about newfound independence and a unique perspective on the world. Rachel's cognitive development has made her happier, less frustrated, and better equipped to understand her surroundings. Join us on this journey, where every step brings us closer to independence and brighter futures.

Niall
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

As an education professional, I have seen many children struggle with learning difficulties that are hard to identify. That's where the Arrowsmith Program comes in.

Laura Delves
Parent/Guardian, Education Professional
Video Testimonial

Join Dr. Hatem Goucha, an executive coach from UAE, as he shares his inspiring journey with the Arrowsmith Program. In this powerful testimonial, Dr. Goucha shares his personal experience four months into the cognitive enhancement program, highlighting the significant improvements in his thinking, alertness, and professional performance.

Dr. Hatem Goucha
Participant, Arrowsmith Facilitator, Arrowsmith Administrator, Professional

I want to update you on William’s progress since completing his program at Arrowsmith. William graduated from Grade 12 having made the Honour Roll for his final three years.

William’s Parent
Parent/Guardian
Austin
Participant

I've been meaning to write you for ages to give you an update on how Braden is integrating back into public school.

Braden
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial
Anna's Mother
Parent/Guardian

I would definitely recommend the Arrowsmith Program as it builds the scaffolding needed for academic learning to be possible.

Claire's Parent
Parent/Guardian

Through doing “R” think my ability to interpret my own emotions more accurately has improved as well as my ability to regulate them.

Dare to Dream Student 13
Participant
Video Testimonial

I don't have to look over his shoulder to make sure he's getting his work done or it's getting accomplished. Overall, I've been very pleased with the program.

Tony
Parent/Guardian

A Grade 6 student who struggled with reading.

Cameron
Participant

They are currently in grade 9 doing well and have been de-identified as being Learning Disabled

School Principal
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Administrator

I am better at math. I usually understand it the first time, before I had to ask a few times to get it.

Parker
Participant

I wanted to let you know about some of the progress I have noticed with my Resource Room students who are also enrolled in the Arrowsmith Program.

Resource Class Teacher
Education Professional

Most notable since the time she has been in Arrowsmith over the past year and a half is her increased focus and attention.

Isabella
Education Professional

I know Arrowsmith has changed our life COMPLETELY!

Piper
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

The truth is, is in that eight weeks, it was such a huge improvement and it was a really gave us hope.

Shannon
Parent/Guardian

I’ve seen a lot of improvements while I’m in Arrowsmith. Some of the improvements that I’ve noticed are that I’m understanding more.

Lian
Participant

It has been my intention to send you and the school St. Theresa’s a formal thank you for your dedication and help to our family and more so for our son Jackson.

Jackson’s Parent
Parent/Guardian

I have noticed a lot of positive improvement in my cognitive abilities. My writing is a much more pleasant experience.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant

I am a proud student of the Arrowsmith Program!

Jocelyn
Participant

We have seen improvements in our child’s ability to concentrate on specific tasks, to assume greater responsibilities and to attempt/complete homework.

Hannah
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

I found that Arrowsmith does so much more than that. It improves the whole child.

Heidi
Parent/Guardian

At the age of 34, I began to research treatment options for my non-verbal learning disability and I want to talk about why I began this process as an adult, and what I’ve discovered.

Justin
Participant
Video Testimonial

Within six months, she could start to remember things; suddenly she was saying, "I remember that!"

Michelle
Parent/Guardian
Dr. Greg Rose
Researcher

I feel honoured and privileged to have this opportunity to express my deep appreciation and gratitude towards Arrowsmith and to be able to explain to you a little bit about what the gifts this program has thus far given my 10 year old son.

W.S.’s Parent
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial
Lolly
Parent/Guardian

Our son needed extra help and attention since he was a little boy. He was very easily distracted, didn’t follow instructions, was clumsy and many times inattentive.

Elijah’s Parent
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

Barbara said it really wonderfully. “You know, school is just like real life at the end of the day. You need auditory processing.”

Connor
Participant
Video Testimonial

The study of learning disabilities and neuroplasticity allows us to go right back to the beginning of this child's educational career at the kindergarten, first, second grade level and provide the cognitive intervention that will change their life forever, that will allow them to dare to dream.

Dare to Dream Stories
Participant, Arrowsmith Administrator, Researcher

Now, after 2 years at Arrowsmith, I can win more arguments, understand my math by myself in many cases and I have more internal control over my thoughts, conscience, and understanding.

Kyle
Participant

The program has worked wonders for my son.

Ben's Parent
Parent/Guardian

Arrowsmith is helping me a lot. I like it. My brain is really being sharpened.

Avigal
Participant

A Grade 5 student shares their observations of change.

Lauren
Participant

I have seen improvements in Math. I have gone from the girl who would sit in the back of the class and after almost every sentence ask my teacher a question because I couldn’t do the work or understand it

Jenni
Participant

My name is Kim and I am 36 years old. I had a great experience with the Arrowsmith Program, which I attended as an adult.

Kim
Participant
Video Testimonial

Discover a groundbreaking approach to learning disabilities in this informative video. Howard Eaton, a lifelong learning disability advocate, discusses the transformative power of the Arrowsmith Program.

Howard Eaton
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Administrator, Researcher

This student’s ability to focus and concentrate has greatly improved.

Alexis's Teacher
Arrowsmith Facilitator
Video Testimonial

Glenda shares how she embarked on a life-changing path by training to become an Arrowsmith teacher and has never looked back.Grace

Glenda Fitzpatrick
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Facilitator
Video Testimonial

It feels like the fog has lifted a little bit and that my brain's been sorted out.

Tam
Parent/Guardian

When a child is frustrated in school, he might exhibit behaviors to protect himself from being hurt by the disapproval of others- teachers, parent classmates. In Arrowsmith, Bradley has achieved a degree of success which helps him shed these behaviors and be able to learn more effectively.

Bradley
Parent/Guardian

After only one year, she has already completely come out of her shell and is now doing things we did not ever thing would be possible.

Dare to Dream Parent
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

She's come here and suddenly she gets it!

Mark
Parent/Guardian

Arrowsmith has proven to be a vital and integral program at our school.

Marianne Vangoor
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Facilitator

I have seen improvements in my attitude towards things. My behavior at home has also changed.

Samara
Participant

I have improved in reading, writing more, remembering is easier. I can focus more than I used to.

Jasmine
Participant
Video Testimonial

Don't ever think that they can't be someone, because they can, and Arrowsmith will help them do it.

Leah
Parent/Guardian

The Arrowsmith Program has filled a void in our educational program by giving students hope, and providing an opportunity to taste success.

Dr. Carol Midkiff
Education Professional

I see remarkable improvement. Interaction, concentration and organizational skills seem to have had the most improvement.

Nick
Parent/Guardian

I have seen many improvements since I have started the Arrowsmith Program. I have seen improvements in my writing skills like neatness and tidiness!

Emily
Participant

Before Arrowsmith, my brain was like a bunch of lifeboats at sea, and now some of them have made it to land.

Aaron
Participant

Before Arrowsmith I was having a hard time at school with comprehending what I was learning.

Emma
Participant
Video Testimonial
Anna's Mother
Parent/Guardian

The biggest improvement is in Jeremy’s self-esteem.

Jeremy's Parent
Parent/Guardian

The Arrowsmith Program has been monumental in improving my mind's capacity.

Hayden
Participant
Video Testimonial
Vicki
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

Now, every day I have a smile on my face because I have nothing to worry about.

Sam
Participant

The Arrowsmith Program has allowed me to dream big, and there are a couple of things that are my dreams like my career or my future school or getting better at every day stuff, like homework.The Arrowsmith Program has allowed me to dream big, and there are a couple of things that are my dreams like my career or my future school or getting better at every day stuff, like homework.

Matthew
Participant

I just want to touch base with you to let you know how well Taner is doing. He is really enjoying his high school, it seems to be a great fit for him.

Taner’s Parent
Parent/Guardian

Every day I wake up and thank my lucky stars for Arrowsmith and how much it has changed my life around.

Robert
Participant

When I review I now can pick it up quickly – before I would have to relearn it completely.

Madeline
Participant
Video Testimonial

I'm really changed. I've done the things that I never would have done; I would have only dreamed about.

Peter
Participant

I have come a long way and made massive progress in the area of reasoning. Back in May I struggled greatly with learning concepts.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant

David used to have mood swings all the time and it was getting tiring as he couldn't seem to understand why he was behaving a particular way. Now, I have noticed that David doesn't overreact like he used to.

David
Parent/Guardian

Our child developed short term memory and our child’s attention span greatly improved.

Kaitlyn
Parent/Guardian

Now I can Dare to Dream about becoming a better dancer because Arrowsmith has helped me remember the routines and I am not as clumsy.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant

It has been over 3 years since I met you for the first time, with my son, Sam. At that time, I didn’t know where to turn for help for him.

Sam’s Parent
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

It's profoundly affected me and shaped my life for the better. It's provided me, you know, the importance of resilience. Perseverance.

Colby
Alumni
Video Testimonial

Overcoming Learning Challenges: Alex's Journey to Success at Arrowsmith | Real Stories of Triumph

Alex and Jennifer
Family
Video Testimonial

Explore the fascinating world of Arrowsmith training and its impact on cognitive development through an in-depth discussion by Dr. Greg Rose.

Dr. Greg Rose
Researcher
Video Testimonial

I am so grateful to the courage of parents and of families for opening their doors to this program and the opportunities that it gives their child, because it is life changing and life transforming.

Dr. Sheila Furey
Health Professional

I think the Arrowsmith Program has helped 'turn the lights on' in my brain.

Peyton
Participant

One of the most wonderful things about this exercise (Symbol Relations) is that it creates the capacity to talk about events, not simply react to flashbacks. They (patients) can recognize that they are not in the past and they can build links to the future.

Dr. Sheila M. Furey, MD
Professional
Video Testimonial

Dr. Richard Collins shares the exciting journey of integrating Arrowsmith, a program centered around neuroplasticity, into the curriculum at the Brehm Institute for Research.

Dr. Richard Collins
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Administrator, Researcher

One of the drawbacks I have faced in life is the “wall syndrome”; when you come to a wall, you stop and don’t get to the other side, at least for a long time or until adrenaline panic push somehow gets you over or through or around the wall.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant

My daughter is more confident, has a better memory, and passed English with a good solid C.

Michelle
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

Myself and my mum got a little bit teary eyed because we couldn’t believe how well the program was working.

Jordon
Participant

The Arrowsmith program made me dream again because now the things I can do are endless. I could be a CEO of a company or I can get a PHD in robotics because I can read and write and understand things I could not before.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant

My students and their parents regularly see and value the constant positive changes in their child’s social and emotional development.

Maria Commisso
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Administrator

Jennifer successfully completed high school and started her first year of College in September of 1992. She continued to improve in her academic endeavors.

Jennifer’s Parent
Parent/Guardian

Chris’ grade level has gone up and his most recent grade scores would suggest progress is clearly evident.

Chris' Parent
Parent/Guardian

I want to express the overwhelming success of our Tammy in the Arrowsmith Program.

Tammy
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

There's a couple of light bulb moments, for us as a family, that we knew that Arrowsmith was doing what it needed to do.

Kerry
Parent/Guardian

Jaron has an auditory processing disability. When I used to give him directions to do something, he would then look at me and say- “wait…What?” It was very hard for him to process the directions, especially for multi- tasks.

Jaron’s Parent
Parent/Guardian

Some of the improvements that I’ve noticed are that I’m understanding more. When I watch a TV show I ask more questions and I’m understanding the story better. I’m also understanding why things happen

Miles
Participant

Our child has been designated Gifted-LD in the school system. There are certain things that our child has never had difficulty with because of our child’s strengths.

Juliana’s Parent
Parent/Guardian

The Arrowsmith Program has helped me in subjects like math, spelling and even memorizing.

Trevis
Participant

The exercises have really helped me socially. I would sometimes say the wrong thing because I couldn’t tell what would happen if I did and I couldn’t see how the person would react because I couldn’t read their emotions properly.

Mia
Participant

The psychologist said he "no longer meets the criteria for a child to receive the Learning Disability designation."

Luciana
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

Starting with challenges in reading, understanding, and processing, Grace embarked on a remarkable program at Arrowsmith. Her dedication and hard work led to great improvements, as she overcame learning difficulties. Grace completed her high school certificate and a diploma of business, demonstrating the program's profound impact on her life. Discover how Arrowsmith helped her boost confidence, self-esteem, and achieve success.

Kerrie, Grace's Parent
Parent/Guardian

Before I came to Arrowsmith I couldn’t read social situations very well and now I can tell what people are feeling just by walking into a room.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant

I would tell anyone with a learning disability to investigate the Arrowsmith Program. It was the best learning experience of my life.

Kin
Participant
Video Testimonial

Meet Alex, whose life took a remarkable turn after discovering the Arrowsmith Program in 2015. From an unexpected summer school experience to graduating in 2020, Alex shares a powerful story of personal growth and academic achievement. Join us as he reveals how the program helped him conquer challenges in reading, math, writing, and social interactions, ultimately giving him the confidence to pursue his dreams. Find inspiration in Alex's journey, and discover how Arrowsmith can make a difference in your life or the lives of your loved ones.

Alex
Participant
Video Testimonial

I'm able to understand things differently. I'm able to see my patterns and that's something that your therapist can't do for you.

Shannon
Participant

This poem is a winner from a city-wide poetry competition, written about how this student was helped by Arrowsmith:

Abra
Participant
Video Testimonial

She had lost her anger and the frustration that used to be the norm for her when it came to learning.

Community Stories
Participant, Parent/Guardian, Arrowsmith Community

I have done better in math and spelling.

Larry
Participant
Video Testimonial

Join us in this remarkable video where Kylie, an Arrowsmith teacher shares two compelling success stories shedding light on students who overcame significant learning challenges and social-emotional struggles.

Kylie
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Administrator

This program has had so many profound effects on my education and daily life.

Charlotte
Participant
Video Testimonial

Join us in Leo's inspiring journey through the Arrowsmith program. Facing learning challenges due to early health issues, Leo's family embarked on a mission to find the right solution. Arrowsmith became a turning point for Leo, improving his speech, writing, and problem-solving abilities. As his brain "woke up," Leo's engagement with the world blossomed, and he started thriving in school. Discover how Arrowsmith helped Leo make tremendous progress, paving the way for his graduation from Grade 12 and future employment.

Leila
Parent/Guardian

Arrowsmith gave him back his life.

Jonathan
Parent/Guardian

At the moment, the things that are much closer to now that I really want to do first and foremost is graduating high school.

Louise
Participant

I understand math more.

Clara
Participant

It was in my 18th year that things began to change for me. Looking back, I can only describe my life to that date as existence, struggling along trying to survive in what was for me a continuously confusing world.

Devorah
Participant

One of the first things he noticed was increased energy and focus.

Andrea
Arrowsmith Facilitator, Arrowsmith Administrator

I have seen many, many, many improvements because of the Arrowsmith Program.

Ethan
Participant

When my daughter was in 4th grade, her class had weekly timed multiplication tests, 50 questions in two minutes.

Ashlyn’s Parents
Parent/Guardian

I was able to manage my negative emotions through the Arrowsmith Program by keeping a clear head, keeping a positive outlook and persevering through the program.

Janet
Participant

I gained independence in my schoolwork, which is something I wouldn’t have had without Arrowsmith.

Dani
Participant
Video Testimonial

Thank goodness there's Arrowsmith because I haven't found anything else similar. This is really changing lives for people who want their children to have every opportunity.

Rachel
Parent/Guardian

Our daughter’s reading has improved immensely mainly due to a huge improvement in working memory.

Fiona
Parent/Guardian

This program has been the most successful one I have seen in over 32 years as an Educational Psychologist.

John Pease
Health Professional
Video Testimonial

In this heartfelt testimonial, Jacob shares his personal journey and the transformative impact of the Arrowsmith Program on his life. Discover how he overcame social challenges, built confidence, and formed meaningful friendships. Jacob's story is a testament to the power of dedication and the incredible support within the Arrowsmith community. If you or someone you know is facing similar challenges, watch this video to find hope and inspiration.

Jacob
Participant

The changes to her have been subtle, yet their impacts far reaching.

Shannon
Parent/Guardian

I have felt a dramatic change in my decision-making.

Tom
Participant

As a result of this program I have every confidence that not only will Mindy pass high school, but also that she will succeed in college and be limited only by external obstacles rather than internal impediments.

Mindy
Parent/Guardian

She did so well in Arrowsmith she was re-integrated into Math in grade 7 and completely re-integrated for all subjects in grade 8

Allison
Arrowsmith Facilitator

I don't always feel as if I'm behind a glass, asking people to interpret the world for me..

Taylor
Participant

In contrast to her previous inability to fully understand the meaning of written and spoken material and her difficulty with abstract thinking, she was able to achieve mostly A’s in her class work, including philosophy and history.

Arlene
Parent/Guardian

He himself is in full agreement with this and says that one of the most valuable aspects of the program was the realization that he could overcome his learning disabilities.

Michael
Participant
Video Testimonial
Ashlinn
Participant

I’ve been impressed by, and grateful for, the many benefits of the Arrowsmith program (and its wonderful teachers).

Rachel
Parent/Guardian

I feel that I am progressing in speech, vocabulary, mental focus and pretty much better changes in most aspects.

Lara
Participant

Arrowsmith has been life changing. Before coming to Arrowsmith I had difficulty reading and I was a university student struggling to do my work..

John
Participant
Video Testimonial

Maddie's parents describe their daughter's journey through the Arrowsmith Program. Maddie initially struggled with comprehension in academics and social situations. Arrowsmith Program helped her develop different pathways for understanding and navigating the world. The unique self-directed learning approach allowed Maddie to gain confidence, structure her thoughts more logically, and ask for help when needed. Learn how the Arrowsmith Program had a profound impact on Maddie's cognitive, social, and educational development.

Nikki and Justin
Parent/Guardian

Her stress level is much lower, and she laughs a lot now. When she does get too stressed over something, she's able to address the issue easier.

Melissa's Parent
Parent/Guardian

The Arrowsmith Program helped me in a big way because now as I get older I can accomplish things and dare to dream.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant

Because Kory’s ability to express himself has improved his interaction with everyone, this has made him more self confident.

Kory's Parent
Parent/Guardian

When I was about 11, I wanted to be a teacher, but then I remembered that my multiplication was terrible.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant

My name is Ada and I am in Grade six and go to the Arrowsmith program. Arrowsmith changed my life and here are a few things I want to share with you.

Ada
Participant

I cannot believe how much she changed in this past month!

Jenna
Parent/Guardian

When I was a kid I always wondered: why do planes fly, what is space and why are we here, what is it like to fly.

Pete
Participant
Video Testimonial

Now I see a lot of changes that I'm reaching up to my goal where my classmates are. I can catch up to that. I see that I'm gaining confidence.

Prisca
Participant
Video Testimonial

I did the Cognitive Enhancement to see how I would pull my grades up

Nathaniel
Participant
Video Testimonial

Join us on an inspiring journey with Viv Young and her son Matthew. Matthew had delays in reaching his developmental milestones, requiring years of work to support his cognitive and physical development. Viv discovered the Arrowsmith program and Matthew joined in year 5. During his Arrowsmith journey, he has made remarkable strides. When he began, he could read only a few words in a book, but now he's confidently reading; his engagement in conversations has improved, and he is take a more active interest in the world around him. Arrowsmith has significantly impacted his physical coordination as well, allowing him to explore new activities and achieve newfound confidence and social interactions. Witness the empowering journey of Matthew as he grows and learns, opening doors to an even brighter future.

Viv, Matthew's Parent
Parent/Guardian

2 years after Arrowsmith

Heather
Participant

It has helped in math. Before she couldn’t concentrate and understand math.

Livia's Parent
Parent/Guardian

This program has bettered me.

Jenna
Participant

Since doing the Arrowsmith program, I’ve observed a significant increase in the complexity in my son’s speech patterns and expressions. 

Karmen
Parent/Guardian

I am so so happy that I am in Arrowsmith because it has really, really helped me tons! I can now do a lot of things that I was never able to do before.

Daniel
Participant

(My son) has admitted to me himself that (the Arrowsmith Program) has changed him.

Mark
Parent/Guardian

The gains from Arrowsmith Program (for my child) have been huge..

Vicki
Parent/Guardian

So thank you for spreading the word and enabling me to have a much improved quality of life.

Angela
Participant
Video Testimonial

I'd like to tell the whole world about that, because I think what Barbara has created here is just amazing.

Rachel
Parent/Guardian

Paul’s reading level appears to have gone up several grade levels! He read all sorts of vocabulary words easily, and did not stumble over parts of words. He read with improved sense of the phrases which increases his reading out loud fluency and comprehension.

Susan, Special Education Consultant/Speech Therapist
Education Professional, Professional
Video Testimonial
Erin
Parent/Guardian

I have improved in my listening skills and my hearing what everyone has to say. This program should have a permanent place in the school system because it helps many students with their disabilities.

Harry
Participant

He has to take lots of notes and follow lectures in this program. This is something he wasn’t able to do before. His parents are reporting a happy son who is looking forward to his future.

Matt
Arrowsmith Facilitator

Within the first 3 weeks, we noticed that Sarah was able to count by 2’s and actually told us that she had to do her counting. 

Sarah’s Parent
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

I would recommend it because everybody can improve their brain and if you can improve your brain, that will help improve your life.

Faith
Participant

My son, Jarek, has just completed his first year at Arrowsmith School and I write to express my immense gratitude for offering not just hope for children with learning disabilities academically, but the opportunity to prove to themselves they are invaluable members of their families, schools and communities.

Jarek’s Parent
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

I’ve been involved since 2016 and it has been a fantastic journey and I look forward to many more years in this amazing program.

Wayne Stagg
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Administrator
Video Testimonial

He has had tremendous success at Arrowsmith.

Deidre
Parent/Guardian

His resource room teacher has noticed an improvement in his understanding of the main idea of his reading.

Aiden
Parent/Guardian

Michael has more confidence to try doing his schoolwork on his own and gets really excited when work he has done is done well and gets a good grade.

Michael's Parent
Parent/Guardian

Arrowsmith changed all of our lives. Most important, it gave our child the ability to learn, how to learn.

Jacob
Parent/Guardian

I’m finally free. I’m free of everything now. I’m free from all my problems and worries. I’m free from everything now.

Robert
Participant

Now she can organize tasks, break them down and keep. several factors in mind while doing a complex task.

Emily
Parent/Guardian

Where there used to be a kind of haze in my mind, things are now crisp and clear.

Ben
Participant

I only wish every child with dyslexia or learning disability would have access to this wonderful environment you have created.

Aidan
Parent/Guardian

I have to say I notice his logical reasoning has really improved.

Cody's Parent
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

That has been a life-changing decision for us and for our daughter, and we've just been so, so amazed at all of the changes in her that were brought about because of the Arrowsmith Program.

Kathy
Parent/Guardian

For many of us, enrolling our children in the Arrowsmith program was a leap of faith. I’ll admit as the parent of the eldest Arrowsmith student (8th grade), I had many hopes and invested in this program.

Bradley’s Parent
Parent/Guardian

As I started out at Arrowsmith I had no clue what to expect. It was nerve wracking just thinking about it, yet exciting.

Meghan
Participant

My family has noticed some changes. Even my piano teacher and my neighbours can tell that I have changed.

Min
Participant
Video Testimonial
Alyssa
Parent/Guardian

I think that I have improved in many things from the time that I started this school. The most impressive thing is my ability to visualize a word in my head.

Eric
Participant

When I brought Liam up to Toronto in July for the Intensive Summer Program, I thought that Liam would benefit from the program.

Liam’s Mother
Parent/Guardian

Now that I am in the Arrowsmith Program, I feel that now I can have a family after high school, go to college or university.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant
Video Testimonial

Meet Eliana, a 17-year-old student in Year 12, studying a diverse range of subjects and leading in her community. Eliana's story is one of incredible transformation. Just three years ago, she faced a future without a home, without a voice, and without hope. But through determination, the Arrowsmith Program, and unwavering support, she has defied the odds. Today, she excels academically, volunteers, and is a leader in the youth movement. Hear her story of challenges, persistence, and achievements that prove how the Arrowsmith Program and dedicated teachers can change lives.

Eliana
Participant

My son Seth has been in the Arrowsmith Program for a year and a half now. To watch him eliminate his classification as Learning Disabled has been astonishing.

 Seth’s Parent
Parent/Guardian

Three months into the program, my teachers, family, and I saw dramatic changes.

Carlie
Participant

Join us in this powerful journey with Robert, who shares his incredible transformation after a year at Arrowsmith. In this heartfelt testimonial, he reflects on breaking free from the burdens that held him down, discovering the true meaning of freedom, and embracing a life filled with joy and comprehension.

Robert
Participant
Video Testimonial
Andrea
Parent/Guardian

As I sit here and write an update on our journey, I feel like I am in a dream.

Karen
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

“It's definitely helped me be able to process internal information and put it out there in a way that people seem to understand a lot better.“

Corelle
Participant

I dream on becoming a zoologist when I grow up. In order to become a zoologist I need a college degree, and before I came to Arrowsmith it felt so hard for me to make good grades in school where it felt impossible for me to get accepted into University and pass my final exams.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant

To be honest, without Arrowsmith, high school would have felt impossible to do…

Marika
Participant
Video Testimonial
Andrea
Parent/Guardian

I am also improving a lot in other areas such as emotional and general intelligence.

Morgan
Participant

I began to organize my thoughts more effectively, and to plan ahead— first a few weeks ahead, then a few months ahead.

Lennie
Participant
Video Testimonial

I have an easier time expressing myself, and I've started taking my chances and feeling brave enough to tell some simple anecdotes and settings

Ona
Participant

I believe that I am able to remember details of information more clearly. I also seem to make faster decisions in some circumstances.

Kathryn
Participant

Once they were liberated from the cognitive deficits, they could go back and deal with other garden-variety psychotherapeutic issues and make progress at times much more quickly.

Dr. Norman Doidge, MD
Professional

In just 3 months we have seen an improvement.

Noah
Parent/Guardian

I have seen improvement in my reading, writing, Math, English, friendships, understanding and remembering where I put my stuff.

MacKenzie
Participant
Video Testimonial

Dr. Lara Boyd delves into the research study aimed at uncovering how the brains of children enrolled in the Arrowsmith program evolve through their intensive educational journey.

Dr. Lara Boyd
Researcher

My advice for older people like myself who want to keep their brain functioning in the best possible way despite the natural aging process is definitely to try the Arrowsmith Program.

Frank
Participant

My name is Aiden. I am in grade 7 and in my second year of Arrowsmith. I’m going to tell you a bit about my journey with school so far.

Aiden
Participant

We have noticed the following changes and improvements in Heidi since she started Arrowsmith

Heidi’s Parent
Parent/Guardian

I am writing this 2 Years after Arrowsmith School. I am naturally inquisitive and have always been intrigued by the learning process and the pursuit of knowledge.

Tanya
Participant

I’ve been impressed by, and grateful for, the many benefits of the Arrowsmith program (and its wonderful teachers).

Kelda’s Parent
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

Meet Grace, whose life took a positive turn when she embarked on her Arrowsmith Program journey in Year 8. She candidly shares her challenges with reading, comprehension, and slow thinking, all of which improved through the program. Despite facing severe/moderate difficulties, she persevered and worked on strengthening her cognitive abilities. Grace successfully completed the program, graduated Year 12, and earned a Diploma of Business, opening doors to new opportunities. Discover her inspiring journey of personal growth, increased life skills, and gratitude for the transformative power of the Arrowsmith Program.

Grace
Participant

My son has made significant progress in all areas.

Peter's Parent
Parent/Guardian

She is so much better organized.

Alanna
Parent/Guardian

Patients can recognize that they are not in the past and they can build links to the future.

Dr. Sheila Furey
Health Professional, Arrowsmith Facilitator, Arrowsmith Administrator

I’ve noticed changes in my comprehension, thinking and ability to do tasks.

Mike
Participant

I thought I would give you a little update of Gordon’s transition to Senior School. We enrolled Gordon at a public school that only caters to Year 11 and 12.

Gordon's Parent
Parent/Guardian

I think I have really improved in reading and socializing.

Sophia
Participant

I have better memory, focus, thinking capacity.

Xavier
Participant

Amanda, age 9, struggled in many areas in particular Math.

Amanda’s Parents
Parent/Guardian

Jonah is starting to show his true strengths where before they were locked in his head.

Jonah's Parent
Parent/Guardian

After Arrowsmith, I’m not sure what I’ll do. I might be a paramedic, an accountant, or even a lawyer.

Chris
Participant

I am calmer and more patient, and I don’t become stressed with my workload.

Michael
Participant

I feel like I can communicate better - like I can connect my thoughts to my words now.

Tristan
Participant
Video Testimonial
Jacob's Parent
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

I think that the that it's working, the program is working. It feels like the fog has lifted a little bit and that my brain's been sorted out.

Cognitive Intensive Program Families
Participant, Parent/Guardian, Arrowsmith Community
Video Testimonial
Jordon
Participant

Very slowly I’m starting to remember contexts of conversations, things that have happened to me in chronological order and feel less stressed remembering events.

Dare to Dream Student
Participant
Video Testimonial
Amy
Participant
Video Testimonial

Max faced challenges with language, auditory processing, and social interactions, causing difficulties in navigating everyday life. However, after enrolling in the Arrowsmith Program, remarkable changes began to unfold.

Alyssa
Parent/Guardian

Although only 2 months into our Arrowsmith experience, my wife and I could not be more pleased.

Paul
Parent/Guardian

Thank you so much for your time and your commitment to making Arrowsmith accessible to so many kids and adults.  

Mel
Parent/Guardian

I learned of the Arrowsmith Program from Norman Doidge’s book, “The Brain That Changes Itself.”

Alex
Participant

He took these tests without any support or extra time (which he has had in the past). We are thrilled with these results

Alexander
Parent/Guardian

Arrowsmith has been a game-changer for our son, who in year 8 was struggling to stay in school, let alone thrive.

Nina & Andrew
Parent/Guardian

Student reflection on improvements.

Tyler
Participant

This is not the same child that we’ve raised for 16 ½ years. His confidence has grown, his social interaction is age appropriate and he’s happy.

Becky
Parent/Guardian

As an educator of 22 years, I implemented the Arrowsmith Program because it does not draw on compensatory methods or the repackaging of curriculum; it remediates learning issues. I now see daily the vibrant growth in every student.

Claude LeFrancois
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Facilitator

Thank you for inventing all of the brain exercises, they are helping me with so much. I can write faster and I can do more math in my head.

Maria
Participant
Video Testimonial

Discover an inspiring success story as the narrator recounts their experience at Arrowsmith. Starting with difficulties in writing, spelling, and reading, and struggling with confidence and focus, their life took a positive turn after joining the Arrowsmith program. Millie improved her spelling, gained confidence in learning, and now enjoys reading. This heartfelt testimonial showcases the remarkable impact of the Arrowsmith program.

Millie
Participant
Video Testimonial

The exercises have helped me with reasoning, completing tasks, and they've helped me not be so confused anymore.

Nicholas
Participant
Video Testimonial

Join the Banks family as they share their homeschooling journey and the transformative impact of the Arrowsmith Program on their son's learning challenges. Discover how Arrowsmith provided a roadmap to understanding cognitive functions, emotional regulation, and academic growth, offering flexibility and socialization opportunities for homeschoolers. Watch now to uncover a holistic approach to enhancing learning!

Banks Family
Family

I’ve seen a whole lot of changes from school, but by far, the biggest change I think I’ve noticed is something most people take for granted: confidence.

Kaled
Participant

What Arrowsmith has meant to us as a family.

Tom
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

Will started having academic challenges in grade 4 and after trying various approaches, the family decided to take a different path and enrolled in Arrowsmith. They witnessed remarkable progress in just a short time, with Will gaining newfound skills and confidence. After completing the program, Will transitioned to a mainstream school, excelling academically and socially. This heartwarming story is a testament to the transformative power of the Arrowsmith program.

Andrew and William
Participant, Parent/Guardian, Family

There is joy in overcoming a struggle because your mind becomes free.

Colt
Participant
Video Testimonial

To see that amount of change in that short amount of time is just mind boggling; it's heartwarming. It's all of the things that you dream of.

Lara
Parent/Guardian
Dr. Jo Boaler
Education Professional, Researcher

I had a wonderful opportunity to offer my students the Arrowsmith Program at St. Theresa Shrine School and after completing the program many students did not require modifications or assistance in the regular classroom.

Sheila Brown
Education Professional, Arrowsmith Facilitator
Video Testimonial

Facing initial uncertainty and doubters, Eliana's family made a life-changing decision to embrace the program. Their trust in the Arrowsmith method and Eliana's dedication paid off with impressive results. The combination of supportive teachers, the program's immersive environment, and a nurturing home atmosphere played a crucial role in her success. Eliana's achievements prove that there is hope and a way forward for children facing educational challenges. Discover how Arrowsmith turned her dream into reality, and be inspired by her transformation.

Etty
Parent/Guardian

A Grade 7 shares a number of changes observed while participating in Arrowsmith.

Elijah
Participant

I have noticed I understand things more logically now when I am doing something. I am also improving a lot in other areas such as emotional and general intelligence.

Susan
Participant

The students continue to be motivated and have made comments that they are able to comprehend faster, think clearer, and maintain focus longer since they started the CE class!

Kathleen Mitchell
Arrowsmith Facilitator
Video Testimonial

In this inspiring success story Kurt shares his journey through the Arrowsmith program. Starting with terrible spelling, illegible handwriting, and no ability to read, he experienced incredible results within a year. Discover how Arrowsmith helped Kurt achieve legible handwriting, remarkable spelling skills, and a newfound love for reading. This story is proof of the positive impact Arrowsmith can have on your life.

Kurt
Participant

It has been my pleasure to know the work of Arrowsmith in a professional capacity through sharing some of my patients who also require help with learning disabilities and cognitive difficulties.

Ricardo Pinto, M.D., D.Psych.,
Health Professional
Dr. William Lancee
Researcher

We sent Melanie to Arrowsmith School against the advice of psycho-educational consultants.

Melanie
Parent/Guardian

A Grade 4 shares a variety of changes in their ability to learn.

Kayla
Participant

So far this has been one of the most positives experiences in (my daughter’s) life.

Hannah
Parent/Guardian

I am able to read and retain information and books faster and take in what I am reading.

Max
Participant

My son Nicholas is Dyslexic and this is our story.

Nicholas
Parent/Guardian

After 4 years, it is time for Andrew to leave the Arrowsmith Program.

Donna and Mike
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

A person's capacity can change. I feel like just in six weeks that I can see changes in me that I didn't even conceptualize as being possible, that I didn't even know I would benefit from having changed.

Shannon
Participant

I feel the Arrowsmith Program has helped me with my concentration capacity.

Blake
Participant
Video Testimonial

Overcoming Learning Challenges: Alex's Journey to Success at Arrowsmith | Real Stories of Triumph

Alex and Jennifer
Family

I thought I should also let you know about the kinds of progress we have seen in Benji in the three-month period since he began Eaton Arrowsmith.

Sandra
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

She is finally strengthening the areas of her brain that need special attention.

Rhona
Parent/Guardian

I’ve noticed a few changes since the start of the year. One of the nicest changes was that when my sister was home over the holidays, we hardly fought at all.

Adrian
Participant

Studying is actually enjoyable for him now because it is not so much of a struggle.

E.
Arrowsmith Facilitator

There seems to be a story here about cognitive efficiency

Dr. Rachel Webber
Researcher

A Grade 7 student reflects on cognitive change.

Avery
Participant

I used to mumble and leave out chunks when I talked. I now am more talkative and better at expressing myself.

Thomas
Participant
Video Testimonial

As a child with unique learning needs, Maya faced challenges in a traditional school setting. Her family's relentless search for a solution led them to the Arrowsmith Program. Discover how a six-week intensive program in Canada helped unlock new learning abilities for Maya, boosting her confidence and communication skills. This heartfelt story showcases the impact of Arrowsmith and the profound changes it brought into Maya's life.

Jen, Maya's Parent
Parent/Guardian

We heard of the Cognitive Intensive Program through the Arrowsmith Program newsletter, and suddenly found ourselves planning a six-week trip to Toronto.

Francine’s Parents
Parent/Guardian

After leaving Arrowsmith School we had our son re-assessed through the psych-ed testing.

Brian
Parent/Guardian

I believe the program has done wonders for Rodney.

Rodney's Parent
Parent/Guardian
Video Testimonial

It just made so much sense that rather than learning strategies, that they would be actually working on the weaknesses in the brain.

Chasper and his Mother
Participant, Parent/Guardian, Family
Video Testimonial

If you don't believe in neuroplasticity, you will after you experience this.

Mark
Parent/Guardian