View our testimonials below from students, educators, and families that have experienced Arrowsmith.
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.
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.
(My son) has admitted to me himself that (the Arrowsmith Program) has changed him.
At the moment, the things that are much closer to now that I really want to do first and foremost is graduating high school.
As a high school special education teacher, I have had the opportunity to work with the following student over the past two years in the area of English.
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.
Thank you so much for your time and your commitment to making Arrowsmith accessible to so many kids and adults.
In math class, I can copy the board writing on my paper without looking at the paper.
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.
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.
Carson has shown a great deal of improvement in schoolwork and at home.
Christopher’s school work has improved considerably and he understands how to solve problems when he is working on a project.
I learned of the Arrowsmith Program from Norman Doidge’s book, “The Brain That Changes Itself.”
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.
There is a very noticeable change in Richard’s development.
Arrowsmith has been a game-changer for our son, who in year 8 was struggling to stay in school, let alone thrive.
I feel that I am progressing in speech, vocabulary, mental focus and pretty much better changes in most aspects.
I have seen improvement in my reading, writing, Math, English, friendships, understanding and remembering where I put my stuff.
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.
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.
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.
Over the last several months at Arrowsmith, we have seen Brandon blossom…
Scott has made more progress in this year than in any other year!
Before Arrowsmith, my brain was like a bunch of lifeboats at sea, and now some of them have made it to land.
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.
Chris’ grade level has gone up and his most recent grade scores would suggest progress is clearly evident.
I have seen improvements in my attitude towards things. My behavior at home has also changed.
The Arrowsmith Program has filled a void in our educational program by reaching out, giving students hope, and providing an opportunity to taste success.
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.
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.
After Arrowsmith, I’m not sure what I’ll do. I might be a paramedic, an accountant, or even a lawyer.
The Arrowsmith Program has helped me in subjects like math, spelling and even memorizing.
The Arrowsmith Program helped me in a big way because now as I get older I can accomplish things and dare to dream.
I have seen many improvements since I have started the Arrowsmith Program. I have seen improvements in my writing skills like neatness and tidiness!
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.
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.
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.
When I was about 11, I wanted to be a teacher, but then I remembered that my multiplication was terrible.
I have come a long way and made massive progress in the area of reasoning. Back in May I struggled greatly with learning concepts.
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.
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.
When I brought Liam up to Toronto in July for the Intensive Summer Program, I thought that Liam would benefit from the program.
It has helped David in everything he says and does.
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.
I began to organize my thoughts more effectively, and to plan ahead— first a few weeks ahead, then a few months ahead.
Although only 2 months into our Arrowsmith experience, my wife and I could not be more pleased.
As an educator of 22 years, I have had the opportunity to teach in Canada and the United States.
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.
My son has made significant progress in all areas.
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.
When my daughter was in 4th grade, her class had weekly timed multiplication tests, 50 questions in two minutes.
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.
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.
There have been only a few times in my sons’ lifetime journey where we have seen a genuine significant improvement in his abilities.
This program has bettered me.
Your program is successful and has helped my attention and handwriting.
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.
Arrowsmith has proven to be a vital and integral program at our school.
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.
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.
My family has noticed some changes. Even my piano teacher and my neighbours can tell that I have changed.
Because Kory’s ability to express himself has improved his interaction with everyone, this has made him more self confident.
I’ve been impressed by, and grateful for, the many benefits of the Arrowsmith program (and its wonderful teachers).
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.
We heard of the Cognitive Intensive Program through the Arrowsmith Program newsletter, and suddenly found ourselves planning a six-week trip to Toronto.
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.
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.
I’ve been impressed by, and grateful for, the many benefits of the Arrowsmith program (and its wonderful teachers).
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.
Arrowsmith has been life changing. Before coming to Arrowsmith I had difficulty reading and I was a university student struggling to do my work..
Jonah is starting to show his true strengths where before they were locked in his head.
Arrowsmith is helping me a lot. I like it. My brain is really being sharpened.
I wanted to let the program know that Nadia is doing AWESOME!!
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.
I have had a wonderful opportunity to offer my students a fantastic program. For the past nine years, I have delivered the Arrowsmith program at St. Theresa Shrine School.
We have noticed the following changes and improvements in Heidi since she started Arrowsmith
The program has worked wonders for my son.
So far this has been one of the most positives experiences in (my daughter’s) life.
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.
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.
Through doing “R” think my ability to interpret my own emotions more accurately has improved as well as my ability to regulate them.
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.
Things were rough and hard before Arrowsmith. I was just not good at school. I’d always get bad grades
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.
Jennifer successfully completed high school and started her first year of College in September of 1992. She continued to improve in her academic endeavors.
Our daughter’s reading has improved immensely mainly due to a huge improvement in working memory.
I don’t want to be the same person anymore. I want to do remarkable things or be noticed for anything respectful or loving.
The biggest improvement is in Jeremy’s self-esteem.
This poem is a winner from a city-wide poetry competition, written about how this student was helped by Arrowsmith:
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.
After 4 years, it is time for Andrew to leave the Arrowsmith Program.
I have noticed a lot of positive improvement in my cognitive abilities. My writing is a much more pleasant experience.
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.
I understand math more.
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.
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.
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.
I have made lots of progress. In science I am finishing all my work in that class.
I believe the program has done wonders for Rodney.
I don't always feel as if I'm behind a glass, asking people to interpret the world for me..
The gains from Arrowsmith Program (for my child) have been huge..
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.
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.
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
Amanda, age 9, struggled in many areas in particular Math.
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.
I have improved in reading, writing more, remembering is easier. I can focus more than I used to.
It has helped in math. Before she couldn’t concentrate and understand math.
To be honest, without Arrowsmith, high school would have felt impossible to do…
My daughter is more confident, has a better memory, and passed English with a good solid C.
Since doing the Arrowsmith program, I’ve observed a significant increase in the complexity in my son’s speech patterns and expressions.
I am better at math. I usually understand it the first time, before I had to ask a few times to get it.
I believe that I am able to remember details of information more clearly. I also seem to make faster decisions in some circumstances.
I have done better in math and spelling.
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.
Since Max has finished the Cognitive Intensive Program (CIP) a year ago we have noticed multiple positive changes in him.
As I started out at Arrowsmith I had no clue what to expect. It was nerve wracking just thinking about it, yet exciting.
This program has had so many profound effects on my education and daily life.
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 biggest improvement that I have seen has been in math.
I just spent three visits with Paul while he was home for spring break (March).