November 17th, 2021 @ 7pm EDT

Live Virtual Tour: The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

Learn how improving 19 cognitive areas can significantly change your brain's ability to learn and process information. Join renowned brain change expert, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, for a virtual event you don't want to miss.

November 17th, 2021 @ 7pm EDT

Live Virtual Tour: The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

Learn how improving 19 cognitive areas can significantly change your brain's ability to learn and process information. Join renowned brain change expert, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, for a virtual event you don't want to miss.

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain"




Barbara Arrowsmith-Young has been featured by Huffington Post, 60 Minutes, BBC, TEDx Talks, Google and many other organizations for her groundbreaking work with neuroplasticity. Her methods have revolutionized neuroscience and changed the lives of thousands who struggled with learning and cognitive challenges.

Learn about the 19 Cognitive Functions we address that affect learning abilities.

Student Testimonial

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

School was easier, homework took less time, retaining information came easily, and my grades improved. And just as importantly, my frustration plummeted and my confidence soared as the fog that had blanketed my brain for sixteen years lifted.”

– Carlie (Arrowsmith School Online Student)


November 17th, 2021 @ 7pm EDT

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Learning Abilities We Address

19 Cognitive Functions

“Please don’t erase that blackboard yet.”

Messy handwriting, miscopying, misreading, irregular spelling, speech rambling, careless written errors in mathematics, and poor written performance.

“I just don’t get it.”

Difficulty with reading comprehension, trouble with mathematical reasoning, trouble with logical reasoning, difficulty reading an analog clock, problem understanding cause and effect, reversals of ‘b’ – ‘d’; ‘p’ – ‘q’ (younger students and in more severe cases).

“I have a memory like a sieve.”

Trouble remembering oral instructions, difficulty following lectures or extended conversations, problem acquiring general information through listening.

“My words don’t always come out in the right order.”

Problem putting information into one’s own words, speaking in incomplete sentences, difficulty using internal speech to work out consequences, trouble following long sentences, breakdown of steps in mathematical procedures.

“People say I mumble.”

Mispronouncing words, avoiding using words because of uncertainty of pronunciation, limited ability to learn and use phonics, difficulty learning foreign languages, difficulty thinking and talking at the same time, flat and monotone speech with lack of rhythm and intonation.

“I’m sorry. Could you repeat that?”

Mishearing words and thus misinterpreting information, difficulty understanding someone with an accent, extra effort required to listen to speech.

“Planning was never my strong suit.”

Problem being self-directed and self-organized in learning, limited mental initiative, difficulty keeping attention relevantly oriented to the demands of a task necessary for completion, difficulty thinking, planning, problem solving, trouble seeing the main point.

“I was never a great reader.”

Poor word recognition, slow reading, difficulty with spelling, trouble remembering symbol patterns such as mathematical or chemical equations.

“I’m not good at remembering the names of things.”

Problem with associative memory, trouble following auditory information, trouble learning names of things such as animals, places, people, colours, days of the week.

“I am such a klutz.”

Awkward body movements, bumping into objects due to not knowing where body is in space relative to objects, uneven handwriting with variable pressure.

“I slur my words sometimes.”

Lack of a clear articulation of speech, some speech slurring.

“I’m just not good at reading people.”

Problem interpreting non-verbal information such as body language, facial expression and voice tone, weak social skills, difficulty perceiving and interpreting one’s own emotions, difficulty thinking, planning, problem solving non-verbally.

“My eyes hurt when I read.”

Slow, jerky reading with errors, eyes fatigue when reading, problem navigating in the dark.

“Have we met?”

Trouble finding objects, problem remembering visual cues such as landmarks, difficulty remembering faces and recalling the visual details of pictures.

“I am forever getting lost.”

Frequently getting lost, losing objects, messy and disorganized workspace, trouble constructing geometric figures.

“I’m not handy.”

Difficulty understanding the mechanical properties of objects, problems constructing or repairing machinery such as taking apart and putting together a bicycle or repairing a car.

“I can’t program the TV remote to save my life.”

Trouble understanding the proper sequence of steps in a task such as sewing, cooking or computer programming.

“My reaction time is a bit slow.”

Poor muscle tone, which results in some degree of awkwardness and slowness of body movement.

“I’m not a numbers person.”

Finger counting, trouble retaining numbers in one’s head, difficulty making change, problem learning math facts, difficulty with budgeting, poor sense of time management, difficulty with time signature in music.

Online And In-School

Available Programs

Full Time (5 Days/Week)

Individualized for each student for whom mainstream curriculum is difficult.

Part-Time (4 Hours/Week)

Designed for students with fewer areas of cognitive needs and less time available.

Cognitive Intensive

Designed for students desiring rapid progress within a 6 to 10 weeks timeframe. 

Cognitive Enhancement

Designed for gifted students, adults, and professionals to enhance cognitive functions.

Seniors Cognitive

Designed for seniors desiring to maintain and enhance cognitive functions.

Arrowsmith Assessment

Full and detailed assessment of learning abilities, renowned worldwide for its accuracy. 

As Seen In

Notable Media

With more than 40 years of proven results and well-researched studies, many notable media outlets and organizations have featured the work of Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, the Arrowsmith Program and Arrowsmith Schools, including:

It's Never Too Late To Change Our Brain.


The Impact Of The Arrowsmith Program

Research Presentation

We’ve begun analyzing both using brain imaging and neuro-psychological measures with students… there are a lot of significant changes – overall significance – but also individual significance.

Dr. Gregory Rose


Main Locations

The Arrowsmith Program’s main schools are located in Toronto and Peterborough, Canada. As the impact of the Arrowsmith Schools became widely known, our groundbreaking programs have been licensed to many schools throughout the world. We invite you to enroll at our main locations should you choose to.