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Strengthening Learning Capacities

Arrowsmith

The Arrowsmith Program is based on neuroscience research.

Research has shown it is possible to address learning disabilities by identifying and strengthening weak cognitive capacities. The goal of the program is to help students strengthen the weak cognitive capacities underlying their learning dysfunctions and to enable them to become effective, confident and self-directed learners for life.

Who is the Arrowsmith Program for?

People with different learning challenges and/ or for those who want to develop and maintain an active and healthy brain. The Arrowsmith Program is NDIS eligible. Programs may benefit individuals who struggle with:

  • working memory, reading maps, finding objects
  • reading body language, social cues and interpreting emotions
  • awkward body movements, bumping into things
  • difficulty with maths, reading, writing, spelling, comprehending, letter and number reversals
  • difficulty following or understanding conversations, thinking and talking at the same time, misinterpreting information
  • organisation and problem solving
Arrowsmith

What is Neuroplasticity?

Is the brain’s ability to change its physical structure and functional organisation in response to repeated training and exercises.

Assessment

Each potential participant undergoes a detailed cognitive assessment highlighting their specific cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

Outcomes for Individuals

  • Greater employment opportunities
  • Connection with the community
  • Educational improvements
  • Social and communication enhancements

Full-time Day Program

In this program, adult individuals are engaged in 3 - 8 cognitive exercises for 40 minute periods, 2 - 5 days per week. An individualised cognitive program then targets multiple weak cognitive functions.

3Bridges also offers additional learning, enhancement and vocational readiness activities. Integrating elements of the Arrowsmith Program with personal development assists with wellbeing and independence. These can include independent living skills, travel training, exercise and social interaction.

After School Program

For school aged children, offered in the afternoons during school term for a 2 hour period. There is also a Saturday class for students wanting to do additional cognitive exercises. Measurable outcomes include:

  • improved hand writing
  • reading
  • maths skills
  • quicker problem solving
  • improved social skills
  • increased ability to concentrate

What other's say

My son is a different person since coming out with the groups. He looks forward to it each week
Arrowsmith is great for me to learn, new friends and the teachers help me so much

We connect with you every step of the way

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3Bridges Community Limited
3Bridges Community is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for- profits Commission

ABN: 96039601269 | ACN: 607053127 | RTO 41056 | Builders Licence No. 298633C. Our organisation has been certified by BSI to ISO 9001:2008 and NSW Disability Services Standards under certificate numbers FS537478 and 632737.