The Arrowsmith Program is based on neuroscience research demonstrating that it is possible to address learning disabilities by identifying and strengthening weak cognitive capacities.
Arrowsmith School has used this program successfully since 1978. The goal of the Arrowsmith 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.
The Arrowsmith Program deals with the root causes of the learning disability rather than managing its symptoms. Students become effective learners without having to compensate for their learning disabilities. Their ability to perform complex tasks is improved when the weak cognitive areas are strengthened .
Students develop academically and socially through the program many being able to take up further study and progress in their careers.
Upon completion of the program some students may require one to two years to gain experience using their newly strengthened cognitive capacities and some students may need tutoring initially to bring academic skills to tertiary level.
detailed assessment of nineteen cognitive functions
innovative methods which include specialized cognitive exercises
clearly defined and individualized goals
a positive, supportive and structured learning environment
low student to teacher ratio
building self-esteem by developing competence
ongoing supervision, support and professional development that will ensure that the Arrowsmith Program is delivered at a consistently high level at all participating