Heads-up about Barbara Arrowsmith-Young’s upcoming Virtual World Tour to discuss her experience, her book and her schools at the frontier of applied neuroplasticity, education and helping kids with learning difficulties.
- September 14th 2020, 6.00 AM EDT and 8.00 PM EDT
- October 20th 2020, 7.00 AM EDT and 8.00 PM EDT
- November 12th 2020, 7.00 AM EDT and 8.00 PM EDT
- Learn about Barbara’s journey of discovery, the lines of research she combined and the outcomes achieved over 40 years
- Gain an insight into the principles of neuroplasticity and the factors leading to brain change
- Find out how learning difficulties do not need to be lifelong
- Hear the latest research into neuroplasticity, learning and Arrowsmith’s innovative educational approach
About Barbara Arrowsmith Young:
The genesis of the Arrowsmith Program of cognitive exercises lies in Barbara Arrowsmith Young’s journey of discovery and innovation to overcome her own severe learning disabilities. Diagnosed in grade one as having a mental block, which today would have been identified as multiple learning disabilities, she read and wrote everything backwards, had trouble processing concepts in language, continuously got lost and was physically uncoordinated. Barbara eventually learnt to read and write from left to right and mask a number of the symptoms of her learning disabilities through heroic effort, however she continued throughout her educational career to have difficulty with specific aspects of learning. Barbara Arrowsmith Young holds both a B.A.Sc. in Child Studies from the University of Guelph, and a Master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). After her undergraduate studies were completed Barbara worked as the Head Teacher in the lab preschool at the University of Guelph for two years where she began to observe learning differences in preschool children.
- Her book: The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation
- Her self-reflection: Why I Wrote The Woman Who Changed Her Brain
- About the Arrowsmith Program: