The Arrowsmith Program is based on the science of Neuroplasticity, or the brains ability to rewire itself. Think of our Cognitive Enhancement Program like exercise for the brain – getting into shape so it has a greater capacity to learn and process information. Research indicates that by building cognitive strength in these key networks, the brain doesn’t have to work as hard; it takes in, learns, understands, remembers and applies information more efficiently.

Arrowsmith is for everyone! Every brain has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses – regardless of age, education or learning profile. That means everyone can benefit from BrainAcademi’s Arrowsmith Program.

Our goal is to enhance the strengths and build up the weaker brain areas with targeted cognitive exercise. We’re about making our students the best versions of themselves at every age and stage of life.

Arrowsmith is taught around the world and has been successfully delivered for 40 years. Each exercise is designed to target and strengthen a specific area of the brain. The cornerstone of the Arrowsmtih Program is the Symbol Relations exercise. Everyone can benefit from strengthening their Symbol Relations function.

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Arrowsmith Assessment >

The BrainAcademi Arrowsmith Assessment measures an individual’s brain areas in isolation for a comprehensive understanding of strengths and weaknesses across a continuum of ability.
Upon completion, a report is created which is a student’s unique roadmap. It highlights cognitive capacities, identifying each strength/weakness and determining the program(s) and opportunities to strengthen the key brain areas responsible for academics, learning and success in life.
Once completed, a meeting is arranged with the student and/or family to review the findings and individual learning profile. It should be noted that Arrowsmith Programs are based on the science of neuroplasticity and are designed to create permanent brain change – not compensations, accommodations, or coping strategies.

Framework for success >

  • Evidence-based Arrowsmith Cognitive Enhancement Program has been successfully delivered for 40+ years
  • BrainAcademi program led by Arrowsmith Educator with more than 15 years of experience
  • Self-paced and individualized program with weekly tracking and achievable milestones to strengthen targeted brain areas
  • Web-based data collection allows teachers to track progress, monitor engagement and give immediate feedback
  • Increasing difficulty, delivered incrementally for sustained engagement, challenge and personal growth
  • Positive, supportive and structured learning environment
  • Group sessions foster strong social connections and community
  • Group sessions delivered online or in person
Brain Strengthening Exercises >
  • Symbol Relations - ability to understand the relationships between two or more concepts
  • Motor Symbol Sequencing - ability to learn and strengthen written sequence of symbols (written output)
  • Memory for Information or Instruction - ability to remember chucks of auditory information (memory processing)
  • Predicative Speech - ability to see how words and numbers interconnect sequentially into fluent sentences and procedures
  • Broca’s Speech Pronunciation - ability to learn how to pronounce syllables and integrate them into the pronunciation of a word
  • Symbolic Thinking - ability to develop and maintain plans and strategies through the use of language
  • Symbol Recognition - ability to visualize, recognize and remember a word or symbol
  • Lexical Memory - ability to remember unrelated words in series, eg. remembering a shopping list
  • Non-Verbal Thinking - ability to register and understand facial expressions and body language
  • Object Recognition - capacity for recognizing and remembering the details of visual objects
  • Quantification Sense - ability to carry out internal, sequential mental operations, eg. mental math
  • Auditory Speech Discrimination - ability to discriminate between similar sounding speech sounds

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