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Brain School: Stories of Children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Disorders Who Changed Their Lives by Improving Their Cogn
In Brain School, Howard Eaton explores how, applying the principles of neuroplasticitiy, Barbara Arrowsmith Young developed cognitive remediation exercises, founded the Arrowsmith Program and opened the first Arrowsmith School in Toronto, Ontario over 30 years ago. Mr. Eaton then discusses how difficult it was for him to move from traditional remediation methods for learni ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 3rd 2010 by Eaton Educational Group
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The more I read about the Arrowsmith Program and the way it helps children with learning disabilities, the more I really want to find a way to incorporate it into my job. This program needs some more wide-spread awareness and greater inclusion in public schools.
This is an AMAZING book!! Reading this book both saved and changed my daughter's life. Because of this book we enrolled her in an Arrowsmith school in VA. Before we started Arrowsmith my daughter was in a reading program for 4 years without much progress. One night at age 7 she said to me, "Mommy if they could give me the shot they give the animals at the shelter, I would take it. Because maybe if I came back to this life I could read." That statement scared us. And luckily we found this book an ...more
This book is an excellent supplement to Barbara Arrowsmith-Young's The Woman Who Changed Her Brain. Eaton also had severe learning disabilities and but managed to obtain a Master of Education degree through sheer persistence. He now operates private Arrowsmith schools in Vancouver and Victoria. In his book he describes several students' successful experiences with this method which he emphasizes are typical, not exceptional. Should be read by everyone involved with learning disabilities, educato ...more