Episode 24 - Barbara Arrowsmith-Young | Transforming Learning Disabilities Through the Power of the Brain
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Join us for a special episode with special guest, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young.

In this episode of Mentorships in Education, we welcome Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, a Canadian author, entrepreneur and lecturer. Mentorships in Education is brought to you by Just Education, LLC and is hosted by Judith Epstein. Judith has a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Language Acquisition. She is certified in special education with post-graduate coursework and professional development in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Social Thinking, and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). Judith created Just Education, LLC to compile a free resource library for mentors of students who struggle on a wide variety of topics that are all related to education and student success.

About Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, an assessment process and a suite of cognitive exercises designed to stimulate and strengthen weak areas of cognitive functioning that underlie a range of learning difficulties, which has been delivered for 40+ years throughout the world.

Her work, begun in 1978, has been recognized as one of the first examples of the practical application of neuroplasticity which, simply put, is the ability of the brain to change and rewire itself over one’s lifetime. As the Director of Arrowsmith School and Arrowsmith Program, she continues to develop and refine programs for students with learning difficulties. 
Her vision is that all students struggling with learning will have the opportunity to benefit from cognitive programs utilizing the principles of neuroplasticity, programs that change the brain’s capacity to learn and open to these learners a world of possibilities.
Barbara's Tedx talk  https://youtu.be/o0td5aw1KXA

Barbara's presentation in Auckland in March on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FbC8ClKbMrk

Barbara's book:    https://barbaraarrowsmithyoung.com/woman-who-changed-her-brain/

Neuroplasticity & Arrowsmith Program:   https://arrowsmithschool.org/neuroplastic/

Research:    https://arrowsmithschool.org/research/    

The studies are summarized in this document https://arrowsmithschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Arrowsmith-Program-Research-Summary-2019-Web-2.pdf

The Arrowsmith learning profile questionnaire:   https://www.brainex.net/protoQuest/User.html

Schools offering Arrowsmith around the world:   https://arrowsmithschool.org/participating-sites/

Mark Rosenzweig - the researcher at Berkeley investigating neuroplasticity - his research along with that of Alexander Romanovich Luria were the foundation of the work of Arrowsmith    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rosenzweig_(psychologist)


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