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Life After Eaton Arrowsmith Discussion

Posted on May 16, 2017

On May 15th 2017  Eaton Arrowsmith Vancouver cognitive and academic staff members came together, along with some of our alumni parents and students for our first ever round table discussion about life before, during and especially after Eaton Arrowsmith! Everything you’ve ever wanted to know and more about the transition to and…  Read More »

Monday May 15th 6:30pm-7:30pm PDT: Live Streamed ‘Life After Eaton Arrowsmith’ discussion!

Posted on May 9, 2017

Join us online via our YouTube channel for our first ever round table discussion with current Eaton Arrowsmith cognitive and academic teachers, EA alumni students and their parents as we discuss life before,during and especially after Eaton Arrowsmith! Everything you’ve ever wanted to know and more about the transition to…  Read More »

Why is Paying Attention in School so Difficult?

Posted on April 21, 2017

Have you ever wondered about some of the reasons why it is so hard for students…and grown ups…to pay attention? Thanks to our friends at VancouverMom.ca for sharing our thoughts and the experiences of our students so clearly. Have a read! http://www.vancouvermom.ca/school/paying-attention-school-difficult/

March 2nd 2017 6:30pm-8:00pm: Eaton Arrowsmith’s Community Resource Fair

Posted on January 27, 2017

  Are you a parent or student interested in learning more about professionals in the Lower Mainland who support students with learning difficulties? Or, are you a professional in the field yourself who would like to network with others and meet potential clients? Join us on March 2nd between 6:30pm…  Read More »

Grab some popcorn! Our recording of Eaton Arrowsmith’s Live Cognitive Classroom is ready for viewing!

Posted on November 28, 2016

Hello everyone! Thank you so much to those of you who joined us this past Monday (or Tuesday in other parts of the world) either live in the audience or via our live streamed presentation. If you did you would have seen some pretty remarkable students speaking about their experiences…  Read More »

2017-2018 Scholarships and Bursaries for New and Continuing Students

Posted on November 7, 2016

Dear Eaton Arrowsmith Community, We are excited to announce our 2017-2018 scholarships and bursaries for new and continuing students! Bursary allocation will be based solely on financial need and amounts offered will vary according to need. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on a persuasive presentation by the student or…  Read More »

Arrowsmith Program Research: From Self-Experimentation, to Student and Classroom Observation and Behavioural Testing, to Neuroimaging

Posted on July 15, 2016

Self-Experimentation “It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” Franklin D. Roosevelt President Franklin D. Roosevelt knew a thing or two about trying. The definition of “try” is described as “the effort to…  Read More »

A Need to Deeply Reconsider the Dyslexia and Gifted Paradigm: The Impact this Reasoning has on Openness to the Arrowsmith Program

Posted on July 1, 2016

“The mental function that causes dyslexia is a gift in the truest sense of the word: a natural ability, a talent. It is something special that enhances the individual.” Ronald D. Davis, The Gift of Dyslexia “Curing the negatives does not create the positives.” And so I thought, “That’s certainly…  Read More »

Start Fresh This September

Posted on June 24, 2016

Less Than 10 Spaces Remaining At Eaton Arrowsmith’s Schools The end of the school year is usually a time for celebration.  For many families, however, it is just another reminder that learning struggles continue year after year, often eroding self esteem along the way. What if there was a way…  Read More »

A Difficult Parental Decision: The Arrowsmith Program or Not

Posted on June 17, 2016

Starting Eaton Arrowsmith I was flying 35,000 feet over the province of British Columbia and could see the stunning Rocky Mountains below as I glanced down at my notebook. It was December 2004 and I was returning home after five days of visiting the Arrowsmith School in Toronto. But now…  Read More »

Update on Preliminary Data: UBC Arrowsmith Program Brain Research Study – Dr. Lara Boyd

Posted on June 3, 2016

Monday June 13th 6:30-7:30pm Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Jack Poole Hall Eaton Arrowsmith and the Arrowsmith Program look forward to hosting Dr. Lara Boyd, University of British Columbia professor, neuroscientist, physical therapist, and head of the UBC Arrowsmith Brain Research Study as she discusses preliminary results of this study…  Read More »

Influencing Personality Change: The Broad Impact of the Arrowsmith Program

Posted on May 12, 2016

By Howard Eaton Knowledge about learning disabilities and the effects they had on an individual’s personality in the early 1960’s was much different than it is today. Few psychiatrists and psychologists were aware of dyslexia or reading disorders. Children were tested using standard IQ assessments and found to be of…  Read More »

Is The Arrowsmith Program Right For My Child?

Posted on May 9, 2016

By Howard Eaton  Several years ago I recall sitting at my office desk reviewing an assessment that our group of psychologists had conducted on a 12-year-old boy. This boy had a severe non-verbal learning disability, which impacted his written output abilities and ability to understand concepts and social cues. In…  Read More »

Looking Into Our Past For A Better Future: Learning Disability Intervention Then And Now

Posted on April 22, 2016

By Howard Eaton My severe dyslexia was diagnosed by one of the most prominent psychiatrists in the field of dyslexia in the 70’s and 80’s, Dr. Carl Kline. Dr. Kline diagnosed hundreds of children with dyslexia in his remarkable career. He advocated strongly for teaching sound/symbol relationships or phonics. In…  Read More »

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June 12, 2018

We recently conducted a survey with Eaton Arrowsmith parents and discovered that 65 per cent of the time the decision to send a child to EA is made by both parents. Mothers are typically thought to be the decision-makers when it comes to their children. In fact, 84 per cent…  Read More »

May 7, 2018

Howard Eaton’s new book, The Brain Pioneer: The True Story of How Barbara Arrowsmith-Young Used Brain Science to Help Children With Learning Disabilities, can now be ordered on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. Current Eaton Arrowsmith families will soon be able to purchase the book at a discounted rate from their schools….  Read More »