Online Programs

We are pleased to announce the availability of three online Programs; the 8 Week At-Home Cognitive Intensive Program, the At-Home Half Day Program, and the At-Home Part Time Program.

 

All classes are stated in Pacific Time. Please use this time zone converter to see when our online programs will be available to you. Our goal is to make our programs available to as many people around the world as possible! 

 

 

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At-Home Cognitive Intensive Program

The At-Home Cognitive Intensive Program is currently available online at Eaton Arrowsmith school, for both children and adults, with live classes during the day in the Pacific Time zone.

  • This eight week program has been designed to provide all the benefits found in the six week in-person Cognitive Intensive Program that we have offered over the past five years at our schools.
  • During this At-Home program, students will receive the same amount of exposure to the Symbol Relations exercise as they would during a 10 month, four hour a week part-time Arrowsmith program. This is why it is called an ‘intensive’ program.
  • Through targeting this cognitive function, we see positive changes in an individual’s ability to understand the world more deeply and in real time with the help of trained Eaton Arrowsmith teachers.

Who is a good fit for this program?
  • Individuals who struggle to understand what they read, take longer to make connections between concepts, find problem solving and math challenging, are perplexed by jokes or sarcasm, think in a rigid fashion, and always feel a few steps behind in understanding situations.
  • Individuals who are interested in ‘boosting’ their brain’s ability to focus, processing information more quickly, and understanding multiple concepts in greater depth.
  • Students who are keen to change their brain’s capacity for learning and remove barriers that have held them back academically and/or socially in life.
  • Students who can engage in material with a great deal of independence.
How is this program structured?

Students Aged 9 to 14 Years Old

  • Students between the ages of 9 and 14 are required to complete 90 hours of the Symbol Relations exercise over the 8-week time period.
  • The classes will run from 8:30am to 11:30am (AM class) or 3:30pm to 6:30pm (PM class) PST, Monday to Friday with breaks built into the schedule.
  • Students will receive training in both the Microsoft Teams platform and in the Symbol Relations exercise at an arranged time one week prior to their session start date.

Students Aged 15 Years and Older

  • Students 15 and older are required to complete 135 hours of the Symbol Relations exercise over the 8-week time period.
  • The classes will run from 8:30am to 11:50am (AM class) or 3:30pm to 6:50pm (PM class) PST, Monday to Friday with breaks built into the schedule.
  • Students aged 15 and older are required to complete an additional hour of work on the Symbol Relations exercise on their own each day.
  • Students will receive training in both the Microsoft Teams platform and in the Symbol Relations exercise at an arranged time one week prior to their session start date.

Through the Microsoft Teams online platform our students will remain connected with their teachers throughout the class sessions. This program is designed so that students will be part of a virtual classroom, and will have the opportunity to see and connect with others in the class during the day. There will be time for both connection with the other students, but also individual work time. Students will work in their own ‘channel’ so that the teacher can move throughout the channels to check on the progress, teach new concepts, and provide motivation and encouragement. The teachers are able to monitor students via the Brainex software created by the Arrowsmith Program so as to ensure that everyone is working towards his or her personal goals, even while at home. It’s like having a real life personal trainer for your brain!

Please note that in-person Cognitive Intensive Program classes will be offered as well should it be safe to do so in the coming months.

Technical Requirements and Prerequisite Skills 

Technical Requirements:

Each student requires access to a computer which includes:

  • An external mouse with two clickable buttons – left and right (Mousepads or trackpads are NOT sufficient)
  • A numeric keypad (The numbers along the top of a keyboard are not sufficient. A full numeric keypad is required)
  • Reliable high-speed internet
  • Google Chrome browser
  • Microsoft Teams app

Please note: Laptops are sufficient, provided they have a built-in or external numeric keypad. We suggest large screens as they are beneficial in the visual aspects of the program.

Prerequisite Skills:

Prior to beginning the At-Home Cognitive Intensive Program, and due to the accelerated nature of this program, there are important prerequisite skills that will greatly aid success and accelerate progress in the program.

Counting Skills:

Many of the exercises in the At-Home Cognitive Intensive Program are based on concepts found in a 2 handed analog clock. The following counting skills are important in ensuring the best possible start to the program.

  • Counting from 1-60
  • Counting from 60-1 (reverse)
  • Counting from 5-60 by 5’s
  • Counting 12-60 by 12’s

Participants should have a basic understanding of a 2 handed analog clock. Counting skills may require daily practice leading up to the start of the program.

Numeric Keypad Touch-Typing Skills:

  • Students will need to know how to type numbers on the numeric keypad. This is the keypad on the right-hand side of the keyboard, not the numbers along the top.
  • Should your computer not have a numeric keypad, one can be purchased online or through most computer retailers – there are many to choose from – and they easily plug into the side of the computer.
  • Participants will be using the numeric keypad to enter numbers quickly and accurately, using multiple fingers.
  • To improve proficiency in touch typing, daily practice is recommended. Some websites offer free tying programs, be sure to look for websites or apps that have numeric keypad options.

Examples

Course Dates and Schedule
  • June 1 to July 31 (AM Class)
  • July 6 to August 28 (AM, Mid-day, and PM Classes)
  • September 14th to November 13th (40 days/8 weeks)
  • January 13th to March 12th (40 days/8 weeks)
  • April 13th to June 11th (40 days/8 weeks)

*Students enrolled in the At-Home Cognitive Intensive Program during the 2020-2021 school year will join the At-Home Half Day Program classes, but will complete the Symbol Relations exercise for each of their cognitive exercise periods, unlike the At-Home Half Day Program students, who will work on four different cognitive exercises during that time.

*Please refer to the At-Home Half Day Program for class times and schedule.

All classes run Monday to Friday. See timetables for AM, Mid-day and PM classes below.

AM Class Schedule

Youth 9-14 (90 Hours)

Time Session Task
8:30-8:40 Community Check-in Set intention, set goals, ask questions, make connections
8:40-9:25 Block One Symbol Relations
9:25-9:40 Break Break
9:40-10:25 Block Two Symbol Relations
10:25-10:40 Break Break
10:40-11:25 Block Three Symbol Relations
11:25-11:30 Community Check-out Share successes and strategies

 

Adult 15+ (140 Hours)

Time Session Task
8:30-8:40 Community Check-in Set intention, set goals, ask questions, make connections
8:40-9:30 Block One Symbol Relations
9:30-9:45 Break Break
9:45-10:35 Block Two Symbol Relations
10:35-10:50 Break Break
10:50-11:40 Block Three Symbol Relations
11:40-11:50 Community Check-out Share successes, strategies, set plan for homework clocks
Homework Block Four on own time Symbol Relations (1 hour)

 

Mid-Day Class Schedule

Youth 9-14 (90 Hours)

Time Session Task
10:30-10:40 Community Check-in Set intention, set goals, ask questions, make connections
10:40-11:25 Block One Symbol Relations
11:25-11:40 Break Break
11:40-12:25 Block Two Symbol Relations
12:25-12:40 Break Break
12:40-1:25 Block Three Symbol Relations
1:25-1:30 Community Check-out Share successes and strategies

 

Adult 15+ (140 Hours)

Time Session Task
10:30-10:40 Community Check-in Set intention, set goals, ask questions, make connections
10:40-11:30 Block One Symbol Relations
11:30-11:45 Break Break
11:45-12:35 Block Two Symbol Relations
12:35-12:50 Break Break
12:50-1:40 Block Three Symbol Relations
1:40-1:50 Community Check-out Share successes, strategies, set plan for homework clocks
Homework Block Four on own time Symbol Relations (1 hour)

 

PM Class Schedule

Youth 9-14 (90 Hours)

Time Session Task
3:30-3:40 Community Check-in Set intention, set goals, ask questions, make connections
3:40-4:25 Block One Symbol Relations
4:25-4:40 Break Break
4:40-5:25 Block Two Symbol Relations
5:25-5:40 Break Break
5:40-6:25 Block Three Symbol Relations
6:25-6:30 Community Check-out Share successes and strategies

 

Adult 15+ (140 Hours)

Time Session Task
3:30-3:40 Community Check-in Set intention, set goals, ask questions, make connections
3:40-4:25 Block One Symbol Relations
4:25-4:40 Break Break
4:40-5:25 Block Two Symbol Relations
5:25-5:40 Break Break
5:40-6:25 Block Three Symbol Relations
6:25-6:30 Community Check-out Share successes, strategies, set plan for homework clocks
Homework Block Four on own time Symbol Relations (1 Hour)

 

Tuition

Tuition for the 8 Week At-Home Cognitive Intensive Program: $5,000 CA

At-Home Half Day Program

The At-Home Half Day Program is designed for participants with learning difficulties who would like to work on multiple areas simultaneously. This 10-month 5 day a week program has been designed to be completed in approximately 3 hours per day. By completing a minimum of 4 periods per day, individuals can strengthen a minimum of 4 cognitive functions. The At-Home Half Day Program is an individualized program to target multiple weak functions. An assessment is required at the start of the program (after the student is accepted) to determine which individualized program of cognitive exercises would work best.

Course Dates and Schedule 

At-Home Half Day Program

  • September 8th to June 18th
    • Monday to Friday

Class 1: 6AM-9:45AM

Time Session Task
6:00-6:10 Homeroom and beginning of class Set intention, set goals, ask questions, make connections
6:10-6:50 Block One Cognitive Exercise
7:00 – 7:40 Block Two Cognitive Exercise
7:40-8:00 Sharing, connecting and snacking Break
8:05-8:45 Block Three Cognitive Exercise
8:55-9:35 Block Four Cognitive Exercise
9:35-9:45 Homeroom and end of class Share successes and strategies

 

Class 2: 9AM-12:45PM

Time Session Task
9:00-9:10 Homeroom and beginning of class Set intention, set goals, ask questions, make connections
9:10-9:50 Block One Cognitive Exercise
10:00-10:40 Block Two Cognitive Exercise
10:40-11:00 Sharing, connecting and snacking Break
11:05-11:45 Block Three Cognitive Exercise
11:55-12:35 Block Four Cognitive Exercise
12:35-12:45 Homeroom and end of class Share successes and strategies

 

Class 3: 1PM-4:45PM

Time Session Task
1:00-1:10 Homeroom and beginning of class Set intention, set goals, ask questions, make connections
1:10-1:50 Block One Cognitive Exercise
2:00 – 2:40 Block Two Cognitive Exercise
2:40-3:00 Sharing, connecting and snacking Break
3:05-3:45 Block Three Cognitive Exercise
3:55-4:35 Block Four Cognitive Exercise
4:35-4:45 Homeroom and end of class Share successes and strategies

 

Class 4: 5:00PM-8:45PM

Time Session Task
5:00-5:10 Homeroom and beginning of class Set intention, set goals, ask questions, make connections
5:10-5:50 Block One Cognitive Exercise
6:00 – 6:40 Block Two Cognitive Exercise
6:40-7:00 Sharing, connecting and snacking Break
7:05-7:45 Block Three Cognitive Exercise
7:55-8:35 Block Four Cognitive Exercise
8:35-8:45 Homeroom and end of class Share successes and strategies

 

Tuition

Tuition for the At-Home Half Day Program: $18,500 CA

At-Home Part Time Program

The At-Home Part Time Program is designed for participants with learning difficulties who would like to work on multiple areas simultaneously. This 10-month 4 day a week program has been designed to work on a part-time schedule. By completing a minimum of 4 hours per week per cognitive function, individuals can strengthen 1 cognitive function. The At-Home Part Time Program is an individualized program to target multiple weak functions. An assessment is required at the start of the program (after the student is accepted) to determine which individualized program of cognitive exercises would work best.

Course Dates and Schedule 

At-Home Part Time Program

  • October 5th to June 2nd
    • Monday to Thursday

Class 1: 10AM-11AM

Class 2: 1PM-2PM

Class 3: 4PM-5PM

Class 4: 11PM-12AM

 

 

Tuition

Tuition for the At-Home Part Time Program: $6,000 CA

Research

Dr. Gregory Rose from Southern Illinois University followed students in a traditional, in person 6-Week Cognitive Intensive Program. His research, presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference in October 2019, showed significant changes in the brain as well as “real-world consequences” after just six weeks of CIP training. Significant improvements were measured in comprehension, mathematics, vocabulary, processing speed, attention, cognitive efficiency, reasoning, and working memory. Participants and their families report better mental health, emotional resilience, and a more positive self-concept. For information on peer reviewed, published research on the Arrowsmith Program’s full time and part time programs, please click here.

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