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 4 Hours A Week Program.

 

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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
  • 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.

 

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.

Eaton Arrowsmith School Online provides cognitive programs designed to address learning difficulties and attention disorders. These part time and half day online programs are not intended to replace a child’s elementary or high school education environment, but rather, as a supplement to address the root causes of the learning difficulties that hold students back from reaching their potential. Students of school age will also need to register for a school to provide academic requirements. To be clear, children living in Canada, the US, and most other countries must be registered in a certified school (requirements differ by location) in addition to attending EASO. There are many options available for children participating in our cognitive programs when it comes to registering for a school either in your area or online. Please see section below for more information on registering for a school.

Course Dates and Schedule 

At-Home Half Day Program

  • September 8th to June 11th
    • 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
11:00-11:40 Block Three Cognitive Exercise
11:50-12:30 Block Four Cognitive Exercise
12:30-12:45 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
3:00-3:40 Block Three Cognitive Exercise
3:50-4:30 Block Four Cognitive Exercise
4:30-4:45 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

 

Calendar
Date Event
September 7th Labour Day
September 8th First Day of Classes
September 14th CIP Class 1 Begins
September 25th Professional Development Day
October 5th Part-Time Program Begins
October 12th Canadian Thanksgiving
October 23rd Professional Development
October 30th Parent/Teacher Conferences for Half-Day and CIP
November 11th Remembrance Day
November 13th CIP Class 1 Last Day
November 26th, 27th American Thanksgiving
December 18th Last Day before break
December 21st to January 8th Winter Break
January 11th First day back after break
January 13th CIP Class 2 Begins
February 12th Professional Development
February 15th Family Day
March 5th Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 12th CIP Class 2 Last Day
March 15th-19th Spring Break
April 2nd Good Friday
April 5th Easter Monday
April 13th CIP Class 3 Start
April 23rd Professional Development
May 7th Testing Day (No Classes)
May 21st Testing Day (No Classes)
May 24th Victoria Day
June 2nd Last Day of Part-Time Program
June 11th CIP Class 3 Last Day
June 11th Last day of classes
June 14th and 15th Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuition

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

Registering for a school

At-Home 4 Hours a Week Program

The At-Home 4 Hours a Week Program is designed for participants with learning difficulties, or those who would like to boost their cognitive capacity, who would like to work on one cognitive function at a time. This 8-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. Students will receive a full Arrowsmith Program assessment as part of the cost of this program. The results will dictate which Arrowsmith Program exercise is worked upon during the October to May/June* time frame. Students tend to start with the Symbol Relations Arrowsmith Program exercise, designed to strengthen one’s reasoning, processing speed, working memory and executive functions, unless their assessment results suggest otherwise. Students can enroll in more than one class section of the At-Home 4 Hours A Week Program to work on more than one cognitive function at a time. Students can join this program once the classes are in session, space permitting.

 

*Start and end dates depend on session chosen

Class Times and Calendar

October to May/June
Monday to Thursday
Start and end dates depend on session chosen

10am-11am Pacific Time   Ms. Yosra Matar October 5th, 2020-May 26th, 2021 FULL*
10am-11am Pacific Time   Ms. Jenna Kelly October 5th, 2020-May 26th, 2021 FULL*

11am-12pm Pacific Time   Ms. Jenna Kelly October 19th, 2020-June 9th, 2021 SPACE AVAILABLE

1pm-2pm Pacific Time   Ms. Shireen Chaganti October 5th, 2020-May 26th, 2021 FULL*

4pm-5pm Pacific Time   Ms. Denise Reyes October 5th, 2020-May 26th, 2021 FULL *
4pm-5pm Pacific Time   Ms. Jenna Kelly October 5th, 2020-May 26th, 2021 FULL*
4pm-5pm Pacific Time   Mr. Colson Macgowan October 13th, 2020-June 2nd, 2021 SPACE AVAILABLE
4pm- 5pm Pacific Time   Ms. Meagan Trayers October 19th, 2020-June 9th, 2021 SPACE AVAILABLE

5pm-6pm Pacific Time   Mr. Colson Macgowan October 5th, 2020-May 26th, 2021 FULL*
5pm-6pm Pacific Time   Ms. Denise Reyes October 19th, 2020-June 9th, 2021 SPACE AVAILABLE

11pm-12am Pacific Time   Ms. Jennifer Bose October 5th, 2020-May 26th, 2021 SPACE AVAILABLE

*We are happy to place students on a waitlist for class sections that are currently full.

 

Key Dates

Date Event
October 12th Canadian Thanksgiving
November 11th Remembrance Day
November 26th American Thanksgiving
December 18th Last Day before break
December 21st to January 8th Winter Break
January 11th First day back after break
February 15th Family Day
March 15th-19th Spring Break
April 5th Easter Monday
May 24th Victoria Day
Tuition

Tuition for the At-Home 4 Hours A Week 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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