Part-Time & Summer Programs

We recognize that not everyone can commit to a full-time program at Eaton Arrowsmith. For this reason, we offer several part-time and summer programs for children, teens and adults out of our Vancouver, White Rock and Redmond, WA locations.

 

PART-TIME PROGRAMS

Eaton Arrowsmith Part-time

Eaton Arrowsmith and Eaton Arrowsmith Adults offer part-time (after school or work) programs. These programs are for students who fit the same profile as those in the full-time EA programs. They are typically of average or above average intelligence, do not have severe emotional or behavioural disorders, have not suffered brain injuries and do not have severe intellectual disorders. They have learning difficulties that cause them to struggle to some degree in school, at work or in life.

Students enrolled in EA’s part-time programs attend classes twice weekly for two hours after school or work and strengthen one particular cognitive area (instead of six like the full-time programs). They do not have any homework, but like full-time students, are given an assessment (called the Arrowsmith Programming Assessment) to establish a plan for their time at EA.

For information about tuition, click here. Or if you are interested in the admissions process, click here.

Part-Time Program Schedule

 

EA Vancouver

  • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • 4:00pm -6:00pm (start date Monday September 17th/end date Monday June 10th)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm (start date Tuesday September 18/end date Tuesday May 14th)

EA White Rock

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm (start date Tuesday October 2nd/end date Thursday May 23rd)

EA Redmond

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • 4:30pm – 6:30pm (start date Tuesday October 2nd/end date Thursday May 23rd)

Students in the part-time program come to EA twice per week between October and May at the following times and locations:

Monday to Friday

  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Vancouver)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 4:30pm-6:30pm (Redmond)

Cognitive Enhancement Program

We all have those few things we feel we’re just not good at – whether it’s math, reading or understanding complex problems. But what if you could improve those weaknesses?

The Cognitive Enhancement Program is a brain-boosting, self-improvement program for children and adults who want to get ahead in life.

How does the Cognitive Enhancement Program work?

The Cognitive Enhancement Program is a part-time program that is focused on the Symbol Relations (‘Clocks’) exercise. This well-known exercise is designed to target and strengthen one’s ability to reason, make connections, understand cause and effect and process information quickly. Strength in this area benefits those who want to boost their performance in school (or an employment situation) to reach that next level.

How the Cognitive Enhancement Program can help you or your child.

Learning isn’t just about academics; it’s a continuum of life skills – from tying shoelaces to putting away the dishes to reading an old-fashioned analogue clock in younger children. In older kids, reasoning and processing speed challenges can show up in other ways like homework taking much longer than it should, which is a real source of frustration for parents and kids. In young adults, it’s the pressure of university and keeping up with the speed of information. And in adults it’s all about achieving the dream job you’ve always wanted but didn’t feel you could get.

Improved brain function through a cognitive enhancement program can help with both life skills and academic challenges.

This program isn’t just for people with Learning Difficulties – Everyone can benefit!

You may have a strong student on your hands, but do they have to work twice as hard as their friends? The Cognitive Enhancement Program can help give them a brain boost to speed up their understanding, which could mean getting into the high school or university of their choice.

The Cognitive Enhancement Program for Children helps children who, despite their intelligence and a great deal of effort, are not yet able to reach their full potential academically or socially – or both. Schoolwork can be hard to understand. The time that it takes to complete such work can make the day seem endless. Strengthening the brain’s ability to make connections, learn independently and get ahead changes all that!

We’ve seen countless children flourish and take off to become who they were meant to be. Why not help your child or someone you know do the same?

Cognitive Enhancement Programs for Children available from October to May.

Program Schedule:

EA Vancouver

  • Monday/Wednesday 4-6pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday 4-6pm

EA White Rock and EA Redmond

  • Tuesday/Thursday 4-6pm

The Cognitive Enhancement Program for adults helps anyone over the age of 18 reach their full potential (academically, employment opportunities or both). Post-secondary instruction can be hard to understand. The time it takes to complete assignments can make the day seem endless. It may be hard to foster strong personal relationships with others. Strengthening the brain’s ability to make connections, learn independently and get ahead can change the university/college experience.

The Cognitive Enhancement Program for Adults is available from October to May.

Program Schedule:

EA Vancouver

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3: October 3rd to May 22nd – total of 57 sessions – a study permit would be required for international students enrolled in this 8 month program.
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1-3: November 1st to April 30th – total of 56 sessions over 6 months.
  • Weekdays 1-3 every day:
  • Session 1: November 1st to February 14th – total of 57 sessions over 4 months
  • Session 2: February 15th to May 28th – total of 57 sessions over 4 months

Program Schedule:

EA White Rock and Redmond

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-6pm

Motor Symbol Sequencing Program

Motor Symbol Sequencing refers to an individual’s capacity to consistently and sequentially produce a set of symbols (for example, the alphabet and numbers). Students with a weakness in this capacity struggle to translate what is seen through their eyes into speech and writing.

Children, typically aged 7-17, in the Motor Symbol Sequencing program attend classes every second Thursday (4:00pm-6:00pm) from October to May (a total of 18 two-hour sessions). They also have 1-1.5 hours of “brain homework” each night (5 nights a week).

Students in this program are assessed to determine their proficiency on the Motor Symbol Sequencing area only, and do not receive the full Arrowsmith Program Assessment.

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer Cognitive Intensive Program

This program is for students (children and adults) who are fit for the Arrowsmith Program and have gone through the assessment process.

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, can benefit from this program.

The Symbol Relations cognitive function is responsible for processing concepts, understanding and quickly grasping what we read and hear, gaining insight, logical reasoning, seeing connections between ideas, cause and effect processing, and mathematical reasoning.

Individuals at all levels of functioning in this area can benefit from the Summer Cognitive Intensive Program. Our experience has been that through targeting this cognitive function, we see positive changes in an individual’s ability to understand the world around them.

Students spend a total of six weeks (9am-3:00pm Monday-Friday) targeting the symbol relations cognitive function. The program is offered at EA Vancouver and Redmond.

The Summer Cognitive Intensive Program, while open to adults, is offered at Eaton Arrowsmith Vancouver and Redmond. Adult students receive the program alongside school-aged students.

Students spend a total of six weeks (9am-3:00pm Monday-Friday) targeting the symbol relations cognitive function.

 

Summer Cognitive Extension Program

This program is for current students enrolled in full-time, half-day (Redmond location) and part-time Eaton Arrowsmith and Eaton Arrowsmith Adults programs. It offers students the opportunity to continue their cognitive work over the summer months or get ahead before September.

Eaton Arrowsmith teachers will be in touch with students in May to determine exactly which exercises will be worked on during the Summer Cognitive Extension Program.

Eaton Arrowsmith in Vancouver and Redmond offer the Summer Cognitive Extension Program half days. Please check back closer to summer 2019 for new dates.

Eaton Arrowsmith teachers will be in touch with enrolled students in May to determine exactly which exercises will be worked on during the Summer Cognitive Extension Program.

Adults receive this program alongside school-aged students.

Eaton Arrowsmith in Vancouver and Redmond offer the Summer Cognitive Extension Program half days. Please check back closer to summer 2019 for new dates.

Interested in learning more about our part-time or summer programs?

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