Part-time, Half-day & Summer

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.

 

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).

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

Eaton Arrowsmith Part-Time

Part-Time Program Schedule

 

EA Vancouver

  • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • 4:00pm -6:00pm (start date Wednesday September 18th, 2019/end date Monday June 1st, 2020)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm (start date Tuesday September 24th, 2019/end date Thursday May 21st, 2020)

EA White Rock

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • 3:30pm – 5:30pm (start date Tuesday October 1st, 2019/end date Tuesday May 26th, 2020)

EA Redmond

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • 4:30pm – 6:30pm (start date Tuesday October 8th, 2019/end date Thursday May 28th, 2020)
Eaton Arrowsmith Adults Part-Time 

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

EA Vancouver

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm (start date Tuesday October 1st, 2019 to Tuesday May 19th, 2020) (total of 57 sessions)
  • Please note that a study permit would be required for international students enrolled in this 8 month program.
  • Please enquire about custom schedules

EA White Rock

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • 3:30pm – 5:30pm (start date Tuesday October 1st, 2019/end date Tuesday May 26th, 2020)

EA Redmond

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • 4:30pm – 6:30pm (start date Tuesday October 8th, 2019/end date Thursday May 28th, 2020)

Half Day Programs

All schools offer September to June half-day programs, as well as other half-day classes with a specific focus.

Eaton Arrowsmith Half-Day

We offer a half-day program (September to June) for students at all our locations that is specifically targeted towards the needs of the individual.

Students in the half-day program focus on four cognitive exercises instead of six, and those four are chosen from the six based on the child. Mindfulness training and brain fitness classes are also part of every day.

Executive Functioning Program

The Executive Functioning Program is designed for children and adults struggling with attention disorders, or who are underachieving educationally but not due to a primary learning disability. The program is half-day, over a period of four months, and provides intensive and targeted executive functioning cognitive remediation. The program allows children to stay in their current schools, while receiving this cognitive intervention.

Four specific Arrowsmith Program exercises are utilized with the goal of building prefrontal capacities, and the networks connecting the prefrontal to other regions of the brain responsible for working memory, attention control, cognitive flexibility, inhibition or emotional control, self-monitoring, task initiation and organization/planning.

This program runs for 80 instructional days (approximately 4 months), with the option to renew for additional 4 month blocks of time.

Concussion/Brain Injury Program for Children

A percentage of children who have suffered a concussion or brain injury continue to struggle in school due to ongoing executive functioning difficulties. They can struggle with attention, working memory and impulse control. The Concussion/Brain Injury Program for Children is designed to target brain regions and their networks in order to improve cognitive capacities responsible for these behaviours. In addition, aerobic exercise and mindfulness training are utilized to enhance the program and the brain’s capacity to change.

Four specific Arrowsmith Program exercises are utilized with the goal of building prefrontal capacities, and the networks connecting the prefrontal to other regions of the brain responsible for working memory, attention control, cognitive flexibility, inhibition or emotional control, self-monitoring, task initiation and organization/planning. This program is complimented by daily aerobic exercise and mindfulness training, and runs for 50 instructional days (approximately 3 months), with the option to renew for additional 3 month blocks of time.

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.

Read more about the Cognitive Enhancement Program for Children.

Read more about the Cognitive Enhancement Program for Adults.

Read about the Cognitive Enhancement Program in Chinese 查询关于认知强化课程.

Cognitive Enhancement Program for Children

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

  • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • 4:00pm -6:00pm (start date Wednesday September 18th, 2019/end date Monday June 1st, 2020)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm (start date Tuesday September 24th, 2019/end date Tuesday May 21st, 2020)

EA White Rock

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • 3:30pm – 5:30pm (start date Tuesday October 1st, 2019/end date Tuesday May 26th, 2020)

EA Redmond

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • 4:30pm – 6:30pm (start date Tuesday October 8th, 2019/end date Thursday May 28th, 2020)
Cognitive Enhancement Program for Adults

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
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm (start date Tuesday October 1st, 2019 to Tuesday May 19th, 2020) (total of 57 sessions)
  • Please note that a study permit would be required for international students enrolled in this 8 month program.
  • Please enquire about custom schedules

EA White Rock

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • 3:30pm – 5:30pm (start date Tuesday October 1st, 2019/end date Tuesday May 26th, 2020)

EA Redmond

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • 4:30pm – 6:30pm (start date Tuesday October 8th, 2019/end date Thursday May 28th, 2020)

 

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.

Read more about the 2020 Summer Cognitive Intensive Program.

Summer Cognitive Intensive Program for Children

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 , White Rock and Redmond.

Summer Cognitive Intensive Program for Adults

The Summer Cognitive Intensive Program, while open to adults, is offered at Eaton Arrowsmith Vancouver, White Rock 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.

Summer Cognitive Extension Program for Children

Eaton Arrowsmith in Vancouver, White Rock and Redmond offer the Summer Cognitive Extension Program half days. Please check back closer to summer 2020 for new dates.

Summer Cognitive Extension Program for Adults

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, White Rock and Redmond offer the Summer Cognitive Extension Program half days. Please check back closer to summer 2020 for new dates.

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

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