Research has identified that there is a neurobiological basis for learning difficulties. Neuroscientists around the world have been studying the brain networks responsible for various behaviours such as reasoning, attention and memory and language processing. In education, the approach to learning disabilities has been to find ways for the brain to compensate for these neurological difficulties. Recent research out of Southern Illinois University on the Arrowsmith Program’s Summer Cognitive Intensive Program highlights that brain networks responsible for reasoning, attention and memory can improve in connectivity through cognitive training; and thus compensation strategies – that are currently a focus in educational planning for those with learning disabilities – are not the only option. The implications of this research is significant for the field of Learning Disabilities.
A Response to the Pandemic: Arrowsmith Program Goes Online at Home Students with disabilities face obstacles taking virtual classes The Daily Orange, April 8, 2020 For students with disabilities, e-learning fails to replicate in-person attention and support The Daily Northwestern, April 21, 2020 Online classes pose real ‘learning curve’ for… Read More »
Online/At Home Learning Opportunities Available at Eaton Arrowsmith Over the past few weeks learning at EA Vancouver, Redmond, White Rock and EA Adults has looked a little different! Due to the need for physical distancing, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our community safe, our students… Read More »