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January 2019 Newsletter
Happy New Year!  Soon we will also be celebrating the Lunar New Year and welcoming the year of the pig.  What are your goals this new year for yourself, your children, or your clients? 
 
I recently met with a professional engineer who grew up having an accommodation in school for extra time on tests. He always used this accommodation and achieved good grades.  He is now in his 20’s, successfully employed and living independently.  He is aware that his word recall for technical language in speaking with clients is not as strong as he needs it to be in order to excel in his career.  He also wants  be able to write quality emails more quickly so that he doesn’t have to stay at work after hours.  He is thinking ahead to when he has a family, and being able to write and edit eight quality emails in an hour instead of four would mean the ability to spend more quality time with family each day.  Getting to the root causes of struggles like this, through programs like the Arrowsmith Program, can make this dream a reality. I can’t think of any adult I know who doesn’t wish they had been able to go through training of this kind in order to make their weakest areas stronger, and make life more joyful.
 
This year the University of British Columbia will release and publish their findings regarding the impact of the Arrowsmith Program on areas such as academic success, executive functioning and working memory, as well as the functional and physical changes that take place as a result of time spent in engagement with this program.  We will share this research with you, and will arrange events to give you the opportunity to come and learn more about this groundbreaking work in neuroscience and education. One such event takes place next month, and will be live streamed and recorded for your convenience.  Details are provided in the Upcoming Events section below!
 
Finally, if you are interested in complimentary professional development for your work place about neuroscience and education, focused on children or adults, please reach out! Even without enrolling in an Eaton Arrowsmith program, the information provided can help you to take significant steps in your life towards the creation of positive change.
 
Welcome again to this new year, a year full of exciting developments and potential for great life changes.

Sarah Cohen
Head of Schools
Eaton Arrowsmith
Upcoming Events
February School Tours:

We are very proud of our students and the amazing, life changing work that they are doing each and every day. If you're interested in learning more about Eaton Arrowsmith School, Eaton Arrowsmith Adults and Magnussen School a school tour is a great place to start! Our tours are always interactive in nature - you'll have the opportunity to speak with our teachers and students AND try your hand at the Arrowsmith Program exercises!

Eaton Arrowsmith/Eaton Arrowsmith Adults Redmond: February 5th, 2019 1:00pm-3:00pm

Eaton Arrowsmith White Rock: February 22nd, 2019 1:00pm-3:00pm

Register here.  As always, we are happy to meet with you on an individual basis should you prefer!  Email admissions@eatonarrowsmith.com.


Other events:

February 4th, 2019 (luncheon and evening presentations available)
ABI Wellness presents: The Impact of the Arrowsmith Program on Those With Brain Injury: From Research to Implementation

February 7th, 2019 6:30pm-8:00pm (at Eaton Arrowsmith Vancouver)
The Secrets of Math Success - Sarah Cohen and Estellise Leung

February 21st, 2019 Arrowsmith Program Research Presentation in New York!  See below for details!

February 28th, 2019 6:30pm-8:00pm (at Eaton Arrowsmith White Rock)
The Secrets of Math Success - Sarah Cohen and Meagan Trayers

 
Research Announcement!
Research Update Event from Arrowsmith Program: Please join us in New York City where University of British Columbia Drs Lara Boyd and Rachel Weber, along with Dr Greg Rose of Southern Illinois University, will be speaking about their work on aspects of the Arrowsmith Program and its outcomes, including:
- Behaviour Relationships in Children with Learning Disabilities
- Benefits of Arrowsmith Training on Brain Connectivity and Neuropsychological Measures
- Neurocognitive and Behavioural Outcomes of the Arrowsmith Program
 
The event is free and open to the public. All who are interested in learning more about the Arrowsmith Program are encouraged to attend. Register at https://arrowsmithschool.org/research-update-february-21-new-york-city.
Arrowsmith Program will live stream AND record the presentation and make this available on our website as soon as possible after the event.

If you would like to receive a link to the live stream, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-stream-presentation-by-researchers-from-ubc-and-siu-research-studies-on-the-arrowsmith-program-tickets-55298402009?aff=FB.
 
If you're interested in viewing the presentation recording, register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwx190c9bSoeyYhI5grEzhEp0rEgO_LJtG3JMsG2RNVlKGwQ/viewform
 
Registration for the Arrowsmith Summer Cognitive Intensive Program is NOW OPEN at all Eaton Arrowsmith Schools!
Registration for the very popular, independently researched, Arrowsmith Summer Cognitive Intensive Program, with locations at all of our Eaton Arrowsmith Schools - Vancouver, White Rock (BC, Canada) and Redmond, Washington (USA) is now open! Spaces do fill quickly so please consider registering early!
 
Date: July 2nd, 2019 - August 9th, 2019
*no class July 4th - Redmond location
*no class August 5th - Vancouver and White Rock locations
 
Time: Monday to Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm
 
Ages: 10 years old - adult
 
Tuition: Save $250 by registering before March 1st 2019 ($6450 vs $6700).
 
*students must be able to commit to the full six week program due to the intensive nature of this course
 
If you are interested in having an assessment of fit conversation to see if you or someone you know would be eligible for this program, please contact us at admissions@eatonarrowsmith.com, call us at 604-264-8327 (Vancouver and White Rock locations), 425-861-8327 (Redmond location) or reply to this email.
Click on our flyer for more information!
Alumni Updates!

We've recently received two updates from our EA White Rock alumni members!  We are thrilled to share the following with you:
 
"Dear Mr. Hanna,
 
I would like to express what a positive experience and continuing impact the Eaton Arrowsmith White Rock program has had for my son Andrew. He attended Eaton Arrowsmith School from October 2016 to June 2018 and worked on the Symbol Relations cognitive program or the “Clocks” program. Through careful assessment and testing, the teachers at Eaton Arrowsmith were able to identify specifically which areas Andrew was in need of improvement. Since he was in the part time program, one area was picked as the most beneficial to work on. After a few difficult sessions, Andrew was able to overcome his frustration with the guidance of the EA staff. Andrew attended twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2 hours each day and he never complained about going! He looked forward to going because he was challenged to get to the next level on the Clocks program. He was realizing the value of putting in effort and getting rewarded with success. The difference that we see in Andrew is amazing! His maturity level has increased tremendously over the two years as well as his ability to tolerate progressing levels of frustration as well as more mental flexibility. His first year in Grade 8 went tremendously well and I believe that is a direct result of the time he spent at Eaton Arrowsmith. This year, in Grade 9, Andrew continues to strive forward and is achieving better marks on work that he has done independently. Andrew really enjoys school now and is proud of himself. As a parent of a child who was diagnosed with a learning disability, watching him as he struggled through most of his elementary school years was disheartening. I highly recommend the Eaton Arrowsmith program!
 
Sincerely,
Kari"
 
"Hi there,
 
I haven’t touched base in a while. Just want to let you know how well Ayden is doing in grade 10. He made the honour roll and is HAPPY to go to school. Who would of thought we would get here! He is still on the quieter side but has lots of friends and a good sense of humour.
 
So thankful for you guys and all the patience and help you gave to him.
 
Xo Karen"

Eaton Arrowsmith Redmond Offering Accredited Academics

For the first time ever, Eaton Arrowsmith School in Redmond, WA is partnering with Northwest Liberty School to provide high quality academic instruction for our full-time students. Students can now earn credits toward high school graduation while in the program. While our expertise, and priority, is cognitive enhancement, we recognize that the long-term goal of families is academic success.

Combining our knowledge of cognitive development and best-practice academic instruction, we have created a unique learning pathway personalized for each student through adaptive English/Language Arts and math curriculum. We are meeting students where they are and closing gaps in their learning as they are strengthening their cognitive abilities. Our very talented teacher, Mrs. Mollerup, was hired specifically for this situation and is exceptionally skilled at differentiating instruction for a wide range of learning needs.

Recognizing that learning is more than reading, writing and math, we are also committed to offering Project-Based Learning opportunities for students to pursue their interests in a structured format. For example, one student wanted to learn more about hockey, so he did research for information and created a presentation for the class including a guest speaker parent who played on an NHL team that won the Stanley Cup! This was followed by PE classes led by our Teaching Assistant, Sean Eaton, teaching the sport of Street Hockey. This is now a favorite activity at EA – Redmond!

 
Sarah Cohen, Head of Schools at Eaton Arrowsmith and Magnussen Schools, along with the math academic team, invite you to join their upcoming presentation, Secrets of Math Success!
 
Does this sound like you or someone you know?
 
You’ve been worried about your child’s struggles in math for a while now.  They have had a mix of teachers and many who have tried the best they could but it hasn’t made a big difference.  Maybe you or your child’s other parent struggle in math too but you want a different future for your child. 

Come out to The Secrets of Math Success presentations in Vancouver and White Rock  and walk away with the information and action plans to help your child build up their brain and their skills to succeed in math.  Brain areas responsible for math success are also important for related academic areas and for life success.  For example, how would life be different if it was easier for your child to understand what he or she reads, think more quickly, and learn and remember new things more easily?
Come and gain the confidence that comes with knowledge. Let go of feeling helpless and worried!
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