Arrowsmith Program research has now been published/upcoming events!!
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November 2019 Newsletter
Arrowsmith Program
Published Research Update  

This week, research conducted at the University of British Columbia looking at outcomes after one year of participation in the Arrowsmith Program was published in the following journal: Learning: Research and Practice.  Click here for the study.     

Study highlights:        
Research conducted at UBC was published in the journal Learning: Research and Practice on students with learning disabilities enrolled in the Arrowsmith Program. This study evaluated the cognitive and academic growth of students who participated in one academic year of the Arrowsmith Program.
  • Participants demonstrated overall cognitive and academic growth as well as individual areas in which they improved after one year. 
  • Evidence was found of near/far transfer
  • Some areas of cognitive and academic growth were significantly correlated, suggesting a relationship in skill improvement.

The results suggest that the Arrowsmith Program may be associated with improvements in cognitive and academic skills.                                    

Additionally, research conducted by Dr. Greg Rose of Southern Illinois University investigating outcomes for students in Arrowsmith’s six-week cognitive intensive program was presented at the Society for Neuroscience in mid-October.  Click here for the study.              

Study highlights: 
  • A six-week period of intensive training in the Symbol Relations task causes changes in the strength of resting state networks thought to be involved in cognitive processing.
  • The increases in functional connectivity are proportional to the degree of improvement in the Symbol Relations task.  Most of the changes are between nodes in the Default Mode and Salience networks.
  • Neuropsychological testing showed group level improvements in  a broad range of cognitive and achievement measures. 
  • Preliminary data suggest that everyday activities are also improved after Symbol Relations training. 
Finally, research on outcomes of the Arrowsmith Program from 2007 to 2019 are summarized in this document

*If you know someone who might be curious about the science behind this fantastic program, please do not hesitate to share these research updates. More people who understand the power the brain has to change, and the possibilities that therefore can open up as a result of the kind of targeted cognitive intervention provided by the Arrowsmith Program, equates to more people - of all ages - who can lead lives full of potential, confidence and independence. Thank you!
Upcoming School Tours
While our students won't be dressed as dinosaurs posing as EA students when you visit us, as one student was yesterday for Halloween, they are all so looking forward to welcoming you to our upcoming 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 and Eaton Arrowsmith Adults, 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:
November 5th, 2019 1:00pm-3:00pm

Eaton Arrowsmith Vancouver/Eaton Arrowsmith Adults:
November 15th, 2019 9:00am-10:30am

Register here for any one of our school tours.  As always, we are happy to meet with you on an individual basis should you prefer.  Email us at and we'll find a time that works for you!

PS if you can't resist seeing more pictures of what Halloween looks like at Eaton Arrowsmith, do check out EA on Facebook and Instagram! We're like proud parents - we can never post just one picture of our wonderful students! ;)
Calling all Admissions Directors, Speech Language Pathologists, Counsellors, Psychologists and Occupational Therapists!
Here at Eaton Arrowsmith we often hear from professionals connected to the fields of education and neuroscience who tell us that they would love to learn more about what our amazing students are doing each day in order to strengthen their brains capacity for learning. We would love to connect! In fact, we have four upcoming opportunities to do just that...all while sharing a meal!

Eaton Arrowsmith Vancouver is hosting a series of "Lunch and Learns" for professionals. Psychologists, occupational therapists and any others who spend their days with school aged or adult students are most welcome to attend any of the sessions below:

November 5th, 2019 10:00am-1:00pm
Admissions Directors' Lunch and Learn

November 6th, 2019 10:00am-1:00pm
Speech and Language Pathologists' Lunch and Learn

November 7th, 2019 10:00am-1:00pm
Counsellors' Lunch and Learn

Eaton Arrowsmith Redmond is hosting a dinner for all professionals connected to the fields of education and neuroscience: 
November 14th, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

Neuroplasticity and Education: Making the Connection
The Summer Cognitive Intensive Program, 'CIP,' at EA Vancouver, White Rock and Redmond was a tremendous success. We are beyond proud of all of the accomplishments made by our students, and extend our gratitude to our families for dedicating six weeks over the summer to support their children throughout this program. Our gratitude also extends to our adult students, many of whom put their studies and work obligations on hold in order to give themselves this gift of life long personal development.

The feedback from participants and their families has been rolling in:

He is able to read a book much more smoothly. He does not see so many words at once on a page. He also really enjoys reading out loud now.

I have noticed my child is more emotionally aware.

Concentration has definitely much improved, she's a little less rigid, and is able to regulate her emotions quicker.

I can see she is more confident and know the consequences of her actions.

I think my son is more confident and calm.

She is more curious, and even asks to listen to the news on the radio - a first!

We have now set our dates for CIP 2020 - Monday July 6th to Friday August 14th 2020.  Registration will begin on January 27th 2020 via or (604) 264-8327 (EA Vancouver and White Rock interest) and (425) 861-8327 (EA Redmond interest).

We can't wait to see you in the summer!

*Please note that this six week program can be offered at select times throughout the school year at any of our sites, pending space.
Brain Corner