The genesis of the Arrowsmith Program of cognitive exercises lies in Barbara Arrowsmith-Young’s journey of discovery and innovation to overcome her own severe learning disabilities, a description of which appears in the article, Building a Better Brain or in Chapter 2 of the book, “The Brain That Changes Itself” by Dr. Norman Doidge. Diagnosed in grade one as having a mental block, which today would have been identified as multiple learning disabilities, she read and wrote everything backwards, had trouble processing concepts in language, continuously got lost and was physically uncoordinated. Barbara eventually learnt to read and write from left to right and mask a number of the symptoms of her learning disabilities through heroic effort, however she continued throughout her educational career to have difficulty with specific aspects of learning.
The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show featuring Barbara Arrowsmith Young: Using Neuroplasticity To Overcome Learning Disabilities
Date: May 9, 2019
Barbara Arrowsmith Young presents in Barcelona, Spain: A Neuroscientific Approach to Addressing Learning Difficulties
Date: June 12, 2019
Date: June 26, 2019