"The Woman Who Changed Her Brain"

Barbara Arrowsmith was 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’s drive and determination, and her unwillingness to accept a life of compensation, led her on a journey of discovery and innovation to find solutions to her severe learning disorders. This became the genesis of the Arrowsmith Program, and is documented in Barbara’s International bestseller, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain. On her journey, she learnt that not only does our brain shape us, but that we can shape our brains. Barbara continues to develop and refine programs for students with learning disabilities. Her vision is that all students struggling with learning will have the opportunity to benefit from cognitive programs using the principles of neuroplasticity; programs that change the brain’s capacity to learn, and open a world of possibilities to these learners.

To learn more about the Arrowsmith Program you can attend Barbara's speech tonight at 7:00 at the Multnomah Athletic Club, it is open to the public. To register click here.

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