Our students tell us this program has literally changed my life” ™*

OUR COGNITIVE PROGRAMS

IN-SCHOOL

Individual In-Class learning programs 

Full-Time/ Part-Time Programs 

Accelerator™* Cognitive Learning Program [MSS] 

Accelerator  Cognitive Learning Program [MSS] [‘First-in-Class’ ™* only available in-class to an approved school] 

Springboard to NCEA™* After-School Cognitive Learning Program [available in-school or after-school]

Symbol Relations ‘Clocks’ Cognitive Enhancement Program 

Cognitive Intensive Program, CIP ‘6 week’ program

AT-HOME

Remote learning programs that can be undertaken at home by adults and students who can self-motivate

Full-Time/ Part-Time Programs 

 

Accelerator™* Cognitive Learning Program [MSS] 

Springboard to NCEA™* After-School Cognitive Learning Program

Symbol Relations ‘Clocks’ Cognitive Enhancement Program

Cognitive Intensive Program, CIP ‘8-10 week’ program

THE ARROWSMITH PROGRAM HELPS WITH THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

The Arrowsmith Program comprises cognitive programs designed to strengthen academic performance and build self-esteem.

By providing an environment where students who have been having difficulty in school obtain a sense of accomplishment by mastering increasingly difficult levels of the cognitive exercises they discover that their strengthened learning capacities are allowing them to handle academic work that they could not do before.

Students who had been feeling isolated and defeated by school develop new social skills and a sense of personal self-worth as they build their internal locus of control.

We offer a range of full-time and part-time cognitive programs both in class at school and remotely to suit the needs of all individuals from the age of 7 to adult.

Parents ask me whether a student should do a full- or part-time program. My response is always – it depends on the student and their learning profile which is determined by the Arrowsmith Assessment.

Under a part-time program an individual program is designed to target one specific area at a time, based upon the results of the assessment. Each student’s program is tailored for that student’s needs and requires at least four hours per week.

Full Time Program allows the individual to address multiple areas of learning difficulty at once so the rate of improvement is faster as multiple areas can be addressed simultaneously. 

Flexible timetabling under Arrowsmith At-Home enables our part-time programs to suit adults looking to improve a specific cognitive area or older students looking to springboard to NCEA. They are suit students whose main area of difficulty is writing, have difficulty in one area. 

Parents are often concerned that a child enrolled on Arrowsmith full-time will miss out on the curriculum. It is likely your child will tell you they already are in their current learning environment. 

Taking a child out of a mainstream class that teaches core subjects may seem counter-intuitive, however what is the point keeping them in a class when every year they are falling further behind and becoming more anxious or unhappy?

In my experience over the past 6 years teaching Arrowsmith, our students who enrolled in the full-time program have graduated with us, returned to College faster and more able and are now achieving at much higher levels in mainstream classes. 

 

“Expecting a child to benefit from sitting in a classroom when they can’t understand is like throwing a non-swimmer repeatedly into the deep end and expecting them to swim!” 
Pip Block
Principal A1 Student

Strengthen your ability in writing, reading and speech.

Increase your ability to write more legibly, neatly and easily.

Improvement in eye tracking of text means that reading speed improves.

Greater ability to copy material quickly and accurately.

Complete written tests within the set time limits.

Reduce careless errors in mathematics.

Speech is more fluent.

Increase in comprehension.

Spelling becomes more automated.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE ARROWSMITH PROGRAM?

The Arrowsmith Program comprises a unique combination of three different types of exercises: 

Computer exercises:
Strengthen the ability to reason, use logic, and comprehend, as well as exercises for strengthening numeracy skills, reading, and visual memory for symbol patterns and face and landmark recognition.

Auditory exercises:
Improve short- and long-term auditory memory, phonemic memory, oral and written output and vocabulary development and to increase the ability to hold and process information (working memory).

Pen and paper exercises:
Improve the cognitive capacities required for motor skills related to the mechanical aspect of writing, skills required for written communication, organization and planning, executive function, and skills required for non-verbal communication.

ARROWSMITH IN-SCHOOL

FULL-TIME/ PART-TIME IN-CLASS PROGRAMS
[AVAILABLE IN-SCHOOL OR AT-HOME]
 

A1 Student offers full and part time programs that help address learning difficulties.   

Our cognitive exercises use neuroplasticity to change the brain. We do not use any compensatory methods, instead we address the core learning challenge.

The programs use computer, audio and written exercises to strengthen the ability to reason, use logic, and comprehend.

Our programs contain exercises for strengthening numeracy skills, reading, and visual memory using symbol patterns and face and landmark recognition.

Auditory modules improve short- and long-term  memory, phonemic memory, oral and written output and vocabulary development as well as increasing a student’s ability to hold and process information (working memory)

Word and tracing exercises improve motor skills related to writing, written communication, organization and planning. Exercises also improve executive function, and skills required for non-verbal communication.

Students enrolled in the full-time day program often find they are able to address their cognitive weaknesses within a shorter time, however part-time programs may be ideal for students whose learning is impacted by only a few (one to three) learning dysfunctions, as well as for students who may not be able to enrol in the full-time day program.

An Arrowsmith Assessment is required to indicate which cognitive areas to prioritise. 

FULL-TIME PROGRAM

PART-TIME PROGRAM

Program Format

Program Format

  • 4 – 6 periods per day. 
  • Periods are 45 minutes each. 
  • Homework is required approximately 60-90 min per night over the week.
  • 1 -3 exercises a day
  • Four hours per week per exercise are required to fulfil the course demands.
  • No homework required 

ACCELERATOR™* MSS COGNITIVE LEARNING PROGRAM

Accelerator™* Cognitive Learning Program [MSS] 

Accelerator  Cognitive Learning Program [MSS] [‘First-in-Class’ ™* only available in-class to an approved school] 

This Program only addresses the Motor Symbol Sequencing (MSS) area and does not require the completion of the Arrowsmith Assessment. 

A student with this difficulty will have some or all of the following problems:

Difficulty with the mechanical aspect of writing

Difficulty putting words on paper

Can speak better than can write

Messy handwriting and careless errors in spelling and math

Difficulty with forming letters and with motor planning in writing

Upon completion of the program, our students have a better foundation for learning. with improvements in writing, typing, reading speed, written expression and spelling. Students also make less ‘careless errors’ in reading and mathematics.  

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ACCELERATOR™* INDIVIDUAL MSS COGNITIVE LEARNING PROGRAM

[AVAILABLE IN-SCHOOL OR AT-HOME]

ACCELERATOR ‘FIRST-IN-CLASS’ ™* MSS CLASS BASED COGNITIVE LEARNING PROGRAM     

[AVAILABLE IN-CLASS AT APPROVED SCHOOLS]

Accelerate your child’s learning with this cognitive program.

The Motor Symbol Sequencing [MSS] cognitive program designed to accelerate the learning of a student in a wide range of areas including literacy and numeracy.

Program Format

  • 4 – 6 periods per week. 
  • Periods are 40 minutes each.
  • 10 months.

Our First in Class™* program is undertaken by an entire class or cohort within any New Zealand school so that all students in a class can strengthen their foundation for learning. 

There are two tasks within the MSS exercise. Each takes 30 minutes and is undertaken on alternate days. 

If your school is interested in this please CONTACT US to discuss.

Program Format

  • 5 periods per week. 
  • Periods are 30 minutes each.
  • 10 months.

SYMBOL RELATIONS ‘CLOCKS’ COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

Springboard to NCEA™* After-School Cognitive Learning Program [available in-school or after-school]

Symbol Relations ‘Clocks’ Cognitive Enhancement Program 

Cognitive Intensive Program, CIP ‘6 week’ program 

This is Arrowsmith’s flagship ‘Clocks’ program and it provides participants with a structured cognitive exercise program specifically aimed to enhance the Symbol Relations cognitive function.

This function is a critical part of higher order reasoning and is responsible for processing concepts across all academic disciplines. It involves understanding and quickly grasping what is read and heard, insight, logical reasoning, seeing connections between ideas, cause and effect processing and mathematical reasoning.

Timetable will depend upon each student’s coursework and curriculum.

This program can be undertaken over a 10 month period in classs or under the Cognitive Intensive Program, it can be completed in 6 weeks, supported by a dedicated Arrowsmith trained facilitator. 

The program targets Symbol Relations, a critical function that processes and understands ideas in all aspects of life necessary for understanding and quickly grasping what we read and hear, gaining insight, logical reasoning and cause and effect processing.

The Symbol Relations Program is designed to address these cognitive areas:

Not understanding what is read or said

Seeing the world as ‘black and white’

Difficulty with math or literary concepts such as fractions, metaphors

Not keeping up with lectures or conversations due to slow processing speed

Difficulty ‘reading between the lines’ or catching jokes or sarcasm

Appearing stubborn or inflexible, unable to consider other points of view

Challenges with fluid reasoning and working memory

Requires more time and energy to complete tasks at school or work

Re-reading material several times before grasping the idea

Frequently asking questions for clarification

SPRINGBOARD TO NCEA™* AFTER-SCHOOL COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM [IN-SCHOOL OR AT-HOME] 

 

IN-SCHOOL SYMBOL RELATIONS ‘CLOCKS’ COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM  [ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN ADULT PROGRAM] 

IN-SCHOOL COGNITIVE INTENSIVE ‘6 WEEK’ PROGRAM CIP [ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN ADULT PROGRAM] 

Program Format

Designed for students looking to improve their grades.

  • 4 Hours per week minimum. 
  • Periods are 40 minutes each.
  • 10 months.

Program Format

Designed for participants who would like to strengthen this critical cognitive function responsible for all aspects of learning and living independently.

  • 4 Hours per week
  • 10 months
  • Targeting the Symbol Relations Cognitive Function
  • Computer-based cognitive exercise
  • No Assessment required

Program Format

Designed for participants who would like to strengthen the Symbol Relations cognitive function in a short period of time and are able to work intensively.

  • Approximately 9 to 17 hours per week (90 to 135 hours in total) depending on student age
  • 6+ weeks
  • Targeting the Symbol Relations Cognitive Function
  • Computer-based cognitive exercise
  • No Assessment required

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT OUR IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS?

Book a 15-minute call with us. We do not charge for an initial discussion and we would love to hear from you and talk about how we can help.

ARROWSMITH AT-HOME

ONLINE COURSES – REMOTE PROGRAMS THAT CAN BE DONE FROM HOME

Full-Time/ Part-Time Programs

Accelerator™* Cognitive Learning Program [MSS]

Symbol Relations Cognitive Enhancement Program / Springboard to NCEA™* After-School Cognitive Learning Program

Cognitive Intensive at Home 8 or 10 week Program [CIP]

AT-HOME FULL-TIME PROGRAM
[ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN ADULT PROGRAM]

Designed for participants with learning difficulties who would like to work on multiple areas simultaneously

  • 5 days per week
  • 10 months
  • Minimum of 4 periods per day – approximately 3 hours per day
  • Minimum of 4 cognitive functions can be strengthened
  • Individualized program to target multiple weak cognitive functions
  • Assessment required

AT-HOME PART-TIME PROGRAM
[ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN ADULT PROGRAM]

Designed for participants with learning difficulties who have limited time in their week to overcome their learning difficulty.

  • Minimum of 4 hours per week per cognitive function 
  • 10 months
  • 1 to 3 cognitive functions can be strengthened
  • Individualized program to target specific weak cognitive functions
  • Assessment required

AT-HOME ACCELERATOR™* MSS COGNITIVE LEARNING PROGRAM [ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN ADULT PROGRAM]

 

If you or your child experience any of the following, the remote learning Motor Symbol Sequencing Program could be beneficial:

 A student will typically have some or all the following problems:

Difficulty with the mechanical aspects of writing 

Difficulty taking effective notes, completing timed tests and assignments

Messy, effortful or disorganized written expression 

Can speak better than can write

Dysgraphia features

Poor spelling; miscopying letters or numbers; making “careless” errors

Losing place when reading; misreading a known word; skipping letters, words or punctuation

Program Format

Designed for participants with learning difficulties who have limited time in their week to overcome their learning difficulty.

  • Minimum of 4 hours per week per cognitive function 
  • 10 months

The benefits of this Program

An improvement in your Motor Symbol Symbol Sequencing function will improve your writing, typing, and reading speed so that you are able to undertake tests and assignments on time.

Students experience an increase in their ability for written expression, spelling becomes automatic and they make less ‘careless errors’ in reading and mathematics. 

A Strengthening of this function gives you the ability to communicate in ways you never before thought possible.  

AT-HOME SYMBOL RELATIONS ‘CLOCKS’ COGNITIVE PROGRAM [ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN ADULT PROGRAM]

This program can be undertaken over a 10 month period or under the Cognitive Intensive Program, it can be completed in 8-10 weeks.

Participants are supported by a dedicated Arrowsmith trained facilitator who will create a positive learning experience contributing to powerful cognitive improvements. 

The program targets Symbol Relations, a critical function that processes and understands ideas in all aspects of life necessary for understanding and quickly grasping what we read and hear, gaining insight, logical reasoning and cause and effect processing.

If you or your child experience any of the following, the Symbol Relations Program is designed to address these cognitive areas:

Not understanding what is read or said

Seeing the world as ‘black and white’

Difficulty with math or literary concepts such as fractions, metaphors

Not keeping up with lectures or conversations due to slow processing speed

Difficulty ‘reading between the lines’ or catching jokes or sarcasm

Appearing stubborn or inflexible, unable to consider other points of view

Challenges with fluid reasoning and working memory

Requires more time and energy to complete tasks at school or work

Re-reading material several times before grasping the idea

Frequently asking questions for clarification

SPRINGBOARD TO NCEA™* AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM [ALSO AVAILABLE IN-SCHOOL]

  

AT- HOME COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM [ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN ADULT PROGRAM]

AT-HOME COGNITIVE INTENSIVE ‘8-10 WEEK’ PROGRAM CIP [ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN ADULT PROGRAM] 

Program Format

Designed for students looking to improve their grades.

  • 4 Hours per week minimum. 
  • Periods are 40 minutes each.
  • 10 months.

Program Format

Designed for participants who would like to strengthen this critical cognitive function responsible for all aspects of learning and living independently.

  • 4 Hours per week
  • 10 months
  • Targeting the Symbol Relations Cognitive Function
  • Computer-based cognitive exercise
  • No Assessment required

Program Format

Designed for participants who would like to strengthen the Symbol Relations cognitive function in a short period of time and are able to work intensively.
  • Approximately 9 to 17 hours per week (90 to 135 hours in total) depending on student age
  • 8 to 10 weeks
  • Targeting the Symbol Relations Cognitive Function
  • Computer-based cognitive exercise
  • No Assessment required

The benefits of this Program

Everyone can benefit from this program as it helps you to achieve your peak performance and full potential.

Imagine the wide reaching benefits of a program that enables you to have a more powerful and positive capacity to understand, participate in and contribute to the world?

Our college students see improvements in their exam grades and our adult students can now undertake tasks allowing them to improve their job prospects.

Arrowsmith programs provide participants with a structured cognitive exercise program tailored to their individual needs and ability. 

Aimed at enhancing the Symbol Relations cognitive function critical to higher order reasoning and processing concepts across all academic disciplines. 

Benefits include improving your understanding and ability to quickly grasp what is read and heard, insight, logical reasoning, seeing connections between ideas, cause and effect processing and mathematical reasoning.

Studies show that the Symbol Relations Program leads to structural and functional changes in the brain as well as significant improvements in academic and cognitive areas  such as comprehension, mathematics, vocabulary, processing speed, attention, cognitive efficiency, reasoning, and working memory.  

Participants and their families report better mental health, emotional resilience, and a more positive self-concept.

Using Arrowsmith’s innovative methodology this program enables participants to rewire their brain — and once rewired, learning becomes easier and more efficient and the Arrowsmith At-Home Cognitive Intensive Program offers participants the opportunity to strengthen their brains at home online while working with a trained facilitator.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMS?

Book a 15-minute call with us. We do not charge for an initial discussion and we would love to hear from you and talk about how we can help.

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