News and Notices

News and Notices

Private School for Children with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD Opening in Surrey, British Columbia

Surrey, British Columbia, September 28th, 2011 ­

Eaton Arrowsmith Learning Centre (EAS) is opening a branch of their school in Surrey, British Columbia in September 2012. Currently, Eaton Arrowsmith Learning Centre has branches in Vancouver and Victoria. The school is designed to improve the cognitive functioning of children with learning disabilities and/or attention disorders. Known as neuroplasticity, this improvement of cognitive functioning involves a regimen of cognitive exercises. These exercises, in turn, alter the brain’s neuronal structure and reorganize neural networks and their functions. This results in significantly reduced need for academic support and accommodations.

Eaton Arrowsmith Learning Centres were founded by Howard Eaton, Ed.M., based on the Arrowsmith School principles created by Barbara Arrowsmith Young, who opened the first Arrowsmith School in Toronto, Ontario more than 30 years ago. The schools are built on Arrowsmith Young’s cognitive exercises that target 19 specific cognitive areas through stimulating the brain areas in isolation.

The Arrowsmith School was recently named “The Most Innovative Special Education School” by Sharpbrains.com 2010 Innovation Awards in neuroscience. The Arrowsmith Program is now being utilized in schools across North America.

The school will be similar to the one established in Victoria, British Columbia. Maximum full­time enrolment will be between 25 to 30 students. The daily curriculum at EAS Surrey encompasses 6 cognitive exercise courses, as well as Mathematics and English courses at each child’s grade level. As well, daily mindfulness instruction will take place to further improve executive functioning or attention. The average length of enrolment is 3 years and then a child transitions back into the regular education environment.

Information Sessions for EAS Surrey will take place at the following locations and dates:

  • October 15th, Saturday ­ Northview Golf & Country Club ­ 6857 ­ 168th Street, Surrey ­ 10 am to 12 pm
  • November 30th, Wednesday ­ Ocean Prominade Hotel, 15611 Marine Drive, White Rock ­ 7 pm to 9 pm
  • January 24th, Tuesday ­ Hazelmere Golf & Country Club ­ 18150 8th Avenue, Surrey ­ 7 pm to 9 pm

Please RSVP for the information session ­contact Yuki Ihara at 604 ­264­ 8327 or email at reception@eatonarrowsmithschool.com

For anyone interested in more information about EAS Surrey please contact Sandra Heusel, Director of Admissions EAS Vancouver and EAS Surrey at 604­264­8327 or sheusel@eatonarrowsmithschool.com


Public Information Sessions


Throughout the year, we will be hosting public information sessions for interested parents and professionals. This year, information sessions will be held:

· Wednesday, September 21th, 2011, 1:00 to 3:00pm
· Wednesday, November 16th, 2011, 1:00 to 3:00pm
· Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, 1:00 to 3:00pm
· Tuesday, March 6th, 2012, 1:00 to 3:00pm
· Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, 1:00 to 3:00pm

During these information sessions, we will familiarize you with our school and the Arrowsmith Program, and give you some insights into recent research in the field of neuroplasticity. We are also very excited to share with you the results of our EAS graduates, who have all experienced dramatic cognitive growth, due to their time spend working on strengthening weaker cognitive areas of the brain through the Arrowsmith Program. You will have the opportunity to visit a classroom in the EAS summer cognitive program to see our students in action as they work to stimulate and strengthen their cognitive weaknesses. Following this visit to the classrooms, we will reconvene as a group for a question and answer period.


 

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