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anyone starting up an Arrowsmith program in London

(11 Posts)
smitashah Sat 14-Mar-15 12:44:24

Jane - I am in London. I did not know there was a home programme. can you send me the link please

JaneK10 Sat 14-Mar-15 09:09:33

Great smitashah, Izzy is 15 and I would say Symbol Relations is her greatest weakness. I will email the school and check if this is a possibility and try to get an idea of potential costs. Where are you in the country? I am in North Yorkshire.

smitashah Fri 13-Mar-15 22:48:45

ok, i would definitely be interested if we can get someone to come over. JaneK10 - how old is your daughter.

JaneK10 Fri 13-Mar-15 21:19:46

Hi All, I too read the article in The Guardian, then the book, then blagged my way into a Scottish education forum in which Barbara was speaking. I am convinced the Arrowsmith programme could help my daughter. I have tried home versions from what I have seen but would love for my daughter to go on the programme. I see from the website that they are running an Intensive 6 week summer programme www.arrowsmithschool.org/arrowsmithschool-toronto/summer-intensive.html on Symbol Relations. This is the exact area that I feel would benefit my daughter but trying to coordinate a trip to Canada for 6 weeks is difficult with the needs of the rest of the family and work. The thought has occured to me, would it be possible for enough of us to get together with similar needs to look into the possibility of funding someone to come to the UK for a 6 week intensive course?

smitashah Sat 19-Apr-14 13:02:43

I too am very interested in the programme so would definitely be keen on working with similar minded people to bring the programme to uk. First step i guess would be to go along to one of Barbara's talks in september/october.

akadewale Sat 29-Mar-14 23:44:50

Did anyone make any progress with this? Are there people on this site that will be interested in co-investing to get this into UK for their child's sake?

Would love to hear from you.

mumnteach Sat 09-Nov-13 22:14:23

I'm a specialist teacher for SpLd & have just discovered the existence of the Arrowsmith Programme, having been given the book "The Woman who changed her Brain". like other posters on here, i'm also disappointed that we can't access this fantastic system here - i can't even sign up to do the training in Canada, as i don't work in a large school.
anyone interested in investigating how we might remedy this situation?

ShuttleEye Sun 17-Feb-13 20:15:49

Did anyone get any further with this last year? I have a toddler (I know it is too early to tell yet by traditional methods, but I'm trusting my motherly instincts, not my paranoia) and I believe she may need a programme like this.

evertheoptimist09 Sat 28-Jul-12 14:35:54

I am also interested in this programme. I contacted the Eaton Arrowsmith school to make further enquiries. Unfortunately, as Oakland said, only schools can implement it.
I am, however, determined that there must be a way. I would be interested to hear from any like-minded individuals and perhaps we can find a way forward.

oakland Wed 04-Jul-12 15:11:00

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fbtoast Sun 24-Jun-12 15:25:09

Has anyone heard of the Arrowsmith programme that was highlighted in the Guardian last week? It's a Canadian programme that is supposed to help children with learning disabilities essentially to improve their brain function in the specific areas where they have deficits. If it works, it is exactly what my son needs, but unfortunately only schools in Canada and the US seem to run it.

Has anyone had any experience of it? Does it work? Are there any Arrowsmith schools in the UK? If not, would anyone be interested in getting together to try to set such a programme up over here?

(I'm new to Mumsnet by the way, sorry if I'm inadvertently breaking any etiquette rules for posting).

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