Founder of the Arrowsmith Program and international bestselling author of ‘The Woman Who Changed Her Brain’, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, will be speaking in New Zealand to coincide with the release its 3rd edition.

She  is recognized as a pioneer, as the creator of one of the first applications utilizing the principles of neuroplasticity to overcome learning disabilities.

Barbara’s story…is truly heroic, on par with the achievements of Helen Keller.’ Norman Doidge MD, author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Brain That Changes Itself.


Why attend?

  • Find out how learning difficulties do not need to be lifelong
  • Gain an insight into the principles of neuroplasticity and the factors leading to brain change
  • Learn about Barbara’s journey of discovery, the lines of research she combined and the outcomes achieved over 40 years
  • Hear the latest research into neuroplasticity, learning and Arrowsmith’s innovative educational approach

About Arrowsmith Program

The Arrowsmith Program has been recognized by Sharp Brains as the Most Innovative Special Education Program of its kind.

The Arrowsmith Program strengthens fundamental aspects of learning such as: attention, comprehension, working memory, communication, social emotional intelligence and wellbeing. The Program has been transformative for individuals with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, processing speed, attention difficulties, and executive function issues.

The Arrowsmith Program is currently offered at over 90 educational organizations in 10 countries around the world. 


Wellington, New Zealand

Monday 24th February
Hosted by St. Mark’s Church School

Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: St. Mark’s Church School Chapel
13 Dufferin St
Mount Victoria, Wellington 6021

To register, click here

Tuesday 25th February
Hosted by Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Marsden Avenue
Karori, Wellington 6012

To register, click here. 

Taranaki, New Zealand

Wednesday 26th February
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm followed by book signing
Location: Auto Lodge Motor Inn
393 Devon Street East
New Plymouth 4312

To register, click here. 

Auckland, New Zealand

Thursday 27th February
Hosted by A1 Student Ltd.

Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Remuera Club
27-33 Ohinerau Street
Remuera 1050

To register, click here. 

Christchurch, New Zealand

Friday 28th February 
Time: 7:00 -8:30 pm
Location: The Village Community Centre
365A Ilam Road,
Christchurch 8053 (Beside Jellie Park)
To register, click here.