Book: "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain" 

by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young


More info about Barbara Arrowsmith Young's book "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain".

  • Compelling and enlightening" – Vogue (AU) 
  • "Exciting and hopeful" – The Age (AU) 
  • "Remarkable" – Daily Mail (UK) 
  • "Enthralling" – The Guardian (UK) 
  • "Instructive" – Kirkus (US) 
  • "Fascinating" – Toronto Star (Canada) 
  • "Inspiring" – The Post and Courier (US) 
  • "Ground breaking...revolutionary" – India Today 
  • "poignant and uplifting" – Mira Bartók 
  • "truly heroic, on par with the achievements of Helen Keller" – Norman Doidge, M.D. 
  • "Hers was a struggle between despair and determination. Determination won." – Michael Schulder, CNN 
  • "Arrowsmith-Young explains some of the most complex neurological concepts in a personal and breathtakingly simple way. " - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Book: “Brain School”

by Howard Eaton

“Stories of Children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Disorders who changed their lives by Improving their Cognitive Functioning” by Howard Eaton, Ed.M. Brain School has just been published and can be ordered at: Amazon.comAmazon.caBarnes and Noble, and Ingram Books

The “Brain School” chronicles students in the Arrowsmith Program at EAS Vancouver. It describes the students’ success in terms of improved cognitive functioning and how this allows them to participate more fully and effectively in the world as well as demonstrating significant changes pre and post Arrowsmith on academic and cognitive test measures.

Free copy of Brain School (pdf)

Book: “The Brain that Changes Itself”

by Norman Doidge

THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science, by Norman Doidge, M.D.  is available online from and &

Published in March, 2007, THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF has been attracting wide interest and receiving very positive reviews in Canada and the United States.

Chapter 2 of THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF is devoted to the work of Arrowsmith School.

To learn more about the book and read some of the reviews, please visit the website for Dr. Norman Doidge at

The following synopsis is from the publisher’s website:

“An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they’ve transformed people whose mental limitations or brain damage were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.”