Arrowsmith’s Approach to Dyslexia

The Arrowsmith Program investigates the issues that lie beneath dyslexia.

Reading difficulties like dyslexia are caused when brain networks or cognitive functions responsible for reading are underperforming.

People with dyslexia experience weaknesses in some combination of the following functions. There may be others also contributing. Full list of learning dysfunctions.

How can Arrowsmith Program help?

Arrowsmith Program gives individuals the opportunity to transform their learning capacity and fundamentally address issues like dyslexia.

  • Fact: Our brains can change. Arrowsmith uses the brain’s neuroplastic potential to strengthen weak  functions that are at the core of dyslexia.
  • Fact: Everyone’s brain is different. One size does not fit all. Arrowsmith has programs designed to meet the unique needs of every dyslexic profile. ​

What does this mean for people with Dyslexia?

It means their brains can change, and cognitive weaknesses related to dyslexia can disappear.

Research indicates that with stronger cognitive capacity, the brain doesn’t work as hard, and individuals can learn more quickly, easily, and independently. Children with dyslexia do not need to struggle or face limited academic or professional futures.

The solution is to understand their unique cognitive profile and then, transform it.

Learn more about our approach to Dyslexia at the Arrowsmith School Toronto Spring Open House