NOW OFFERED @ The Academy




(Our Regular Day Program is Still Available)



2 or 4 DAYS A WEEK 

Contact Owner, Jenny Osborne 502 897 0444;

to Relate to Your Child’s Specific Needs and Check Out for More Detail 

Executive Functioning, Self-Direction, Focus / Attention, Time Management, Whole Picture Thinking, Planning, Handwriting, Spelling, Slow Reading, Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Sight Words, Reading Comprehension, Inferential Reasoning, , Prioritizing Information, Mathematical Reasoning, Logic, Number Sense / Math Facts, Mechanical and Abstract Reasoning Drawing Conclusions, Critical Thinking, Associative Memory, Working Memory, Processing, Patterns Like Equations for Math or Sciences, Remembering Instructions, Auditory Receptive Language / Listening, Paraphrasing, Sequencing, Speaking in Logical Order, Thinking and Talking at the Same Time, Lack of Rhythm and Intonation in Speech, Dysgraphia, Fine Motor, Motor Planning, Idea Transference / Argument Formulation for Written Expression, Grammar, Mechanics, Interpreting Body Language, Facial Expressions and Voice Tone, Weak Social Skills and Ability to Determine One’s Own Emotions, Messy Organizational Habits, Rambling Speech,  Lack of Vocabulary, Risk-taking in Both Speech and Writing, Low Body Tone, Awkward Physicality and more!  

It must also be noted, Arrowsmith students see an increase in self-confidence and lessened anxiety because of the changes made in how they receive, process and apply new information. 

The students in Arrowsmith Program over the course of the year made significant gains on the WISC-4 for processing and working memory, and standardized measures of reading comprehension, word recognition, word attack, word comprehension, arithmetic, and spelling as compared to the students in the traditional special education program.

Toronto Catholic School Board Study 


Some learning, memory, focus, motor planning and executive functioning issues are stubborn to overcome with tried and true traditional and even progressive interventions.  With some students’ hurdles it can seem like we are accommodating too much or working our way around the problem instead of finding and fixing the root cause.  

We saw much hope in neuroplasticity training but wanted to find a system that offered sustained interventions that target the weaker cognitive functions; not just until improvement but until true fluency is sustained in that area. 

With my own daughter, who had profound learning issues and delays, I intervened using various neuroplasticity programs over a span of a few years.  It was after each program I saw nuanced differences in her ability to not only learn but to interact with her peers.  Her success with being pulled out of some persistent developmental and learning issues is directly related to the neuroplasticity interventions I used consistently over time (she is now at Manual and got a 28 the first time taking the ACT her sophomore year!).  However, I wanted a more comprehensive program to use with our clients that used regular assessment to individualize for each child, more oversight of all cognitive needs, had proven success and did not have the necessity to piece meal interventions like I had to with my daughters as do so many parents of children with learning differences. 

Arrowsmith Program is the all-inclusive and effective program so many families need to truly address their child’s learning needs.  Arrowsmith is designed with the understanding that there must be a precise cognitive deficiency targeted and that the brain needs consistent, specific and progressively challenging practice to reroute and deepen its wiring. 

First, Arrowsmith does an intensive assessment over 2 - 3 days with tests that isolate cognitive areas and precisely measures their function. The objective of such an assessment is not to create recommendations for classroom accommodations but rather to create the unique profile of the individual and a program of exercises that will fundamentally change their learning ability. 

Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital University of Toronto

A three-year outcome study of 79 children with learning disabilities conducted at Arrowsmith School.  A number of standardized measures were used such as achievement tests and tests of mental ability as well as measures of learning capacity andchanges in rates of learning.  

All deficit areas identified by the Arrowsmith Program improved as a result of the application of Arrowsmith cognitive exercises. The pattern of correlations found supported theAP theoretical frameworks of the role of specific cognitive functions underlying specific academic skill learning. 

Arrowsmith is at least a one, year-long program (that may be started at any time of the year) and is set up for the student to start by targeting the weakest cognitive functions that showed up on their assessment.  The exercises tailored to the part of the brain that house specific weaker cognitive functions, and the year-long and weekly time commitment requirement of the program, make it stand apart from other neuroplasticity programs.  You must regularly and precisely exercise the cognitive function; not only until improvement but beyond for permanent improvement which has been the case for Arrowsmith students followed for the last 30 years. 

We have done our research and are very excited to offer this to families! 

Please contact owner Jenny Osborne 502 897 0444 for more details and to see if this is the right fit for your child or go to to peruse their website for a wealth of information and studies.