Learning requires each part of the brain to be functioning well.
For 15% of the population, however, the parts of the brain needed for academic and social learning are not as strong as they need to be. This could mean that they are unable to remember instructions, understand words that are used, control their pencil when writing or recognise the symbols or words that they knew yesterday.
This may result in the diagnosis of a learning disorder such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, poor executive functioning, poor memory, acalculia or auditory processing disorder.
At school, children are confused because they try but cannot succeed or understand what the teacher wants them to do. Unfortunately they can get labelled as being lazy, not trying, or inattentive. If they are labelled as having a learning problem the usual interventions only teach the child how to manage regardless of their learning problem - they do not get rid of it.
Adolescence is a time when many students with learning disorders really suffer. They know they are not keeping up with their peers. Some cope emotionally with struggling at the bottom of the class, but many don't. They deserve to have the opportunity to reach their potential.
Adults might be smart but feel they have never done as well as they you should have. They might be stuck in a meaningless job, or running their own business but struggling with the paperwork. They might be exhausted every night after their efforts to do what should be easy.
Each person's learning profile is unique and the Arrowsmith Program is also unique in that it assesses the strength of each cognitive area known to contribute to learning. An individualised, structured program that aims to strengthen the identified weaker cognitive processes is then created. Once these cognitive areas are strengthened the area can function as it is supposed to and the person can manage without the need for any compensations.
They can begin to dream realistically about what they want to achieve in their life.
If learning is a problem for you or someone you know:
- Call Joanne on 04 100 451 34
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