At Confident Brains, we’re on a mission to helping as many students as we possibly can, by working with school leadership and learning support teams to implement the Arrowsmith Program. Commonly referred to as “Arrowsmith”, it is a powerful cognitive training tool proven to be effective for students with learning difficulties. Learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia and ADHD have profound negative effects on academic performance and mental health, leading to many challenges for both the student and staff.
By targeting and strengthening specific weak areas of the brain, based on students’ individual cognitive profile, Arrowsmith students typically see a wide range of benefits including increased academic performance, better social skills, and improvements in mood and self-confidence.
Robert Lee, Arrowsmith Teacher Liaison for Confident Brains, works closely with new schools and teachers to offer consultation and support. Speaking on why he is so passionate about helping schools and teachers implement Arrowsmith, he says, “It is always just such a groundbreaking moment when a school decides to implement the Arrowmith Program, or a teacher decides to be trained as an Arrowsmith teacher. It means that students in their area that are struggling with learning difficulties, will now have the opportunity to access this life-changing tool.”
New School Success
Even in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and government restrictions, our schools and teachers are reporting incredible progress in their students’ cognitive training. It is a common concern that online learning is not as effective as face-to-face learning. While we would agree with this statement in the context of mainstream education, we have actually seen the opposite with Arrowsmith students. One study conducted by Arrowsmith shows that online students doing cognitive training surprisingly were showing better progress compared to their in-classroom results. We hypothesize that the better performance is a result of fewer distractions at home, allowing for a more suitable cognitive training area.
A Mission for More
Confident Brains will continue it’s mission to help as many students as possible by expanding Arrowsmith in more and more schools throughout South East Asia and beyond.
Is your school leadership or learning support team looking for a powerful tool to help struggling students, while also supporting your school’s budget? Contact us today to learn more.