Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, a program designed to strengthen weak cognitive functions that underlie a range of learning difficulties and which has been delivered for 40+ years throughout the world.
Her work has been recognized as one of the first examples of the practical application of neuroplasticity which, simply put, is the ability of the brain to change and rewire itself over one’s lifetime.
Her vision is that all students struggling with learning will have the opportunity to benefit from programs that change the brain’s capacity to learn and open to these learners a world of possibilities.
Her book, ‘The Woman who Changed Her Brain’ has become an international bestseller and tells Barbara’s journey of discovery and innovation to overcome her severe learning disabilities.
Barbara is the recipient of the 2019 Leaders and Legends Innovation Award from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto for her outstanding contributions to education in Ontario.