Barbara Arrowsmith-Young: "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain" | Talks at Google

source: Talks at Google    2016年4月21日
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young visited Google's office in Seattle, WA to discuss her book "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain" and the latest research in cognitive transformation.

About the Author:
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the Director of Arrowsmith School and Arrowsmith Program. She holds a B.A.Sc. in Child Studies from the University of Guelph, and a Master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of Toronto.
Her work, begun in 1978, 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. The genesis of the Arrowsmith Program’s cognitive exercises lies in Barbara Arrowsmith-Young’s journey of discovery and innovation to overcome her own severe learning disabilities, a description of which appears in her book, “The Woman Who Changed Her Brain.

Reviewers have written: “Arrowsmith-Young has been able to describe, in a poignant and often unforgettable way, what it feels like to have a devastating learning disorder––but also what it’s like to leave it behind. Most everyone reading this book will find in its unique case histories, a new way to think about people’s cognitive difficulties in coping with the world. Here is an opportunity to understand the mental glitches and deeper problems of their own or of others in a new way.” “Arrowsmith-Young explains some of the most complex neurological concepts in a personal and breathtakingly simple way.” “It will open your mind to new possibilities on how to deal with 'traffic jams in the brain.'”
Her life has been a quest to help individuals address their learning difficulties, so they can experience the ease and joy of learning, and to have the cognitive capacities in place to realize their dreams.

Her program of cognitive exercises is implemented in schools in Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand and South Korea.

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