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Realise your potential with the Arrowsmith Program®

Seven Oaks is proud to be able to offer this incredible program to Seven Oaks students and non-enrolled students, including adults. Often people with average or above average intelligence can struggle with everyday things like reading, writing, maths, comprehension, dyslexia, attention, problem-solving, logical reasoning, visual or auditory memory. Whatever your age and stage of life, the Arrowsmith Program® could well be the solution you are seeking.
Increasing learning capacity

The program works by identifying and strengthening areas of cognitive (brain processing) weakness that affect learning. It deals with the root causes of learning disabilities, supporting students to learn more easily and efficiently. It doesn’t teach content, but increases the capacity of students to learn so they can absorb, retain, process and use the content. This approach allows learners to proceed through their academic or vocational careers with strengthened cognitive functioning and to succeed where before they struggled and often failed.

How does it work?

Arrowsmith students undertake intensive periods of specific brain exercises each day following an assessment of their particular learning disability profile. After three years at Seven Oaks, most students have made significant improvements that they would previously not thought possible.

What would my day look like?

Students undertake four 40-minute sessions of intensive brain-changing work in the morning. Their afternoons are spent with Seven Oaks students experiencing a wide range of activities – including sport, term options, gardening, crafts and socio-literacy. Arrowsmith students participate in whole-school activities such as outings, productions and camps. The richness of these afternoon programmes and the natural inclusion of Arrowsmith students in the wider Seven Oaks community adds a powerful healing element to students’ self-esteem.

Who is eligible for the Arrowsmith Program?

Seven Oaks accepts students in Arrowsmith from age 9. Although Seven Oaks does not currently have a secondary school programme, a range of options make it possible for us to accept Year 9-15 students. Please contact us to discuss how it might work for you. Adult students are accepted into the program on a full-time (four or five 40-minute sessions per day) or part-time basis as places become available.

Interested in the Arrowsmith Program for adults?

Adult Arrowsmith Program

Our Arrowsmith adult program accepts new students on either a full-time (four or five 40-minute sessions per day) or part-time basis as places become available. Please enquire for more details.

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The top 10 outcomes of Arrowsmith Program include improving students' ability to:
See how words and numbers interconnect sequentially into fluent sentences and procedures.
Learn and produce a written sequence of words or numbers, or express thought in speech.
Understand the relationship between concepts – like reading hands on a clock or understanding cause and effect.
Remember chunks of auditory information, such as instructions.
Learn to pronounce syllables and then integrate them into the consistent pronunciation of a word.
Develop and maintain plans and strategies through the use of language.
Visually recognize and remember a word or symbol.
Remember several unrelated words in a series e.g. learning the names of things or synonyms.
Register and interpret non-verbal information e.g. interpreting their own emotions or the facial expressions and body language of others and plan and problem solve non-verbally.
Carry out internal sequential mental operations, such as mental maths.
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Find out if it's for you

To find out whether the Arrowsmith Program could help you or your child, either complete the simple Checklist, or The Arrowsmith Program® Cognitive Profile Questionnaire, which is a comprehensive tool, which will provide you with a report outlining the cognitive functions that are strengths or difficulties.

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What parents say about Arrowsmith

“The world is her oyster”

We feel there’s nothing better than Arrowsmith out there. We quite literally tried everything that was available.

Anita, parent

2018-12-06T11:10:26+00:00

Anita, parent

We feel there’s nothing better than Arrowsmith out there. We quite literally tried everything that was available.

“See education in a positive light”

We have seen huge changes in our son, both academically and socially… the school has offered an environment where he has grown in understanding of himself, his needs, his place in a community and the...

Karlene, parent

2018-12-06T10:38:38+00:00

Karlene, parent

We have seen huge changes in our son, both academically and socially… the school has offered an environment where he has grown in understanding of himself, his needs, his place in a community and the needs of others.

“New possibilities”

I used to think he could never go to university. I now think if he wants to, he’ll be able to.

Rachel, parent

2018-12-06T11:12:23+00:00

Rachel, parent

I used to think he could never go to university. I now think if he wants to, he’ll be able to.

“Our son now sets his own goals”

I felt the door was open for us, and made the decision to step in. Now [our son] sets his own goals and is even enjoying the challenge.

Ilhye, parent

2018-12-06T09:54:55+00:00

Ilhye, parent

I felt the door was open for us, and made the decision to step in. Now [our son] sets his own goals and is even enjoying the challenge.

“Approaching the world with confidence”

His mindset has gone through a huge transformation.

Grant, parent

2018-12-06T11:09:30+00:00

Grant, parent

His mindset has gone through a huge transformation.