WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I just wanted to thank you for all you are doing for Iris! We have been seeing some real changes happening, changes we didn’t expect so quickly. In learning to tell the time, Iris is beginning to conceptualize the time which has made such a positive impact on our family time. Her stress levels and anxiety seem to be down, her sleep quality is improving and she is even starting to think and speak more logically. She’s becoming more responsible for her actions and making good decisions. Her teacher has even mentioned that her reading has really improved. We are just so blown away by her progress and feeling so optimistic! And on top of it all, Iris is enjoying it. I asked her last night if she felt like the training was helping her and she said it was. She never complains about having to do it.
My ten year old son was accurately assessed within a surprisingly short time. Testing took only 6 hours. This came as a welcome surprise. The traditional psychological assessment of my child had taken many months to reach the same conclusions. I admit that the traditional system included emotional aspects which Arrowsmith did not. However, Arrowsmith, offered a way forward. It suggested practical exercises to boost cognitive development in my child. It offered concrete intervention and hope.
When Nicolas started the Arrowsmith program, he didn't have any official diagnosed learning differences, but every time we would explain things to him, he just didn't get it. Even simplifying words and ideas, speaking slowly, or other methods, he often would just repeat the question. Within 3 months of the program, we noticed that we were able to have normal conversations with him. Out of the blue, we realized that he was asking pointed questions, and he suddenly seemed like a normal boy. Likewise with reading, where once no matter how many times he would learn how to say a word, after a year following the Arrowsmith program, he is learning at a normal pace. Within maximum 2 repetitions, he learns new words, and then REMEMBERS them the next time he sees them. Normal stuff, but before Arrowsmith, not for our Nicolas.
Max (14 years old)