by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young.
If you have read the book “The Brain that Changes Itself” by Norman Doidge you will find this book compelling reading. More importantly, if you have a spouse, family member or dear friend that is affected by a learning disability, this book gives hope and insight to the possibilities of changing/re-training the brain to overcome what generally is believed to be a lifelong condition.
The author herself was born with a severe learning disability and had to struggle through early childhood and school until she decided to seek answers and forge pioneering research with determination and a great desire to learn about neuropsychology and cognitive principles and exercises.
She eventually started up the Arrowsmith Program (in Canada) which offers a suite of cognitive exercises to strengthen specific functions of the brain. Her work (she states) has been very successful and the program has spread throughout USA and other countries around the world. The book includes many case studies which covers her experiences in this field for over 30 years now.