Learning How to Read a Clock Face

By Howard Eaton, Ed.M. – Founder/Director – Eaton Arrowsmith School (www.eatonarrowsmith.com) There are times in our lives that we wish we could go back in history and apologize for our mistakes either as a parent or as a teacher. The Arrowsmith Program, created by...

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Should I Have My Child Tested?

Seeing your child struggle to learn can be a painful experience. This is especially the case if you as a parent struggled in school.  All the memories come flashing back.  Even if you did not struggle, then observing your own child frustrated when trying to read a...

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Is The Arrowsmith Program Right For My Child?

Several years ago I recall sitting at my office desk reviewing an assessment that our group of psychologists had conducted on a 12-year-old boy. This boy had a severe non-verbal learning disability, which impacted his written output abilities and ability to understand...

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Dyscalculia: Number Blindness in a World Based on Numbers

Imagine not being able to calculate a tip on a restaurant bill or the amount of change you should receive from a cashier after purchasing a coffee. These are basic tasks that most people do unconsciously in their daily lives. But, for individuals with dyscalculia,...

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Deconstructing Dyslexia 

Howard Eaton spent his early school days in a janitor’s closet at Maple Grove Elementary. Diagnosed with dyslexia at age eight, he struggled to keep up with his classmates. Back then, few options existed for kids with learning disabilities, so the school set up a...

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Attention Disorders and Arrowsmith Program

What is the underlying cause of attention disorders? The National Institute of Mental Health states that “scientists are not sure what causes ADHD, although many studies suggest that genes play a large role. Like many other illnesses, ADHD probably results from a...

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