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Does anyone know if Rosetta Stone has anything for learning hebrew? My son is taking a Hebrew regent this year, but neither his nor I can even formulate a straight sentence in hebrew. Any suggestions???September 9, 2009 4:11 am at 4:11 am in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657869
Goody613-HALB is one of the schools that has had the Arrowsmith Program for many years with wonderful results. It’s a program which strenghthens the weaker muscles of the brain which is done by doing different cognitive exercises.September 7, 2009 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657867
goody613- I don’t understand what you’re saying, can you comment again?September 3, 2009 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657865
Artchill- Double Wrong!!!! The yeshiva did not influence any parent to do arrowsmith it is completely up to the parents to continue or not. As a matter of fact, every student enrolled was at the parents request NOT yeshiva/school influence at all.September 3, 2009 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657861
The children who are in the program and who are also in a regular classroom for part of the day are getting “the best of both worlds”. They have the classroom atmosphere including most important socialization time with their friends/classmates and they get the cognitive exercises in arrowsmith. The classroom academics which they are missing out on is the very reason that they need Arrowsmith. They are usually sitting in the classroom NOT getting the information being taught. For a child to feel helpless and lost in the classroom and then to come home after a full day and not know how or what to do with the homework let alone a test or reports, is doing a tremendous disservice to him/her. I don’t know who you got your information from about the students not having dramatic improvements, but, a) like we said in the past, this is not a magic potion, it takes many weeks and months to show improvement, b) the “proof is in the pudding” because about 98% of the students that began last year are continuing this year. It’s not cheap so it must’ve shown good enough results to do it again.September 1, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657858
To have exhausted every type of therapy (not just 2 or 3 years worth, more like 10 years) is to understand finding a program like Arrowsmith. To help someone else not to have to go through years of struggles is a Brocha. I’m not saying it’s for everyone, but those that need other options, this is for you.September 1, 2009 2:37 am at 2:37 am in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657854
Every parent has to know what’s best for their childs developement. All I’m trying to do is inform our community about a “new to our circles” program that has proven itself for over 30 years in Canada. Check the website out. Check the book The Brain That Changes Itself by Dr. Norman Doidge who devotes the entire chapter 2 to Arrowsmith. I’m not knocking, Chas V’Shalom, any of the therapies. They all work. Arrowsmith incorporates every single therapy including vision, handwriting, occupational and speech. It’s strenuous congnitive exercises done not just a few times a week but daily. Each childs needs is assessed individually. It can help for 19 different learning dysfunctions including dyslexia and A.D.D. BTW, it’s not just for children/teenagers but in Canada they opened many centers that are for adults-it helps with short and long term memory issues…
Any teacher that announces that there is a modified test does not belong in the teaching field!August 31, 2009 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657852
You are 100% correct. For those of you who have gone through many of the other programs, you know that your childs’ issues have not gone away. The resource rooms and therapies help each child (tremendously) by breaking down the information, on a much slower pace so that they can learn accordingly. To understand Arrowsmith is to know that it is NOT a teaching type of class. It is brain strenghthening exercizes that after time actually “fixes” the difficiencies/disabilities that the kids have. No it’s not magic. It’s very hard work but with 1 to 3 (or 4, if very severe) years time he/she will reap the rewards. PS-there are a group of kids that just graduated elementary school Ichud program who still don’t belong anywhere for high school. I know that some are trying desperately to get into Arrowsmith.
I agree with Estherh. A high school boy is not yet mature enough to be in an Aleph/smarter class and not let it get to his head. The Rebbe should be able to creatively teach to a blended class where everyone learns to his potential. Also, tests/Bechinas can be done at different levels without anyone knowing about it. Each boy can feel accomplished according to his ability. The confidence level of a boy that is put into a Baiz or Gimmel class can be destoyed from the minute he enters high school until he finishes. Most boys never advance to the next level, if anything they will go downward. Why start off in this situation? The boys have enough pressures to begin with, why add more?August 31, 2009 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657850
It’s not too late to enroll your son or daughter into the Arrowsmith Program. Have your child evaluated this week so that another year of pain and suffering won’t occur, Chas V’Shalom.
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Just to add a few pointers; the earlier you start your child, the fewer years of suffering you and your child will have. To have to go through evaluations for therapies, finding the right therapists, going to and from therapy, classroom interruptions, etc.,etc.,etc. When your son/daughter is high school age it’s not too late, as a matter of fact it might be your last chance of saving their future! Instead of having your child wandering the hallways of school out of boredom and “chalila” finding other interests, he/she can overcome their difficulties and their futures will be IY”H much easier.August 28, 2009 2:57 am at 2:57 am in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657845
100% yes! The Arrowsmith program helps with all skills including reading and writing. Most children with learning difficulties have reading and handwriting difficulties, too. It will not only bring up his/her reading and comprehension in English,it will improve all Kriah/reading/comprehension issues. Also the same concept with math, logic, mishnayos, gemorrah, Chumash. Personally speaking, my son did not do well in any subject. This past year, he took 6 arrowsmith classes every day. He was in his regular classroom only for Gemorrah and 2 english classes. I can’t explain to you the excitement we all had when he finally “chapped” a difficult gemorrah piece and repeated it to us with clarity and understanding. He wasn’t just repeating memorized information like he was used to doing. Please understand that the program is NOT a magic pill. The children work very hard, but after time you will see results. It’s like any other exercize routine-you work the muscle long enough, it will get stronger.August 23, 2009 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657843
Great info from Jothar. Also on the website, is a short video demonstrating the program. If anyone wants to speak to some parents or one of our teachers (who go for specialized training classes) please contact us asap. If any parent in one of the existing yeshiva/schools that has the program wants to have their child evaluated, now would be time.August 23, 2009 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657842
For Labochur from LA…Great News! Maimonides Academy in Los Angeles has been running the Arrowsmith Program for a few years now with fantastic results. The principal is Rabbi Gross, just log onto the website listed above on the link for “whats new””arrowsmith program sites” and you’ll find all the information how to contact each school that runs the program. Check it out before the school year begins again. HatzlochaAugust 13, 2009 3:54 am at 3:54 am in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657831
Thank you Jax for the encouraging comment. Please spread this information to whoever might need it. Especially for any teen who’s tried every which way to pull him/herself up from the bottom of the class with tutors/rebbe, resource room, therapy… this might be the last chance! To fix the issues that are hindering the childs ability to learn and function like their peers, or beyond, is amazing. Check it out before another year of struggle begins.August 13, 2009 12:48 am at 12:48 am in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657829
It IS an amazing program, beyond what you can imagine. I heard in Canada they are evaluating the students as soon as they enter elementary school to catch any weaknesses before it becomes an issue. Also, they’ve begun adult classes, too. As far as getting it into London, I would imagine that it should be doable. This year we are opening a program in Baltimore. We hope to get it going IY”H in Lakewood next year. There is currently also yeshivas in Miami and Los Angeles.August 12, 2009 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657828
The girls schools and the yeshivas understand that each child is working very hard in the Arrowsmith classes that they are attending and also they do have homework to do as well at night. Therefore, the boy/girls are not responsible for the classroom material that they are missing. The parents along with the Arrowsmith teacher will decide before the schoolyear begins which classes are most benificiary the the child to be in the classroom. For example, a 4th or 5th grader would benefit greater to be doing an Arrowsmith session than sitting in a classroom and learning social studies. Also, please understand that even if the child is missing important classes like math or Chumash, most likely he is sitting for hours in class and not really “getting” the information and then he has to be tutored in that subject anyways. So when he does the Arrowsmith program and strengthens the area that he/she is lacking in then he can learn and understand the concepts (of math/Chumash/Gemorrah, etc.) that much quicker and never need help or tutoring anymore.August 12, 2009 2:59 am at 2:59 am in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657824
All the Ichud programs and therapy programs and resource room programs are all fine but they’re only band-aid treatments as they only help the child cope with their issues temporarily. Arrowsmith on the other hand cuts to the source of the problem and fixes the weaknesses in the brain that each child is lacking in. It actually strengthens the areas of the brain that are weak & once that area is strengthened it is fixed FOREVER. There is no other program out there that rivals it. If your child has a memory issue or comprehension issue, once that area is repaired, that child will NEVER HAVE THAT PROBLEM AGAIN. We find that many children,upon conclusion of Arrowsmith, became so advanced that they were able to go into the enriched programs being offered in their schools to the “brighter” and more gifted children.
what kind of therapy
DeGeorge Syndrome has nothing to do with Downs syndrome. It’s something to do with calcium deficiencies, etc. Anyone????
Has anyone heard of DiGeorge Syndrome?? Is it common in our community?? Has anyone had any dealings with it? Let me know a.s.a.p.