Barbara Arrowsmith Young

Canadian author, entrepreneur and lecturer
245 St. Clair Ave.
Ontario, MAV

Services Overview

Barbara Arrowsmith Young is the founder of Arrowsmith School in Toronto and the Arrowsmith Program which forms the basis of the school’s teaching method. In 2012 she published The Woman Who Changed Her Brain which combines an autobiographical account of her own severe learning disabilities and the method she developed to overcome them with case studies of learning disabled children who she claims overcame similar problems by using her method.

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Fast Forward/Scientifc Learning

Oakland – Corporate Headquarters:
1956 Webster Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612-2943

Services Overview

Scientific Learning Corporation combines advanced knowledge of how the brain learns and innovative technologies to improve English language and reading skills. Our evidence-based programs produce fast and enduring gains essential for learner success.

Developed by neuroscientists, the evidence-based Fast ForWord reading intervention uses a unique 3-part model to directly target and fix the root causes of language and reading difficulty. It provides students with the foundational language and cognitive skills, deliberate practice, and guided reading support they need to make fast improvements, which continue even after they finish the program. The new Fast ForWord is a powerful solution for K-12 intervention, at-home intervention, or clinical support intervention.

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Mountain View, US (HQ)
Mountain View, CA 94042, USA

Services Overview

A personalized learning resource for all ages, Khan Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Our mastery learning system allows teachers to tailor instruction for every student. Khan Academy’s free resources include practice questions, quizzes, videos and articles. We offer preschool through early college learning on a range of academic subjects, including mathsciences and the humanities.

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

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Mind Up

The Goldie Hawn Foundation Global Headquarters
220 26t St suite 203
Santa Monica, CA 90402
+1 (213) 419-4940

Services Overview

Since 2003, MindUP has been helping children develop the mental fitness necessary to thrive in school and throughout their lives.

MindUP is the signature program of The Goldie Hawn Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created in response to the global epidemic of childhood aggression, anxiety, depression and suicide. Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP gives children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, resilience and compassion.

All children in the world are our most precious resource for a happier, healthier tomorrow. They deserve all we can give them to thrive and succeed in this sometimes challenging world. After 9/11, like you, I was shaken to my core, as it seemed the world had changed in an instant. My heart went to our youth, who were already showing signs of silent distress with symptoms of anxiety, depression, aggression and even child suicide. It was unimaginable that our little ones were suffering mental disturbances and being robbed of their joyful childhoods. Read More>>>

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Resource Center

Brain Injury Assoc. of America

Services Overview

BIA provides resources for trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, disease management, and individualized services and supports after brain injury.

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma. Essentially, this type of brain injury is one that has occurred after birth. The injury results in a change to the brain’s neuronal activity, which affects the physical integrity, metabolic activity, or functional ability of nerve cells in the brain.There are two types of acquired brain injury: traumatic and non-traumatic.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force. Traumatic impact injuries can be defined as closed (or non-penetrating) or open (penetrating).

A non-traumatic brain injury is an alteration in brain function or pathology caused by an internal force.

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