At the Watson Centre for Brain Health (WCBH) we use a combination of the world-renowned Arrowsmith Program, mindfulness, and meditation to help our clients increase brain function. The Arrowsmith Program was originally developed by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young in 1980 to help people with severe learning disabilities. Arrowsmith-Young created a series of exercises that helped her address her own brain deficits after discovering research while at graduate school. The Arrowsmith Program and its specific exercises have been used for more than 35 years.
Through our own research study, the Watson Centre for Brain Health has found that the Arrowsmith Program and its exercises help people who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI), acquired brain injuries or concussions.
Working with our experts, clients are carefully assessed to identify areas of strength and weakness to create individual learning profiles. This assessment helps our team develop programs of individualized exercises for each person to target their precise areas of weakness.
The Watson Centre for Brain Health is connected to Eaton Arrowsmith, which offers three different types of schools for every age and learning need, with a specialty in learning difficulties. For more specific information about our program, visit Learn More page.
Watson Centre for Brain Health participants will be using MIO as part of our ongoing research with UBC. This “wearable tech” known as, Personal Activity Intelligence, helps track the participants activity.
Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) is a scientifically validated activity metric that turns your heart rate data into a simple, accurate, meaningful PAI score showing you how much activity you need to live a healthier, longer life. PAI will allow the Watson Centre for Brain Health to prescribe the appropriate amount of exercise to monitor its positive influence on cognitive rehabilitation.
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