Howard Eaton, M.Ed – Co-Director, Director of Research
I love creating educational programs for children, young adults, and adults that are specifically designed to be life-enhancing. My focus has been on building educational environments that work with children with a variety of special needs profiles – from those who are diagnosed gifted with learning challenges to others with severe learning disabilities.
This passion to help others started with my own diagnosed Dyslexia, and the impact this disability had on my life. Fortunately, I had a wonderful team of teachers that got me through high school and provided enough guidance to encourage me to attend university. In 1990, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in psychology. From there I went on to do graduate work at Boston University, earning a M.Ed. in special education with a teaching certificate in elementary and high school instruction. I spent three years teaching at both the elementary and high school level prior to starting a career in conducting educational assessments.
In 2005, I started my first school, Eaton Arrowsmith in Vancouver, British Columbia. This school utilizes the Arrowsmith Program, founded by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, to improve the cognitive functioning of children and young adults with learning disabilities. Since then, five new schools have opened including Magnussen School, Eaton Cognitive Improvement Centre in Vancouver and additional Eaton Arrowsmith locations in White Rock and Redmond, WA. I am also the co-founder of the Watson Centre for Brain Health, a centre designed to bring the Arrowsmith Program, along with mindfulness, exercise and counselling, to those recovering from brain injury.
Currently, I am spending time developing brain imaging research opportunities for the Arrowsmith Program at various universities across North America. I also speak and write books on topics from educational neuroscience to learning disabilities.