Apr. 15th, 2009

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Given what you know about Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Education, Parenting or Neurology (and you don't all have to know anything about all these topics, just one each'll do. ;)), what thoughts do y'all have on the Arrowsmith Program?

On the one hand, my kid could use some help with his executive functioning skills, and this program certainly seems to have an excellent track record in helping kids develop them.

On the other hand, it seems to be their sole focus and I'm concerned about my child's school experience being defined entirely by what he doesn't do well.

I'm also concerned about the lack of scientific evidence that they actually do what they claim (change the child's brain) rather than simply using the age old concept of drilling and positive reinforcement. I mean, on the one hand, if it works and the kid's happy, no harm, no foul, but on the other hand, why give someone money when they are deliberately using dodgy science to manipulate you into that?


I'm VERY interested in pretty much everyone's input on this, whether you think you're "qualified" or not.


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