The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young at TEDxToronto İndir

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  • 27 Nis 2013

  • Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the Creator and Director of Arrowsmith School and Arrowsmith Program, and the author of the international best-selling book The Woman Who Changed Her Brain ( She holds a B.A.Sc. in Child Studies from the University of Guelph, and a Master's degree in School Psychology from the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). Arrowsmith-Young is recognized as the creator of one of the first practical applications of the principles of neuroplasticity to the treatment of learning disorders. Her program is implemented in 54 schools internationally. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)


  • Mohamed Elgendy
    Mohamed Elgendy 5 yıl önce

    I believe her. My friend's son was diagnosed with autism. He home schooled the boy and trained him to follow his instructions. This boy who was not allowed to go to normal school  graduated  two years ago with a masters degree in civil engineering and he is working as an engineer for a construction company in Texas.

  • Stefan
    Stefan 5 yıl önce

    Neuroplasticity is so exciting.

  • jody schuller
    jody schuller 4 yıl önce

    It would be nice for her to show the tools she designed to overcome it.

  • subandi halim
    subandi halim 4 yıl önce

    she had a painful experience as a child yet she has delivered an amazing story of overcoming her handicap... she's so inspiring, awesome.

  • Dirk Katz
    Dirk Katz 1 gün önce

    The cause for me was the microwave oven. This may sound unbelievable: the internet states that the use is harmless or that the danger is cancer or a reduction in vitamins.

  • jonathan_g
    jonathan_g 6 yıl önce

    I know she probably had a set time to talk within but it would of been nice to know what her exercises were that she did for herself

  • Michael Breslin
    Michael Breslin 4 yıl önce

    The description of the exercises would help more than hearing that they worked.

  • Anna Logan Riversby, Online Arbitrage

    This is a brave human being, amazing and inspirational. Thank you for sharing Barbara xx

  • Dan Jonsson
    Dan Jonsson 3 yıl önce

    FANTASTIC!!!!! I suffered a cerebral haemorrhage in my teens. I couldn't do anything, tell a buss schedule, operate a laundry machine and so on. And my doctors just like she said tried to prepare me for a life going around and avoiding my difficulties. And after 7 or 8 years I got fed up with my situation and started progress towards my problems. It took a while and since then 20 years later I have drastically change my life in a way regular treatment would have me living in a special home. Important and well spoken talk. thank you Barbara.

  • courag1
    courag1 1 yıl önce

    My dad died of Alzheimer's disease. In my late fifties, I noticed I was slowing down in my memory skills. I decided since there is such a connection between what the hands do and what the brain does, to work with my hands as much as I could so I went back to knitting. I was difficult for me at first. But as things got easier, I challenged myself with things which I found hard, and when that became easier, to find something more. I also learned every style of knitting so as to know how to knit each forwards and backwards. And when I knit I change my styles and work to be sure the knitting all looks the same.

  • jaydotdiver
    jaydotdiver 7 yıl önce

    "I don't like GPSes because I like to read maps now. Because I can." Wonderful.

  • Charles
    Charles 6 yıl önce

    Easily the best TedxTalk I've ever seen. I've been raising awareness of brain plasticity ever since I read the book, "The Brain That Changes Itself" by Dr. Norman Doidge. Her book also needs to be read. This is all very enlightening and empowering material.

  • AirFire18
    AirFire18 6 yıl önce

    omg, i did the same thing. i wanted to learn how to read maps and i wanted to understand the world.. and so.. i decided to study geography... and now its easy for me.I wanted to change my brain, my struggle, and my life. My LD has been my motivation for change :')  I am soo glad she talked about this! 3 Thank you for spreading the message 3 ! 

  • fany sanchez
    fany sanchez 6 yıl önce

    Wow, neuroplasticity for treatment of learning disorders

  • kcanded
    kcanded 6 yıl önce

    I was fascinated but I also found myself wishing she had clarified at least one of the exercises she used to change her brain. An excellent talk!

  • 8acenelson
    8acenelson 6 yıl önce

    What a humbling, magnificent talk.  

  • Outside Drake158
    Outside Drake158 1 yıl önce

    This was heart-touching. Thank you for this. I believe this and I am happy it is here and there are countless people who know this.

  • Michael B
    Michael B 1 yıl önce

    Welcome to living with ADHD! School was and still is a place of harm. But, like this women, in the end we are stronger!

  • laraesque
    laraesque 4 yıl önce

    This is amazing! But I want to know what these exercises were.

  • Sally Kaley
    Sally Kaley 1 yıl önce

    This is so me...still fighting...