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Unlocking Your Brain’s Potential

CoreSenses’ sole purpose is to guide people through the process of strengthening neural pathways in their brain and change their perception of what their opportunities in life may be.

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What we do

Awakening capabilities for lifelong learning

Founded on neuroscience research and with over 40 years of experience we know that there are three things needed in life… determination, grit and perseverance. We nurture our students to boost their levels of confidence and through our evidence based outcomes, demonstrate that it is possible for people of all ages to wake up part of their brain that may have weaker capacity which contributes to their learning difficulties.  We achieve this through a program of specific cognitive exercises.

CoreSenses is proud to deliver The Arrowsmith Program.

What people say

Who is this for?

Who can benefit from the program?

Our program can help anyone with learning difficulties … from seven years onwards. Our oldest student, at the age of seventy, went on to study for a degree after finishing the Arrowsmith Program!

We work with people who may be experiencing some form of challenges in school, business and life in general. The lack of ability perpetuates their perception of their potential and continues throughout life resulting in social distance, lack of confidence and motivation.

Who is Coresenses for?

Meet Anna

Anna, 35 is a busy mum of two, she works part time in retail and likes to find time for hobbies of her own interest. She is time poor and run off her feet but prides herself in staying connected with her children’s lives and progress at school. Her son is struggling with basic maths concepts and reading and he stays away from sporting activities as he is often uncoordinated and slow. He has been identified for learning support and that has made him very self-conscious and afraid of being labelled ‘dumb’ as a result, he has been playing up and is becoming increasingly aggressive and angry.

Anna wants to find ways to help her son to improve his reading and writing as well as social aspects such as the confidence in abilities and improved coordination which could be handy for playing sports.

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Who is Coresenses for?

Meet Tim

Tim’s parents are concerned about their son’s lack of progress at school. Falling behind his friends in maths and english, Tim also struggles with coordination which means he is left out of many school activities and sports… this makes it difficult for him to make friends. At ten years of age his parents are worried about how he will cope in the short and long term. High school is only two years away.

Difficulty retaining numbers, learning maths facts, moving the body fluidly and processing sentences are some of the challenges that people with learning difficulties may face. The Arrowsmith Program has exercises designed specifically to enable students to overcome these.

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Who is Coresenses for?

Meet Eloise

Eloise, 22 has just finished her apprenticeship in floristry. Talented, creative and a hard worker, Eloise now has the opportunity to manage the shop. However, she has difficulty with organising her thoughts, prioritising and working with simple mathematics which is something she has not revealed to her employer. She is even unable to read the analog clock on the wall at work and has to rely on her digital watch. She would love to accept the role but can’t face the embarrassment of telling her employer about her difficulties. What adult can’t read a clock?

Difficulty with comprehension, logical reasoning, understanding mathematical, scientific or literary concepts and reading a clock are typical of someone who has not developed a part of the brain for symbol relations.

The Arrowsmith Program excels in solving this difficulty for its students.

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Who is Coresenses for?

Meet Michael

Michael, an experienced landscaper gets on well with his boss, staff and clients. His potential to move into a management role has not escaped the attention of his employer. Michael, however, is too embarrassed to tell his boss about his challenges with reading and writing.

Difficulty with reading and writing is very common in those who are experiencing learning challenges. The Arrowsmith Program has exercises specifically designed to overcome this challenge. Through repetition of these exercises new neural pathways are developed, enabling the student to ultimately read and write with ease.

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Who is Coresenses for?

Meet Kate

Kate 55, is a respected creative in the advertising industry. Kate is able to hide the fact that she struggles with putting her ideas into writing. Her PA also acts as her scribe. It is something that causes her to feel shame and anxiety about “being exposed”.
She was diagnosed with Dyslexia as a child and believes there is no solution to this problem.

The challenge that Kate is faced with is due to a weaker function in the capacity of her brain to understand how symbols (words and numbers) connect to form sentences.

However her assumption that this can not be changed is not correct and can be addressed successfully through the Arrowsmith Program.

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Who is Coresenses for?

Meet Sophie

At 14 Sophie has difficulty reading and understanding, sadly, this has led to her being bullied at school. Her confidence is failing with each month and the gap between Sophie and her peers is widening. This is something that causes her parents enormous anxiety.

Having a learning difficulty can not only affect a person’s ability to learn and do well in school/work, it can lead to psychological issues that can seriously undermine one’s sense of self-worth and self-esteem.

The Arrowsmith Program achieves significant results not only in improving learning capacity, it has also been shown to improve student confidence and ability to function well socially.

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About Arrowsmith

Arrowsmith is about strengthening learning capabilities

Founded in 1978 by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young. She has been recognised as a pioneer and creator of one of the first applications utilising the principles of neuroplasticity to overcome learning disabilities. The program currently operates in 90 sites world-wide including 19 in Australia with 4 in NSW. More than 10,000 children, young people and adults have experienced the benefit of the program.

The Arrowsmith Program is delivered by CoreSenses | Awakening Capabilities (CoreSenses) to address specific learning difficulties by identifying and strengthening cognitive functions that hinder the learning process.  Our goal is to help students of all ages become effective, confident, and self-directed learners. 

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Enquiries and Enrolments

If you or a loved one is not reaching their full potential due to a learning difficulty, contact us today for an appointment so that we can share with you some of the outcomes we have achieved.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that the program will work in my situation?
Over the past 40 years, we have achieved results with people who tell us they have difficulty with their learning in the following areas:
  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Visual Memory
  • Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Executive Function
  • Auditory Memory
  • Dyslexia
  • Auditory Processing
  • Attention
What evidence is there that it works?
A number of international academic studies over the past several years have concluded that the Arrowsmith Program is effective in improving the brain’s cognitive ability.

The latest research, carried out by Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC), into the Arrowsmith Program has shown children with specific learning difficulties demonstrate significant improvements by training their brains using neuroplasticity techniques.

The peer reviewed research, published late last year (October 2019) in the international journal, Learning: Research and Practice, examined the Arrowsmith Program and its capacity to help children with learning difficulties improve academic skills and cognitive abilities including reading, maths, spelling, memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning.

You can find more information about other research here:

https://arrowsmithschool.org/research/
How does the program fit in with school/work?
The program is designed to be tailored to suit both school and work schedules.

Each student works on their Individualised Learning Program which is developed after an initial assessment. These individual learning programs can vary from 1 to 6 exercises a week.

Each exercise requires a minimum of 4 hours face to face tuition.

Full time programs (4 – 6 exercises)
Part Time Programs (1 – 3 exercises)
Motor Symbol Sequencing (MSS) cognitive program (primarily an at-home program (1 hour per day) with weekly check-in sessions)
Symbol Relations Cognitive Enhancement Program
Full Initial Arrowsmith Program Assessment
When will I see results?
Each student is an individual with specific challenges and as such their progress will vary. However it is usually those close to the student who notice changes first.

Typically they will notice the student seems more confident and their engagement with others is improved. Over time the student will notice changes in their own performance.

An assessment is conducted at the end of each year and we also provide feedback to the student and to parents (where applicable) throughout the year. When each student reaches a Mastery we believe it’s cause for celebration, not only for the student but the whole class. Because we have small classes the students are very supportive of one another and we encourage this through rewards and acknowledgement of their progress.

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