Rewiring the Brain to Learn

Updated: Oct 30, 2018

Life-changing … Debra Gilmore, left, says the Arrowsmith Program had a transformative effect on her son Robert, 17.

A controversial treatment for people with learning disabilities is gaining traction in Australia.

Debra Gilmore knows better than most the anguish, despair and frustration felt by children with learning disabilities and their parents. It goes with her job, as head of diverse learning needs at the Catholic Education Office in Sydney. It also goes with her experience as a mother.