Nature, Nurture & Neuroplasticity with Dr Sarah McKay
Date(s) - 27/02/2020
Latest Discoveries In Child & Adolescent Neuroscience. Implications For Practice.
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to reorganise itself, both in terms of its structure and the way it works. Children’s brains are developing and dynamic, and each new experience (both positive and negative) changes their neural architecture. Recent research in the fields of neuroscience and genetics has given us great insight into learning and behaviour and how the brain is shaped by experience. Critical periods of neuroplasticity for various developmental stages are also better understood. This knowledge has significant implications for how we should approach our work with children and young people. It is time to rethink many of the ways we have responded to the developmental stages from birth and late adolescence, and associated developmental disorders. By understanding and harnessing the latest knowledge surrounding neuroplasticity, we can help children and young people to better manage reactive emotions, think more clearly, learn more easily, and develop greater focus.
In this highly engaging workshop, neuroscientist and science communicator Dr Sarah McKay will translate cutting-edge brain-science research into simple, actionable strategies for facilitating health and wellbeing, creativity, and peak performance for children and young people.
Date: Thursday 27th February 2020
Venue: Commodore Hotel, 449 Memorial Avenue, CHRISTCHURCH
Details: 9:00am – 3:00pm (Morning Tea and Lunch are provided)