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The Developing Brain (Neuroscience) with Nathan Wallis, Auckland

Professional development (PD) Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty

Posted: 31 August 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9eNB

Nathan Wallis leverages the latest brain development research and advances in medical science, meaning more is now known about brain development and functioning and how these amazing new discoveries relate to brain development and functioning within childhood development from early childhood right through to late adolescence.

These findings often contradict many of the long- held practices that helping professionals, teachers and parents have viewed as best practice. Resulting in there now being a large gap between how people ‘think’ the developing brain functions and what neuroscience research has actually shown to be the case.

Within this workshop you will gain an understanding of this knowledge and how this may help guide your practice to better meet the behavioural, developmental and educational needs of the children and adolescents we work with.

Topics Discussed include:

  • What is known about changes that occur in the frontal cortex and the implications on the biological workings of the brain?
  • What research indicates about the ideal physical, emotional, educational and social conditions in which the developing brain functions at its best.
  • Implications of this research and knowledge for your professional practice with children and adolescents, providing approaches and interventions that are shown to work best from a neuroscience perspective and how you can guide behaviour change in a way that acknowledges and utilises the unique workings of the developing brain.
  • From a neuroscience perspective, gain an understanding of the common mistakes parents, teachers, and   helping professionals make when working with adolescents and pre-adolescents and which of      

Events summary


27 October 2017 – 27 October 2017


27 October 2017 – 27 October 2017

Bay of Plenty

27 October 2017 – 27 October 2017