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25 & 26 September 2019: Executive Function Coach Training - Clapham North
30 September 2019:
Neurodiversity and the Incredible Teenage Brain with
Dr Bettina Hohnen, Clinical Psychologist -
Bell House, Dulwich
The impact of neurodiverse conditions, such as dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Autism Spectrum Disorder, may be mild or significant, but it will be lifelong. Dr Hohnen is a clinical psychologist and specialist in the teenage brain, and has written a new book: ‘The Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock a Teen’s Potential’. She will be discussing neurodiversity and the impact it may have given what we have learnt from recent neuroscience about the teenage brain.
Dr Hohnen will outline the key changes taking place in the brain during the teenage years. The teen years are a time of learning about ourselves and how we fit into the group; at this time in their lives, teenagers may re-evaluate what a long-known condition means to them. Moreover, secondary school requires a step up in executive function skills, which often become vulnerable in neurodiverse conditions. Dr Hohnen will consider strategies that are likely to be most effective in supporting teenagers, focussing on maintaining a positive relationship with young people, maintaining safe boundaries and developing problem-solving skills.
Learn what you can do as a parent, teacher or mentor to support teens at this time. Help them navigate their neurodiverse profile positively, with you alongside them.
2 Oct 2019: Activated Learning Training - Fulham Boys School, Fulham
Teacher and creator of Activated Learning
Project Flourish believes that every child should be able to flourish. Each podcast will have a guest from the psychology or education field who will shed light on a project that is helping children to flourish!
Dr Bettina Hohnen: Clinical Neuropsychologist
In this episode, we interview Dr Bettina Hohnen, a clinical psychologist and one of the original co-founders of Connections in Mind. Bettina specialises in the area of neuropsychology, which considers the relationship between brain and behaviour. In our wide-ranging conversation, we discuss Bettina’s career, the origins of Connections in Mind and why it has been so important for Bettina to integrate support for parents. She will explore how parents can better understand executive functions, attachment theory and support their children in developing these skills. We discuss how the Connected Minds Parenting Course also helps to achieve this aim. We consider how developments in our understanding of children’s brains should influence parenting and education. Finally, Bettina gives us a taster of what we can expect in her upcoming book about the adolescent brain.