Brain & Behaviour Enhancement - Supporting the Anxious Child

Suitable for teachers of all grades and SNA's

Presentation Content

Exploring how stress and anxiety in early childhood may change the brain architecture impacting on behaviour, concentration, social interaction and learning.

Understanding how some stress symptoms may be camouflaged in the classroom and in the school yard.

Explaining evidence-based support strategies for implementation in the classroom for socio-emotional well-being and improved learning.

Presentation Aim

The aim is for attendees to be able to better identify children who display a wide range of stress related symptoms and also be better equipped to implement strategies to support such children in the classroom.

Dr. Mary F. O’Connor - PhD (Professional) in Education

As a Neuro-Developmental Practitioner and Director of Brain and Behaviour Enhancement, Mary has over twenty four years of experience working with children who have specific learning and behaviour challenges. She has facilitated many presentations for school staff including CPD summer courses for teachers. Mary is also a qualified nurse and midwife and has an MA (Hons.) in Advanced Therapeutic Childcare. She is a strong advocate of fostering evidence-based, rather than opinion-based, educational initiatives. Based on her most recent research she is committed to raising awareness of the effects of early childhood adversity and providing suggestions for effective management strategies in the classroom.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 21-01-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 21-01-2019 6:00 pm
Course Fee Free
Number Hours 2
Speaker Dr. Mary F. O'Connor - PhD (Professional) in Education
Location Galway Education Centre
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