The Neuroscience of Better Behavior: What to Say, Think, and Do to Help Children Behave and Learn Better

Presented by Lynne Kenney, PsyD on 10-03-2014 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Exploring the neurocognitive underpinnings of learning and behavior allows us to evaluate and discuss what makes children behave as they do, how adults impact children's behavior, and the ten actions you can take today to enhance communication, collaboration, and compliance. This content-rich web conference will provide collaborative techniques for clinicians, parents, and teachers to use with children who are challenged with conditions such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, EFD, and SPD. Rated as one of the Top 100 Docs to "listen to" on Twitter, Dr. Kenney will share brain-based activities that can be used with children and parents immediately to help families develop skills to raise calm, competent, and ethical children.

Dr. Kenney will discuss:

  • Eight myths about misbehavior
  • How we are caught in “The Discipline Trap”
  • Skill deficits vs. willful non-compliance
  • How we cannot consequence children into new skills
  • The alerting-to-calming continuum
  • Enhancement of collaboration through movement rhythm and timing
  • Ways to limit internal chaos and increase self-regulations skills for better social adaptability
  • Five cognitive, limbic, and motor activities you can use today to enhance learning and behavior

This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Utilize the research conducted on the development of young brains from 2–12 years of age;
  2. Apply motor-based interactive strategies to therapy practice;
  3. Explore how the limbic brain, cerebellum, and the frontal lobes behave when changes occur;
  4. Apply research that is not often reviewed in psychology that directly applies to daily clinical work (e.g. OT, functional psychology, physical education, neuroscience);
  5. Explore the role of rhythm and timing in treatment.

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Event Reviews from Members

Dr. Kenney provided lots of added resources and examples throughout the workshop. She incorporated current brain research into suggested therapeutic approaches with children. I particularly enjoyed learning about the added interventions that can augment standard psycho-therapeutic approaches. - Catherine Gruener, LCPC, NCC

I loved her theoretical-based, practical, and common-sense approach on how to deal with children. I loved when she said at the beginning "You as a parent need to discipline yourself" (meaning self regulation). - Cristina Fandino EdD, MEd

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements., provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395. 

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Meet the Presenter

Lynne Kenney, PsyD

Lynne Kenney, PsyD

Lynne Kenney, PsyD, is a pediatric psychologist and mother of two in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Kenney completed her fellowship training in developmental pediatric psychology and forensic psychology at Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She is the author of The Family Coach Method and co-author of Bloom: Helping children blossom, a digital book designed for parents to help their children develop essential behavioral, social-emotional, and communication skills. Combining her love for brain development and motor movement, she developed Play Math to assist children between 6 and 11 years of age in learning their math facts using hoola-hoops and playground balls for increased algebraic thinking.

Dr. Kenney combines her passion for education and clinical practice with media skills to bring education to parents, teachers, and students using state-of–the-art technology online, in person, and on television. She has been actively involved in education for over twenty years with students ranging from gifted 2nd grade students (math) to psychology doctoral candidates. Her current clinical work focuses on using movement to enhance executive function, social and math skills, and skills of everyday family living. Dr. Kenney is a national speaker and past consultant to The International Nanny Association. She is the family expert for Happy Family Organic Superfoods and was National Ambassador for The National Head Start Association, 2007.

For more information on Dr. Kenney and her work, please visit

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  •, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  •, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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