Adolescence Brain Development 22/23

Date & Time:

Tuesday 24 January 2023 (10:00 - 12:00)




Target group

This course is targeted to professionals who have organisational responsibilities for SEND at all levels which includes: children and adult social care staff, educational settings (early years providers, schools, academies, free schools, colleges), nurses, GPs and other doctors, allied health professionals, therapeutic roles, practice leads, foster carers, residential care staff, commissioned providers and private and voluntary organisations.   


The aims of this course is to provide:
• Information about adolescent development from a neurological and psychological perspective 
• An introduction to the way adolescent brain development impacts on learning, behaviour and emotional well-being 
• Information related to risk taking and reward seeking, emotional well-being and mental health, social relationships and sleep 
• Evidence from the latest research in this field and ideas about how this can be applied to supporting adolescents 
• An opportunity to reflect on changes which could be made to the way practitioners support adolescents in light of the information presented 

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will have: 
• A greater understanding of research-based evidence related to adolescent development 
• Knowledge about how changes to the brain impact on learning, behaviour and emotional well-being for adolescents 
• An increased understanding of how to support some of the challenges which are inherent within adolescence due to its unique developmental changes  

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Cognus Educational Psychology Service

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