Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a practicing pediatric psychologist, author and international educator in Scottsdale, AZ. With a keen interest in changing the trajectory of children’s learning through cognitive-exercise, Dr. Kenney is known for developing classroom activities which integrate neuroscience and physical education to improve executive function and self-regulation.
Dr. Kenney is co-author with Wendy Young of Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top-kids and author of The Family Coach Method. Her most recent books Musical Thinking: 5 Steps To Teaching Children How They Think and 70 Play Activities For Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning, and Behavior (Kenney & Comizio, 2016) introduce her direct instruction method for improving executive function, math, reading and social-emotional skills. Bloom Your Room brings social-emotional learning to classrooms with postable hand-drawn art and activities.
Dr. Kenney has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from the University of Southern California and a Doctorate in Psychology from Pepperdine.
Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked as an educator in community service from the inner cities of Los Angeles to national organizations such as the Neurological Health Foundation, Understood.org, HandsOn Phoenix, and Points of Light (Generation On). She values closing the education gap in poverty.
Dr. Kenney values making learning cognitive concepts easier for children, that’s why she created the social-emotional literacy program The Kinetic Classroom and Play Math. The original tools, games, and activities she brings to thousands of teachers, clinicians, parents, and students each year, empower children to become confident, masterful learners and productive social citizens.
As an expert, writer, media producer, and TV host, Lynne’s content has appeared on Good Morning America and in Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, People, Success, Parents, and Parenting Magazines.
Find Dr. Kenney’s Books and Programs HERE.
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