COGNITIVE SKILLS FOR CHILDREN
Integrating research from over 100 scientific studies, Dr. Kenney has developed cognitive-motor movement and coaching strategies to engage attention, memory, self-control, cognitive flexibility, and self-regulation. Engaging her clients and their families as “cognitive scientists,” Dr. Lynne collaborates with children to help them build the executive function skills necessary to become the “best coaches” for their own brains.
The on-demand Executive Function and Motor-Cognition Training launches on September 1, 2022. In this professional development workshop, we will review the scientific evidence regarding the impact of executive function skills on learning and behavior while we implement the CogniSuite™ cognitive skill building and cognitive-motor brain priming activities.
The CogniSuite™ activities have been developed through my interactions with students in clinical practice and in the classroom since 1986. Currently, the CogniSuite™ consists of: Movimals, CogniTap™, CogniBalls, CogniBags, Think-Ups, Popple, Calm Me Downs, Spotlight™, and Play Math™.
We do these activities 1:1, in small groups, or as a class, for 5-10 minutes at a time to prepare the brain for learning academic content, social skill lessons, and executive function strategies.
If you are an educator or clinician interested in bringing executive function education with 5-minute brain priming activities to your classroom this professional development is for you.
ABOUT DR. LYNNE
Dr. Lynne Kenney is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-8. Dr. Kenney develops curriculum, programming, and activities to improve children’s cognition through coordinative cognitive-motor movement, executive function skill-building strategies, and social-emotional learning.
EXERCISE YOUR EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
BrainPrimers™ are physical activity decks designed to engage students’ attention, memory, self-control, cognitive flexibility, self-regulation, and social interaction through fun physical movements. These mindful, beat-based activities were developed by Dr. Lynne Kenney and Mike Kuczala and will enliven your classroom or learning setting. Help your students alert their attention and memory while practicing cognitive flexibility through 5-minute physical activities.
BrainPrimers will help your students by:
Enlivening neural connections and networks involved in attention and memory
Engaging executive function skills such as attention, memory, cognitive flexibility, and self-control
Moving in coordinative rhythmic beat-based patterns that require thought, planning, sequencing, working memory, cognitive flexibility, response inhibition, and creativity
Celebrating the individuality and creativity of your students
Creating a learning environment that is emotionally safe, builds community, and a fun place to learn
"Dr. Lynne" is a trusted source of research-based practice for educators, clinicians, families, and physicians worldwide. Having enjoyed working with thousands of educators worldwide our strategies, printable activities, posters, and more can be found here.