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Dr. Lynne Kenney is a pediatric psychologist on the language and executive functions team at Wellington-Alexander Center for the Treatment of Dyslexia in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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 BA in Psychology and an MA in Physical Education from the University of Southern California. In 1992, she earned her Doctorate in Psychology at Pepperdine University. 

Over the past 25 years, “Dr. Lynne” has worked with thousands of families, teachers, and clinicians from Los Angeles to the UK, Australia, China, and beyond to bring more cognitive skills to classrooms, homes, and clinics with creative cognitive coaching and cognitive-motor movement activities.


  • Preschool developmental, learning, and self-regulation skill improvement

  • Executive function and self-regulation interventions with 4-12-year-old children (ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, DCD, Autism Spectrum)

  • Cognitive interventions for coping with anxiety in young children

  • Academic training for educators and clinicians regarding cognitive coaching and cognitive-physical activities to engage executive functions, learning, and self-regulation K-12

Dr. Kenney’s books include Brain Primers with Mike Kuczala & Moving Minds (2020); 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior (Kenney & Comizio, 2016), the Social-Emotional Literacy program, Bloom Your Room™; Musical Thinking™; and Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top-kids (Kenney & Young, 2015). Her professional development platform The Kinetic Classroom brings executive function education and cognitive-motor movement to educators and clinicians worldwide. In 2017, Dr. Kenney co-authored the 5n45 cognitive-exercise program with Bruce Wexler, MD creator of ACTIVATE at Yale C8 Sciences. 

Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked as an educator in community service with national organizations including the Neurological Health Foundation, Head Start,, HandsOn Phoenix, SparkPE, Gopher Sport, and Points of Light (Generation On). She values closing the education gap in poverty and enjoys working with Title I schools.

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 meaningful contributions of our partner schools - Tarwater Elementary in Chandler Arizona, St. Francis Xavier Elementary in Phoenix, and Bec Johnston's class at Dalby State School in Queensland, Australia - who improve the quality of our programs and our ability to help students and families.

We warmly thank you, principals, teachers, and students who are central in bringing "Cognitive Science" to classrooms worldwide.

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