30 Proven and Effective Self-Regulation and Executive Function Strategies: For Children with Sensory Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety and ADHD

New! Filmed Spring 2020

Presented by Lynne Kenney, Psy.D.

On-Demand | Now Available


6 Hours  |  Pre-approved for 6 CEUs


This On Demand course and will be available immediately after purchase. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (certificate, videos) will be available until May 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on April 1, 2021. 

This 6 hour online course will give you 30 Proven and Effective Self-Regulation and Executive Function Strategies to better understand and intervene with children who have challenges with sensory processing, dysregulation, anxiety and executive function. Dr. Kenney will integrate research from neuroscience, kinesiology, occupational therapy, music and speech/language therapy. We will explore cognitive and movement activities to improve learning and behaviour.

With improvements in research utilizing fMRI to measure brain activation, we are quickly learning that the learning and behaviour management techniques commonly used in the past are not only ineffective but may increase stress which decrease both thinking skills and self-regulation in children and adolescents. Establishing secure connections with kids, partnering with them in problem solving and using neuro-biologically rooted strategies are more effective ways to improve both learning and behaviour.

Importantly, in the past 10 years we have learned that thinking skills in the brain are supported by cognitive-motor movement, rhythm-based learning, music, beat perception and cognitive skills coaching. Where we used to believe that IQ was stable, we now know that students from low-stimulation environments, students with ADHD, learning differences, trauma and concussion may improve their learning skills with coaching, cognitive-exercise and lifestyle improvements.

This workshop will give you 30+ effective cognitive-motor, executive function and self-regulation strategies to better understand and intervene with children who have challenges with executive function, learning, anxiety, sensory processing and dysregulation. Integrating research from neuroscience, kinesiology, occupational therapy, music and speech/language therapy, we will explore cutting edge cognitive-movement activities to improve learning and behaviour.

Teaching students how they think, learn and behave empowers them to play an active role in their own learning.  When children with ADHD, anxiety, learning differences, oppositional tendencies and disinterest in school are taught how to be “Cognitive Scientists” coaching their own brains to plan, prioritize, attend and remember, they become more invested in school and motivated to learn.

Taking the mystery out of executive functions by showing students how to learn more efficiently while calming their defensive brains leads to better concentration, improved attention, higher academic achievement and competent social-emotional skills.

In this workshop, Lynne Kenney, Psy,D., pediatric psychologist, author and international educator, will show you how to integrate the newest research in neuroscience, kinesiology and cognitive education for students to learn more efficiently. You will discover over 30 developmentally progressive cognitive-exercises, worksheets and activities to enliven your classroom, office and clinic.  Learn how to improve cognition, enhance learning and empower children to be better thinkers with motor movement, sequencing, attending, self-regulation and memory activities.

Dress comfortably, as we will be moving to think and calming to learn with balls, body percussion, rhythm activities, yoga and music.

Online Course Format

  • 6 hours of Online Training
  • 6 CEUs
  • Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.

  • Learn the biological precursors to executive functions and learning
  • Learn how coordinated rhythmic beat-based motor movement engages executive function
  • Practice strategies to help children move out of the stress response into an alert state of calm
  • Experience proven cognitive-motor activities to enhance thinking and self-regulation
  • Improve how children learn by teaching them how their brains work
  • Close the education gap in poverty with movement and cognition
  1. Implement research-based activities educators, teachers and clinicians can use to improve thinking, self-regulation, learning and behaviour.
  2. Learn the relationship between cognition and motor movement.
  3. Explore bringing physical activity back to the classroom with coordinative cognitive-motor activities.
  4. Practice over 30 activities you can do to help children with ADHD, dyslexia, ODD, sensory processing challenges, dyspraxia, anxiety and behavioural issues.
  5. Learn how to enhance collaboration and cooperation in your classroom by teaching children applied neuroscience research.

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D.is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-6. 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.

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 University.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$249.00N/A
Full-Time Student$199.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

For group and/or student rates please view our Terms & Conditions and contact webinars@jackhirose.com for more information and registration. 

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