Strengthening Executive Function, Attention, Memory, Response Inhibition and Self-Regulation in Children and Adolescents

Presented by Lynne Kenney, Psy.D.

On Demand | Available Now


6 Hours | Approved for CEU’s


This workshop is on-demand, content will be available immediately after purchase.

Footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until November 4, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.

Registration will close on October 28, 2024. 

Did You Know?

  • For many students, Executive Function is a better predictor of academic outcomes than intelligence quotient (IQ) and socioeconomic status (SES), (Blair & Raver, 2015; Cortés Pascual et al. 2019; Micalizzi et al., 2019).
  • Executive Function skills predict math and reading in higher grade levels (Ribner et al., 2018; Magalhães et al., 2020).
  • Self-Regulation skills predict academic, behavioral, and social achievement across a lifetime (Robson et al., 2020).

The Key Is To:

BOX: Empower children and adolescents with the skills to think, plan, attend, inhibit, and self-regulate. “When students develop their ability to think things through, pay attention, manage their emotions, resist their impulses, and plan the sequence of their actions they are better able to successfully learn, connect, and behave.”

This Is Achieved By:

Strengthening Executive Function and Self-Regulation Skills.

Learn About:

  • The current science supporting the importance of improving executive function skills in your students.
  • The developmental precursor skills that shift the trajectory of student learning, behavior and achievement.
  • Evidence-based methods for strengthening executive function.
  • The relationships between executive function skills, reading and math.

Understand How To:

  • Improve your student’s focused attention.
  • Teach your students how to be the “Best Coaches” for their own brains.
  • Use cognitive skills coaching activities to bolster self-regulation and impulse control in your students.
  • Play cognitive-motor activities like CogniTap and Think-Ups, which require self-regulation, attention, memory, and self-control.

Develop Skills To:

  • Teach your students become “Cognitive Scientists” more invested in their own learning.
  • Help your students achieve self-regulation quickly and effectively.
  • Incorporate cognitive-motor movement to help your students achieve an alert state of learning readiness.
  • Teach your students how to better monitor and manage their attention, memory and cognitive flexibility.

Be Ready To Implement:

  • Cognitive Skill Coaching Activities for better organization, planning, time management, attention, memory, self-regulation, and cognitive flexibility.
  • Simple 5-minute Brain Priming activities to prepare your students to actively participate in classroom lessons.
  • Social-Cohesion activities to help students practice kindness, respect, and collaboration.
  • Rhythmic vestibular, visual-tracking, and proprioceptive activities to support learning and engagement.
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, Police 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 in 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.

Dr. Kenney’s most recent educational program is CogniMoves® a universal Tier I MTSS cognitive-motor movement program, co-developed with Benjamin S. Bunney, MD, Former Chairman Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. CogniMoves® is designed to strengthen executive function skills in K-3 students.

Dr. Kenney is a pediatric psychologist on the Language & Cognition Team at Wellington-Alexander Center for the Treatment of Dyslexia, Scottsdale, Arizona. She has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. As an international educator, researcher, and author, Dr. Kenney is dedicated to improving the trajectory of children’s learning, particularly in high-need, under-resourced communities.

Dr. Kenney’s books include Brain Primers, 2020 (Kuczala & Kenney); 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). My Attention Engine: An executive function skill activity book for teachers, parents, and children is slated for 2023.

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, the First Nations in Canada, and Points of Light (Generation On) Dr. Kenney values working with Title I Schools.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$269.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Group rates and student discounts are available. Please contact for more information.

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits

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