Wednesday, April 5 at 7 PM
Dr. JoAnn Deak
A Look at the Current Brain Research: Important Windows of Neuro-sensitivity in the First Decade of Life
On Wednesday, April 5 Léman Manhattan Preparatory School presents “A Look at the Current Brain Research: Important Windows of Neuro-sensitivity in the First Decade of Life” as part of their ongoing Parenting Speaker Series.
In the last several years, there has been a burgeoning of research looking at readiness from a neurological perspective. The defining question: Are there areas of the brain that are most malleable or plastic during a particular age range? The answer to that question has been gaining more and more clarity to the point that the research is providing critical direction in child development.
There are really two magic decades, which span critical periods of brain development. This workshop looks at the first magic decade: What are those areas of the brain that have critical time periods for use during these first ten years of life? Most importantly, what does this mean to parents, caregivers, and educators about structuring the environment and experiences of children during the birth to 10 magic decade?
JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., has spent more than thirty years as an educator and psychologist, helping children develop into confident and competent adults. The latter half of that period has also focused on working with adults, parents, and teachers in their roles as guides or significant ‘brain sculptors’ of children.
The Léman Manhattan Parenting Speaker Series brings internationally renowned experts in child development to speak to our local community. We invite you to a series of talks that address the complex issues facing today’s parents.
This session will take place at the Léman Manhattan Upper School, 1 Morris Street, New York, NY. Tickets are complimentary for Léman families and $25 for each event for the general public. Seating is limited.
To purchase tickets, please visit the website HERE