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10 Brain-Based Strategies: Help Children in the Classroom


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10 Brain-Based Strategies: Help Children in the Classroom Improve Emotional, Academic & Social Skills for Back to School

NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.

Bridging the Gap Between What Experts Know and What Happens at Home & School

In this DVD, best-selling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) discusses the challenges she most frequently addresses with parents, students, educators, and professionals when it comes to kids in the classroom. At school, many children have emotional, academic, and social hurdles to overcome.   This DVD will discuss how to create new associations with learning and the school environment, and how to help kids build skills and become resilient.

Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humor, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically grounded strategies that will help children transition back to school, be confident students, and have a successful academic year. Attendees will be exposed to the most important and frequent perspectives and strategies Dr. Bryson teaches parents, educators, and mental health professionals in her office as a pediatric and adolescent psychologist, and as the School Counselor at St. Mark’s School in Altadena, California.



Reinterpret & Shift Maladaptive Behaviors

  • Overcome fears and negative feelings about school
  • Decide when it’s time for intervention
  • Mastery and self-esteem

Understand Neural Associations for learning & emotion

  • Beyond diagnosis: Skill-building
  • The relationships among executive functioning, learning challenges, ADHD, and social skills
  • Tackling parents’ assumptions, fears, and objections to assessment and intervention

Prepare a Child for Success & Resiliency

  • Optimal academic stimulation
  • Looking for the purpose behind students’ behavior
  • The keys to social, emotional, and mental health
  • How relationships are essential to optimal learning



  • Explain how neural associations impact children’s ability to learn and handle their emotions in school and how to change negative associations.
  • Distinguish the connection between social skills and executive function in the brain.
  • Identify when we should give children time to develop, versus initiating intervention and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate how to reinterpret seemingly maladaptive behavior as purposeful, adaptive behavior with a meaning, then learn how to shift it.
  • Describe how to overcome resistance to assessment and intervention.
  • Ascertain a new lens to help focus on skill-building instead of diagnosis.



Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. is the co-author with Daniel Siegel MD. of the best-selling The Whole-Brain Child, which has been translated into seventeen languages. Dr. Bryson is a psychotherapist at Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Associates in Arcadia, California, and also serves as the School Counselor at St. Mark’s School in Altadena,CA. Dr. Bryson sees children and adolescents, and also provides parenting consultations. She is the Director of Parenting Education at the Mindsight Institute and the Child Development Director for Lantern Camps. Dr. Bryson travels internationally lecturing to educators, mental health professionals and parents.

Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. Dr. Bryson has written a series of articles for mom.me, SkillForKids and the PBS Series “This Emotional Life.” She has co-hosted a web-based parenting show and has made media appearances, such as “Good Morning America” and Redbook Magazine. You can learn more about Dr. Bryson atTinaBryson.com, and subscribe to her blog to read her articles about kids and parenting. (TinaBryson.com)


Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Teachers/Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, and other Mental Health Professionals


Author: Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Length: 1 DVD

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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