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30 Proven and Effective Self-Regulation and Executive Function Strategies

For Children with Sensory Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety and ADHD

Presented by Lynne Kenney, Psy.D.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020  |  Oakville, on

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Registration Code: KEN-YTZ

Date & Location

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – Wednesday, May 6, 2020

8:30am – 4:00pm

Oakville Conference Centre

2515 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON

phone:  905.618.7510

fax:  905.618.7515

website:  http://www.oakvilleconference.com

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

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This one-day workshop 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.








Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

  • 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

Learning Objectives

  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.

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.

This workshop may be may be eligible for CEUs from the following associations:  Show more
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
  • Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellor & Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT)
  • Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)

* Please contact your accrediting body for more information on individual association requirements.

Your Presenter(s)

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D.

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.



“Thank you for sharing your knowledge and skills. I loved the ‘hands on’ activities and plan to use them in my kindergarten class.”
– Sylvie Seguin | Ottawa, ON | May 11, 2016

“Lynne is a fantastic facilitator. I appreciate all the resources and examples she provided. This was an extremely enjoyable and educational workshop.”
– Stephanie Mulhall | London, ON | May 9, 2016


More information: www.lynnekenney.com

Who Should Attend

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.


Recommended Accommodation

Holiday Inn Oakville at Bronte

2525 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON

phone:  905.847.1000

website:  http://www.hioakvillebronte.ca/

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Our rates:

Spring 2020 Booking Information

To make a reservation over the phone, please call 905.847.1000

Please follow this link to make your reservation online: Click Here

Rate is $124.00 plus tax per night for single/double occupancy, a charge of $10.00 for each additional adult is applied.

Please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates” and “Corporate ID: #786797416” when making a reservation.

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

Please keep in mind when booking Jack Hirose and Associates corporate guest rooms, reservations booked for most hotels can be cancelled within 48 hours . If you are booking guest rooms through third party websites in many instances the reservations booked cannot not be cancelled.

When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems Presented by Steven Olivas, Ph.D.
Individual Enrollment $449 $469
Group 3-7 $429 $449
Group 8-14 $409 $429
Group 15+ $389 $409
Full-Time Student $389 $409
30 Proven and Effective Self-Regulation and Executive Function Strategies Presented by Lynne Kenney, Psy.D.
Individual Enrollment $249 $269
Group 3-7 $234 $254
Group 8-14 $219 $239
Group 15+ $204 $224
Full-Time Student $204 $224
Attend Both Child and Youth Workshops and SAVE!
Individual Enrollment $619 $639
Group 3-7 $599 $619
Group 8-14 $579 $599
Group 15+ $559 $579
Full-Time Student $559 $579

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (13% HST).

Early bird cutoff date: April 20, 2020
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Monday, April 20, 2020.

Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.

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