The impact of neurodiverse conditions such as dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Autism Spectrum Disorder may be mild or significant, but it will be life-long. Dr Hohnen is a Clinical Psychologist and specialist in the teenage brain, and has written a new book The Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock a Teen’s Potential. She will be discussing neurodiversity and the impact it may have given what we have learnt from recent neuroscience of the teenage brain.
Dr Hohnen will outline the key changes that take place in the brain during the teenage years. The teen years are a time of learning about ourselves and how we fit into the group and at this time in their lives, teenagers may re-evaluate what a long-known condition means to them. Moreover, secondary school requires a step-up in executive function skills and these are often vulnerable in neurodiverse conditions. Dr Hohnen will consider strategies that are likely to be most effective to support teenagers which focus on maintaining a positive relationship with the young people, maintaining safe boundaries and developing their problem solving skills.
Learn what you can do as a parent, teacher or mentor to support teens at this time, helping them to navigate their neurodiverse profile positively, with you alongside them.
About the speaker
Bettina is passionate about supporting the well-being of young people by strengthening relationships. She is a trained Clinical Psychologist and has worked individually with families for many years. Her combined clinical and academic background means she can translate complex research in the area of mental health and neuroscience to inform parents and teachers. She regularly gives talks and runs workshops with the aim of aligning parents and teachers with the developmental needs of young people.
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