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Digital Seminar

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

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Aug 27, 2013
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Bridging the Gap Between What Experts Know and What Happens at Home & School

In this recording, 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.



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Parenting consultant and psychotherapist

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Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers, The Whole-Brain Child (Bantam, 2012) and No-Drama Discipline (Bantam, 2016), as well as The Yes Brain (Bantam, 2019). Dr. Bryson is also the co-author (with Dan Siegel, M.D.) of The Whole-Brain Child Workbook (PESI, 2015) and No-Drama Discipline Workbook (PESI, 2016). She is the executive director of the Center for Connection in Pasadena, CA, and a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist. She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, child-rearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tina Payne Bryson has an employment relationship with Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Associates.  She is a director with the Mindsight Institute.  She is an author for Random House Delacorte publishers and receives royalties.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Tina Payne Bryson is the co-host of the online parenting show “The Intentional Parent”.  She maintains a blog on kids and parenting (

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


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

Target Audience

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

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