The Adolescent Brain

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Albeit challenging, there are very good reasons why adolescents start to behave the ways they do from the ages 11 onwards. It’s got everything to do with their brain preparing for life in the adult world and this course makes understanding the neuroscience of adolescence easy to understand!
Exploring the key changes that take place in the brain during this time, you will learn how to understand the changes in their behaviour, ‘risk taking’, poor social skills and difficulties with decision making & anticipating consequence.
You’ll also learn about the inherent strength of the adolescent brain-despite its apparent fragility-and what you can (and can’t!) do to maximise learning capacity, engagement, and support young people’s development(and yourself!) as they navigate the turbulence of adolescence.

It is useful to have completed The Developing Brain course prior to this course, but not essential.