Education: the Neuro Frontier?

Event Overview

Could neuroplasticity therapies revolutionise education in the UK? 

Neuroplasticity therapies use the brain’s natural ability to form connections with every new experience, to create, restore and increase function in the brain.  Conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, OCD, brain injury, anxiety, etc can benefit from these therapies.  The therapies include specific balance, sensory, movement and cognition exercises; and at this ground-breaking symposium, you will gain an understanding of how use of neuroplasticity therapies can lead to improvements in social, emotional, behavioural and academic skills.  Importantly, you will gain insight into what this could mean for the future of education. 
Discover how the science and practice of neuroplasticity is moving at an ever-increasing pace. Techniques and therapies are emerging which are demonstrating the potential to improve the function and abilities of many children, especially those labelled with special educational needs.  These therapies could potentially enable all children to reach their educational potential. This symposium seeks to explore:

  • What are the innovations in neuroplasticity therapies?
  • Do neuroplasticity therapies have a place in education?
  • Is UK keeping abreast of these innovations?
  • How might education policy and practice embrace these innovations?

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof Robert Melillo – a clinician for 30 years, a university professor, brain researcher, best-selling author, radio and TV host; and one of the most respected specialists in childhood neurological disorders in the world.
  • Sally Goddard-Blythe MSc. - author of 8 books on child development, consultant in neuro-developmental education and Director of the Institute of Neuro-Physiological Psychology
  • Dr Robin Pauc – a clinician for over 40 years, author of numerous books including the best-selling Is That My Child?, a researcher, a past Assistant Professor (Clinical Neurology), and the pioneer of groundbreaking diagnostic and treatment methods in the field of learning and behavioural issues of childhood.
  • John Glover – specialist in Neuro-Developmental and Behavioural Optometry, lecturer at the Department of Optometry at Manchester University, previously an Examiner for the College of Optometrists   

Event Programme

  2020 Symposium Programme to follow           


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