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Our electronic courses help you to gain scientific insights when you can’t attend live trainings or bring them to your staff.
Courses start at £30 each, or £75 for all three, and we offer bulk discounts for bookings of 10 or more.
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Our courses are designed so:-
- you can work through them at your own pace
- save your work and restart when convenient
- course length approximately 3 hours (start to finish)
- certificate provided at the end for your employer or own sense of achievement
Motorways in the brain: The processes of neural development is the first course in the connected baby suite of online training electronic courses. It has been developed by Dr Suzanne Zeedyk who has spent the last 25 years conducting academic research into babies’ innate ability to communicate and connect with other people
|As a professional or a parent, being in charge of a child under 5 years old is the biggest responsibility you will ever have.||Once we understand what neuroscience tells us about how brains develop, we can make a phenomenal contribution to the way in which a baby experiences and makes sense of the world around them.|
This is as true for parents as it is for nursery staff, childminders, foster carers, and anyone caring directly for a child. They are making a difference not just for the child today, but for society tomorrow.
This course explains how brains develop and explores questions such as:
- Why is it that human brains develop after birth?
- Why are relationships so crucial to their development?
- It also considers the implications that this neuroscientific information holds for a wide range of society’s challenges, from prisons to education to health.
Who is this course aimed at?
This module is aimed at professionals working in the early years sector, including nursery staff, childminders, early years teachers, and foster carers.
It will also be helpful to those who make decisions about children in their early years, including social workers and legal professionals.
Professionals who work with adults and wish to gain an early years perspective on their work will also find the course informative. It explains the basic processes of brain development, drawing particular attention to the management of emotional and the long lasting impacts of early relationships.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Give a basic account of the processes of brain development
- Distinguish the major periods in brain development
- Understand why relationships are so important in shaping neural pathways, especially during the early years of life
- Identify the role that hormones play in creating emotional experiences
- Explain why the information in this module is valuable for a range of societal sectors
- Reflect on applications of this knowledge in the context of your role
Forthcoming electronic courses – attachment and innate connection
How brains develop: Development after conception
- When do brains develop most rapidly?
- How do humans compare developmentally with other mammals?
- Why do brains develop after birth?
- What does brain development look like?
- Motorways in the brain
- Brains develop after birth
- The effects of neglect
- The importance of relationships for brain development
- A road network in your head?
- Emotional landscapes
- How the transport network in the brain changes throughout life
- Early years 0-3
- Primary age
- Case study
How brains develop: The effect of hormones
- The interplay of hormones on the brain
- The interplay of hormones on the brain development
- Holly is showing signs of distress
- Case study
How brains develop: Evolutionary history of brains
- The Limbic System
- The brain and tantrums
Why do the early years matter? Can I as a practitioner improve the way I work?
- Story so far…
- A false start in life can lead to…
- The agencies involved
- Social care sector
- Education sector
- Child care sector
- Health sector
- Employment sector
- Political system
- Society as a whole
- How can you make a difference?
- Practical tips