The Neurosequential Model of Education provides a framework of understanding children and students through a neurodevelopmental lens. Fundamentally, the model helps us to understand the impact of trauma and developmentally adverse experiences on the development of the brain and on the ways in which the stress response may impact learning and emotional well-being.
The Neurosequential Model provides us with a conceptual framework to make sense of the experiences of children in our classrooms and in our therapy spaces. Holding brain development in mind across all sectors of our education system not only enhances our teaching and therapy practices, but also provides an enriched understanding of our children, our communities and ourselves.
This talk will explore some of these concepts, the ways in which we can hold the students in our care in mind, and how we can include the strategies for practical application in our various settings.