Your Brain is a City: How Gray and White Matter Develop and Affect Learning

Attend this workshop and learn about some of the "structural"contributors to various disorders that relate to gray and white matter development using the analogy of a developing city, This workshop will improve your understanding and consultation skills to help children and adults learn best, At the end of this workshop, you will better understand why medication is not a panacea and ways to build your "city"for optimal health and happiness!

Instructor: Dr. Jason Mathison
Date: Monday November 12, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

Duration: 60 Minutes

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Overview:

This webinar will focus on programmed brain development that occurs from birth thru adulthood. Attendees will better understand how gray and white matter develop and changes using an analogy of a growing city that relies on bricks and mortar (Gray matter) and roads and highways (white matter).

The pruning process or lack of there contributes to key psychological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions.

In addition, we will review the role of the brain's superhighway (corpus callosum) and ways to behaviorally develop this part of the brain at any age. Further, you will better understand why those who are left handed are more successful on average and ways to thicken your corpus callosum. You will better understand why early developmental problems such as prematurity and those born with fetal alcohol affects struggle in school due to reduced gray matter. Given the aforementioned "structural"differences, it will be clearer why medication is less effective in these conditions.

With a better understanding of the underpinnings of various disorders, you will be more successful at treating a variety of conditions. We will review studies that demonstrate how to increase gray matter such as mindfulness and medication, as well as ways to facilitate myelination such as playing an instrument. With increased connections and speed of processing, much of psychopathology is improved.

Why should you Attend: There are clear reasons why medication has limited impact on certain disorders such as autism and fetal alcohol syndrome. Attend this workshop and learn about some of the "structural"contributors to various disorders that relate to gray and white matter development using the analogy of a developing city.

What activities best build gray matter or help with myelination? This workshop will improve your understanding and consultation skills to help children and adults learn best.At the end of this workshop, you will better understand why medication is not a panacea and ways to build your "city"for optimal health and happiness!

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • The Programmed Sequence of Gray and White Matter Development from Birth to Adulthood
  • How your Brain is like a City
  • Disorders Related to Over-Pruning
  • Disorders Related to Under-Pruning
  • Understanding the role of the Corpus Collosum and ways to Improving it
  • Strategies for Behaviorally Developing Gray and White Matter Development
  • Questions?

Who Will Benefit:
  • University and College Faculty
  • K-12 Teachers, Guidance Counselors, and Special Education Teachers
  • College Advisors
  • College Counselors
  • Disabilities/Accessibility Services Staff
  • Residence Life Staff
  • Retention Specialists, At-Risk Population Specialists
  • Student Life Staff
  • First Year Experience/New Student Orientation Coordinators
  • Librarians
  • Tutoring Center Staff
  • Parents and Family Members
  • Faculty Professional Development Coordinators
  • Career Technical and Vocational Rehab Educators
  • Concurrent Enrollment Staff
  • First Generation Advisors
  • Parent Associations in K-12 and College
  • On-line Learning Program Staff
  • Developmental Education Program Staff
  • Special Education Program Staff
  • Diversity and Inclusion Program Staff
  • Academic Coaches

Speaker Profile
Dr. Jason Mathison is a licensed psychologist and a diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology with extensive experience working with students and families. Dr. Mathison earned his Master’s degree at George Mason University and doctorate at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in school psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology.

He conducts workshops and presentations for mental health professionals and teachers on the neuropsychology of learning and is a national speaker on topics such as ODD, ADHD, Executive Functioning, and Mental Health in the Classroom. His work in private practice emphasizes neuropsychological testing to better diagnose brain-based disabilities that impact childhood and adolescence. Jason oversees neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing provided by The Better Brain Center and regularly conducts workshops for PESI, school systems, and mental health agencies across the country.


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