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The Pruning Effect On The Teenage Brain (It’s Not Just Hormones) – Live Webinar

September 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am MST

Adolescent brain changes during puberty will be highlighted in this course. We will consider how these changes may affect behaviors and participation in life tasks. What we used to blame on hormones is now attributed to a pruning effect that helps the brain become more specialized. As educators, this information is crucial when planning interventions.

Live Webinar

Tue, Sep 19, 2023 at 12:00 pm EDTCEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 07754; CE Broker/1.0 CE Broker #20-1100302; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Pediatrics

Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to differentiate between a developing teen brain and an elementary student’s brain.
  • After this course, participants will be able to evaluate what parts of the brain activate and deactivate during adolescence.
  • After this course, participants will be able to analyze and apply specific considerations for evaluation and treatment during adolescence.


September 19, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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