Dr. Amy Moore
Dr. Amy Moore is a cognitive psychologist and the director of research for LearningRx in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the headquarters of the largest network of cognitive training centers in the world. Her ground-breaking research on brain training for ADHD, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and age-related cognitive decline has been published in peer- reviewed medical, psychology, and education journals and presented at conferences around the country.
Dr. Moore is a former child development specialist, teacher, and education administrator, with a Ph.D. in psychology and a master’s degree in early childhood education. She has been working with struggling learners for 28 years in public, private, and government organizations. She is also a board-certified Christian counselor, a licensed pastor, TEDx speaker, editor-in-chief of Modern Brain Journal, and the co-host of the Brainy Moms podcast for smart moms.
Amy’s Workshop Titles
Thursday 2 p.m.-3 p.m. ~ Special Needs Conference Hacking the ADHD Brain
Come learn tips for working with children who have attention problems. Learn how cognitive skills work together in thinking and learning, how weaknesses in these skills impact learning, how parents can help their kids manage the big emotions associated with ADHD, and how brain training is a promising approach to remediating the many challenges faced by kids with ADHD. Leave with a better understanding of the differences between ADHD and neurotypical brains, the cognitive deficits in ADHD, and actionable tips to use when working with children who have attention problems.
Session 1 Prescription for Learning
In this interactive workshop, Dr. Moore will introduce the concept of brain training for kids who are struggling to learn. This intervention has helped more than 101,000 children and adults with learning difficulties. Come learn how cognitive skills work together in thinking and learning, how weaknesses in these skills impact learning, and how brain training is a promising approach to remediating most learning struggles. Leave with a better understanding of what brain training is, how it works, and who it helps.
Session 5 Get off the Curriculum Carousel!
Cognitive skills underlie the ability to think and learn effectively, and strengthening cognitive skills may be a better choice than changing curriculum… again. Come learn how cognitive skills work together in thinking and learning, how weaknesses in these skills impact learning, what most reading programs are missing, and how integrating brain training with reading instruction is a promising approach to getting off the curriculum carousel. Leave with a better understanding of what to look for in reading instruction, what brain training is, how it works, and who it has helped.