Dr. Brakeley to offer insights on brain development

MIDDLEBURY — Local pediatrician Dr. Johana “Jody” Brakeley will speak at Ilsley Public Library on Tuesday evening about how our brains develop and continually change.
Her talk is titled “Early Brain Development: What you should know, and why it matters” and will begin at 6:30 p.m. on May 19.
Among the topics for discussion are the effects of good and bad stress, new ways to understand temper tantrums, explanations for attention regulation issues such as ADHD, the impact of anxiety/worry on one’s thinking skills, and the value of learning self-calming skills.
No matter what your age, background, or field of interest, there will be something for you. Bring your questions, personal experiences and an open mind.
The presentation is sponsored by Ilsley Library, Mary Johnson Child Care services, and Let’s Grow Kids.

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