R&R Speaker Series: Rita Eichenstein, PhD, and Jane Tavyev Asher, MD

Renaissance School is pleased to be co-hosting the R&R Speaker Series alongside REACH Elementary and Middle Schools, the newest member of our consortium of schools.
Our upcoming speakers are Rita Eichenstein, Phd, and Jan Tavyev Asher, MD, presenting the topic "Pandemic Brain: Are We Experiencing and Evolutionary Shift" virtually on December 9 at 4 PM (PST).
Social Isolation, Parental Overload, and Distance-Learning are the new driving forces of 2020. How do these factors alter the evolutionary trajectory of our children's brains?

Evolution typically progresses slowly but sometimes a major external environmental factor exerts enough external pressure that "rapid evolution" occurs in order to allow for rapid adaptation for survival in the new environment.

Like the ice age, we are currently facing a similar evolutionary push on our brains during this pandemic. For children in particular, this is their primary developmental learning period and age of peak neuroplasticity. We will discuss some of the effects that this may be having, using composite profiles of children in our clinics.
Rita Eichenstein, Ph.D., is a noted psychologist, pediatric neuropsychologist, and author, renowned in the field of child development, and author of the award-winning book: Not What I Expected: Help and Hope for Parents of Atypical Children. Dr. Rita has a private practice where she has served atypical children for 25 years.

Join us for a fascinating look into the developing brains of 2020, as we explore how parents and professionals can optimize children's brain development, even during these unprecedented times.
Please note, this event is open to all members of the community in addition to outside participants.
This event will be hosted on a live Zoom call and meeting details will be sent by e-mail. Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 8 at www.reachschool.org/speaker-series
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