For Educators

Understanding the Neurobiological Impacts of Child Poverty

  • Published13 May 2019
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In this talk Dr. Jamie Hanson, assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, reviews and summarizes data from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and public health epidemiology to speak about the impacts that child poverty can have on the developing brain. He also discusses the implications of these neurological changes for the classroom and available resources educators can use to reduce the impacts of poverty on their students’ brains.

This talk was presented at the National Science Teachers Association 2019 National Conference.  

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