Brain regions involved with reasoning and planning are still maturing during adolescence, a period when young people experience many changes in behaviour and become more influenced by their peers. Read more in the topic summary and join the conversation tonight at 8pm with Rebecca, Nicola, and Kinga:
- Chat with Kinga about the development of reasoning, decision making and risky behaviour.
- Speak to Rebecca about how social-emotional development affects learning.
- Ask Nicola about how teenagers with language difficulties such as Autism and ADHD access the curriculum.
In the news
Teens aren’t just risk machines – there’s a method to their madness – The Conversation, 6th Feb 2018
Sex and drugs and self-control: how the teen brain navigates risk – Nature, 21st Feb 2018
Adolescence research must grow up – Nature, 21st Feb 2018
Learning Points: What to do when it smells like teen spirit – Irish Examiner, 8th Feb 2018