Early years training

Dr Sam Wass is an internationally celebrated psychologist and neuroscientist who studies brain development during the early years. A young child's brain is very different to an adult's - some parts of a child's brain have almost finished maturing at a time when others are only just starting to develop - and a major focus of Sam's work is understanding how these differences affect children's attention and learning capacities, and their emotional development.

For his research, Sam studies typically developing children in the 0-6 years age range. But he also works with children from low socioeconomic status backgrounds, children born prematurely, and children with clinical diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, and others.

Sam also appears regularly as an expert on early years development on TV, radio, and online print media. He appeared regularly as a psychologist in the multi-award-winning internationally successful Channel 4 series The Secret Live of 4- and 5-Year-Olds, and has given talks at TEDx and around the world.

Sam is highly experienced at delivering training sessions for early years practitioners in a range of settings, ranging from keynote talks to workshops, in formats ranging from 30 minutes to two days. He is happy to work with any group size. In recent years he has delivered keynotes and workshops in a range of different early years events in the UK and internationally.

Some talks showing examples of the possible content for the sessions are here:

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Below are some of the topics that Sam can talk about: