Why Are My Students Struggling? Increasing Academic Performance through Targeted Brain Development Techniques

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2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Whole Child Learning and Wellness Only

This course is designed for the classroom teacher, specialist, and those who work with children in a large group, small group or individualized setting. Through this course, the participant will gain insight regarding brain development, how children learn, and what is at the root of struggles children experience in the classroom. As a result, the teacher will be able to appropriately adapt the learning environment to adequately meet the individual learner’s needs. This course emphasizes development of student self-regulation; goal setting; physical skills of learning to support the cognitive process. The effects of cerebral, midbrain and hindbrain integration as they relate to posture, movement, relaxation, motivation and thinking skills are identified and experienced for use in and out of the educational environment.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers in the public and private schools (general education, special education, specialists), administrators, psychologists, private practitioners (academic language therapists, tutors, speech & language pathologists, parents, and lifetime scholars).


This enrollment is for graduate level extension credit through the University of San Diego. An additional fee applies for the Why are my Students Struggling? Increasing Academic Performance through Targeted Brain Development Techniques Course itself.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X732S – 004 01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024 2 $158

Why are My Students Struggling? Increasing Academic Performance through Targeted Brain Development Techniques

01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
Credit Validation

Location: Enroll for the course at: https://courses.wholechildlearningandwellness.com/courses/struggling-students-cohort-1

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: December 31, 2024 (11:59pm PST)

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how the brain develops and how that development affects learning
  • Learn the effects of learning through movement
  • Understand how imbalances of the brain affect the academic areas of reading, writing, speaking, and mathematics
  • Learn the effectiveness of the three dimensions
  • Support and nurture the learners innate and organic unfolding of skill and intelligence
  • Interconnect the 3 learning dimensions with movements to support their balance
  • Become skilled in the ability to access, develop and evaluate through noticing when working with a child or an adult
  • Explore a variety of neurodevelopmental movements and activities that support cognitive development and integrate them within their lesson plans and daily classroom routines


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.