The Poverty Problem—The Impact of Poverty on Learning and the Brain

By: | January 20, 2021

Many school systems need to dedicate a wealth of resources, policies and services to address the many academic and behavioral challenges that are caused by poverty. However, many of these efforts are not informed by what neuroscience research has discovered about how poverty affects the brain.

Watch this webinar with school consultant and neuroscience expert Horatio Sanchez to learn more about the neuroscience of poverty, why poverty causes academic and behavioral problems, and how to design a more precise response to best address these issues.

Attendees will learn:

  • How poverty transforms brain structures and functions
  • The impact of poverty on learning and self-regulation
  • How to modify instruction to help students in a low socioeconomic status succeed

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