The Fantastic Elastic Brain

Betsy Schooley retired from the classroom—but her own education didn’t end there. In the years that followed, she became fascinated with the study of brain plasticity— a pursuit partly inspired by her own diagnosis with ADHD. The brain, she learned, was an organ that had the capacity to adapt; with the right interventions, it could fire up new neural pathways and make new connections.

The Fantastic Elastic Brain is a culmination of Schooley’s teaching, personal development, and private-practice experience. Over the past fourteen years, she has studied and learned techniques for harnessing the power of brain plasticity and has seen incredible results.

Amazing things have happened with the students Schooley has worked with—and in this book, she shares the “how-tos” for helping kids who are struggling in school. Full of specific exercises, helpful illustrations, and student success stories, and driven by the idea that every child can thrive in the academic space, The Fantastic Elastic Brain is a road map to changing students’ brains—and lives!—for the better.

For students of most ages, who are struggling with ADHD, learning disorders, emotional challenges and/or just not interested in reaching for their potential, this aid, this book, can be a “game changer” for them and their family’s contribution to that process.