Understanding Brain Development


This course is for practitioners who want an introduction to brain development from the antenatal period to adolescence.

What does it include?

  • Antenatal brain development
  • Early years brain development
  • Mirror neurons
  • The environment and brain development
  • Trauma and brain development
  • Adolescent brain development
  • Adolescents and sleep, risk taking, drug and alcohol use, sensitivity to social rejection
  • The ACEs research and brain development

How long does the course take?

This course takes approximately 4 hours to complete however this can be completed in short individual units at a time that is convenient for you. It is not recommended you complete the course in one go, because the advantage of doing a course online is that you have time in between Modules or Units to process your learning and to see it in the world.

How do I register?

  • Step 1:

    Create a professionals account

    Go to Solihull Approach Online Courses for Professionals

    Create an account

    Or convert to a Professional account

    Go to 'In our place', sign in to existing account and click ‘unlock professional courses’

    Convert your account

  • Step 2: Enter your access code

    Once signed in to your professional account, enter access code:


  • Step 3: Return to the course

    Go to:

    and click on ‘Already have an account? Sign in’