Grey cells and prison cells: Meeting the neurodevelopmental and cognitive needs of vulnerable young people

Given the strong link to offending behaviour, the focus of this event was to identify and work with children and young people who have neurodevelopmental and cognitive needs.

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What we know about the needs of young people in Polmont Dr Gill Robinson,
Professional Advisor for the Young People’s Strategy, Scottish Prison Service


Neuro-Developmental Disorder: The SMARTS approach Dr Judith Piggott,
Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Forth Valley, Lead Scottish Government Funded SMARTS Project

Cognitive changes after Acquired Brain Injury: Effective approaches Simon Glen, Project
Co-ordinator, Headway Glasgow


The impact of traumatic experiences on the brain: Approaches to improving
attunement Carole Murphy, Practice Development Advisor, Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice


The impact of internet pornography on the adolescent brain: Approaches to
prevention and recovery Mary Sharpe, Advocate, Chief Executive Officer, The Reward


1. Helping young people to understand brain development and the impact on behaviour Hamish MacLean, Police Scotland Community Safety Liaison Officer & Rebecca Dawson, (CEA) Domestic Abuse Support, HMYOI Polmont


2. Identifying neurodevelopmental disorders: The complexity of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Lorna Fulton, NHS Ayrshire & Arran Fetal Alcohol Advisory and Support Team (FAST)


3. Using the Neurosequential Model in Education to promote Readiness for Learning (R4L) in pupils Lesley Taylor, Educational Psychologist, Clackmannanshire Educational Psychology Service

Workshop handout

4. The SMARTS approach in practice: An example from the IVY Project Dr Judith Piggott,
Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Forth Valley, Lead Scottish Government Funded SMARTS Project &
Clare Neil, Clinical Psychologist

Workshop handout

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