Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a Harvard-trained psychologist, mother of two teens, an international educator, and a pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Kenney is co-author with Wendy Young of Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top-kids and author of The Family Coach Method. Her most recent books Musical Thinking: 5 Steps To Teaching Children How They Think and 70 Play Activities For Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior introduce her direct instruction method for improving executive function and social-emotional skills.
Dr. Kenney has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked in community service from the inner cities of Los Angeles to national organizations such as The Neurological Health Foundation, Understood.org, HandsOn Phoenix, and Points of Light (Generation On).
Dr. Kenney’s work is featured in Real Simple, Parents, Parenting and People Magazines and she is one of the 25 top parenting experts to follow on Twitter. Combining her love for motor movement and brain development, Dr. Kenney’s newest endeavor, Play Math, is helping children ages 6-12 learn their math facts with playground balls and hula-hoops for better algebraic thinking. For more visit www.lynnekenney.com.