New Presentation- Free offer for local groups!

The Brain Architecture Game: What Everyone Should Know About Early Child Development and the Brain

Presented by Paige Hays (learn more about me here).

Free offering?  I will do this presentation for free for the first 3 groups that contact me.  The details: Groups must be a non-profit or community group in the Twin Cities Metro area.  Appropriate space for the presentation must be provided.  Minimum of 9 people, maximum of 25.  Presentation must be scheduled within 3 months.  Just email me at  

Brain architecture

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This presentation is part lecture about key concepts in child development (based on research from Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child) and part interactive activity (The Brain Architecture Game).  The Brain Architecture Game is an experience-driven game where you get to “build a brain” that helps adults grasp the powerful impact of early life experiences for children’s development. Appropriate for anyone who works with children (teachers, therapists, social workers, counselors, etc.), as well as parents who want a better understanding of how their child’s brain works and develops.  Focus is on understanding the impact of early childhood experiences on outcomes throughout a child’s lifespan.  Discussion of the impact of early life experiences for children in school, home, and community settings and how educators and parents can help.


Paige Hays is an occupational therapist who provides in-home, pediatric occupational therapy services in the south metro area of the Twin Cities, MN. She is a mother of 2 girls, avid DIYer, and a highly skilled and experienced OT. She specializes in working in pediatrics, with diverse expertise ranging from cognition and sensory issues to working with children with neuromuscular disabilities or complex medical needs.