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About Dr. Lynne


Dr. Lynne Kenney is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-8. Dr. Kenney develops curriculum, programming, and activities to improve children’s cognition through coordinative cognitive-motor movement, executive function skill-building strategies, and social-emotional learning. 

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. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Physical Education from the University of Southern California. In 1992, she earned her Doctorate in Psychology at Pepperdine University. 

Over the past 25 years, “Dr. Lynne” has worked with thousands of families, teachers and clinicians from Los Angeles to the UK, Australia, China and beyond to bring more cognitive skills to classrooms, homes, and clinics with creative cognitive coaching and cognitive-motor movement activities.

Integrating research from over 100 scientific studies, Dr. Kenney has developed cognitive-motor movement and coaching strategies to engage attention, memory, self-control, cognitive flexibility and self-regulation. Engaging her clients and their families as “cognitive scientists,” Dr. Lynne collaborates with children to help them build the executive function skills necessary to become the “best coaches” for their own brains.


  • Preschool developmental, learning, and self-regulation skill improvement
  • Executive function and self-regulation interventions with 3-9-year-old children (ADHD, Anxiety, Dyslexia, DCD, Autism Spectrum)
  • Play Math - Numeracy and math fact enrichment with 6-9-year-old children 
  • Academic training for educators and clinicians regarding cognitive coaching and cognitive-physical activities to engage executive functions, learning, and self-regulation K-12

Dr. Kenney’s books include 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior (Kenney & Comizio, 2016), the Social-Emotional Literacy program, Bloom Your Room™; Musical Thinking™; and Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top-kids (Kenney & Young, 2015). Her professional development platform The Kinetic Classroom brings executive function education and cognitive-motor movement to educators and clinicians worldwide. In 2017, Dr. Kenney co-authored the 5n45 cognitive-exercise program with Bruce Wexler, MD creator of ACTIVATE at Yale C8 Sciences. In Fall 2020, Brain Primers: Classroom Cognitive-Physical Activities with Mike Kuczala is available through Moving Minds.

Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked as an educator in community service with national organizations including the Neurological Health Foundation, Head Start,, HandsOn Phoenix, SparkPE, Gopher Sport and Points of Light (Generation On). She values closing the education gap in poverty and enjoys working with Title I schools.

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