Brain Optimization: A Presentation by Dr. Timothy Royer

Dr. Timothy Royer will present on optimizing the brain for learning on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the Grandville High School auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The evening was organized by the district’s mental health coordinators and is free and open to the public. The event may be of special interest to educators, parents and high school students alike.
Dr. Royer is the former division chief of pediatric psychology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, where he developed the Neurobehavioral Center and assessed thousands of children. His specialized training in neuropsychological testing and assessment has allowed him to provide individualized recommendations for optimal academic performance. He is double board certified in neurofeedback and heart rate variability. His presentation will include the following topics:
  • The student: The wonder of the brain and how it works
  • The student and learning: What are the ideal brain states for learning?
  • Learning and sleep: The vital ingredient for educational success
  • Stress and learning: Understanding the imbalance that impairs education
  • What can we do to optimize learning for students, one brain at a time?
Guests will enjoy a live demonstration that illustrates all teaching points, and Dr. Royer will present practical recommendations for teachers, parents and students. According to his bio, “Dr. Royer’s experience with more than 50,000 brains confirms that the brain is our most valuable commodity, and the more we know about it, the better we can maximize it.”
The Grandville High School auditorium is located at 4700 Canal Ave SW in Grandville. If you have any questions about the event, please contact mental health coordinator Elizabeth Peddie at or (616) 254-6714, or Lori Koza at or (616) 254-6109.