Cognitive Development DEVELOPMENT

We’ll begin this section on Cognitive Development thinking about typical cognitive development for school age children – about years 6 to 12.  We’ll then move on to the effects of trauma on cognitive development in school age children and discuss ways to provide relationship based practices for trauma informed care. We will follow these introductory sections with a discussion on ways to promote cognitive development with traumatized kids -beginning with the use of physicality and movement, then thinking, relationships, and lastly, feelings. You’ll come to understand that trauma affects all aspects of development—those that we can see on the body and those that are buried deep in the mind.